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New York | 1h 0m | Open run

The Sardi's Tour

From 84 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Interesting, Intelligent

About the show

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. More…

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.

1h 0m | Open run | Sardi's (Midtown W)

Must see, Great fun!, Educational

See it if you would enjoy learning about the history of this great restaurant and see amazing caricatures of celebrities current & past.

Don't see it if you can't stand for an hour (I'm sure you could sit somewhere, but you would miss a lot)

Entertaining, Informative, Glamorous, Friendly, Relaxed

See it if you like the world that surrounds theater, the history of places like this fabled restaurant and its portraits, talking to an in-house host.

Don't see it if you have no interest in the lives of theater people past, or of theater people present when they're off the stage.

Enjpyable, interesting

See it if great opportunity to see all the floors

Don't see it if n/a

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You are a Broadway Fan

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

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

Funny, Epic, Intelligent, Profound, Entertaining

See it if Feel like I'm a celebrity walking into Sardi's , let alone eating/drinking. The classic ambience, friendly atmosphere & energy is unmatched

Don't see it if you don't like good food, drinks and people. Go hide in a cave ;)

Satisfying, Welcoming, Thorough, Hospitable

See it if You've always been curious about this landmark restaurant, especially the stories behind the caricatures. Ivan had us eating out of his hand

Don't see it if If you don't care about this significant piece of theatrical history in New York.

Also Ivan answered every question and told behind-the-scenes stories that w... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Relevant, Informative

See it if You are a fan of Broadway and its history.

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

Also Our guide was very knowledgable and obviously has great respect for Sa... Read more Read less

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

Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if If you are interested in theater and movies, tour is terrific. The stories behind the restaurant and the characters are very entertaining.

Don't see it if The number of characters is overwhelming. Can only select a few with info on them. Interesting to a theater and movie buff.

Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Entertaining, Fun, Informative

See it if You know literally anything about the history of Broadway. Your tour guide can fill in gaps & tell you stories you never would have imagined

Don't see it if You have a short attention span, know literally nothing about Broadway, don't care to know anything about Broadway

Also This is a wonderful tour to take your parents on or a wonderful date!

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.

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

Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Like learning the history of how Sardi's came to be and the people and stars that made it what it is today. Also, great to dine there.

Don't see it if You only care about eating at Sardi's and the history of its creation doesn't matter to you.

Also The tour guide was warm and friendly. Engaging and knowledgeable.

Interesting, Fun, Inside look at a broadway landmark

See it if You want to learn more about the history of this Broadway landmark and see all the famous (and not as famous) caricatures.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in Broadway history

Also It was fun and exciting to walk through the empty restaurant and see t... Read more Read less

Delightful, Interesting, Broadway history

See it if If you like Broadway history

Don't see it if If don't like history or tours

Also Our tour guide was so knowledgeable. It was really cool to see and the... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Dizzying, Quirky, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if Go if you've ever wanted a guided tour to where the best caricatures are at a time when you can get close enough to see them.

Don't see it if If the caricatures are of no interest, don't go.

Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if The waiter who took us on the tour had many personal tales to tell about the famous people on the wall. He made the tour very personal

Don't see it if If you are not into the history of Broadway

Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if You would enjoy hearing about Broadway legends presented by a member of the Sardi family

Don't see it if You're not interested in past and present Broadway legends

Friendly, anecdote-filled, theater history

See it if Stories about theater people & history interest you - tour is led by dapper, amiable 4th generation Sardi who welcomes any question

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in theater and NY history, or a close up look of those famed caricatures


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

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.

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.

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

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.

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Direct from the Box Office

Typical fees: $8 - $15 per ticket. Can usually choose your own seats. You can save on fees by buying at the physical box office.