Sarabeth's West

★★★★☆
  • 423 Amsterdam Ave 1

    New York, NY 10024

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  • 212-496-6280

About Sarabeth's West

Hours
Mon. - Sat. 8am - 10:30pm;Sun. 8am - 10pm

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Whenever I go to Sarabeths' I get their oatmeal with nuts and fruits. It comes with a cream and honey on a side (which btw, I LOVE.) It never fails to content my palate and stomach!

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★★★★★

Whenever I go to Sarabeths' I get their oatmeal with nuts and fruits. It comes with a cream and honey on a side (which btw, I LOVE.) It never fails to content my palate and stomach!

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We went to Sarabeth's on a weekday around 2 pm. They were NOT busy at all, but we had to wait forever to be served. We sat outside and the staff completely ignored us after they brought our food. I actually had to go inside and ask for our check from the rude "hostess". Food was okay, but not special and very high priced. There are plenty of good restaurants that will get my future business.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to Sarabeth's on a weekday around 2 pm. They were NOT busy at all, but we had to wait forever to be served. We sat outside and the staff completely ignored us after they brought our food. I actually had to go inside and ask for our check from the rude "hostess". Food was okay, but not special and very high priced. There are plenty of good restaurants that will get my future business.

Pros: NONE

Cons: Terrible Service, High Prices

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I love going to Sarabeth's West with my family and friends. From the minuet I walk through the door I feel right at home! The food is fantastic and the service is always great. More people should be raving about this restaurant! *eggs bennedict, potato waffle, SCONES, four flowers juice. It's hard for me to order anything else because I know these items to be soooo good! Just go, you'll love it!

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★★★★★

I love going to Sarabeth's West with my family and friends. From the minuet I walk through the door I feel right at home! The food is fantastic and the service is always great. More people should be raving about this restaurant! *eggs bennedict, potato waffle, SCONES, four flowers juice. It's hard for me to order anything else because I know these items to be soooo good! Just go, you'll love it!

Pros: outdoor cafe, friendly staff, great location.

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Went there for early dinner with party of six. Service was terrible from start. Main course orders had menu listed ingredients left off. One order was forgotten forcing one of us to eat after everyone else was finished. Waiter totally unapologetic as well a clueless - and we got hit 20% tip for group.

Complaining to 20-yo brain-dead manager or hostess - who was oldest employee there - completely useless.

Will never return.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went there for early dinner with party of six. Service was terrible from start. Main course orders had menu listed ingredients left off. One order was forgotten forcing one of us to eat after everyone else was finished. Waiter totally unapologetic as well a clueless - and we got hit 20% tip for group.

Complaining to 20-yo brain-dead manager or hostess - who was oldest employee there - completely useless.

Will never return.

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Sarabeth's West is hands down one of my favorie restaurants in NYC. Every time I've gone, I've tried something different on the menu and it never disappoints. The service is excellent too.

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★★★★★

Sarabeth's West is hands down one of my favorie restaurants in NYC. Every time I've gone, I've tried something different on the menu and it never disappoints. The service is excellent too.

Pros: Excellent all of the time

Cons: none

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Went there a few times ... food is great.....staff is good....however, did have a minor order problem....spoke to the manager Danielle, who was awesome, professional and accomodating and the problem was solved immediately.

Go there.....enjoy !!!

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★★★★★

Went there a few times ... food is great.....staff is good....however, did have a minor order problem....spoke to the manager Danielle, who was awesome, professional and accomodating and the problem was solved immediately.

Go there.....enjoy !!!

