Sarabeth's West

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$30 and under
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Known for its colorful homestyle cooking, warm atmosphere and family-friendly service, locals and visitors have felt at home at this very first Sarabeth’s location for nearly 30 years. Among many other cultural attractions on the Upper West Side, we’re within walking distance of The American Museum of Natural History, The Beacon Theater, The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Central Park and Riverside Park.

We offer Happy Hour in our cafe area and patio seating every day from 4PM-7PM, with additional happy hour offerings Monday-Thursday. We also host a live jazz band on Thursday nights between 6PM and 9PM!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lemon Ricotta pancakes were superb! Great service and the ambiance was charming. I would definitely go back.

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vipUKfoodie
London
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely brunch. The food was delicious as always. I had the short rib hash and my friends had pancakes and French toast. They hadn't been before and would definitely come again.

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viprinermo
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We didn’t have a great experience. The food was fine. The service was fine. But there was nothing special. I won’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

フレーチトーストはとてもボリューミーでおいしかったですが、味を染み込ませるのが多少足りないかなと思いました。雰囲気もとっても素敵なカフェでした💕

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vipNancyA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table, great service and delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner menu equally delicious as the brunch menu. A great option for a casual dine.

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CherylS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

things were mostly just fine - the coffee was not very hot.

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MariaNYC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food and great service! Highly reccomend for dinner.

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vipaboueater45
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable and relaxed best place for business/friends breakfast around!

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vipAnnieM
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always nice staff, and yummy local fresh eats & drinks!

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TamarB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice brunch

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Swatson
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in late (9:00 pm) for dinner. It was terrific. I had the steak frites which was excellent--especially the french fries. Everyone in my party was happy with their entree choices, too. The bread basket with muffins was warm and tasty. Also, I enjoyed a berry margarita from the cocktail menu. Thank you to the waitress who stayed late and didn't rush us. She was the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Crab guacamole was amazing !!!

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BozidarP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, tasty food, great dining place!

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AliceP
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Still serves the best Bloody Mary's in the world! A great place to meet a friend for lunch. Well-thought-out menu; tasty food. My go-to place on the UWS.

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vipnycmomma
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Classic UWS establishment. Can’t go wrong with breakfast foods. Salmon was cooked well but nothing special.

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vipVanfoodie
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite brunch stopn

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RachelK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food wasn’t as good as I had remembered it. Also the pricing was too high for what you got.

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CSSIP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was really good. Service was beyond terrible. Had to wait 20 minutes just get a drink order. Ordered drinks and food together. Food came out 45 minutes after our drinks then we had to wait another 20 minutes after we were done eating for the bill. If it wasn’t for my wife wanting to stay I would have left in the first ten minutes. I’m still not sure who our waiter was.

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vipdavidm
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waited a bit for our reserved table but they gave us a lovely table in a quieter corner
Server was friendly and attentive
Food was delicious
Got us out in time for our show

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome foods and experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food very disappointing, especially at this price point. Reminded me of airline food. Skirt steak ($30) was about a 4 oz size. Lobster bisque served barely lukewarm and had to be sent back. We left hungry and will not return.

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vipRTSV
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sarabeth’s is a dependable UWS haunt. Been here for years and always (somehow) comes through. This Valentine’s Day the roses were a particularly nice touch.

The only down moment -- of course there was one -- was how we were treated after objecting to being led to a table by the kitchen door. After a vehement argument, in which the Maître d’ tried to justify himself by convincing us that people “LIKE” to sit there, we were redirected to a perfectly nice table. One closer in to the main dining area and clearly visible as we sailed by it on our way to the back.

Sir, if you are reading this, “NO!” People do not enjoy dining by the kitchen door when other more convivial tables are idling empty. ‘Nough said.

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seekingquality
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarabeth’s is always enjoyable. Reliably good food with lots of great options and seasonal favorites. Excellent service- upbeat, friendly and efficient. Outstanding bar. Try the gelato for dessert. This is probably our favorite restaurant in the Upper West.

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YoginiB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food and the service were very good, my chief complaint was that we were seated next to the door when there were tables available at the back. Oblivious New Yorkers wouldn’t pull the door shut on a night when it was 20*, so we were blasted with cold air about every 10 minutes during our meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Open Table deleted my points - don’t why I was on time, may have been a mistake by manager
The table next to us were loud
Jazz was wonderful

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vipRedCat
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our server seemed to be on another planet. He was running all over the place and it seemed like he wasn’t accomplishing much. After we finished our appetizers he asked with the bill in his hand if we wanted anything else? We hadn’t even gotten our entrees yet. We asked for water about 3 times before it came. When he replaced our set ups, he remarked to my wife that oh, you still have a knife and then proceeded to give her another knife. If it wasn’t for the busers, I don’t think we would have gotten anything unless we asked multiple times. I asked for an after dinner drink & he acted as if he had never heard of it. This is fine, but he didn’t know about any types of after dinner drinks. He just seemed like he was in the weeds at all times, yet it wasn’t crowded or any real reason for his flightiness except he just wasn’t that good.

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vipEstebanNYC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

THIS REVIEW IS ONLY FOR UWS LOCATION: Ive been to other Sarabeth locations and have had great experiences. However, the food and service at the UWS location was terrible. I was seated for 15 min before anyone approached out table--I had to ask the host to send a server. The drinks were weak, the burrata appetizer was very small and firm(was it old?), I had the skirt steak that was room temperature and cold fries. I wanted to send back but the server didn't come back to the table for a long time. I was hungry and had tickets to a show otherwise I would've gotten up again to ask for our server. Also, our glasses were empty for most of the dinner. I wanted to switch to wine but guess it wasn't in the cards. I'd go back to Sarabeths for brunch in Tribeca or Park Ave but I'd never go to this UWS location again.

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KevinK
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The waiter and service staff were good and friendly but they were VERY busy covering many tables. The food was very good. The crab guacamole was incredible, extremely fresh. We had the chicken pot pie, that had a wonderful flavor and the short ribs which were excellent. Of course we needed to try a dessert, even though we were quite full. The passion fruit tart was light and quite flavorful. Even after a cocktail the bill was reasonable for the upper west side. I would definitely go again!

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KristenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Half of the meals ordered by the table were not good (notably not good: tomato soup + grilled cheese entree and the avocado toast appetizer). Felt like our table was being neglected by the waitstaff, no one came to check on us. Our reservation was seated for 30 minutes late. We arrived on time and the table was not ready.

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vipEater5
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

The Restaurant Week menu is sublime! Steamed clams bruschetta were amazing; short ribs were tender and delicious, carrot cake was stupendous. Some of the best food we've ever eaten. Seriously!

Service was friendly but a but sketchy and slow (as usual).

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sarahk
New York Area
3 reviews