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Reviewed July 2, 2022

This is one of my favorite brunch places in Northampton. The restaurant is family-friendly and the service is impeccable. I am so sad to see them close.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 17, 2022

Here's the deal. I know the food at Sylvester's is excellent. What happened to me.....? I had planned to go there on Easter Sunday for brunch. I checked their Facebook page and got their hours. I made the 20 mile trip only to see a...sign in the window "Closed for Easter". To say I was disappointed was an under statement! I will give them another chance at another time. Let's just say they need to stay up on their social media accounts.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 10, 2022 via mobile

We were seated and advised the new QR ordering method or we can walk up to the counter to place our order. Strike 1! After placing our order at the counter we were handed coffee cups to fill ourselves. Strike 2! Food arrived at our...table and my side of bacon was cooked within my meal. Strike 3. No matter how good the food was we wont be back. BTW - when placing the order the tip was requested and we weren’t served yet. What happened to going to a restaurant and being served. This change must have come from a LAZY millennial expected to be tipped before actually doing anything.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 14, 2022

We have been here many times and the food and service are always good. They are pet friendly in the good weather.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed August 28, 2021

We used to live in Northampton many years ago, and we always make it a point to stop at Sylvester's whenever we return to this magical town. The ingredients are locally-sourced if possible, and everything is delicious. This time I tried an interesting egg sandwich...that included cheese, guacamole and bacon on oatmeal sunflower bread. Yum! Service was provided a little differently this time to accommodate for Covid, and I think it was done in a reasonable fashion. Thank you for not changing your vibe and your quality over the years!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 17, 2021

Signed up with name. Waited 40 minutes. Then when your name is called you take a number to the place you ordered. Inefficient system. Frustrating and annoying. I used to love this place. Create a system that is logical and patron friendly.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 10, 2021 via mobile

No way, they should have stayed closed. No service, smaller servings, higher prices and cold when should be hot. No follow up after food is quickly dropped at your table, and after pre tipping. Did I mention you're expected to bus your own table? One...of the worst disappointments since covid, but even prior to covid this place was closed on Sundays. Who in their right mind does that in the breakfast business? They have been telling the public they want out for a long time. It is crystal clear now with a very overpriced restaurant. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY, like we did.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 24, 2021 via mobile

I have never had such a disappointing eating experience. The menu is painfully limited, atmosphere was non-existent and the order process is horrible. Our food was just OK! Slapped on a plate and hastily delivered by the only waitperson. Pre-covid this was one of my...favorite places. Not anymore. Will not return. There are plenty of other eating establishments more than ready for post Covid diners with a finer product and experience. Bye, Bye Sylvester's!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

This place is charming-with huge pancakes, great salads. Very popular for Sunday brunch! Just comfortable and delicious!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020

I haven't been to Sylvester's in a while and they have made some changes. There's a new interior layout with a couple of communal tables and scattered tables and booths. That doesn't feel quite right yet, with too much space in some areas and not...enough in others, so maybe that will evolve with time. They have also changed their service model, to more of a no service model. All of the staff were friendly, but on weekdays customers in the main dining area are now required to order and pay at the counter in the cafe area, and when your order is ready the food is brought to you. Ok, not ideal, but what was more disappointing is the expectation, as it was explained to us by a waitress, that you bus your own table and sort out compost, waste and recyclables into buckets near the area for dirty dishes. The food was surprisingly just ok compared to all of my prior visits, and was rather bland. Sorry, but the whole thing now comes across as a very overpriced cafeteria. Doubt I'll be back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 20, 2020

Unique menu. Food was very good, Staff were very friendly and always attentive. Would recommend for lunch. Also, had a great bakery right in the restaurant to view while you eat lunch. Hard decision to have lunch or dessert.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 8, 2020

Stopped in for a quick lunch on the way to VT. Wait was quick, waitress was pleasant and food was decent. The place however needs a serious cleaning. There is no excuse for the amount of dust and dead bugs? on the window at our...table. It made me lose my appetite.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 14, 2019 via mobile

On Friday the 13th I came there with my family of 6. Having recently been diagnosed with a chronic inner ear disease, Meniere’s. It requires me to eat a no ADDED salt diet. I knew I could order eggs ( but not bread), but Savannah...and chef worked to help me get a salmon with greens— and oil and balsamic. These people ❤️their customers!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2019

We are visiting from out of town and checked this place out from other reviews. The food was pretty typical quality for a breakfast place and a bit expensive for eggs and pancakes, but some interesting options. There was more room than you might normally...find at a breakfast place, it was accommodating for two kids and loud enough to cover their ocassi9nal squeals. It is very popular with a 35 min wait at 11:30 on a Sat. It stayed busy the whole time. There were trivial pursuit cards at the table, which is a great idea. They had crayons and a coloring page for the kid. Overall, a good experience, good food, and good for the kids.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2019 via mobile

This place is one of the best breakfast restaurants to go to in Northampton, Ma. The pancakes are to die for, and the staff is the best.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Sylvester's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4