Brunch in NYC is nearly a sport. There are so many brunch options, twists on the traditional brunch fare, open bar brunches, and the list goes on. However, sometimes you just want to get out of the house, and you’re not looking for anything complicated. Sarabeth’s is classic brunch, well-executed, and reliable. Their food is traditional, and almost on the verge of a little too plain. However, those same characteristics are what make it a consistent experience.
I’ve been to three Sarabeth’s locations: Tribeca, Central Park South, and Park Avenue South. The Central Park South location is very touristy and it gets extremely crowded, but I’ve still been to that one at least three times! You may actually need to walk in with your elbows up — stand back, tourists! The Park Avenue South location is nice inside, and has a great bar area for a drink while you wait, but it’s out of the way for me. I love the Tribeca location!
The walk leading to the restaurant is old school New York, almost European. Look at the beautiful cobblestone street:Here’s the view when your back is to the restaurant, all 1776 feet of One World Trade Center!During the summer these tables are packed. It’s also a very family friendly restaurant, and in the warm months the strollers are all parked around the bend:This is the bar area to the right when you enter. (They have a happy hour, and if you’re in the neighborhood, the free chips are addictive! They are like the “real potatoes” type of potato chips. They offer beer, wine, cocktails, and small food selection for munching.)The room in the back has a nice skylight, which it makes it feel really airy and open. (The Central Park South location has a skylight too, but it doesn’t feel airy because the ceilings are much lower than the TriBeCa location.)This is the “Goldie Lox” omelette. It’s scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, and a bit of cream cheese. All of their eggs dishes come with some sort of baked good, whether it’s toast, a croissant, muffin, etc. Of course, you can’t forget to have mimosas! I mean is it even “brunch” without mimosas?!One of the “appetizers” that you really should get for brunch while you’re there is the muffin basket! (Carbs, carbs, carbs! lol 🙂 ) The muffins are so delicious, I had already dug into them, but here’s what’s remaining of the muffins to the right of the photo:Strangely, I don’t see this on the menu anymore, but I had an amazing popover stuffed with scrambled eggs, scallions, and cream cheese.Mmmmm yeah lol get in!
Links to Sarabeth’s Tribeca reviews: