When we were in New York City a few month’s ago, we visited ‘legendary’ Sarabeth’s for brunch on the UES. We both love brunch and read some great reviews about Sarabeth’s from Time Out, Yelp, Tripadvisor etc. We also heard it was basically a brunch institution with some awesome pastries and coffees. Since we were staying right around the corner, we decided to give it a go.
We kicked off our brunch with some fresh OJ’s, coffee and Avocado Toast with Burrata to start.
I love Avocado toast as much as the next person and it was absolutely delicious and elevated with the burrata. While it did taste great and was filling, I admittedly felt the price point ($18) for two pieces of avocado toast was a bit on the expensive side. I realise it is NYC and the UES nonetheless, but I still thought it was a tad overpriced for what it was.
After finishing off our Avocado toast, we opted for something a bit sweeter – the Fat & Fluffy French Toast with strawberries sounded great. Four thick cut, perfectly golden pieces of french toast topped with powdered sugar. It tasted just as French Toast should – light, airy and melted in your mouth. However, I have to admit there wasn’t any special wow factor about them and again, for the price, we both agreed we could have gotten something a bit more unique elsewhere.
We finished off our coffees and decided to head towards Central Park to relax at the Boat House. I wanted to love Sarabeth’s and wish it would have lived up to the rave reviews, but sadly it fell flat for me. While the food itself tasted absolutely fine for brunch, I didn’t feel there was enough pizazz to justify the prices of each dish.
We’re heading back to NYC next week for Thanksgiving and we’re planning our bucket list for places to try while we’re there. Any brunch suggestions are welcome!
Sarabeth’s Upper East Side
1295 Madison Ave at 92nd St.
NY, NY, USA