March Restaurant of the Month: Sarabeth’s
From getting together with girlfriends, gathering with family, or checking out the latest spot everyone is flocking to, there are plenty of adorable dining options across Manhattan. This month we’ve chosen to feature Sarabeth’s as our restaurant of the month, and for good reason! With multiple locations, including the Upper East Side and West Side, residents of Glenwood buildings are encouraged to stop in for a wholesome, fresh, and tasty meal.
And yes, Sarabeth is a real person! She herself is a multi-award winning restaurateur, artisanal baker, jam maker, and cookbook author. Besides serving beautifully crafted plates in a quaint restaurant setting, one annex of the Sarabeth name is a jam manufacturing facility, wholesale bakery, café, and retail shop in Manhattan’s Chelsea Market. Here’s a rundown of our very favorite traits of Sarabeth cafés.
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The Feel-Good Vibe
If you’re one to appreciate interior design and charming character, Sarabeth’s surely will not disappoint. From the moment you step inside, you’ll want to snap a few pictures of this go-to brunch spot. With some locations featuring warm lighting, large windows, and pastel colored walls, spending a Saturday or Sunday afternoon at one of Sarabeth’s locations simply makes you feel good!
Brunching at Sarabeth’s
If there’ss one item on the menu that keeps us coming back to Sarabeth’s for more, it’s their extraordinary eggs and omelettes. The eggs are sourced from Sullivan County farms in Upstate New York – giving a farm to table feel we very much appreciate. Some of the most popular omelettes are:
- The Garden Omelette: sun-dried tomatoes, corn, broccoli, carrots, and Vermont cheddar cheese
- Goldie Lox Omelette: scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, and fresh cream cheese
- Farmer’s Omelette: leeks, ham, potato, and gruyere
Each omelette comes with your choice of a muffin, croissant, scone, or toast with berry preserves. Other sweet menu favorites are the Fat and Fluffy French Toast, Buttermilk Pancakes, and Morning Fruit Bowl. Our recommendation… visit with friends, order a few dishes, and share among yourselves to get a taste of everything! Brunch is served Saturday-Sunday from 8am-4pm.
For a Late Lunch
If you find yourself craving a wholesome afternoon snack or bite to eat with friends, the lunch menu of Sarabeth’s has something to please every palate. The month of March is famous for teasing New Yorkers with early signs of spring weather, so to keep yourself warm during chillier days, try the Adult Grilled Cheese with Cream of Tomato Soup. This dish is definitely good for the soul, featuring manchego, cheddar, gruyere, and a side of pretzel bread. Another go-to option is the Avocado and Burrata Toast with petite greens and Espelette. Lunch is served daily from 11am-4pm.
The Dinner Menu
The variety of Sarabeth’s dinner menu alone is something that brings guests back time and time again. The menu seems to perfectly capture a unique blend of favorite seafood dishes, contemporary American comfort food, and farm fresh ingredients. There are truly so many options between appetizers, soups and salads, burgers and sandwiches, and more!
To start off your dining experience at a nearby Midtown location, we recommend the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Crabmeat Guacamole and Chips, or Cornmeal Crusted Calamari as appetizers. They’re perfect for sharing with company!
Before you order your entree, it’s worth taking your time to read through the menu and choosing wisely – everything is just so good! The Free Range Chicken Pot Pie is an all-time favorite, especially for this time of the year. You can’t go wrong with traditional Chicken and Waffles, with double battered all-natural chicken, or the Roasted Herb Farm Chicken, prepared with beech mushrooms, sweet potato puree, broccoli rabe, and a hearty port wine sauce.
To accompany your dinner, Sarabeth’s offers a half off bottles of wine special every Wednesday evening from 4-10pm. Good food with great company is a fantastic way to get West Side residents of nearby Emerald Green and The Regent through the week!
Last, and most certainly never least, is the dessert menu at Sarabeth’s. It’s nearly impossible to pick one favorite dish, so here’s a rundown of the top three contenders to contemplate:
- Blueberry Peach Crostata: served with caramel sauce and vanilla gelato (brings a touch of the South to Manhattan)
- S’mores in a Jar: triple chocolate pudding with a graham cracker crumble, topped with a perfectly roasted marshmallow (the absolute best choice for every season)
- Sarabeth’s Cookie Plate: featuring chocolate chip, oatmeal lace, palmier, and chocolate chubby cookies served on a plate (perfect to share with friends and have a taste of each cookie flavor)
Locations Across Manhattan
With a dine-in or bakery location in nearly every neighborhood of Manhattan, it couldn’t be easier for Glenwood residents to pop in for a sweet treat or bite to eat.
- Park Avenue South – 381 Park Avenue South
- Tribeca – 339 Greenwich Street
- Upper West Side – 423 Amsterdam Avenue
- Upper East Side – 1295 Madison Avenue
- Central Park South – 40 Central Park South