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Which Sarabeth the tastiest?

lisettte Feb 21, 2008 09:44 PM

Is it true the flagship one on the west side is better and bigger than the others? Thanks

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    G3B Feb 22, 2008 04:30 AM

    i always go to the one on the UES and like it very much. Key is to get there early on a weekend, otherwise the wait is just too long.

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      theannerska Feb 23, 2008 06:27 PM

      It's definitely not bigger -- I think the one on the UES has an upstairs area and the CPS location might be larger as well. I've only been (and always go) to the UWS location, and it keeps me pretty happy.

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        lisettte Feb 23, 2008 08:42 PM

        Bigger or smaller it seems they both have tasty food.What about longer lines? same too?

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          selizara Feb 25, 2008 05:46 AM

          I think the CPW one is tastiest, because tasty means not having to wait in line (they're the only one that takes reservations.) In general, I frequent the UWS one and it is just sooooooo good. The clouds of heaven better be filled with Sarabeth's scones.

          1. crabby_cakes Feb 25, 2008 05:52 AM

            Are there more than three locations in NYC? I have been to the UWS, UES and Central Park South locations. I don't think there is that much of a difference in the food, though I go to the UWS location most because I like the servers best, there.

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            1. re: crabby_cakes
              theannerska Feb 25, 2008 11:57 AM

              There's also a location in the Whitney. I hear the service is best on the UWS, UES is more popular for dinner, and CPS is the go-to for a brunch that takes reservations.

              Frankly, Sarabeth's isn't a destination brunch for me -- there's nothing special or exciting about the food and sometimes the lines are a bit much -- but it's great comfort food done right, and consistently at that.

            2. LeahBaila Feb 25, 2008 05:54 AM

              My fave is the CPS location


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                karon5 Aug 23, 2008 04:23 PM

                Just had tea at the Central Park South location.Awful! Stale bread and scone.

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                  MMRuth Aug 24, 2008 07:44 AM

                  That's too bad - I like the scones I get at the UES one b/c they are traditional - small, and not full of ingredients that don't belong in them. Quite like their croissants too - just had one for breakfast. But, I've never had stale baked goods, which, of course, are never good!

                  1. re: karon5
                    racer x Aug 27, 2008 04:35 AM

                    Not much of a fan, either.

                    NB There is a baked goods branch in Chelsea Market.

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                    Lisamaria Aug 24, 2008 07:41 AM

                    Been to all - my favorite = uws!

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