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359 Columbus Ave, at 77th Street, New York City, NY 10024-5103 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #421 of 11,751 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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Astoria, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Dinner was delicious, service impeccable, great ambiance. Highly recommend..would visit again with my husband and familt

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Visited after after going to the AMNH for lunch. Our server, Shane was great. The food was decent. The prices reasonable for NYC.

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Syracuse, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Isabellas is a nice restaurant with considerable ambiance in a great upscale neighborhood. I would rate the food as just ok, nothing to write home about , great service and a wonderful wine selection. One of our dishes was good but the flatbread pizza was lacking in flavor and crust was too soggy. Jake our waiter was a very personable... More 

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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great spot to grab lunch before or after you visit to the American Museum of Natural History. Very friendly wait staff. Very good food - try the crab cake sandwich.

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Clarksburg, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We stopped in just because it is a beautiful location. We tried the butternut squash ravioli, steak au poive, and Bronzino. We really enjoyed them all. The highlight was the ravioli. The au poive was a bit mild for me but very tender. Service was quick and friendly, we went with each of her recommendations. I would agree with the... More 

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Hastings on Hudson, NY
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is one of our special occasion restaurants when we want to get together with friends and are not quite sure of their food preferences. Isabella's has a pleasant and varied menu and a nice selection of wines at reasonable prices. We have always found the waiters friendly and with a detailed knowledge of the menu and the food preparation.... More 

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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124 reviews 124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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