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Isabella's - CLOSED

359 Columbus Ave, at 77th Street, New York City, NY 10024-5103
+1 212-724-2100
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (99 reviews)
“salad” (41 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Mediterranean
359 Columbus Ave, at 77th Street, New York City, NY 10024-5103
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Very good food and good service. We hosted a birthday dinner and they went out of their way to make it extra special. We all ordered different food/drinks and everything was delicious. We were seated on time and never rushed even though we stayed quite...More

Thank CityGal48
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Dining in the upper west side can be pricey. Friends who live locally recommended this place and yes it is possible to find delicious reasonably priced cuisine in the upper west side. I enjoyed a refreshing cocktail at the bar and we dined inside, although...More

Thank Gershwin12
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This place is delicious and good for groups a good restaurant that is American/Italian and has something for everyone. Our waitress was super friendly and helpful with our ordering. The restaurant was a little dark, in my opinion but I think that was the atmosphere...More

Thank fithy07
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The restaurant had nice ambiance and waitstaff although it does follow the NYC tradition of seating couples close together. As a result of this seating arrangement, we were forced to overhear a couple's first date after meeting online. Awkward seating. I ordered the Grilled Branzino...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 24 April 2017

There is something innately friendly and welcoming about Isabella's... we have been trying to figure it out for several years. We come here when we visit NY, even with all the other excellent restaurant options and even with teenagers. The wait staff is very engaged...More

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Just came here after doing AMNH visit. Great food and friendly good humoured wait staff. Definetly returning here and recommending to friends. Mike Hill Perth Western Australia

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Great place and food. Excellent service too!! Abundant children menu. I had Eggs Benedict with Filet Mignon, and it was all delicious. One of our favorites in NYC, we will go again next time.

Thank Julio D
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We had here lunch after visited the natural history museum. It's 100 m from the museum and has very good food and environment. Has kids menu

Thank Niv L
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We were just walking by here and decided it looked good so we went in. The menu was pretty small but the food was very good. I had the waffle which was delicious. We were in and out pretty fast too.

Thank Joey J
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

A great spot for a delightful breakfast. Located just across from the park and the Natural History Museum, it's a super convenient upper west side stop. Great drinks and food and fast, attentive service. We had the Easter lamb crostini special, filet benedict, crab cake...More

Thank Mike C
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,
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 359 Columbus Ave, at 77th Street, New York City, NY 10024-5103
    (77th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-724-2100
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!
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