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Went for brunch on Sunday afternoon around 1:30pm, and was told there was a 20minute wait and it may be quicker because not everyone who had put their name down stayed around to wait. Ok, I understand if it's a little longer wait than the hostess claims but as forty five minutes approached and the other "tables for two" waiting outside had been seated I assumed I would be the next name called. To my surprise, there were people walking right in and being seated immediately as I continued to wait outside in the rain. When I approached the hostess (who wasn't the girl I had given my name too) and she claimed that those people being seated weren't present when their name on the waitlist was called, but since they came back they get priority. She insisted that is the restaurant's policy. Needless to say, if I knew this so called "policy" I would have NEVER waited,and left upon arrival rather than wasting part of my afternoon. I am thinking of going back this Sunday and telling them I put my name down last Sunday for brunch and according to their policy that should give me priority seating. I have never encountered such unfair treatment nor has ANY dining establishment followed such a ridiculous "policy". Clearly they need to train the hostesses on the etiquette of a proper waitlist.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went for brunch on Sunday afternoon around 1:30pm, and was told there was a 20minute wait and it may be quicker because not everyone who had put their name down stayed around to wait. Ok, I understand if it's a little longer wait than the hostess claims but as forty five minutes approached and the other "tables for two" waiting outside had been seated I assumed I would be the next name called. To my surprise, there were people walking right in and being seated immediately as I continued to wait outside in the rain. When I approached the hostess (who wasn't the girl I had given my name too) and she claimed that those people being seated weren't present when their name on the waitlist was called, but since they came back they get priority. She insisted that is the restaurant's policy. Needless to say, if I knew this so called "policy" I would have NEVER waited,and left upon arrival rather than wasting part of my afternoon. I am thinking of going back this Sunday and telling them I put my name down last Sunday for brunch and according to their policy that should give me priority seating. I have never encountered such unfair treatment nor has ANY dining establishment followed such a ridiculous "policy". Clearly they need to train the hostesses on the etiquette of a proper waitlist.

Pros: NONE

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I go to the UWS location all the time for Brunch. I don't mind the high prices, long waits, and often overworked wait-staff. However, during my last trip this weekend, I went with someone who asked for "just some hot water" when offered coffee. I was appalled to see the $1.50 charge for it on the bill. Sarabeth's management, if you're reading this, change this policy!! That is a ridiculous insult to customers paying close to $100 for brunch for four. Come on, Sarabeth's, at $15 for Eggs Benedict, you don't need to be charging for water.

2
★★★★★

I go to the UWS location all the time for Brunch. I don't mind the high prices, long waits, and often overworked wait-staff. However, during my last trip this weekend, I went with someone who asked for "just some hot water" when offered coffee. I was appalled to see the $1.50 charge for it on the bill. Sarabeth's management, if you're reading this, change this policy!! That is a ridiculous insult to customers paying close to $100 for brunch for four. Come on, Sarabeth's, at $15 for Eggs Benedict, you don't need to be charging for water.

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This was my first visit and my last. Mid-day on a weekday, I asked for a table for 2. There were tables available. I was told that my companion had to be there before they would seat me. I told the hostess that my friend was 3 blocks away; she had just phoned me. She still wouldn't seat me. I said, "This makes no sense. If I said 'table for one,' you'd seat me right now AT THE SAME TABLE." No dice. And the restaurant is tiny. It really was awkward to stand. After all this... My friend and I both ordered the same chicken salad which was disgusting (and I am NOT a picky eater!) and not as described on the menu. Any chicken salad from any corner deli would have been comparable. A mayonnaisey mess and low quality meat. The whole experience was a big YUCK.

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★★☆☆☆

This was my first visit and my last. Mid-day on a weekday, I asked for a table for 2. There were tables available. I was told that my companion had to be there before they would seat me. I told the hostess that my friend was 3 blocks away; she had just phoned me. She still wouldn't seat me. I said, "This makes no sense. If I said 'table for one,' you'd seat me right now AT THE SAME TABLE." No dice. And the restaurant is tiny. It really was awkward to stand. After all this... My friend and I both ordered the same chicken salad which was disgusting (and I am NOT a picky eater!) and not as described on the menu. Any chicken salad from any corner deli would have been comparable. A mayonnaisey mess and low quality meat. The whole experience was a big YUCK.

