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Good Enough to Eat

#1,219 of 11,947 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Upper West Side
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520 Columbus Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10024 (85th)
Trains B & C (86 Street Stop) are a block away
+1 212-579-3194
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8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 165
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Their not kiding about the name

When we first arrived for Saturday brunch there was a wait outside. It was a little confusing because they do not take names, you stand in line and they just call next party. It was worth the wait and our food was very good. The waitress was attentive even though see was very busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
JinxieCat
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Jacksonville, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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362 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Came here by chance whilst on a short stay in NYC. Didn't have to queue, service was excellent and food wonderful. Best breakfast ever. So good in fact came back every day. if I'm ever lucky enough to visit again I'll be coming back.

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Hudson River Valley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had to wait 20 minutes for a table, but it was worth the wait. Try the bacon waffle or the pumkin french toast. Amazing!!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

When we first arrived for Saturday brunch there was a wait outside. It was a little confusing because they do not take names, you stand in line and they just call next party. It was worth the wait and our food was very good. The waitress was attentive even though see was very busy.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I had a BLT omelette with mimosa at the bar. The food was very tasty and the barwoman was very attentive. Don't forget to make a reservation if you are in a party of 2+.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I've been a loyal customer for years and I don't even live in the city! A friend lived on the UWS for about 10 years and every time I would come to visit we would stand in line on Sunday morning, no matter what the weather, and wait for our seat. She moved downtown and on my latest visit I... More 

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Nottingham, UK
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We visited three times for breakfast during our week's stay in NYC - it was that good. Bacon was thick and tasty. Eggs cooked perfectly. Amazing home fries - best I've ever eaten. Servers friendly but not overbearing. Cute spot. Will return again on my next trip!

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New York City, New York
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246 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We waited outside in the cold for about 30 minutes since we really enjoyed our previous visits. Since they moved locations they have gone downhill. The service was absolutely terrible. We had to ask for skim milk for our coffee three times. One time our totally inept waiter brought it to the wrong table. He was definitely not all there.... More 

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BeMore54, Guest Relations Manager at Good Enough to Eat, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback despite the negative experience. We're SO SO SO sorry to hear you had such a terrible experience with us during your last visit, especially since you'd previously dined with us before and had a great experience to compare it with. Although we have moved locations, we certainly... More 

Mundelein, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We went here for breakfast on a weekday snow day in January. It was busy, and we were sat quite close to others. The food was delicious and fresh. Everything was very good. Even my latte was notable. Our server was polite and attentive without hovering. I would definitely go back or recommend a friend to go.

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New York City, New York
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116 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Brunch was fantastic with corned beef hash that had inch-square chunks of corned beef. Truly comfort food. Folks in our group of four had the corned beef hash with poached eggs and potatoes. Best biscuits ever with strawberry butter. Bacon waffle with fruit salad on the side with real maple syrup. Pancakes galore. We didn't have the desserts but they... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We went in here to grab a bite after finishing our shopping. We both had three eggs with biscuits. You can't go wrong with that dish, they prepared the eggs just right, and the biscuits are really good. Our server was very pleasant, making this quick stop very enjoyable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 520 Columbus Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10024
    (85th)
  • Public Transportation: Trains B & C (86 Street Stop) are a block away
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-579-3194

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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