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Good Enough to Eat

#1,385 of 11,901 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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Today
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 161
    Excellent
  • 129
    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
Most recent review
Delicious breakfasts

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
NottsPanther75
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Nottingham, UK
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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356 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nottingham, UK
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
308 reviews 308 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
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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155 reviews 155 reviews
115 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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673 reviews 673 reviews
442 restaurant reviews
1,805 helpful votes 1,805 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A nice relaxed place with a good atmosphere. Very low lighting, music just loud enough to be fun, without making it hard to talk. Very laid back staff. Big menu. Our beef burgers and fries were very well cooked and near too much to eat. Just right for our last night on the Upper West Side, before we move on... More 

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Gales Ferry
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Visited here on a chilly December morning after an early morning bus trip to the city. We were dropped off by the Met Museum of Art, walked across Central Park, (lovely any time of year), around 81st, and walked up to 85 and over to Columbus. We arrived to wonderful smells around 9:30 am. The place was busy but we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Great service, great burger reasonable prices. Very satisfied with our visit to Good Enough To Eat! It is far better that simply good enough!

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Rainy day, middle of the week and I'm craving biscuits that I haven't had to make myself! I'm meeting a friend for brunch so do a quick yelp search and find Good Enough to Eat ... She arrives late (as usual) so we miss a table, but get seated at the bar, from which we are able to see the... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Great food and very friendly staff! It's very close to Central Park and you can walk off your meal in minutes. Nice street views of NYC too.

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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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Neighborhood Profile
Upper West Side
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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