Sarabeth’s West

By grace.g.yang ยท July 24, 2007
Under: Brunch,UWS

If you are an avid reader of my blog :), you’ll remember my post on Sarabeth’s being less than favorable. If you are a new reader (or you don’t remember it), you can read it here. We wanted to give Sarabeth’s another chance (and to go to Sarabeth’s West, not just the bakery) so we headed up to the UPPER WEST SIDE (uncharted territory!) for brunch. There are a lot more menu options at the UWS location (thank goodness!) and I ended up ordering the lemon ricotta pancakes with fresh berries:

Yum! They were DEFINITELY better than anything from the Sarabeth’s in Chelsea (although they still don’t beat the pancakes from Clinton St. Baking Company!). The lemon ricotta pancakes were fluffy, moist, and had the extra zest that made them delicious. I added a little butter, but they definitely didn’t need syrup since there was so much flavor from the lemon and the ricotta.

Chris ordered the potato waffles with apple sausage and apple preserves:

The potato waffles were a little tough on the outside, but smooth on the inside (probably because the potato toughened up a little when they put the batter into the waffle maker). They reminded me of potato latke’s I used to eat – add a little apple preserve and a little sour cream and it’s a party in your mouth! The sausage, on the other hand, was NOT good at all.

Maybe it was just what we ordered but we weren’t that impressed but we were glad to have finally gotten the chance to experience the Sarabeth’s everyone talks about.

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Reader Comments

I didn’t know that your blog was a NYC food (or food-related) blog! Awesome! As a veteran NYC foodie, I kind of agree with your assessment regarding the whole Sarabeths’ hype. Their best days were 20 years ago. Meanwhile…if you’re ever in that area again, you have to go have brunch at Normas (on W.57th in the Parker Meridien Hotel.) Pricey but you’ll never think of brunch the same way again. Go!

Written By MetroDad on July 24th, 2007 @ 7:35 pm

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