Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Interesting, Intelligent

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Get the inside scoop on Sardi’s, the epicenter of Broadway life since 1921. Explore the place where famous shows started, classic movies were filmed, and iconic caricatures were drawn.

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Since 1921, Broadway legends have come to Sardi’s Restaurant to open shows, make deals, and get their caricatures drawn for the wall of fame. No wonder movies and TV shows like “Glee” and “The Muppets Take Manhattan” filmed here when they needed authentic theater flair. In the Sardi’s Tour, you get a backstage look at the restaurant, covering everything from the deals that were closed at the bar to the caricatures that were stolen by rabid fans. All tours are led by a longtime Sardi’s staffer, which means your guide will have a few eyewitness stories that you won’t hear anywhere else.


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90
Entertaining

See it if You love history, old Broadway, or iconic NYC restaurants.

Don't see it if You expect to be educated on the entire history of Sardi's.

Also The tour is comprehensive, but focuses on the stories that have happen... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Must see, Entertaining

See it if you love listening to stories about celebrities.

Don't see it if you are more interested in shows than the people who act in them.

100
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You are a Broadway Fan

Don't see it if You are not interested in Broadway history

89
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Very pleasant guide and very pleasant people on the tour

See it if You love Broadway you’re interested in portraits of Broadway stars you’re interested in inside information about Patrons and the resturant.

Don't see it if You have no interest in Broadway, the restaurant, inside stories about Broadway actors produces ect. If you can’t stand or walk for an hour

Also The shows score host and Sardi’s Shaun the maître d’ were both very pl... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You have prior knowledge of or enjoy trivia about Broadway actors, directors and producers

Don't see it if You have no interest in trivia regarding Broadway actors, directors and producers.

88
Thought-provoking, Must see, Unfettered access to hundreds of portraits/charicatures -photo-op heaven!!, Great untold stories of early broadway & where today's stars began!

See it if IF you are a fan of the many stars that Broadway has created, then be sure your cam/phone batteries are fully charged so you can take pics!!

Don't see it if Skip if you mainly interested in newer stars of which there were only a few portraits from stars of recent hits in Shubert theaters only??

85
Delightful, Relevant, Entertaining, Informative, For the theater buff

See it if You want to visit and learn about iconic Broadway restaurant featured in movies and books. Tour included four floors of the building.

Don't see it if You don't want to walk or stand for one hour. You are not interested in Broadway anecdotes and history.

79
Interesting, Good for the theater history buff

See it if ...to learn about the history of Sardi's. You get to see all the floors of the building which you normally would not if you just ate there.

Don't see it if You are not interested in the history of Sardi's or Broadway/NYC history.

Also I enjoyed the tour. The guide, who has been a waiter and maitre d' at ... Read more Read less

85
Fun, Informative, Fascinating, Thoroughly entertaining, A must-see for theatre buffs!

See it if You love hearing about theatre/restaurant history & insider tales of people in the industry. This tour is a treat.

Don't see it if Not interested in famous places or a closeup view of areas not open to the public. A fair amt of stairs and standing.

Also Our tour guide was Sean Ricketts, the great-grandson of Vincent Sardi.... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in the behind the scenes story of the most famous theatre centered restaurant on the Great White Way !

Don't see it if You have no interest in the hey day of Broadway theatre or the many stories that comprise its lore. U R unfamiliar with B’way celebs .

Also Tourguide was Sean who is a member of the Sardi’s family so his person... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you are fascinated with intimate, personal, behind scenes history of the developing Broadway family and experience during the last century.

Don't see it if you want to see only the portions of Sardi's not available to the general public or have no interest in family owned restaurant business.

75
Disappointing

See it if You have never been in Sardi's before & want to be abe to walk around and look at your favorite actor's pictures, hear a few amusing stories

Don't see it if You want to learn any thing artistic. Presentation did not appear to be structured, just could have been better.

98
Absorbing, Relevant

See it if Want to find out more about the Sardi's caricatures, what the restaurant is like, learn the history. Tour guide is fun & loves questions!

Don't see it if Can't think of a reason

88
Must see, Entertaining, Priceless information

See it if You like history of NYC Broadway stars and theater. Details about how Sardi’s caricature tradition started and who is chosen.

Don't see it if You do not care about theater or NYC history. You expect to see the kitchen.

Also Our tour guide was the charming grandson of the founder Mr. Sardi. It ... Read more Read less

90
Sardi's a party

See it if Host with the most. Great details. Photos and stories will awaken a score of memories. It's jammed wall to wall, and every inch is savored.

Don't see it if You hate to walk.

85
Funny, Entertaining, Fun, Well organized, Great story telling

See it if you would enjoy an hour with a charming host who tells stories about famous people and answers your questions with wit and grace.

Don't see it if you have problems standing or walking for ten minutes at a time.

85
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You love the history of all the portraits and caricatures inside Sardis. It was a wonderful tour with great commentary from our tour guide.

Don't see it if If you have no interest in finding out about all the history in the portraits and caricatures in Sardis.

88
Delightful, Quirky, Fun, Fluffy, Too short

See it if you've never been to Sardi's or you have and you want to hear the stories about the people on the wall and their visits to Sardi's

Don't see it if you have never seen a Broadway show.

86
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you are interested in Broadway history and one of its favorite celebrity watering holes.

Don't see it if Broadway celebrities don't interest you or you have trouble standing for an hours.

Also Ivan is a charming, informative host.

95
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if Any one who is interested in some of the personalities behind the performances will love this.

Don't see it if If you want all your actors images to stay on the stage or the screen

100
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Ivan, the Maitre'd gives the backstory on this famously historic eatery. Toured 4 floors and was regaled with anecdotes abiut stars

Don't see it if Just take this awesome adventure into history

Also Fascinating tour of 4 floors loaded with history of Sardi's and artist... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You have always wanted to know about the Sardi caricatures, love Broadway, want to know trivia about drawings & celebs,

Don't see it if You can not stand for 1 hour.

Also Really enjoyed the tour. So much background information on the celebs.... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you want to hear the insisde scoop about celebs and Sardi's portraits. Loved getting to see everything up close. Great tour guide!

Don't see it if You aren't interested in Broadway history or if you aren't prepared to be on your feet for an hour

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you are a fan of Broadway and celebrity history. It I fun to get to really walk around and look at the drawings!

Don't see it if you are not big into history or stars. It focuses on the history of Sardi's and lots of stories about the stars that frequent the restaurant

85
Delightful

See it if You love New York theater history. This restaurant is the stuff of legends, right up there with the Algonquin Round Table.

Don't see it if If theater history doesn’t matter to you; you live in the here and now.

Also Our guide was a Sardi’s waiter; a relative newbie who’d ‘only’ worked ... Read more Read less