Sarabeth's will be closed until October 3rd. We will open promptly on Tue October 3rd at 8:00 am. See you then!

Sarabeth’s Reviewed by Key West The Newspaper

Who is this man and why is he always smiling? For those of us who walk down Simonton Street on a daily basis the answer is easy: he’s David Case from Sarabeth’s Restaurant and he’s got lots to smile about. David had been with Sarabeth’s (a well –known New York City restaurant) for 20 years before he was able to take Sarabeth’s to one of his favorite cities, Key West. In essence, he’s merged two things he loves to create a restaurant that makes you feel as though you’ve walked into your nana’s kitchen (albeit a very stylish and fashionable kitchen) with all the wonderful smells that remind you of what I like to call “classics with an edge”. Yes, you’ll find macaroni and cheese on the menu; but it’s made with roasted poblano peppers and three different kinds of cheeses and it’s the best you’ve ever had. Last week, I spent a leisurely lunch hour on Sarabeth’s shady outdoor terrace and had a chance to talk with David. From the splendid simplicity of Sarabeth’s food to the cheery atmosphere, to the friendly wait staff, it’s obvious that David loves what he’s doing and where he is. David opened the restaurant last July and when asked how the business weathered the record breaking hurricane season, he replied, “People, local people, took care of us and we don’t forget it.” In a summer of mandatory tourist evacuations, the Key West locals were the first to fall in love with Sarabeth’s. Eating at Sarabeth’s is like a trip to the supermarket; you always run into someone you know. I’ve had more...

This is a neighborhood restaurant, It’s accessible and uncomplicated.

Reviewed by Key Wester Magazine by Mandy Bolen David Case wants his restaurant to be the dining room for an entire neighborhood. And judging from the friendly waves between tables and impromptu dinner parties that erupt in the intimate courtyard of Sarabeth’s restaurant, Case is getting exactly what he wants. The restaurant just opened in July but has already become a comfortable neighborhood fixture at the corner of Simonton and Southard streets. “We don’t try to be what we’re not,” said Case, happily meandering from table to table. “We do what we do, and, I believe, we do it very well.” Case has been doing what he does for more than 20 years. He opened the Key West restaurant with long-time business partner Sarabeth Levine, who owns award-winning restaurants in New York City. “I found this spot in Key West, and had her check it out,” Case said. “She loved the feeling of this corner, and loved that the property was once a synagogue as well as a wellness center.” The 19 th century yellow and teal building stands sentinel on the busy corner as it has for more than century. Despite its imposing silhouette, the property is as warm and inviting as its host. “This is a neighborhood restaurant,” Case said. “It’s accessible and uncomplicated.” The menu features updated classic American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And in classic Key West style, Case realizes that breakfast doesn’t always have to end at 11 a.m. His lunch menu also includes some favorite breakfast items, including the popular Goldilox scrambled eggs with silky chunks of cream cheese and salmon....