Good Enough to Eat

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155 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Good Enough to Eat has served American home cooking in the Upper West Side since 1981. Visitors from all over the world come to Good Enough to Eat to enjoy classic American food. They sit side by side with Upper West Side “regulars". The appetite for wholesome, authentic, traditional American food only seems to be growing.

Please note we only take reservations for dinner,if you are hankering for breakfast, brunch, or lunch, please feel free to stop by.
What 155 People Are Saying
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MarkJ
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very good food near the museum of natural history. Service and ambience leave a lot to be desired. The restaurant was not busy when we were there and the welcome was impersonal and cold. Entrées were delicious and desserts not worth it. Good food and good value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great comfort food experience for a family of 4.

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vipTerry
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really great food, a fun atmosphere and staff that aimed to please!
We are new to the neighborhood and this was a great choice!

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vipDarryl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Dinner was ok , this place is known for spectacular brunch!!

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Toledo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Simply was good enough.
I walked out no happier than I did walking in

CS
ChristopherS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in all of Manhattan. Definitely my top choice in UWS. Always excellent food. Great service.

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vipnimrod
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I've never understood the long lines for brunch at Good Enough nor the fact that's it's become such a neighborhood staple. My husband and I had brunch there twice--the first had not been good but we thought we must have hit it on a bad Sunday afternoon so we gave it a second chance (this time the food was even worse). Well, we thought, maybe we should try it for dinner when the menu is a little more interesting. I had the turkey dinner; my husband had a fish dish. The turkey was bland, the accompanying kale was rigid; the dressing dry and the cranberries not bad. The place looks great and has a nice decor; the staff was very pleasant. The prices were definitely right. Unfortunately, ambiance, reasonable prices and an accommodating staff just aren't enough to warrant another trip.

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DarrellG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great stop for dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Next door would have been better and seemed more energetic

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vipjvansch
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We got to Good Enough to Eat quite often. Sometimes we need good home cooking, the kind we grew up with, and GETE doesn't disappoint. Their breakfast and brunch are delicious, but they really shine at dinner, with the best fried chicken, meatloaf, mac and cheese - really all their dishes are delicious and nurturing, like Mom's cooking. Their pies and cakes are also homemade and wonderful.

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SamR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Authentic American comfort food, huge portions and friendly welcoming staff.

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emmaw
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Enough but not good enough to eat not good at all salad bad no dressing. Onion rings and fried chicken not good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Poorly cooked food unfortunately.

EB
vipEBNY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The food came after fiftyfive minutes and only after asking about it three times.

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DarrenC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food took a long time to come out. Other than that, everything was great.

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mlee
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Actually had lunch instead of doing the dinner reservation but still had a great meal and overall a very positive experience along with my family.

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal in a great place. Authentic American experience

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vipnycgirl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was AWFUL. The table was disgusting, we watched them wipe the extra food on the table off onto the booth where we were to be seated. We went at 7PM for the Passover menu and by 7:15PM they had ran out of everything on the Passover menu. They did not apologize and they did not know what to do. They were just as confused as we were. They did not do anything to make up for it, charged us for our cocktails.

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RebekkahB
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

we arrived at 730 for our dinner reservation and ALL specialty food items were 86d! we chose GETE for the Pesach menu and were very disappointed when we could not have it. and at that point was too late to get a res elsewhere. so sad.

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vipElaineS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Noisy, disorganized and poor service. The servers were overwhelmed because understaffed. The music added to the cacaphony, which made conversation difficult. We sat for 20 minutes when finally requested a bread basket.

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vipJudy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Is the name of this restaurant supposed to be ironic? Nothing was good enough to eat. Whole place is run down including the kitchen. Never again.

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Peggyk
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It is a good place to go on a weekday night -- quiet, which I like a lot. My meal was good -- not great but perfectly OK and I'd go back because there are not that many places where you can really have a conversation and eat decent food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Lovely staff and love the ambiance as well!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was not good at all for dinner. Salad and guacamole were very forgettable. The meatballs were good. The wine list is ... below par. Maybe this place is a better breakfast/ brunch option? There’s always on line on the weekends. I’ll def try it again ... fingers crossed.

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vipjellen
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The weekend prime ribs special was tough, tasteless and fatty. The strip steak was tender, but without flavor. The meat in the Quesadilla was tough. The best meal was the fried chicken which was both tender and tasty.

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vipNYDiner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were there at 6:15 on a friday night. Place was empty. We waited over 45 mins for our food (a sandwich and chicken fingers). Waitress told us they take call intake out orders first before customers who are physically in the restaurant!

JD
vipJohnD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal. The staff here is amazing! I work with children w/ Autism and the girl I brought can be quite loud at times. The wait staff and owners could not have been accommodating and friendly. Highly recommend to anyone. The food is great!!

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PriscillaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff was very accomadating and sweet. They made my young boys laugh and feel comfortable. We loved the onion rings. Everything we had tasted fresh and homemade.

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SuzanneB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The service took too long on a very unbusy night. My entree salad never arrived. The soup was cold although tasty. My beef stew entree was more of a carb fest - there were potatoes in the stew, potatoes in the mixed veg, and a side of mashed potatoes. The stew itself was rather grisly and the gravy was lackluster.

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LaurenH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Made a reservation and had some subway trouble but I called and they were able to accommodate me even though I was late. Really nice people working there. Very cute place. Food is very good. Casual and quaint. Def would go back.

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vipLisettear
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

What I remember is the strawberry butter. But in the evening, Good enough to eat is serving non-breakfast items. It was tasty and the services was good considering that the we came with a ton of people at the same time. The manager did warn us that our food might take longer than normal, which we appreciated. It's rare that someone offers that information. Overall the food was good enough to eat. We will go back, but this time looking for that butter.

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EmmaR
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quirky, friendly place to eat. Great menu, lovely home cooked food. Definitely worth a visit.

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vipYumola
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Enough to Eat never disappoints! I read a review on Open Table recently that said the writer didn't like the food or service there. WHAT ALTERNATE REALITY RESTAURANT WAS THAT PERSON DINING AT? Let me repeat. Good Enough to Eat NEVER DISAPPOINTS!

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lsd524
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never really on Upper West Side and wanted a simple delicious dinner with my dad. Friends from the neighborhood told me about Good Enough to Eat so I made a reservation...the food was so delicious. Comfort food done perfectly without being too heavy. I loved it and so did my dad. I have already told friends to eat there when they’re uptown!

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Snowbird
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was excited to try this place after seeing continuous lines out the door for both breakfast and lunch. We opted for dinner and they are reservation only for dinner. The place was dead for dinner. We went on a Saturday and their Friday -Saturday special is always prime rib. They were out (wonder how many times that’s happened before).

Food was not worth the price and my dinner was dry and tasteless. My fiancée had an even harder time ordering considering he wanted the special and the kids meal is NOT worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were in a raining day before museum day.
Food is really nice and the service really good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant advertised as having a vegan section of the menu which it did not. The food was sub par and the service was not good we arrived at 7 and didn’t get our order until after 8. I won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday dinner for myself & 5 close friends. We were seated in the separate area and enjoyed the DE LICIOUS Food. Each person was very satisfied. My chocolate cake was wonderful. The service was excellent. Will return again!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant really went down hill. The service was terribly slow. The food was not great and there were flies everywhere.

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vipDanielsmom
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was inedible,. It used to be a different place, but that was years ago.
A depressing experience altogether.

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Good Enough to Eat offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 579-3194.

Good Enough to Eat is rated 4.2 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

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