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Cafe Sabarsky

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
German, Austrian, Cafe, Central European, European
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1048 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0111
+1 212-288-0665
09:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Wed 09:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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Washington, Ct
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192 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is well know to lovers of German/Austrian food and indeed it offers an atmosphere as well as good food. The Museum misinforms on line that the cafe is only open to high level of Museum members. No , if there are open tables , they will accommodate everyone -- patience required, sometimes a long standing in the line.... More 

Thank Przeglad
New York City, New York
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by another couple when we were dining in another local restaurant so we decided to try it. We were surprised by the relaxing atmosphere the evening that we visited. Live piano added to the ambience. The food and drink was excellent as was the service.

Thank Elizabeth H
Leverett, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Café Sabarsky is a charming café, with marvelous Viennese pastries and coffees/teas. It also offers breakfast, lunch and dinner items, many of them with an unusual Austrian twist. The atmosphere is beautiful, with wood-paneled walls, flowered velvet booths, marble table tops, period lighting, etc. Located in the same building as the Neue Gallery (with its signature piece, "The Woman in... More 

Thank Carolyn A
Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far my favorite cafe in the city. Old world Viennese charm tucked away in an elegant museum (the Neue Galerie, home of Klimt's famous "Woman in Gold"), the wood paneling and tall windows overlooking Central Park give it incomparable flair. An array of tempting pastries (try the chocolate hazelnut torte) and hot drinks await, just the ticket... More 

Thank PDXTraveler02
Brooklyn, New York
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by cafe after our visit to Neue galerie. Dinner was pricey and there's a wait line to be seated. The best was squash soup and hazelnut chocolate mouse cake (which we ended up sharing with expresso). Definitely will come back for desert whenever I'm in area.

Thank E S
Wichita, Kansas
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The menu is identical to the Cafe Fledermaus; they are located on different floors. Superb lunch and dinner menu. You won't be disappointed.

Thank 73Dwight
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Transported to turn of the century Viennese restaurant, overlooking Central Park. Smoked trout in crepes, followed by goulash with creamy spaetzel. Pricey, but this was an event as well as a meal.

Thank Regina B
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162 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

It's small and rather expensive, but the coffee, pastries and small assortment of Austrian cuisine are great complements to a visit to the Neue Galerie of German and Austrian Art. (Why else would you be there?)

Thank DJKTraveler
Houston, TX
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We read this cafe had the best hot chocolate in NYC so of course we had to try it. Boy, were we disappointed! The $8 hot chocolate tasted like Nestle's with real whipped cream on top. We also tried their desserts, which looked good but were dry. Will not be coming back.

Thank LiveToTravel1329
Melbourne, Australia
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117 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Cafe in the Neue Galerie serving a variety of Austrian inspired savoury and sweet dishes all done surprisingly well, as this sort of establishment is often really ordinary at best, horrible at worst. The Goulash Soup with good bread and quality butter had good depth of flavour and my schnitzel with potato-cucumber salad competently done. Didn't stay for desserts but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
German, Austrian, Cafe, Central European, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1048 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0111
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-288-0665

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