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Apr 20, 2010 09:31 PM

Which Sarabeth's: East, West or Central Park? And what time to reserve for Sunday brunch?

It's been a long time since I've been back to NYC, but I have to have my pumpkin waffles with sour cream and honey at Sarabeth's.

So for a party of four that needs to plan for Sunday brunch, what time do you suggest for the least mob, if that's even possible. (Can't be super-early as half of party will be commuting in.) And which of the three do you like best: the Upper East Side one, the Central Park one or the Upper West Side one. (West will be a little out of our way but can go if there's a big advantage.)


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  1. None of them take reservations for brunch any more, according to their web sites.

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    1. re: kathryn

      oops - never mind. I misread the post.

    2. ive been the the uws one numerous times, i hear that is the best one (for more than just food reasons) they dont take reseravations for brunch on weekends, and the lines start fairly early. for a party of four id suggest going before 11, 10 if possible. we have tried going later and it stays packed until about 3 o clock. you can go anytime but just be prepared to wait at least 45+

      1. I could be wrong but I thought that the Central Park one took reservations on OpenTable. Worth a try since the wait is usually an hour at least at UWS.

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        1. re: JMJD

          "We accept reservations for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner."

          Weekend brunch is omitted from this statement.

          1. re: kathryn

            Uh, I'm pretty sure I have a reservation for this Sunday's brunch at the Central Park South Sarabeth's. I made it for 10:00 on Open Table. So I'm not sure what they're calling it, but sounds like brunch to me.

            1. re: twentyoystahs

              FYI, I was wrong. No reservations for brunch.....mine was for 10PM not 10AM. Yikes.
              Sorry 'bout that.