Sarabeth's Central Park South
The spot : Sarabeth's Central Park South
Location: 40 Central Park S, New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 826-5959
Cuisine: Posh chain serving American fare, including brunch & dessert.
Instagramable: maybe if you are able to sit on the patio in the summer and spring!
What we ate :
Michelle - VEGETABLE FRITTATA asparagus, peppers, chives, gruyère CHICKEN & APPLE SAUSAGE
Genese Jamilah -SEAFOOD COBB SALAD Maine lobster, crab meat, shrimp, avocado, bacon, egg, tomato, onion, blue cheese
Kela - CRAB CAKE BENEDICT* jumbo lump crab, hollandaise, peppers, chives
Share : PUMPKIN WAFFLE raisins, sour cream, honey
LEMON & RICOTTA PANCAKES blackberries
FOUR FLOWER MIMOSA four flower juice, sparkling wine
FIVE FLOWERS MIMOSA St. Germaine, sparkling wine, four flowers juice CLASSIC BELLINI white peach purée, sparkling wine
Average wait time: We went to brunch on a random thrusday afternoon, But wait time could be anywhere between 25 mins to an hour
Ambiance: upscale diner chic
Brunch hours: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday afternoon, I called up two of my favorite brunchnistas, and we headed to the Upper West Side for kiki and brunch. I have always dreamed of being a lady of leisure - where my girls and I twirl and have brunch in the middle of the day! This day made me feel like I was one step closer to that dream. 😀
Sarabeth's has been on my brunch bucket list forever. Growing up in NYC I strolled past this restaurant more times than I can remember. I am also a huge jam/marmalade connoisseur. Some people buy t-shirts on vacation I buy Jam! Nothing warms my heart more than opening a new jar of jam/marmalade purchased overseas or right here in the USA and Sarabeth's marmalade is one of my favorites. If you're not familiar, Sarabeth's started as an orange apricot marmalade distributor from an old family recipe. It received rave reviews, so they opened up a bakery, which eventually led to the Sarabeth's franchise. Today, the iconic restaurant has many locations in Manhattan and is famous for breakfast and Sunday brunch.
The staff was tremendous in accommodating our seating preference. (we wanted a quiet booth in the back so that we wouldn't disturb anyone with our mid-afternoon kackle and kiki ) Mini Caudle; the General Manager assisted us graciously.
After being seated, we reviewed the brunch/lunch menu. The brunch options were extensive, and I was overwhelmed. Brunchnista rule #1 : order sweet and savor for optimal brunch experience -was at the forefront of my mind. Torn between the lemon ricotta and the pumpkin waffle, I finally choose the lemon ricotta. Surprisingly the pumpkin waffle was sent to us - compliments of the chef! The pancakes were good, but the pumpkin waffle, sour cream, and fresh fruit were unexpected, creating a palate party I didn't know I needed! The chicken sausage which is a rare find on many breakfast menus was pure perfection. My vegetable frittata was okay. It needed the addition of salsa or sauce to bring a little more flavor to the dish. Sarabeth's is perfect for new the Instagram foodie culture and presentation is superb. My co-brunchnistas for this adventure enjoyed their dishes as well . I got a chance to taste both dishes because Brunchnista rule #2: share and share alike, no side eyes allowed. Of course, my girls obliged. If Sarabeth's is on your list, I recommend. It's something natives and visitors should experience a least once!
*Brunch bucket list: Sarabeth's complete ✅
Rating: 🍴🍴 🍴 out 🍴🍴🍴🍴🍴 (3/5)