The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Friday, 14 September 2012

Pancakes @ Sarabeth's (Upper West Side), New York

During our final week in New York last month, I brought my son to the American Museum of Natural History - a fantastic place for kids and adults alike. The visit brought out the science geek in me, and the boy loved the dinosaur exhibits. We left the museum briefly to have lunch at Sarabeth's, which is located only a block away from the museum. There are several branches around NYC, and I'd read online that Sarabeth's is enormously popular for brunch on weekends at all locations and that there is usually a wait for a table. It was just as well that we went there on a weekday, and we were whisked to a table without having to wait (it was still a pretty full house).

The entrance to Sarabeth's, with a few outside tables for al-fresco dining:

Stepping into Sarabeth's was like stepping inside a large home with lots of tables and chairs. The atmosphere was relaxed and casual, and the staff were cheerful and friendly. The boy and I were sat near the back, but we were not neglected as our table was next to the hallway to the kitchen, and the cash register was nearby. We were given the Breakfast/Lunch Menu and a Kid's Menu, but I was keen for only one item that I'd read was good at Sarabeth's: Lemon and Ricotta Pancakes with fresh blackberries and strawberries. I ordered a plate for the boy and I to share, and it was plenty for our tummies.

Lemon & Ricotta Pancakes with fresh berries, maple syrup and whipped butter. These were the fluffiest pancakes I've ever had. It was simply divine with maple syrup drizzled over it:

I would love to bring hubby to Sarabeth's next time we're in NYC. For now, I'll have to keep dreaming about those fluffy lemon and ricotta pancakes.

Sarabeth's West
423 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10024
United States
(Upper West Side)
Tel. +1 212 496 6280

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