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359 Columbus Ave, at 77th Street, New York City, NY 10024-5103 (Manhattan)
212.724.2100
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Ranked #392 of 11,869 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
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
Neighborhood:
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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Gyor, Hungary
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Isabella's website calls for casual but elegant dress. Too bad the service was too casual and not elegant at all. One server insisted on reaching across my friend to plunk plates down in front of me. There was plenty of room to walk around to serve me properly, so there was no excuse for this rude service. The Hay and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I'm not sure if in Manhattan it isn't some sort of insult to call a place "affordable", however I mean this in the best way. The food is great for Brunch, the scene is lively, if a little crowded, and it is part of the wonderful ecosystem of the upper west side. I had the Tenderloin Benedict and a glass... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A nice spot if you find yourself at the Museum of Natural History or are wandering the Upper West Side. I recently visited for an early light dinner after a Museum tour, and being a solo diner, chose to sit at the bar. The service was quick and pleasant, but the final bill for a kale salad, club soda, and... More 

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Boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

very accommodating staff and servers. Friendly and warm atmosphere as well as delicious food. You can't miss!

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newcastle
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I saw the awning for Isabella's after visiting the museum of natural history. It was snowing and I was hungry and cold and so made the decision to pop in for a late lunch. I am very glad I did, not only were all the staff lovely, welcoming and wonderful but the food was divine. I had the butternut bisque... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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123 reviews 123 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Located across the street from the Natural History Museum and Hayden Planetarium makes for a convenient spot for a bite after hours on your feet. The food choices are many and varied. Service is efficient and child friendly.

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33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch with a large group of family (8 people). We weren't rushed at all and the place was packed. Nice place for families. The food was very good, everyone enjoyed their meal. The staff was attentive and helpful. Good location...right across from the Museum of Natural History and the subway lines.

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New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Warm greeting and sat quickly. Sunday brunch was just wonderful. We had a chicken salad with goat cheese and eggs Benedict. Mark our waiter was very nice. Highly recommend

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nj
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

After reading some of the reviews, I wasn't sure what to expect when visiting this restaurant yesterday evening for dinner. It was a wintery rainy evening but inside this place was warm and inviting. Our meal, served by our charming waiter Mario, was excellent. Each of the appetizers were excellent. For a party of five we ordered the prosciutto flatbread,... More 

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Hudson Valley, NY
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83 reviews 83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I love Isabellas. My friends love Isabellas. This is THE restaurant we invite people to join us. The food is outstanding and consistently GREAT. However, I decided to write after my recent experience which is the third time this experience happened. When did Isabella's become a diner? So last night we were seated promptly and with very warm greetings. we... 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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