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Cafe Sabarsky

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Upper East Side
Austrian, Coffee Shop, Dessert
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Reservations

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Must eat here again!

While at the Neue Museum happened upon this little piece of Austria complete with exquisite Biennese coffee and desserts. Excellent service completed the experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Gig Harbor, Washington
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  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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New York City, New York
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294 reviews 294 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Not a lot of eateries in this neck of the woods, so after you visit the gallery, this is a convenient spot. Located in one of the elegant rooms of the gallery, this is very much a reprise of Vienna in NYC attempt...didn't have the desserts, which truly looked excellent, but we had two salads for lunch...both a bit skimpy,... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

While at the Neue Museum happened upon this little piece of Austria complete with exquisite Biennese coffee and desserts. Excellent service completed the experience.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My husband, son, and I all ordered Wiener Schnitzel on April 18, 2015. I had lived in Vienna for a year and was really looking forward to an authentic version. What we received was a small, somewhat gristly piece of meat coated with a soggy breading that kept slipping off the meat, leading one to the suspicion that it had... More 

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Great Neck, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Located in the heart of New York's museum world The Cafe's food rivals a Gustav Klimt painting. The staff are attentive and friendly and the food was non-stop delicious. The wine selections to start our meal were excellent and set the tone for a selection of taste treats that is almost unmatched.It was so tasty I will never forget it.... More 

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Great Meadows, New Jersey
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had roasted bratwurst with sauerkraut, and Hungarian beef goulash with spatzle, both excellent. We topped it off with apple strudel, and cake with pistachio, chocolate and nougat cream. The latter was fantastic and the former was perfect - not too sweet to bring out the flavor of the pastry and apples. We wish we had ordered german or austrian... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Just the kind of place you want to have lunch or breakfast. Simple, elegant food. Easy or long or with four. Not for big groups....as very small spot. And definitely have the linzertorte. An good option whether visiting the gallery or not.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Once again ate, twice, during our visit to N Y. It did not disappoint. Food, service excellent, cakes superb. Pity it was not possible to book a table and that can mean a long wait. While there, visit the superb bookshop. Well worth a look.

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United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stopped in the cafe for some treats before we visited the Neue Galerie. Had to wait in line for a little bit because the cafe was crowded, but the wait was well worth it. The dessert menu had a large selection and we had trouble choosing! We ended up getting chocolate cake with cream and cherries, and chocolate hazelnut... More 

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Spring, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Cafe Sabarsky is in the same building as the Neue Galerie. The menu is mostly German cuisine. We had bratwurst and mild sausages. The service was good. It was a little noisy. The Cafe was very busy and we had to wait a while to get in. The dessert menu was to die for. If you can't go for lunch,... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We stopped in after a visit to the Neue Galerie for a sweet late afternoon/early evening treat. The pastries are amazing. We had a 6 pm reservation, but didn't need it because we were seated right away on a late Thursday afternoon when the Neue closed. Try to ask for a booth overlooking Central Park for a fantastic view.

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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, Coffee Shop, Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients
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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