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“Good option near Central Park”

Sarabeth's Central Park South
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Ranked #507 of 14,378 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$30 - US$30
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th Avenues
Transit: N, R & W trains to 5th Avenue, A, B, C, D & 1 trains to Columbus Circle, and the F train 57th Street.
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Came across this restaurant last year after visiting Central Park and enjoyed brunch very much, so when we visited New York again this July we decided to return and we were not disappointed. There were four of us for lunch at around 2.00pm and luckily we did not have to wait (usually you need to book or the wait can be around 20 minutes and even longer for brunch on Sundays).

Even though there was plenty of free seating in the large dining room next to the small garden at the back of the restaurant, we were shown to a table in the corridor between the two dining rooms which we refused as it was really warm. We were then shown to a nice round table in the middle of the large second dining room which was brightly decorated and air conditioned. Our waiter was very friendly and was very knowledgable about the menu. We ordered and our food arrived promptly within 15 minutes. I had the tuna salad which was interesting and very tasty and the others had burgers which were cooked to perfection and one person had the vegetarian option which again was delicious. Drinks were replenished complimentary as is the custom in the US. Finding a restaurant to have a decent meal for lunch near Fifth Avenue and Central Park can be a nightmare and this is a really good option that I can strongly recommend. It is not a cheap option but nothing is cheap in New York City unless you eat fast food from one of the many vans, however, it is not expensive either. We paid around $25 including drinks each which in my opinion is very reasonable.
I shall definitely visit again when next in New York City.

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Thank Cancer777
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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

The service needs some improvement but the breakfast was delicious ! A little pricey though , but worth it . I would recommend the French toast with strawberries .

Thank Karen V
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

If you are not seated in the first room or outside it really is not worth the money. Indeed the eggs are just plain and nothing special. So if you are seated in the rear room you have no light, a lot of noise, you are seated too close to other people and it is expensive for nothing special.

Thank nine52
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Took a business colleague here for an early dinner (due to time and logistic constraints). The food was fine (not great, but certainly acceptable) but the atmosphere was very "touristy" and there were lots of children (albeit well behaved ones). Even though the restaurant was not particularly crowded, service was a bit slow. Overall, not a terrible experience but there are better dinner choices in that part of town..

Thank Whyme67
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Had never been to a Sarabeth's. This one was a great way to start our Central Park Day.

We didn't have reservations (table of five) but many before and after us did. We lucked out. Not much of a wait, but saw that wait grow.

Although big and busy the atmosphere is cute, with a little garden section, greenery, and muted pastel colours. Not one to order sweet breakfasts, but felt this was the place for one so had the coconut waffles. Were great! Would return for them. House made marmelade. Unique. And just sweet enough. Got our fill of coffee. Family enjoyed meals as well. Efficient service.

Great way to start off the long walk through Central Park to the museums.

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Thank Travis R
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