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

Thinking Back On Good Enough To Eat Times

So exciting times ahead for Good Enough To Eat and as we pack up the restaurant to mooove to 520 Columbus we fondly remember so many wonderful things.

Michele, our pastry chef and the woman behind our famous cakes & cookies, shares with us her memories of our old home. LAST SUPPER

” Hi,

I think of Good Enough To Eat as a small town community in one of the biggest cities in the world. Between patrons and staff, we have experienced the full circle of life.

People break bread together and make friends, some fall in love, some get married and have their wedding receptions and some have babies. One woman in particular went into labor and her water broke right by the window table – Adriana was adopted and baptized in this small space! Some people have moved away and some friends have sadly have passed away.

Under this roof we have survived droughts, floods, bailing water, 911 calls, and hurricane Sandy. But, as the skies clear (or not!) everyone picks themselves up and comes to work, or gets in line for the restaurant, to be all together one more time. This is exactly what we will do in our new spot, because that’s how we roll! “

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Harry and Carol Weiner June 29, 2013 at 2:13 pm

What we love about Good Enough to Eat is the warm environment, a refuge from the stresses of the City..and to be surrounded by fellow patrons thoroughly enjoying the great food adds to the pleasure or vibe. The staff is genuinely friendly, kind, and attentive..

We felt bittersweet having our final meal at the old location, a bit apprehensive that the new location might not match this local treasure. But we visited the new venue for breakfast last Friday and found a beautiful restaurant, more airy, better acoustics, and the same great food! Thank You for not compromising your vision, selling out, or going corporate!

Harry and Carol
Gramercy Park


avatar gete June 29, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Thank you so much for the kind words Harry and Carol! We’ve all been working very hard to make sure that nothing has been lost during the transition and it’s great to hear that we are succeeding. Hope to see you again soon :)


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