Sarabeth’s poised to open in Tribeca?

Sarabeth’s announced on Instagram that it is now in the process of opening its stores on the Upper West Side, Central Park South and Park Avenue South — and here. But they have closed their Upper East Side restaurant, their first, which opened in 1983 on Madison and 93rd, for good. (They opened ours, their largest in the city, in 2011.)

I don’t know the fate of their worldwide empire: there are at least 10 restaurants in the US, four in Japan, one in South Korea, two in Taiwan and one in Dubai.

This from the Instagram post announcing the closing of the UES restaurant: “It was our hope that it would be a temporary interruption to what had been more than 20 wonderful years as a member of the Upper East Side community. Unfortunately, due to complications arising from Covid-19 and the closing of the Wales Hotel we were unable to reach an agreement for a time when the city allows restaurants to reopen. If there’s restaurant space available after the conversion of the Wales, we’ll certainly consider reopening.

As a company and as a team, hospitality and service are our passion. This decision was a difficult one to put it best, but we have to be mindful of the realities of current market conditions. This is new territory for us all. We will continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the local city and state governments and evaluate the best path forward for our other restaurants. We are hopeful to have the opportunity to welcome you back at another Sarabeth’s location very soon and we will keep you informed.”



  1. I looked in the window the other day, and if they are going to open they have a lot of work to do.

  2. At $30 for pancakes with bacon, they have to be itching to get back open as quickly as they can