Pros: I've heard the breakfast foods are best bet

Cons: bad service, bad salad

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Been here plenty of times (this location and the one on Central Park South)... the food is filling and delicious, like a good home cooked meal. The almond crusted french toast is my favorite. I've also had a variety of omlettes. Oh, I have to mention the lemon pancakes (forget the official name) but they are damn tasty too! I come here when I want a guaranteed enjoyable brunch... and a nice teapot of some herbal to go w/my meal =)

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★★★★★

Been here plenty of times (this location and the one on Central Park South)... the food is filling and delicious, like a good home cooked meal. The almond crusted french toast is my favorite. I've also had a variety of omlettes. Oh, I have to mention the lemon pancakes (forget the official name) but they are damn tasty too! I come here when I want a guaranteed enjoyable brunch... and a nice teapot of some herbal to go w/my meal =)

Pros: Brunch, brunch, and brunch

Cons: Crowded, long wait - but don't really mind

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If you can somehow get past the lines, this place is totally worth it. The food is amazing and the service is impeccable. It is just too bad everyone else knows about it.

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★★★★★

If you can somehow get past the lines, this place is totally worth it. The food is amazing and the service is impeccable. It is just too bad everyone else knows about it.

Pros: Food, Service, Brunch

Cons: Long Wait On Weekends

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I have been to this Sarabeth's West for brunch twice, as well as a couple visits to the other locations. I am always glad I went and often find myself recommending it to others when the topic of brunch arises. The omelettes were delicious, the pancakes were great too... but my favorite thing at Sarabeth's has to be the pumpkin muffins! So yummy! :)

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★★★★★

I have been to this Sarabeth's West for brunch twice, as well as a couple visits to the other locations. I am always glad I went and often find myself recommending it to others when the topic of brunch arises. The omelettes were delicious, the pancakes were great too... but my favorite thing at Sarabeth's has to be the pumpkin muffins! So yummy! :)

Pros: food, ambience, location

Cons: sometimes have to wait

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Ordered a seafood salad, tomato soup, and ice tea, it was great. Service was cordial. I nice quiet atmosphere to refresh and reflect.

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★★★★☆

Ordered a seafood salad, tomato soup, and ice tea, it was great. Service was cordial. I nice quiet atmosphere to refresh and reflect.

Pros: lunch, crisp fresh salad, calming atmosphere

Cons: can't stay their long enough

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After YEARS of hearing about the amazing brunch at Sarabeth's, when I finally went for the first time on Mother's Day I was EXTREMELY disappointed. After waiting for an hour outside, when we finally got in, the place was very loud, and the food was pretty bad. The $15 eggs benedict was awful, the omelet needed some serious seasoning, and the potato "waffles" were rubbery and mushy. The only redeeming parts of the meal were the coffee and the croissant. I MUST point out however, the waitress was FANTASTIC. She was warm and friendly despite the enormous amount of work she was doing. The hostess was also excellent, and working brunch is a tough job.

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★☆☆☆☆

After YEARS of hearing about the amazing brunch at Sarabeth's, when I finally went for the first time on Mother's Day I was EXTREMELY disappointed. After waiting for an hour outside, when we finally got in, the place was very loud, and the food was pretty bad. The $15 eggs benedict was awful, the omelet needed some serious seasoning, and the potato "waffles" were rubbery and mushy. The only redeeming parts of the meal were the coffee and the croissant. I MUST point out however, the waitress was FANTASTIC. She was warm and friendly despite the enormous amount of work she was doing. The hostess was also excellent, and working brunch is a tough job.

Pros: service, coffee

Cons: food, noisy

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In one word: overrated. I've wanted to go here forever and finally pick Sarabeths for Easter brunch. We were a bit turned off when arriving the hostess at the door was completely rude to any person trying to put in their names, she was so rude that one girl said "Im scared of her." After waiting over an hour, the food turned out to be less than desirable. I could have made a better farmers omelet and it only came with a small muffin. They charge you for home fries or other sides. The point is it wasn't worth it. Our brunch club agreed no one will go back. NOT recommended... cook at home or check out better spots.

