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Cafe Sabarsky

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Upper East Side
Austrian, Cafe, European
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1048 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0111
212-288-0665
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 131
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  • 102
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Eat in German/ Viennese style

It took a little waiting in line to get in but once we did the experience was very enjoyable. The atmosphere was perfect, service was excellent, and the food consisted of a lot of decadent dessert options to choose from.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Fireflyshrink
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Louisville, KY
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116 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Very small restaurant/cafe in the small but elegant Neue Galerie. Chef is Kurt Gutenbrunner who also owns Wallse and Blaue Gans downtown. Love the relaxed atmosphere, reminiscent of a Viennese coffeehouse. Great for dinner in the upper east-side museum area or a dessert or a glass of wine after a quick tour of the Klimt's, Schiele's and Kokoschka's upstairs. The... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It took a little waiting in line to get in but once we did the experience was very enjoyable. The atmosphere was perfect, service was excellent, and the food consisted of a lot of decadent dessert options to choose from.

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was lucky enough to get a corner booth table on my own at the end of a busy "free first Friday in the month" opening with people queuing around the block to glimpse "The Woman in Gold" by Klimt at the Neue Gallerie. It was my last night in NY and I decided to have a pleasant evening dining... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Their menu is steered to Austrian/Bavarian influenced offerings and I have always associated Southern Germanic cuisine with hearty goodness and heavy portions. Surprizingly, it's neither. The downstairs cafeteria is filled with echoes while the dining room upstairs is often filled with other patrons. The desserts are very beautiful and taste equally marvelous. Dining here is like having a Lufthansa business... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I have no idea why the reviews for this café are so good. I had maybe the worst spaetzle I have ever had (mush). The sausages were mediocre too. The cake with cherries was also not very tasty. Waiter was pre-occupied with who knows what. Basically over-priced lousy food. I'd avoid

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Washingotn DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Wonderful mansion setting - eye popping pastries. But poorly prepared savories and indifferent and incompetent service. Good place to wait for tally opening and to have a nice cup of coffee

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We came to the Neue Gallery to see the beautiful works by Klimt. Cafe Sabarsky seemed nice enough for lunch so we waited in line for a table. It all started out nice enough we ordered drinks and food. The drinks came except for my daughters coke. No big deal. The food arrived. A $30 goulash plate with grease floating... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great place for coffee and dessert as a pick-me-up from a long day on Museum Mile. Charming, romantic atmosphere of an Austrian cafe. Highlights are the Neue Galerie museum setting, the authentic Austrian decor and the location on 5th Ave and Central Park East.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Came here for a look around and ended have ing lunch in the Cafe Sabarsky, it is very Viennese and the sausage and sauerkraut that I had were very traditional and delicious, washed down with a nice glass of wine and a Macchiato. A cheese plate to finish off. If you like Art museums and and a good lunch give... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It is in the Neu Gallerie Museum and open after the museum closes. It serves great Menil coffee and Austrian food with terrific Viennese desserts. It was a great find. Fairly reasonable prices for a nice place in NYC. There is a another restaurant in the museum, but it closes when the museum does. I understand the menu is the... More 

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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>  > Upper East Side
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, Cafe, European

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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: Austrian, Cafe, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic
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

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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