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1048 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0111 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #594 of 11,875 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Austrian, Dessert, Café
Upper East Side
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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Vancouver, B.C.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Scrumptious desserts not to be missed, but you'll pay a lot just to be seen feeling like a big, important New York somebody.

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Pavia, Italy
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

After a perfect morning in Central Park and a very nice tour of the American Museum of Natural History, we had this very good lunch at Cafe Sabarsky. The dishes have been perfectly presented, the food is good and the desserts are excellent. The restaurant was quite crowded and we had to queue a bit, but the organization is pretty... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This place is delightful. (And everyone knows about it.) Expect to wait for delicious Viennese pastries and savories. The chocolate desserts are my favorite. A perfect pairing with the Neue Galerie.

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Arlington, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I try to get here each time I am in New York. It is a lovely small dining room that feels like a traditional coffee house in Vienna. Traditional Viennese food (love the goulash soup) and wonderful tortes served, of course with whipped cream. Great coffee. Not cheap, but a worthwhile luxury. I like to show up around 11:15 (to... More 

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New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We went to this cafe for deserts with a company of six. We ordered different salads and a variety of pastries. Salads were totally uneventful and none of the pastries were impressive. There was nothing there to justify a long waiting time. Everyone was disappointed.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

In New York and decided to try Cafe Sabasrky due to the decor, menu, and reputation. I was aware going in that it would be expensive. Despite that, it was still too overpriced. The Gluhwein, which seems to be a favorite among others, was merely passable. Certainly not worth $12. Especially seeing as the spices come in a little teabag.... More 

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Upstate NY
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My husband and I stumbled upon this treasure after visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It's only a short distance from the entrance. What a surprise to find the menu offered some of our favorite treats such as liverwurst and bratwurst. The wine we had was perfect as well as the coffee with our desserts. Wish my dad was alive... More 

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

After a few disappointing breakfast experiences elsewhere we were delighted by Cafe Sabarsky. I opted for the Bavarian ham and eggs whilst my husband had the apricot crepe and super strong Austrian coffee. A lovely start to the day in a delightful dining room opposite Central Park. From there you could go to the Neue Gallerie of course although it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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224 restaurant reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

After spending the day at the MMA, we relaxed here with a coffee (the Kaiser melange in my case) and a piece of Viennese pastry. The Cafe Sabarsky is expensive, but what it does it does well, and I doubt there is better pastry anywhere, the great cafes in Vienna included.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

The Cafe Sabarsky is a Viennese themed, very popular restaurant in the Neue Gallerie. We went there to sample some of their desserts: Kaiserschmarrn, Pallatschinken, Linzer Torte and Sacher Torte. While generally pricey the quality of the food is very good, and the staff was friendly.

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Additional Information about Cafe Sabarsky

Address: 1048 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0111
Phone Number: 212-288-0665
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Austrian, Dessert, Café

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