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Good Enough to Eat

520 Columbus Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10024 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #600 of 11,372 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bakery
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 85th
Transit: Trains B & C (86 Street Stop) are a block away
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81% Recommend
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Really tasty pancakes, served with real maple syrup and strawberry butter! Get there before 9:30am though, as the queue starts to form around that time.

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Went for brunch, read the reviews was excited, but truthfully in NYC you can go many places to get a brunch like this. The place needs a facelift, found it dirty and run down. The bloody Mary's were amazing, but not cheap. I saw some customers send back their meals. Miy omelett was ok. Nothing to wait in line for.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Tried the turkey hash, which sounded delicious but was really mediocre and not worth it, with a ton of not quite cooked nicely potatoes and a scarce bit of turkey. However, the pancakes are absolutely phenomenal, the best I've had, and I want to eat strawberry butter with biscuits everyday for the rest of my life, so don't make the... More

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Sacramento, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Mid morning breakfast on a Saturday was probably not a great idea. This is a really popular restaurant. It's easier to get a table for two then four. Bloody Marys were outstanding but the food was only good. Not great. Nice menu though. Great room but tables are very close together. My corned beef hash seemed a bit old. My... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

I have only eaten dinner here; I'd never join the long lines for the weekend brunch. The new location looks better than the old space: we liked the exposed brick and high ceilings. But the tables are too close to each other and are now without table clothes or linen towels. The food choices and dishes were good, as usual.... More

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Atlanta, GA
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286 reviews 286 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We walked from the Hotel Beacon (about 15 minutes away) and then waited in line for about 20-30 minutes on a Sunday morning, even though we were there before the restaurant opened. I suppose they know what they're doing but, when we finally got seated, there were loads of vacant tables (the place is bigger than it looks on first... More

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Madrid, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The breakfast here is amazing. Its quick, well presented, very nice atmosphere, delicious food, great service and very local off the tourist routes. It can get very busy on a weekend with locals at prime brunch time and you sometimes have to queue, but it is worth the wait! Whenever I'm in town I always make sure to go here... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I have owned the "Breakfast Cookbook" by Carrie Levin with William Perley from 'Good enough to eat' for many years. Learned so much from it about how to do it the right way. That the balance of a BLT sandwich is of utmost importance, that you should have a good seasoned pan and how to keep it so. I was... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Visited this little restaurant on the Upper West Side in October 2013 for breakfast. Service was quick and the servers were all friendly and helpful. We had the 'Good Enough To Eat Pancakes' with strawberry butter and the Farmhouse Breakfast. The pancakes were huge and the strawberry butter was heavenly - I would strongly recommend if you have a sweet... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Amazing fresh breakfast, best meal I had in NYC was here.... Fast, fresh & casual Atmosphere...Perfect way to start the day!

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