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★☆☆☆☆

In one word: overrated. I've wanted to go here forever and finally pick Sarabeths for Easter brunch. We were a bit turned off when arriving the hostess at the door was completely rude to any person trying to put in their names, she was so rude that one girl said "Im scared of her." After waiting over an hour, the food turned out to be less than desirable. I could have made a better farmers omelet and it only came with a small muffin. They charge you for home fries or other sides. The point is it wasn't worth it. Our brunch club agreed no one will go back. NOT recommended... cook at home or check out better spots.

Pros: area, cute inside

Cons: price, food, service

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From the moment you enter and lay your eyes on the feast of cookies and beautifully jarred pudding, you know you're in for a treat. Many people already rave about the brunch (have the lemon ricotta pancakes with a side of chicken sausage) But their dinner is superb! The butternut squash ravioli is a hit and you can never fail with any one of their seafood specials. It is truly a welcome dining experience when you consider the long waits, arrogant staff and mediocre food at trendier places in the city. Sarabeth's west is a GEM.

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★★★★★

From the moment you enter and lay your eyes on the feast of cookies and beautifully jarred pudding, you know you're in for a treat. Many people already rave about the brunch (have the lemon ricotta pancakes with a side of chicken sausage) But their dinner is superb! The butternut squash ravioli is a hit and you can never fail with any one of their seafood specials. It is truly a welcome dining experience when you consider the long waits, arrogant staff and mediocre food at trendier places in the city. Sarabeth's west is a GEM.

Pros: Great dinner, Friendly staff, short waits

Cons: crowds for brunch

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There's a reason why the wait is so long for this UWS cafe. Well, there's are actually two reasons: 1. They don't take reservations. 2. Their breakfast/brunch menu is superb. I highly recommend the eggs benedict or the lemon and ricotta pancakes (they taste like a light version of homemade Italian cheesecake). Just be prepared to wait for at least 30 minutes for a table if you arrive after 10 am on a Saturday or Sunday.

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★★★★☆

There's a reason why the wait is so long for this UWS cafe. Well, there's are actually two reasons: 1. They don't take reservations. 2. Their breakfast/brunch menu is superb. I highly recommend the eggs benedict or the lemon and ricotta pancakes (they taste like a light version of homemade Italian cheesecake). Just be prepared to wait for at least 30 minutes for a table if you arrive after 10 am on a Saturday or Sunday.

Pros: food

Cons: wait

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The omelettes are so great here and so are the muffins. Cute atmosphere, service is great and you aren't sitting on top of each other like in a lot of other places. I love coming here - now only if they took reservations.

2
★★★★☆

The omelettes are so great here and so are the muffins. Cute atmosphere, service is great and you aren't sitting on top of each other like in a lot of other places. I love coming here - now only if they took reservations.

Pros: food

Cons: wait

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I went here on a sunny summer day, and received great service and food. My boyfriend and I went to eat after reading the rave reviews from citysearch to sarabeths, and we weren't disappointed. Everything was excellent.. the orange jiuce.. the omelette,potatoes, desserts etc. The waiter was very attentive. I will go again..soon.

2
★★★★★

I went here on a sunny summer day, and received great service and food. My boyfriend and I went to eat after reading the rave reviews from citysearch to sarabeths, and we weren't disappointed. Everything was excellent.. the orange jiuce.. the omelette,potatoes, desserts etc. The waiter was very attentive. I will go again..soon.

