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Brunch at Sarabeth’s Park Avenue South, Flatiron District NYC

by joeheg

We didn’t have many plans for our quick weekend trip to New York City to see some shows. Besides having theater tickets for Friday & Saturday nights, our schedule was wide open. It turned out to be a good thing because we didn’t arrive at our hotel until 3:30 AM due to flight delays with JetBlue.

As we were thinking about where to eat on Saturday, Sharon mentioned that she really liked the avocado toast at the restaurant connected to Gild Hall. While I also enjoyed my breakfast, I didn’t think it was worthwhile making a trip down to the Financial District since we were staying near Central Park.

We’d surely be able to find a suitable avocado toast nearby. After all, it was Manhattan we were talking about.

On our walk around the city the day before, we passed Sarabeth’s on Central Park South. While we’ve visited the Key West offshoot several times, we’d never gone to one of the locations in New York.

The restaurants serve weekend brunch on Saturday & Sunday. While the Central Park location was physically closer, we’d have to walk all the way. The Park Avenue South location was easily reached by subway and had an early afternoon reservation.

Sarabeth’s Park Avenue South

When we walked in the door, it didn’t look anything like the Key West tropical Sarabeth’s location we knew. The vibe here was classy yet relaxed, with a color palette that was soft and welcoming.

While the restaurant has seating outside, as most New York establishments have added in the past 2 years, most guests chose to sit inside on this nippy April afternoon.

Brunch runs from 8 AM to 4 PM on Saturday & Sunday with lunch items starting at 11 AM. Even though we were there at 1 PM, this was still our breakfast.

But it was also brunch so I started with a Bloody Mary with pickled vegetables and Sharon had a mimosa with a side of coffee and extra creamers.

For our meals, I ordered the smoked salmon benedict with a side of the pork and apricot sausages.

The poached eggs were prepared perfectly and served over an appropriately sized portion of salmon then covered with a creamy hollandaise.

If you didn’t already guess, Sharon ordered the avocado toast with burrata and eggs.

She said the burrata wasn’t necessary in hindsight as it didn’t add anything extra to the dish. Besides that, we both wiped our plates clean.

The service at Sarabeth’s was outstanding. Even with a packed brunch crowd, the restaurant did a fantastic job clearing empty dishes and refilling coffee and water glasses. While those may seem like little things, when places execute the simple tasks, it shows they care about the details.

We had no plans until our show that evening, so we spent some time at the table, talking. We never felt rushed to leave, as I’m sure plenty of people come here to meet for brunch and want to chat a bit.

Overall, it was a great brunch and we were filled up for most of the day.

We usually visit New York City a few times a year. If we’re going to see shows, we like to try and stay around the Theater District. However, we’ve learned that nowhere in Manhattan is that far away either by subway, taxi/Uber/Lyft or even by walking. Therefore we’re spreading our horizons and getting out of the touristy areas to find new and interesting places to eat during our trips if we have the time.

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