~ Serving American home cooking on the Upper West Side Since 1981 ~


Check out what people are saying about Good Enough to Eat!



“When we happen to find ourselves waking up in Central Park, we crawl over to Good Enough to Eat (483 Amersterdam Ave, 212-496-0163). Lonni loves the Beer-Battered Chicken Fingers ($12.50). Chaz craves their Vegetable Mountain ($14.95) served over brown rice with a ginger watercress sauce while Sweet Georgia goes for the Shrimp in a Chipoltle Cream Sauce ($19.50), served over pasta and vegetables. Make sure you ask for some of their delicious hot buns, and indulge in a slice of one of their decadent desserts. They even sell their own brand of underwear with the name of the restaurant printed on each pair, pointing you to the perfect after-dinner snack!”

-Next Magazine

Frommers NY


“For over 25 years the crowds have been lining up on weekends outside Good Enough to Eat to experience chef/owner Carrie Levin’s incredible breakfasts. As a result, lunch and dinner have been somewhat overlooked. Too bad, because these meals can be just as great as the breakfasts. The restaurant’s cow motif and farmhouse knickknacks imply hearty, home-cooked food, and that’s what’s done best here. Stick with the classics: meatloaf with gravy and mashed potatoes; turkey dinner with cranberry relish, gravy, and cornbread stuffing; macaroni and cheese; griddled corn bread; and the BBQ sandwich, roast chicken with barbecue sauce and homemade potato chips. And save room for the homemade desserts; though the selection is often overwhelming, I can never resist the coconut cake. This is food you loved as a kid, which is one reason why the kids will love it today. There are only 20 tables here, so expect a wait on weekends during the day or for dinner after six.”

-Frommers NY

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“After the ball drops and the party’s over, it’s likely you’ll awake to 2009 feeling the aftereffects of your revelry, in mind, body and wallet. Skip the white linen tablecloths and enjoy these New Year’s Day brunches, that are cheap, cheerful and sure to cure whatever ails you.

“Good Enough to Eat – Since opening in 1981, this Upper West Side eatery has been a favorite among neighborhood locals for its extensive menu and its homey atmosphere.

“Try pumpkin French toast made with the restaurant’s homemade pumpkin bread and topped with a cranberry and pear compote ($10.25), or opt for the apple pancake topped with apple-raisin compote, sour cream and cinnamon sugar ($10.25).

“Be warned: weekend brunch lines can be more than an hour.”

-Emily Ranager; AM New York

Reviewed on MrBreakfast.com


“Cool, relaxing joint”

-Eddy Chavey

Reviewed in USA Today


Featured in the January 25th, 2008 article by Kathy Baruffi, “Ten Great Places to Start Your Day Sunny Side Up”

-USA Today

520 Columbus Ave. (At 85th Street) New York, NY, 10024 ~ (212) 496 0163