Pros: remarkable food, attentive service, great crowd

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Went to this place for brunch the last day of my NYC vacation. They don't take reservations for anything but dinner,, so be prepared to wait a while. After about 20min we were seated by a quite snobby girl (yet i don't blame her. it seemed super stressy!!). It was worth it. The athmosphere was a cosy and nice, yet somewhat loud, a few babies screaming their faces purple. Though the place was crowded we got our food very quickly. I had the french toast with strawberries and bananas which was DEVINE!! My company had buttermilk pancakes, omelette and home fries, these were also excelent, but we all thaught the french toast was the best. Milkshake and orangejuice was also good.

2
★★★★★

Went to this place for brunch the last day of my NYC vacation. They don't take reservations for anything but dinner,, so be prepared to wait a while. After about 20min we were seated by a quite snobby girl (yet i don't blame her. it seemed super stressy!!). It was worth it. The athmosphere was a cosy and nice, yet somewhat loud, a few babies screaming their faces purple. Though the place was crowded we got our food very quickly. I had the french toast with strawberries and bananas which was DEVINE!! My company had buttermilk pancakes, omelette and home fries, these were also excelent, but we all thaught the french toast was the best. Milkshake and orangejuice was also good.

Pros: FRENCH TOAST!!, The other foods, Nice interior

Cons: Not the cheapest, Wait, Not the best staff

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I went to Sarabeth's for brunch this weekend, and it was by far the best brunch I have ever had. We did have to wait a half an hour to be seated, but it was well worth it. The service was excellent. The coffe...possibly the best coffee I've ever tasted. Everything was just delicious. (Get the breakfast chicken sausage...it comes in applesauce and is out of this world good.) It was a tad pricey for brunch, but I still plan on going back...and back again...and again.

I've never posted a review of a restaurant before, but after this positive experience, I just had to.

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★★★★★

I went to Sarabeth's for brunch this weekend, and it was by far the best brunch I have ever had. We did have to wait a half an hour to be seated, but it was well worth it. The service was excellent. The coffe...possibly the best coffee I've ever tasted. Everything was just delicious. (Get the breakfast chicken sausage...it comes in applesauce and is out of this world good.) It was a tad pricey for brunch, but I still plan on going back...and back again...and again.

I've never posted a review of a restaurant before, but after this positive experience, I just had to.

Pros: Delicious, Creative menu

Cons: , Pricey

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Their coffee is excellent. And the fluffy frech toast..I can't never get enough of it. To avoid weekend brunch-rush hour, GET THERE BEFORE 10AM!

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★★★★★

Their coffee is excellent. And the fluffy frech toast..I can't never get enough of it. To avoid weekend brunch-rush hour, GET THERE BEFORE 10AM!

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The place puts out consistently bland but filling fare. There is nothing memorable about the cuisine. Nothing terribly exciting about the cuisine, the only thing memorable on the occasions visiting the restaurant are the prices.

The few bright spots are the decent waitstaff and the desserts which are very well made. For good desserts one may as well hit some of the cafes downtown.

1
★★★☆☆

The place puts out consistently bland but filling fare. There is nothing memorable about the cuisine. Nothing terribly exciting about the cuisine, the only thing memorable on the occasions visiting the restaurant are the prices.

The few bright spots are the decent waitstaff and the desserts which are very well made. For good desserts one may as well hit some of the cafes downtown.

Pros: Desserts

Cons: Overpriced

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Delicious food was served with patience and grace. Food is creative, perfectly prepared, beautifully presented, and delicious. Although we were there on a Saturday morning and it was very crowded, you never felt "rushed". Our coffee cups were always full. We especially enjoyed the Popeye Eggs, French Toast, Farmer's Omelette, the Lemon Pancakes, and the Buttermilk Pancakes. The Blood Marys were excellent, too.

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★★★★★

Delicious food was served with patience and grace. Food is creative, perfectly prepared, beautifully presented, and delicious. Although we were there on a Saturday morning and it was very crowded, you never felt "rushed". Our coffee cups were always full. We especially enjoyed the Popeye Eggs, French Toast, Farmer's Omelette, the Lemon Pancakes, and the Buttermilk Pancakes. The Blood Marys were excellent, too.

