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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 #552 of 11,649 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went for dinner last night with my husband and son. Had previously seen restaurant on a visit to the American museum of natural history thought it looked nice. Booked a table we arrived early had a great cocktail at the bar served by a lovely lady. Food was great simple ,classic ,tasty . Alexandria our waitress was fabulous..friendly without being... 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 how much you enjoyed your visit to Isabella's! We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear you had a great experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again and wish you all the best! Gabby Barikian Community... More

Port Jefferson, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Took my 90 year old mom and sister out for lunch to celebrate restaurant week. The restaurant is open and lovely for a summer lunch. Mom ordered the crab cake sandwich which was good but not extraordinary. Waiter was great and recommended seafood cobb salad and greek skewered chicken. Both very ordinary. Did not care for the dressing which overpowered... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

After a 9hr road trip to NYC for a 3 night getaway, we stopped at Isabella's for Sunday afternoon brunch. Food was good and wholesome, my daughters are picky what they eat and they enjoyed the food and UWS surrounding. We even selected a dish from the dinner menus which the staff made the allowance. Clean restaurant excellent server Chris!... More

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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 positive feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your brunch. We hope to have you dine with us again and wish you all... More

Nyack, New York
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here during restaurant week and really expected better. While the very limited menu for the price fixed $38 dinner seemed interesting, the actual food served was not. The very large tomato was totally tasteless and the mozzarella tiny and dry in the appetizer. The tilefish was seriously undercooked and the desert yoghurt cake so dry as to... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is the greatest place in all of NY!!! My family has been coming here for years and it just keeps getting better and better! Food and service both were excellent.

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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! We are thrilled that you are such a loyal patron of ours and appreciate your great feedback. We hope to have you join us again and wish you all the best! Gabby Barikian Community Relations Specialist BR... More

Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was my fourth visit to Isabella's and it has been consistently pleasurable. The atmosphere is light airy and clean with white tablecloths and friendly service. My server was Ann sage and she was extremely helpful. When I asked that the side of spinach be served to me hot it was served hot. The prices are in line with a... More

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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 join us again and wish you all the best! Gabby Barikian Community Relations Specialist BR Guest... More

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Isabella's has been in the neighborhood a long time. It's dependable but never too good or too bad. The room and the service are terrific. The food is average. My fish was very good but the risotto was very chalky and tasteless. The salad was less than ordinary. It's a nice restaurant, but it's not great food. I will continue... More

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Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
1,252 reviews 1,252 reviews
822 restaurant reviews
365 helpful votes 365 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We selected this restaurant because we happened by it at dinner hour, and also because our daughter had dined here once before and recommend it highly. We were quite pleased because we were offered a nice table out on the sidewalk at dinner hour, which was surprising over dinner hour. But the place looked quite nice, so we decided to... More

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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time on Trip Advisor to let us know about your experience at Isabella's! We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again very soon! We wish you all the best. Gabby Barikian Community Relations Specialist BR Guest Hospitality More

Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stopped in just for drinks with friends, however the staff was so lovely, and the extensive menu, drinks turned into dinner. Relaxing good time

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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time on Trip Advisor to let us know about your visit to Isabella's! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your dinner and drinks and we appreciate your feedback. We hope to have you join us again and wish you all the best! Gabby Barikian Community Relations Specialist BR Guest Hospitality More

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