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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
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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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Vilnius, Lithuania
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came here to try out a usual american breakfast, we got just that. The food is not very tasty but that's what you get for a cheaper meal.

Thank Kasparas P
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this place for brunch for the first time this weekend. Had high hopes based on the line and some online reviews. Server was lovely, restaurant in general is cute but very slow to turn tables (hence the wait?) and waiting in line for half an hour in the height of summer was probably not the best time to try... More 

Thank adugan1
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spoiled for choice for breakfast but could not go past the bacon waffles - amazing!! Best bacon waffles I have ever eaten - crispy with small bacon pieces cooked in, little bowl of fruit on the side. Great iced latte as well - perfect for summer! My husband had the pancakes and they were light and fluffy. Funky decor and... More 

Thank Melissa S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met a friend for breakfast here. Lots of great choices, friendly wait staff. The coffee is very good. I had some poached eggs with toast (onion dill) and was able to sub sliced tomato for the meat. My friend had an omelette - it looked a bit skimpy to me but she liked it. I don't live in NYC but... More 

Thank RandiFayeC
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came on a Sunday and the place was packed. Luckily we could sit at the bar. I had the Peach French Toast and my husband had pancakes. The french toast and bacon were incredible. Thick cut bacon and sweet peaches cooked inside the french toast. The pancakes were just okay, nothing special about them. The service wasn't the best.... More 

Thank Samantha B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Cozy place with good service, nice coffee and huge portions. It's not a large place, so either go early, or make a reservation ahead. Tried the bacon waffle. Can recommend it.

Thank Patrick R
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Good Enough to Eat has a decent menu with lots of variety but the service is the worst I have experienced in New York and it's not worth wasting your time. There are a plethora of fabulous dining options within crawling distance with great menus and much friendlier service. I ate lunch here recently and was appalled by the service.... More 

Thank Mon_Petit14
Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

My husband, 6 year old son and I went there for breakfast. It was delicious. Loved that it had real maple syrup! The strawberry butter was fantastic. The bacon was the thickest I have ever had. I only wish they had a kids menu for breakfast. Service was great too!

Thank 420lovetotravel
Kent, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

It was a quiet mid week morning and we were quickly seated by a server that never returned. Eventually caught the eye of another and ordered pancakes and strawberry butter of which arrives in a very small paper thimble cup. It was just ok , as were the milkshakes.

Thank Dexter555
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Took my Mom here for her birthday lunch. We loved the cozy atmosphere and outdoor seating. The service was fast and friendly and our food was delicious. Prices were in line with similar places in NYC. I will definitely be back!

Thank wthompson96

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
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?

Staying in Upper West Side

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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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