My love for Sarabeth’s is no secret; in fact, it’s almost an obsession. I’ve been to the Central Park South and Tribeca locations (still have to cross off Park Avenue South, the Upper East Side and Upper West Side), so I was thrilled when I found out there was a Sarabeth’s in Key West. In fact, my mom and I kind of planned the spring break trip around it.
That being said, I will now delve into the finale of the three-part Key West dining reviews extravaganza. On the last morning in Key West, we all went to Sarabeth’s (which was pretty near our hotel) and ate outside, despite my horrific mosquito experience and the heat. One thing I will note is that this Sarabeth’s has no espresso. Yes, you read that correctly. None. You tell me what kind of well-known, respectable restaurant doesn’t provide espresso. Naturally, the barista in me was outraged. I had to settle for hot coffee, which was pretty decent.
From my dining experiences so far, I’d rank the Sarabeth’s in the following order: 1) Central Park South, 2) Tribeca, 3) Key West. This is all in terms of the quality of cuisine and service.
Location: 530 Simonton St (The Keys)
Time: 9:30 am on a Wednesday
Order: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Review: To be 100% honest, I was underwhelmed by these pancakes. I expected delicious, life-changing pancakes (like I have had at the Central Park location) because Sarabeth’s is one of the ultimate restaurants in my opinion. Independently speaking, the pancakes were pretty decent and were accompanied by fresh strawberries and a flavorful organic maple syrup. I’m not a huge wheatberry fan so I can’t vouch for their quality. I don’t foresee myself going back to Sarabeth’s Key West in the future, but if I were to, I’d order something else.