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Good Enough to Eat

520 Columbus Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10024-3404
+1 212-496-0163
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (90 reviews)
“pancakes” (99 reviews)
“blt” (19 reviews)
Closed Now
09:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
520 Columbus Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10024-3404
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Reviewed today

Not sure it's worth waiting in the long queue to get in but it was a taste breakfast and had good atmosphere and service

Thank onmytravels23
Reviewed today via mobile

I lived on the upper west side about 12 years ago an used to go to good enough to eat when I wanted a good breakfast. I definitely wanted to stop by when I was visiting. Well they did not disappoint. I had a great...More

Thank reneea251
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here hoping it lived up to the hype but unfortunately we were met with staff who seemed to find customers an irritant and food that was average at best and not well presented. Pretty gutted as we had taken a 30 min taxi...More

Thank amiek939
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch and got a couple excellent sandwiches and very good piece of pie. The service was outstanding. Our waitress was expecially kind and attentive.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant for its proximity to Central Park. It is small, but we did not need to wait long for a table. (Later in the week we returned to eat again, but the wait was 45 minutes). They had excellent coffee, but didn’t...More

Thank LBReed68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are no fashionistas here. A real Upper West Side kind of place. Very casual, very friendly, very mixed clientele. The food is simple, homey, and good. Portions are big and prices are reasonable. We were here for lunch and had BLT's, which were great...except...More

Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We went there for brunch as the restaurant is located near central park. Excellent pancakes, friendly staff, and nice atmosphere.

Thank AzzurraC80
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Large menu with enough selections for everyone. Cinnamon fresh toast was delish and real maple syrup on the table. Pancakes were light and airy. Coffee was refilled without having to ask.

Thank _bsnyder2914
Reviewed 12 September 2018

this menu is so full of wonderful eats, it was hard to choose. I would have liked to find it earlier in my visit to try more options

Thank kj390
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Food was delicious, especially the fresh blueberry pancakes. However for the full eggs,bacon, sausage dish plus pancakes (the Lumberjack, i think it is called). all the food got piled onto to each other which is MOST unappetizing. Small tables and very uncomfortable chairs (plus a...More

Thank Rheinland-Cleveland
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-496-0163
  • E-mail
Today, visitors from all over the world—English, German, French, Japanese—still come to Good Enough to Eat to enjoy classic American food. They sit side by side with Upper West Side “regulars,” enjoying wholesome, mouth-watering (and ample) plates such as Macaroni and Cheese, Lemon Parmesan Chicken, Pecan Trout, Caesar Salad, Sweet Potato Fries, the now legendary Meatloaf and Turkey Dinners, and Peach Pie with homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. The appetite for wholesome, authentic, traditional American food only seems to be growing – both here and in cultures across the globe. And we at The Restaurant Group still carry out Carrie Levin’s mission to satisfy that hunger at Good Enough to Eat.
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