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About Sardi's

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.

234 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Continental, American

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 7th and 8th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 221-8440

Website:
http://www.sardis.com/

Parking Details:
Parking garage across the street.

Public Transit:
42nd Street Station

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (193)
Special Occasion (130)
Good for a Date (76)
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People Watching (71)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
Fun (62)
Neighborhood Gem (62)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Great for Lunch (53)
Authentic (50)
Good for Groups (46)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Sunday Lunch (39)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Hot Spot (32)
Casual (32)
Business Meals (31)
Late-night Find (30)
Cozy (28)
Worth the Drive (25)
Romantic (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Great for Brunch (21)
Comfort Food (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Scenic View (14)
Kid-friendly (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Healthy (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Seasonal (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined a day ago

Great! Can't wait to come back! Cannelloni Au gratin was amazing as usual. Pork chops thick and juicy. Duck Confit rich and moist with crispy skin. Baked Alaska fun table-side presentation. All of our servers were top notch.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful experience and environment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Iconic restaurant in the theatre district - a favorite of our family for 30 years

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined 2 days ago

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 3 days ago

It’s about the atmosphere here, which is so very charming. The service is also outstanding!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Very cool atmosphere

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·Dined 3 days ago

Had Salmon Entre , which was phenomenal! Service was adequate.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Went because of it's location to the theatre. What a great find! All of the food and cocktails were delicious, especially loved the spinach cannelloni au gratin.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was awful and no one even paid attention to even care that customers plates were not eaten. As a friend of mine told me after the fact it was good 20 years ago but garbage now.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

This has become our go-to place for drinks and dinner when in NYC for theater
It is comfortable, relaxed, great service and reasonably priced meals. Bar upstairs is always active and Interesting

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great dinner before a Broadway show! Food was great and the atmosphere was the perfect combination of formal and fun! We even sat across from my favorite actor! Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

A fun tradition! Can’t rave about the food but a great place for a pre- theater dinner - Tom Hanks sat two tables over from us - you never know who you’ll see here.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Food wasn’t bad , however, service was less than desirable!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Our first date was at Sardis . 22 years later we still enjoy visiting . Such a special restaurant . Thankfully some things never change ❤️

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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Table is ready when we get there greeted by a very friendly maitre d in the food was excellent and the servings the proper size so you have room for an excellent dessert. Thanks all the places

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was not hot

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My family went to Sardi’s for a light dinner and coffee, after seeing Hamilton. The atmosphere of long standing iconic restaurant was ideal!

Tags: Cozy, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Hot Spot, Tapas
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great place, as always, for a post-show stop. You're likely to see a celebrity while you're there!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Celebrating a birthday after going to the theatre. Food was terrible! The chicken rice soup had NO flavor and probably no salt. The spaghetti entree I ordered was over cooked and the pomodoro sauce was awful.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was good food. Not spectacular, but nothing bad.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Sardi’s is the go to spot before the theater. Great place to dine!

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

this is a place you will come back to again and again, especially if you are attending a show. great atmosphere, excellent service and delicious food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went for lunch Saturday, Dec 2---it was everything I hoped plus. Had a fabulous lunch and wait staff! After lunch enjoyed Hellow Dolly - A wonderful day!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Gluten Free Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Child’s hamburger was not cooked to order and was
Even burnt on bottom

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food, exceptional service. A very nice place and the food is great. The service is very professional and experienced.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was delicious and service even better. Gentleman were very accommodating and helped my daughter find caricatures of her favorite Broadway personalities after our meal.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Pre theater menu was lovely- we both had the steak and it was perfect. Service is a bit surly but I think that’s their thing. Lights were a bit bright. Food was delicious and it’s a great pre theater location.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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