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Good Enough to Eat

483 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY, 10024
nr. 83rd St.
212-496-0163

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

78% would go back.

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good service average food

By ed_5403 on 1/19/2010

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Ate here several times, great egg's, average pancakes and french toast but nice that you get pure maple syrup. Service was quick and polite. Would recommend the Eggs every time.

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78 out of 150 people found this review helpful.

DELISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By danny2127 on 11/30/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

You won't regret your visit with amazing food, wonderful and warm staff and comfy staff. I can't wait to go back!! The bacon was decadent!

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75 out of 146 people found this review helpful.

It's Alright, I guess.

By laurenheath on 9/27/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went to Good Enough To Eat for a Saturday brunch after it was recommended by a friend. I read the reviews on this site before I went and kept them in mind as I soaked up the atmosphere and ordered my pumpkin french toast. A friend from out of town joined me there and the wait in line wasn't that long for 9:45A in the morning. I'd say about 10 minutes, tops. The wait staff was seasoned and honest. When asked about the pumpkin pancakes, the reply was an honest, "you can't really taste the pumpkin in them too much". And that held true for my french toast as well. I expected more in the way of flavor and overall tastiness, especially because it's not a cheap place to eat. But, it's not expensive either. So, my friend and I left with a sort of "Yeah, it's an alright place. Coffee was good."

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85 out of 179 people found this review helpful.

This place works miracles

By JimInQueens on 3/24/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

If you have a friend or loved one who's in the pissiest mood imaginable, bring that person to Good Enough to Eat. The food will make his or her mood do a complete 180-degree turnaround; it's just that good. Highly recommended: the meatloaf, the organic half chicken, and the vegetarian chili.

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75 out of 150 people found this review helpful.

I'll never go back

By NellsBells on 11/16/2005

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

After seeing such a huge line for this place on Saturdays and Sundays, I had to try it. I can't quite understand the draw. The place was super crowded and noisy. The brunch was just OK, definitely not worth the wait or the cost. Our waittress was bland as was the food.

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389 out of 758 people found this review helpful.

Good Enough to Eat... again, again & again

By nancytm on 7/28/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I loved this place! My husband loved it too. The biscuits & strawberry butter were to die for. The bacon was the best I've ever eaten. We enjoyed every minute and every bit of our breakfast. When I visit again in August I will be back with friends in tow...

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410 out of 789 people found this review helpful.

Worth the Wait

By collegereviewer on 4/8/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

As a college student, I tend to sleep through breakfast unless I have plans to go to this place. I love it and everyone that I have ever taken there agrees. It's one of the only places I've found in the city that actually knows how to make good grits, and the atmosphere is charming. The service is the only thing about it that isn't completely perfect, but that's just because they are understaffed; they are still very friendly. I even took my food-snob mother there and she bought the cookbook.

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276 out of 635 people found this review helpful.

Good, but not worth waiting in line

By colpo on 7/29/2004

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I live in the neighborhood, so I can pick and choose when I go. First, avoid breakfast on the weekend -- people line up for eggs like it's soylent green! The food's good, but it's not the only game in town. Omelets are well-prepped; hi-choice bacon, too. Good grits. Juice costs a fortune. Dinners are good here, too. Try the burger or Monday's fried chicken. Good specials. Desserts are excellent, homey and well-made cakes and pies. What's not to like? Well, besides flat-out not being able to go on the weekend, there's the service at times. A niciose salad was served without its dressing, then the server followed by bringing a greasy oil & vinegar set straight out of an Italian restaurant. Halfway through, I re-asked another server and got my salad-specific dressing. C'mon, FOCUS!!!

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