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Cafe Sabarsky

#1,038 of 11,649 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Upper East Side
German, Austrian, Cafe, European
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1048 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0111
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
We came for a bite before the museum opened on a Sunday

The cafes (there are 2) open at least an hour before the museum (at least on Sundays) so we came and there fore we able to enter the museum among the first of people to enter. The breakfasts are good but you can just have a cup of coffee or tea. The cafe is beautifully designed and you have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
sue o
West Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
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Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the Neue Galerie, this restaurant is a heavenly place to share a meal in a handsome wood paneled room overlooking Central Park. A Viennese cafe on upper 5th Avenue, this restaurant offers specialties like sausages and goulash with strudels and tortes OH! And the coffees, wine and beers offer a grand break from touring museums. The museum is... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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640 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafes (there are 2) open at least an hour before the museum (at least on Sundays) so we came and there fore we able to enter the museum among the first of people to enter. The breakfasts are good but you can just have a cup of coffee or tea. The cafe is beautifully designed and you have the... More 

Thank sue o
New York City, New York
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here to have a slice of dessert with a cup of coffee on our way to the Neue Galerie. We had the Mozart cake, both beautiful and delicious. The waiters were professional but not as friendly as you would expect them to be.

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Mclean, VA
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

I discovered this cafe while waiting for the Neue Gallerie to open upstairs. What a pleasure to have great Viennese coffee, two soft-boiled eggs and toasted brioche. Service was attentive and friendly. I love the foreign newspapers on wooden holders to keep the paper from crumpling; a cozy Austrian atmosphere.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the Neue Galerie where you can view the Woman in Gold is a beautiful room with Oak walls, waiters in traditional uniform, and large windows overlooking Museum Mile, and the most delicious traditional sausage/hot potato salad/sauerkraut I've ever tasted.

Thank Holli R
Louisville, KY
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dark wood paneled walls, well dressed attentive servers, gorgeous surroundings, and interesting people in Cafe Sabarsky were reminders that licking my soup bowl for every last drop would be most inappropriate. The butternut and acorn squash soup with pumpkinseed oil was so tasty and savory that I was really tempted to stick my face right in the bowl. Along... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are big fans of traditional high quality European pastry and cake. This quality and especially Austrian style delicacies are too rare in the US. We throughly enjoyed the Austrian cakes, the charming atmosphere, the coffee and a glass of grüner veltliner, a popular Austrian wine. Luncheon and other light fare are also offered but we confined ourselves to an... More 

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los angeles
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We certainly waited in line long enough to have the experience of dining there and the ambience is great so we have that. I guess it's my fault. Why would I order a crab salad at a restaurant that specializes in Austrian food? But it sounded good and I really didn't want a heavy lunch. The crab was hiding under... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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404 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location couldn t be better. Inside the neuer gallery, attentive, expeditious, friendly staff, very nice austrian atmosphere, reminding of a viennese cafe, very good and tasteful food, whether one is there for lunch or a snack. That is the place for nice tradional austrian food in manhattan.

Thank carlosmp
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for Sunday early brunch. Menu was pitifully limited. Service was slow, arrogant and unpleasant. Acoustics are terrible. Food was not special at all. Overpriced and definitely not worth it

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-288-0665

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: German, Austrian, Cafe, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings


Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper East Side
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