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Isabella's

359 Columbus Ave, at 77th Street, New York City, NY 10024-5103 (Manhattan)
212.724.2100
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Ranked #571 of 11,642 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
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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
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We were recommended to visit Isabella's for Sunday brunch by a family member and were were not disappointed. Even without a reservation our party of 5 were very quickly seated. There is a wide selection on the menu catering for traditional tastes and the more heath conscious and some great specials. Between us we had bagels with bacon, egg white... More

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have not been here in years. I just happened to be in the neighborhood to visit the museum. The atmosphere is nice and the service is excellent. I had the French toast. It was ok but I likely would not order it again. I didn't find enough choices for myself. My family seemed to enjoy their food. They were... More

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Isabella's is a very popular restaurant located just across the street from The Museum of Natural History. This is a great option for a meal or brunch (on the weekends) if you're visiting the museum or shopping in the Upper West Side. Lunch choices are varied and delicious and the choice of drinks is VERY interesting...some made with bacon, others... More

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Belleville, NJ
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The 'go-to' brunch and lunch place for my friends and I. Super tasty, super fresh food, friendly and attentive service. It is very popular, so definitely book in advance if you can although honestly I've never had to wait very long to get a table. If the weather is nice, grab an outside seat (they have outdoor heaters) and people... More

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Venice, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Always enjoy eating here when visiting museum and upper west side. It does get crowded, and reservations are recommended. Busy area so not too many choices in the area. Eating outside is noisy to traffic.

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great service and environment. Good food. Would definitely return, especially because I love the Columbus Avenue area - which is definitely not touristy.

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Ballarat, Australia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were surprised to get a table outside on a summer Sunday night, when we booked online at short notice. There is great variety on the menu, served with style, in a relaxed setting. Clearly lots of other people knew this as well. We enjoyed both the food and the experience.

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Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The good: a lovely restaurant in a wonderful location. We had reservations and were seated right away. Waitress was attentive and friendly. Complimentary bread and hummus on the table was good. The not-so-good: the food. Bland, mediocre. I ordered the cappellini with lobster and other seafood. Disappointingly bland flavor, sauce was watery, blah. One of my dinner guests tasted my... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Ever popular and always pleasant as well as reliable - high quality of food, staff and ambiance. It's conveniently located with flexible indoors or outdoors (during summer) sitting. I once asked to be sited away from families and strollers - which the staff obliged without a fuss and we were ways away from the over zealous parents, friends and relatives... More

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BRGuestHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Isabella's, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time on Trip Advisor to let us know about your visit to Isabella's! It truly means a lot to us to hear from you and we appreciate your feedback. We hope to have you dine with us again and wish you all the best. Gabby Barikian Community Relations Specialist BR... More

New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Bring out of town friends visiting the city. Pretty place with decent food and a check that wont break the bank

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BRGuestHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Isabella's, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time on Trip Advisor to let us know about your visit to Isabella's! It truly means a lot to us to hear from you and we appreciate your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal. We hope to have you join us again and wish you all the best!... More

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