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Isabella's

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Neighbourhood:
Upper West Side
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359 Columbus Ave, at 77th Street, New York City, NY 10024 (77th Street)
+1 212-724-2100
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon 11:30 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Stamford CT
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285 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We looked for a place close to the NY Historic Society, and Isabella's fit the bill perfectly. Five of us all ordered different salads, and everyone enjoyed her choice. Service was friendly and efficient; the food fresh and tasty. Would recommend and return. Minor point: Although it wasn't a problem, this good-sized restaurant seemed to have only one single bathroom.

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San Antonio, Texas
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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very late lunch, as we just arrived to NYC. Made reservations, were running late, called to let them know, and when we arrived we were greeted and seated immediately. The place was packed with locals. The menu is short and sweet- something for everyone... pastas, grilled chicken, fish and chips, fries, fried calamari- everything we had was very... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A NY friend recommended Isabella's after visit the Museum. What a fantastic place! The atmosphere was lovely. The service was excellent. Outstanding food for a great price.

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Thank Adela14
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They had awesome food and fun events like the day when we went they had a face painter over so we got to have our face painted! It was a nice family brunch/lunch.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for a late lunch with my sister and her kids and my mom after a nice visit to the Museum of Natural History. The waitstaff was extremely nice, helping us reset the table after we spilled water. Although the wait for our food was quite long, the food was delicious. We had the lasagna, fish and chips, pasta... More 

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Lymm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in and asked for a walk up. They were fully booked but told us we could have a table as long as we could out in a set time. We'll, we had drinks and food sorted fast, it was great service and the atmosphere was classy, New York family style. Lots of nice buzz around us and we... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Typically for a higher end restaurant in NYC you'd expect to pay for it. So after enjoying a good Pinot Noir, a decent appetizer, excellent salmon and a delicious creme brûlée I was pleasantly surprised to receive a bill that for four people was under $200. Maybe only just at $196, but with the great service and food how can... More 

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Perth, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Isabella's provided a lovely warm escape from a cold night outside. The menu was interesting and fresh and serving sizes were very generous. As nice as the meals were, the highlight was our wonderful waitress, Lauren, who was bubbly and friendly with just the right amount of attention. Because of the large portion sizes, we ran out of room for... More 

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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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176 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Lots of friends recommended Isabella's for eating uptown Manhattan. We found both the food and service to be mediocre. We were seated promptly, but the food just wasn't great.

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Thank kib57
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This is a restaurant that in the past we enjoyed going to. However Yesterday 6pm we called to book a table for 11 people for branch. No booking Hana the manageress said come by 10.30am and you will not have to wait . At 10am my partner called to try to book as we were meeting people who came from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 359 Columbus Ave, at 77th Street, New York City, NY 10024
    (77th Street)
  • Public Transportation: A, B, C & D trains to 80th Street/Central Park West, and 1 train to 79th Street. M10 bus on Columbus Ave and 77th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-724-2100
Description
A faithful neighborhood favorite, Isabella’s has been an Upper West Side institution for over two decades, a hit with locals and celebrities alike. Isabella’s defines Upper West Side dining with reliable market-fresh offerings for the Mediterranean palate. From birthdays to celebratory brunches, many a memories have been made at Isabella’s and continue unfolding at this “oasis for an unrushed, delicious meal,” according to Zagat. When the weather’s pleasant, grab a sidewalk seat in the café for a classic New York Brunch filled with people-watching, benedicts and Bloody Marys. Indulge your sweet tooth in a Chocolate Bag, a dessert staple that’s been on the menu since opening day!

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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