Pros: Food, Service, Presentation

Cons: Wait

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Although Sarabeth's is known for its bustling weekend brunch (get there after 2:30 to avoid long lines--the kitchen is open till 4), it's also a calm, quiet, restful place for dinner. The tomato soup is famous--it's almost like a creamy spaghetti sauce. Have some wine, or a robust icy screwdriver (my favorite). The prices are reasonable, and there's a list of "light entrees" for the less-than-famished. Altogether, hard to beat.

2
★★★★★

Although Sarabeth's is known for its bustling weekend brunch (get there after 2:30 to avoid long lines--the kitchen is open till 4), it's also a calm, quiet, restful place for dinner. The tomato soup is famous--it's almost like a creamy spaghetti sauce. Have some wine, or a robust icy screwdriver (my favorite). The prices are reasonable, and there's a list of "light entrees" for the less-than-famished. Altogether, hard to beat.

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Although the food was not terrible, with the long lines and high prices, one would expect delicious dishes as I did. Alas! How I was disappointed. I've had better omelettes at greasy diners. And the Caesar's Salad - I don't know what it was but it definitely was not Caesar's Salad. MY ADVICE: If all you are having is omelettes, go to the grocers, get your own ingredients and make your own. It will be a lot cheaper, more satisfying and will last you a long time. Unless you manage to burn your food, it won't be much less tasty than at Sarabeth's.

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★★☆☆☆

Although the food was not terrible, with the long lines and high prices, one would expect delicious dishes as I did. Alas! How I was disappointed. I've had better omelettes at greasy diners. And the Caesar's Salad - I don't know what it was but it definitely was not Caesar's Salad. MY ADVICE: If all you are having is omelettes, go to the grocers, get your own ingredients and make your own. It will be a lot cheaper, more satisfying and will last you a long time. Unless you manage to burn your food, it won't be much less tasty than at Sarabeth's.

Pros: Short wait for food, Clean

Cons: Expensive, Long lines

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A group of friends went to Sarabeths' for breakfast after a Sunday horseback ride in Central Park several years ago. It was a marvelous experience and perfectly suited to out-of-towns guests from Australia. They loved it as well.
Glad to see that the ratings are still holding up on your top ten breakfasts restaurants. Well deserved!

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★★★★★

A group of friends went to Sarabeths' for breakfast after a Sunday horseback ride in Central Park several years ago. It was a marvelous experience and perfectly suited to out-of-towns guests from Australia. They loved it as well.
Glad to see that the ratings are still holding up on your top ten breakfasts restaurants. Well deserved!

Pros: Excellent food, Attmosphere fab, Displayed food great

Cons: Long lines at doorway, Weekends very busy

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Sarabeth's West is a divine Restaurant on the Upper West Side. Our group brunch was exceptional.....we had the potato pancake, french toast, chicken sausages, and other marvelous creations before taking in HAIRSPRAY on Broadway this past Saturday. Sarabeth's Restaurant is the perfect accompaniment to the current star of Broadway! And that cup of coffee was totally European, and enjpoyed by all. WOW! This is NYC's finest!

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★★★★★

Sarabeth's West is a divine Restaurant on the Upper West Side. Our group brunch was exceptional.....we had the potato pancake, french toast, chicken sausages, and other marvelous creations before taking in HAIRSPRAY on Broadway this past Saturday. Sarabeth's Restaurant is the perfect accompaniment to the current star of Broadway! And that cup of coffee was totally European, and enjpoyed by all. WOW! This is NYC's finest!

Pros: brunch, coffee, service

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The food is hearty in spite of the thin customers, it's homey food, with a special touch

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★★★★★

The food is hearty in spite of the thin customers, it's homey food, with a special touch

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The food is great-try the Goldilox Eggs and the English Muffins with homemade jams-yummy!

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★★★★★

The food is great-try the Goldilox Eggs and the English Muffins with homemade jams-yummy!

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