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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 - 18:00
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Mon - Wed 09:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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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 yesterday NEW 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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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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157 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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114 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank ted m
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked inside the Neue Gallerie, Cafe Sabarsky is one of my favorite restaurants in New York. The staff is very friendly and was willing to explain what some of the more authentic German and Austrian dishes were. I ordered both dinner and dessert and was extremely pleased with both, especially the dessert. The atmosphere was upscale yet comfortable, and the... More 

Thank mjsheridan130
New York City, New York
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After my experience at Studio Cafe at the Whitney Museum, I was very skeptical of Sabarsky. But I am a sweetaholic and having just glanced over their cake selection I was easily persuaded. In New York you can find many things, but good goulash soup and decent bread are very difficult to find (except for Orwashers and Kayser). Well, I... More 

Thank AnfiskaC
New Braunfels, Texas
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waiter forgot to submit our order even though he knew we had reservations and tickets for the Neue Galerie. We left without eating and did not return even though he offered a complimentary dessert with our meal after we had visited the exhibit. The restaurant was lovely and we enjoyed our water. I may return when I am not on... More 

Thank LaVerne J
Houston, Texas
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The line was long, for both the museum and the cafe although there is a separate line for the cafe. The hostess and wait staff were really friendly and helped accommodate my part of 7. We tried pretty much every signature dish and they were awesome. My favorite was the goulash and the rum cake.

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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
Romantic, Child-friendly
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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