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359 Columbus Ave, at 77th Street, New York City, NY 10024-5103 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #401 of 11,667 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
Upper West Side
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 77th Street
Transit: A, B, C & D trains to 80th Street/Central Park West, and 1 train to 79th Street. M10 bus on Columbus Ave and 77th Street.
Description: A faithful neighborhood favorite, Isabella’s has been an Upper West Side institution for over two decades, a hit with locals and celebrities alike. Isabella’s defines Upper West Side dining with reliable market-fresh offerings for the Mediterranean palate. From birthdays to celebratory brunches, many a memories have been made at Isabella’s and continue unfolding at this “oasis for an unrushed, delicious meal,” according to Zagat. When the weather’s pleasant, grab a sidewalk seat in the café for a classic New York Brunch filled with people-watching, benedicts and Bloody Marys. Indulge your sweet tooth in a Chocolate Bag, a dessert staple that’s been on the menu since opening day!
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New York City, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We have been eating here for several years and always satisfied. This past weekend we (my wife and I) went for a quiet dinner for 2. The restaurant is not especially quiet but certainly not over noisy so we were actually able to talk to each other. Our server (mike) made several recommendations from appetizer to dessert, none of which... More

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Bloomingdale, NJ
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123 reviews 123 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

I remember enjoying Isabellas over the years. It's conveniently located by the Museum of Natural History. But recently we had a very bland and disappointing dinner there. We tried two different pastas. They came to the table extremely quickly and tasted as if they'd been cooked a long time ago and held. The one with the cauliflower was fine, but... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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119 reviews 119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Had dinner after a long day of travel and walking around town. Dinner was fabulous. My husband got the mushroom ravioli, I got Hay and Straw pasta we loved both and ended up eating from both plates switching halfway thru. Also enjoyed a pumpkin brulee, very good. This place is now on my list for future visits to the city.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Ate brunch on a Saturday after visiting the Museum of Natural History (just across the street). Food was very good, but perhaps even better was the service. We had a bit of a ketchup mishap and the staff was very concerned with making sure we were given clean linens and club soda to work out the stains. They went out... More

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Cavendish, Vermont
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were just walking through Central Park and were hoping to find a restaurant for a quick lunch and we found Isabella's. They were very busy so we had to sit at the small bar and have a drink, but after only a few moments we were seated right away by the host. We had a great salad with added... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We shared a meal with our daughter. Her employer had recommended Isabellas and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was nicely appointed and the staff was accommodating. The food was delicious!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

New menu items are awesome including a stuffed bronzino that is nothing short of great. There is a Scottish salmon that might be the best ever tasted by everyone in our party of 6. There are new pasta dishes that are amazing including the rigatoni and the gnocci. The unique type of kale salad is very flavorfull. I wish the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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280 reviews 280 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I dined here for lunch a few weeks ago while in town for work and the marathon. I had walked over to this area since 77th St is where the marathoners exit the park (runner recon!). The crowd looked happy to be there, and the hosts were all smiles, so I decided to dine here and grabbed a seat at... More

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Ocean Pines, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here last night. Bronzino was great and filet excellent also. Very good service. Would come again.

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New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

The service was excellent but the food was just average. It was not a very cold evening so there were people eating outside at the sidewalk tables with the gas heaters. But each time the servers went in and out there was a blast of cold air. The best was probably the beet salad. The cauliflower risotto side dish which... More

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Additional Information about Isabella's

Address: 359 Columbus Ave, at 77th Street, New York City, NY 10024-5103
Phone Number: 212.724.2100
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean

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