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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (78 reviews)
“bacon waffles” (12 reviews)
“blt” (16 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:30All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
520 Columbus Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10024-3404
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmoshpere. Good food and prices reasonable as you get lots on your plates. The omelette is delicious. Clean restrooms. One slightly minor point is that we sat at our table for at least 10 miuntes.We were ignored as there were no servers.

Thank Maria P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband mostly visit this place 2 or 3 time a month and it never fails to satisfy us! We even bring our friends whenever there are in town and they loved it! Lumer jack is so filling as well as there biscuits...More

Thank vtrinidad07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even at 11 am on a weekday there was a line-up, but it moves quickly. Food was excellent. Large portions. Bacon is hand cut on site so it's thicker than usual and delicious. Home-made biscuits with strawberry butter is a lovely touch. Coffee was great....More

Thank Eileen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good breakfast food and maybe even better for dinner. The seating isn't that comfortable but all over a superb breakfast place. Be aware enormous queues over the weekend.

Thank George E
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went there with my boyfriend for the "real deal", the US breakfast. They have all the traditional dishes but with a gourmet, fancy touch that makes it special and unique. I had banana walnut pancakes: besides the organic maple they served strawberry butter. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! They...More

Thank Susana V
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Visited here with family, they live in the neighborhood and recommended. A very cute charming restaurant and played great alternative mix of music. The food was very good. I would say the average price is between $12-$18. I would come here again.

Thank Jessica N
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Approximately May 30th I ate DINNER here and asked the waitress, "Which one of the breakfast items gets the most enthusiastic reaction after the people have tried it"? She said it was the Megas. I had it then and found it to be great. On...More

Thank Harvey M
Reviewed 3 July 2017

How can I best describe this property---neat ! The staff was very friendly and efficient. The menu has something for everyone. We were there early afternoon and were able to order from the breakfast menu. The portions were above average and all items ordered were...More

Thank Bobby F
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Not sure why the place was packed. Food is fine. A bit better than average diner food. Good pancakes with strawberry butter. Bacon was tasty and thick cut. Bacon-waffles were okay. Dessert looked good, but I didn't try any. There are crayons and a kids...More

Thank TravelDeer
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Such a lovely and friendly place with great personality. The menue has something for everyone. They have fantastic desserts but we were to full because the food was so good.

Thank Ankan44
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, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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