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In the heart of New York's Theatre District, Sardi's has been the toast of Broadway since 1921. Featuring continental cuisine, we are open Tuesday through Sunday.
New York, NY 10036
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Between 7th and 8th
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking garage across the street.
42nd Street Station
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Private rooms for parties from 50-650 guests. *We offer a Continental Cuisine with an emphasis on Fresh / Light / Seasonal / Simple cooking. * Banquet rooms cater to: Corporate, Incentive groups, Philanthropies, Social Groups, Wedding receptions, birthday or holiday parties, and many more
Sardi's Ratings and Reviews
Iconic restaurant for Broadway theater pre and post dining. Character sketches of famous actors and celebrities cover the walls. Conversation, energy fills the room. The French onion soup is flavorful with essence of sweet onions. The clam chowder is plentiful with clams, flavor; not the thick cream new england style. The cannelloni is classic beef and pork crepe in a tasty bechemel sauce. The Caesar salad is classic with oil, romaine, lemon, anchovies and freshly ground black pepper.
Sardi's was everything we could have hoped for and then some - while waiting for our reservation, we had excellent drinks at the bar, and took the opportunity to begin scoping out the celebrity walls - so great - which continued throughout the meal. The food was terrific, although one of our party wasn't happy with her choice. Dessert was a spectacular affair, and while everything was scrumptious, we all agreed that of our choices, the mousse was the yummiest. Our waiter took excellent care of us, and included birthday candles on the birthday girl's dessert, making the event all the more special. Highly recommend visiting Sardi's, but make a reservation - when we went, the wait time was 2 hours - but our table was ready exactly at the appointed time. It was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, and we can't wait to go back!
Storied but disappointing iconic restaurant. We were in the city for a pleasure trip and couldn’t get into Carmine’s. Sardi’s is famous, but the key words are “used to be.” What a great place it has been, could be. It appears they are dialing it in with service food. We ordered the caprese tomato and mozzarella. The mozzarella was rubbery and the balsamic reduction poor quality. We also had the chicken soup appetizer. The soup was fair and nothing special. We decided not to waste our time or money on the entrees. I am surprised management has allowed such a great place to deteriorate in quality. Ask the locals and they will send you to Carmine’s. Sardi’s could be but chooses not to be the star of the city. If you want proof of this review, just try to book a table at each place and see how much availability there is for each. Better book early for Carmine’s. You can walk in at Sardi’s.
My twin sister and I were there on December 7 to celebrate our birthday. She hadn’t been there and really enjoyed it. We had the pri fix dinner which was very good. We both had the crab cakes which were excellent. She had cheesecake and I the rice pudding for dessert . I had spinach cannelloni and she had tomato/mozzarella salad to start the meal. The waiter heard us tell our table neighbors it was our birthday. He had a candle put on our desserts. Nice touch. Since it was a Thursday, everyone had already gone to the evening performances so the restaurant was relatively quiet. I have been to sardi’s Several times and it’s always a treat.
I have been coming here since I was a teenager usually before seeing a play or show. In those 40 years Sardi's only gets better reflecting the old school charm of theatre traditions. The food has gotten MUCH better in the last several years, too. (Sardi's used to be a place to meet for drinks not really known for its food. Now it is both!) The Maitre'd we met the other night was gracious and welcoming. The staff is old school professional. Keep up the great work!
The ambiance was incredible. I felt as if we had gone back to a different era. I ordered the tartar, which was delicious. It is a wonderful place to go before a Broadway show. The service was exceptional, and yes it is a tourist destination, but I would highly recommend this NYC experience.
Ate there before "Hello Dolly" which is across the street. Shared a chopped salad and both of us had soup beforehand.
The food was good. The service was fairly good. The noise level is high, but we could certainly hear each other. The upstairs bathroom is nice. I've been there before and will certainly go back.
Had dinner at Sardi’s before the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, we had a person with dietary restrictions the wait staff and kitchen were extremely accommodating, and made sure they could serve her with all the restrictions she has: so appreciated! Food was delicious. We had a wonderful dining experience and the next time we are in the city, this restaurant will be a must!
Lunch was good but very pricey. I know we were in NYC in Times Square but it did seem excessive given the portions were very small. Martini's were $16.50 each (we only had one each). Appetizers were $18. Lunch for two (before going to see the musical BEAUTIFUL)was $121 plus gratuity . Service was very good.
The restaurant is a tourist magnet. I'm glad (for the experience) that we went but not sure we would return.
It was my wife’s first time to NYC and Sardi’s was at the top of the restaurant list, in fact we made reservations in Houston prior to coming. Can’t say enough about the appetizer Crab Cake, out of this world! My wife ordered the skewer chicken entree that was some what dry but edible. I on the other hand got the grilled 8 oz New York steak that was very tough and chewy. I had a few bites and said enough. We never had our waiter come check to see if everything was perfect! Once I asked for the manager I only got a different waiter than our original waiter come by. After discussing the meal they decided not charge me for our 2 glasses of Chardonnay and the appetizer. I responded saying “but I didn’t even put a dent in the steak and wasn’t happy with that resolve” and asked for the manager again with no luck. The waiter brought the bill back taking that off as well. I rarely complain but at these prices I expect at least great service and good food! I was surprised the Manager never took the time to apologize for the meal. If he would have I probably wouldn’t be writing this.
Been going for years around the holidays and it's been slipping in quality in my opinion. This last time was the nail for me...hated my seat, food was cold and the tab was outrageous, although the service was good and the waiter very personable. But not going back.
This was the most underwhelming, overpriced meal I have ever had in my life. We ordered the items that were recommended by our waiter - and we left the majority of the food as it was inedible and less than mediocre. The cannelloni tasted like airplane food and the Caesar salad was horrendous. The pork chops were the best part of the meal - but the sides were bland and unappealing. Wanted to see the restaurant because of its history but sad we paid for a meal that we couldn’t eat.
How was Sardi's? Well, we wish we knew.
Despite having our reservation confirmed (and having travelled from Australia to see Hello Dolly on our 20th wedding anniversary), we were refused entry and advised there was a private party.
What the!!!! I will be spreading the word far and wide on social media that, much like the car rental company on an episode of Seinfeld, Sardi's do not understand the meaning of reservation. Pretty basic thing to get right in the food industry.
So, if you want to be assured of a reservation and a meal, please go to any one of the other hundred or so places to dine around the theatre district and give Sardi's a miss. The food will likely be superior too given recent comments.
Sadly, the only blip on an otherwise perfect NYC visit which included fabulous experiences at the likes of Daniel, Upland, Gramercy, etc. Your loss Sardi's
Location, location, location. We chose this because it was right across the street from Hello Dolly, and I was with my 95 year old mother. The Maitre D was outstanding, so wonderful to her. We didn't have much time so only ordered entrees, and nothing special, but well prepared. My mother is usually safe with a burger, which looked great but she said was a bit on the dry side. I had crab cakes which were OK, but the salad that came with it was very good. My cousin had a shrimp and crabmeat salad, we shared, and both were very good quality. My aunt had a scallop and risotto special that was good. It looks like the old time Sardi's, and just an experience to say you ate there.
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