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Good Enough to Eat

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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520 Columbus Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10024-3404 (85th)
+1 212-579-3194
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went last Monday with colleagues to Good Enough To Eat, we wanted to have good time and have dinner as well. We were pleasantly surprised, we were seated in the back room it was like we had a private party. My second surprise were the dishes, we tried the bacon waffle, Grilled corn bread and the crispy onion Rings.... More 

Thank Hugues T
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the first breakfast we had in New York, and it didn't disappoint! We had pancakes and French toast, both were excellent. Service was welcoming and fast, and the place itself is warmly decorated. Nice experience all in all

Thank Joe E
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cozy restaurant with lots of comfort food options and a few twists on classics. the turkey dinner [classic] was delicious, as was the buffalo shrimp [twist]. my favorite was the fluffy pancakes that were available even at 7pm

Thank marion f
westchester, ny
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible, actually. We were part of a group. All the food was bad. Appetizers, entrees, burgers and desserts. The service was poor. The place looks shabby, not in a good way. When you see the menu, you think "great comfort food, can't wait" but the reality is just a bummer.

Thank suburbandad
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a visit to the American Museum of Natural History, we were hungry and thirsty on Thanksgiving Saturday so we hiked up to Columbus Ave. for a late lunch. We were surprised to find the place almost empty, but ordered Virgin Marys with bacon, olives stuffed with blue cheese, pickle, and celery. Seasoned with horseradish, the drink was generous and... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant does not accept reservations and your group has to be complete before being seated. But once you're seated you're in for a nice treat. Waffles were amazing. Son had the bacon waffles and he loved them. Biscuits and gravy were good. Only thing is they don't use much seasoning on food, so be prepared to pour salt, specially... More 

Thank famtomerc
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love going to GETE! The atmosphere is quaint and easy. The meals are simple yet delicious. The service is attentive. It's become one of my standing places to go when I make it to the city!

Thank DGainer
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

The pancakes here are done right, and with homemade strawberry cream cheese. Very yummy. Prices, compared to NYC standards, are decent. Eggs were great, and so was the homemade biscuit. If you don't eat pork products, for one reason or another, they offer homemade turkey sausage patties, but I wouldn't recommend it. That was the only downside to my experience.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We ate here on a cold, rainy night so wanted comfort food and found it. Our waitress, Kate, was very pleasant, very professional and suggested meatloaf for my ompanion. I already knew I was having mac and cheese. To start, we had cornbread - hot and delicious with honey to drizzle over it. One order was more than enough for... More 

Thank abw6157
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Met a friend here just after flight in. Wow. Fabulous breakfast. And obviously everyone locally knows this...it is packed with locals.

Thank henderjenny

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 am
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 Columbus Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10024-3404
  • 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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