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“Good place for brunch on the UWS”
Review of Isabella's - CLOSED

Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Cross street: 77th Street
Transit: A, B, C & D trains to 80th Street/Central Park West, and 1 train to 79th Street. M10 bus on Columbus Ave and 77th Street.
Description: A faithful neighborhood favorite, Isabella’s has been an Upper West Side institution for over two decades, a hit with locals and celebrities alike. Isabella’s defines Upper West Side dining with reliable market-fresh offerings for the Mediterranean palate. From birthdays to celebratory brunches, many a memories have been made at Isabella’s and continue unfolding at this “oasis for an unrushed, delicious meal,” according to Zagat. When the weather’s pleasant, grab a sidewalk seat in the café for a classic New York Brunch filled with people-watching, benedicts and Bloody Marys. Indulge your sweet tooth in a Chocolate Bag, a dessert staple that’s been on the menu since opening day!
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Good place for brunch on the UWS”
Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

So near the Museum of Natural History, it makes for a perfect brunch pairing. Food is good. Portions are reasonable, and prices are good for the Upper West Side. We had a marvelous brunch and thoroughly enjoyed the service. Recommended.

Thank Sanfranciscotown
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Davenport, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good Lunch - Crowded”
Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

Two of us split a hamburger and a chopped salad. Both were very good. Nice atmosphere, but a little crowded. Very reasonably priced.

Thank Wrightway4010
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Dallas, Tx
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great late lunch”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Excellent neighborhood joint. Seemed like most of the patrons were locals. Evidently is a celebrity spot as well, for the likes of Katy Couric, Bono and Debra Messing. Very good food with enormous portion sizes. A very efficient, but personable wait staff. If you visit on the weekends there is a small flea market directly across the street.

Visited September 2012
Thank goodtwogo
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
320 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2012

I used to love Isabella's but the noise level and the prices went up and the portion sizes went down.The last straw was the hair in my food. Farewell, isabella.

Visited October 2011
Thank Janet D
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Shrub Oak, New York
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good Location”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Great food, good service and a great location to Lincoln Center and Central Park. Would go back anytime.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Marie C
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