Sarabeth's East

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$30 and under
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American

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A staple of Manhattan's Upper East Side for more than twenty years, Sarabeth's East is gourmet American cuisine in a casual dining atmosphere.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.0
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.8
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome food. Great place

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Our server was very good and my friends and I had a nice time catching up. But it was noisier than I remember from past visits. Perhaps I'm just more sensitive to the noise level but we all had a difficult time hearing --except for the person sitting closest to us.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience. Great champagne cocktail and eggs Benedict was delicious. Waitress was kind and engaging. She was attentive while allowing my friends and I time to catch up. Just perfect!

EL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It was crowded and noisy, the plates are very expensive and they don't even make an effort in the presentation. For 22 dollars I literally had an omelette thrown on an empty plate and 4 pieces of toast on the side, no effort on a little decoration or something. Also the omelette was supposed to have salmon and goat cheese, however the salmon was chopped in tiny tiny bits that you could barely taste while eating. The waiter was rather condescending, when we asked to see a hot beverage menu he just kept on repeating they only have coffee and tea. It made us feel rather unwelcome so for sure we will not go there ever again.

MO
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Seated promptly with reservation. Server was excellent and attentive.

d
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We wanted a quiet spit o the upper east side. Good choice. Food was very good and fresh. I had delicious fish and chips and my friends had chicken pot pie and salmon and raves about the food.
It was quiet which allowed us to have conversation without screaming.
Will be back again.

CP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have the tomato soup and cheese sandwich, it will bring back memories of your childhood, only better! A really wonderful place for brunch, light and airy, very good service. Prices are a little high but I thought it was well worth it. The food was excellent, we will definitely return here. Was so nice after a day at the Met which is not too far a walk away.

CN
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Had the prix fix meal on Friday. Started with a “Caesar” salad; there was barely any dressing on it and the lettuce wasn’t cut up. For the entree had the crab spaghettini, the crab still had pieces of shell and the whole dish just didn’t go well together. Dessert was the best part. But for $35 it really wasn’t worth it.

OT
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great meal, server was friendly, disappointed we had to wait over 30 minutes even though we had a reservation.

SM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Way too noisy

F
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Will probably not eat here again because the eggs are not organic

R
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Poor food quality. UES RESTAURANT!
Never received my Open Table points from restaurant as they never checked us in.

MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, fresh ingredients friendly staff. They can be busy during lunch time, there is always a wait. But the staff is friendly and accommodating.

E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always dependably good. Solid brunch spot.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

Los baños terribles.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice festive quiet, good service. Accommodated children well. Courteous staff. Looking forward to return

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Christmas trip to NYC.

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We have to take forever for our order to be taken and same to get the check.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Don't go for dinner

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Lovely food, just slightly long to wait for food and not the most attentive waiters

s
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

I was very disappointed in two main things. One we all asked for scones at 10:45 and was told you were all sold out. 10:45?????? That is ridiculous.

Second my sister ordered ava ado toast which is breakfast item. Waitress said not available til lunch????
Is that ridiculous? It was on the menu.

The waitress was not that attentive and really I felt she could have asked the chef about the toast.

I think the scones or lack of scones really upset me. You are famous for them.

Sue Chase

VA
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

I visited on a recent trip to NYC during Christmas. This is a very cute restaurant with good breakfast foods, I ordered the French toast which was extremely fluffy and the strawberries tasted like they were in season! I would recommend.

D
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

The good-we were seated promptly and greeted. The food was very tasty and nicely prepared and presented.

The bad-our waiter seemed to wish he was someplace else. We placed our drink order, which arrived in reasonable time. One person did not receive hers. After several (quite a few) minutes, we located our waiter and inquired about her drink. The waiter replied that he just found out that they’re out of her requested beverage. He never came to tell her. After the meal, dessert and coffee was ordered. We were told they were brewing fresh Decaf. Fair. Ten minutes passed before we inquired about the coffee. Coffee finally came but had to wait a long time and had to find someone to refill cups. Not impressed.

BN
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Yesw, I love their food. The service was a bit slow, given we did not meet for breakfast til 9.45 pm.

DH
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful informal restaurant for casual lunch or dinner.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful thanksgiving dinner. Was accommodating to our large party and children. Thank you!

GH
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a great experience. We will be back again in the future.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I had lunch with a high school friend. We were about 25 minutes late for our reservation but enjoyed our experience.

ME
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food is excellent, with delectable baked goods and homemade preserves, but the service was not especially attentive or thoughtful. Begin with table seating-- we had a reservation for 4, for breakfast, not especially busy, with the dining room more than half empty and plenty of tables. So, why seat us right at the entrance to the kitchen? And when i placed my order I especially requested berry preserves. We even discussed what type of berries were available. So why was it served with peach preserves?

A
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had hoped for a late brunch around 4:09 but earliest available reservation was for 5:00 so we decided a late lunch/early dinner would work too. As luck would have it, we finished our event at 4:29 and decided to try for a table at 4:30. We were greeted warmly and shown to one of a few empty tables, so we were able to have a late brunch after all. Food, service and ambiance were all perfect.

RF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The room is bright and pretty. My salad and scone were delicious.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was so engrossed in conversation that I ate very little.

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Sarabeth's East a few days ago. The food was very good. We ordered from the set menu and that is also a good value considering location etc.
The restaurant was quiet and the service excellent.

F
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

This restaurant is classic New York and it has a sweet ambiance. Their fresh-squeezed orange juice was fantastic. We ate there for Sunday brunch, it was very busy, so they may have contributed to some of the issues we had. Overall, the food was pretty good, but much of it was cold by the time it got to our table. We were served cold coffee. Their coffee cups are extremely small, so need to be refilled frequently, which didn’t happen. The muffins and other pastries were okay, but nothing extraordinary. I would go there again, but on a less busy day to give it another chance.

NB
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great and so was the food. Very romantic and quaint. Good spot for a date.

A
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a lovely place to have a meal. Food is consistently delicious, whether old favorites or the daily special. A great place for respite if you are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art area or any of the other museums on the Upper East Side. Coffee and dessert are a must, no matter how full you are from the main course. This restaurant is good for children, parents, grandparents and everyone else who is hungry and in need of some comfort and joy.

CG
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great neighborhood place. There is a children's menus which was very nice for my grandsons. The bread basket is a treat. Everything was delicious.

BM
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Intially, the wait staff was making a lot of noise - very annoying! The bathrooms needed tidying up with paper on the floor, etc.

Food prep was good. Services was good.

Sarabeth's East
Responded on 30 October 2019

Hello Thank you for joining us and we apologize for the noise the servers created. We are glad you've enjoyed your meal. Sarabeth's East Team

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DR
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

The service was horrible. We were seated at a small table that was quickly crowded with items. When we asked for things to be cleared only 1 item was taken & then the staff would disappear. My dad’s mussels were old & undercooked. Plates were not cleared before the main course came out. And only 2 entrees were brought out. Both of them were over cooked. The manager eventually came over & saw that we were missing food & went to find out what happened. It was quickly brought out but lukewarm & bother the potatoes & carrots were still hard (as in not cooked completely). We had to wait for quite a while to get our check & we were not the only ones not happy with the service or food that night. I will NOT be returning to this restaurant.

MD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

service is slow. I waited 35 minutes for a hamburger last night and the restaurant was almost empty. Other tables were served before me when their occupants had arrived after me. Although the waiters and receptionist are extremely pleasant they spend too much time chatting with each other and not enough time attending to long waits, etc. This has happened to me several times. Less chatting, more room surveillance and don't make diners ask for bread, for updates on meal arrivals, etc. Hope this is helpful as I really like the restaurant.