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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 (85th)
+1 212-579-3194
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service here is always excellent. But the prices are way above the norm for the menu choices.

Thank Kiawahpapa
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to go here as its reputation is a great place for brunch, with lines on the weekends. It was the only restaurant in the immediate area with all the outside tables fully occupied so that gave us hope. Still it wasn't over crowded and the staff did not look harassed. The menu has a few twists on... More 

Thank MrDarcyChihuahua
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in NYC for a couple of days and came here for breakfast after a quick google recommended it. The pancakes were insanely good, massive, fluffy and stuffed with yummy toppings. Coffee was continually re-filled and the service was very friendly, but not too much. We were so impressed we came for breakfast the next day too!

Thank AnnaLMoon68
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere, staff and food. Argh! Breakfast to die for. Came here on a whim because we were hungry and so glad we did. Set us up for the hours spent at the museum.

Thank Jodie C
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Had a great breakfast with our daughter. Ordered the French toast and 2 poached eggs which were great! Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Definitely go!

Thank Jim M

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
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
  • 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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