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Cafe Sabarsky

1048 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0111 (Manhattan)
212-288-0665
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Ranked #673 of 11,659 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Austrian, Dessert, Café
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The ambiance alone is worth a visit, as it takes you to a Vienna cafe. Food and wine are equally authentic, tasty weisswurst with pretzel, and delicious desserts-all 'mit schlag', just like in Vienna. Just a little north of the Met Museum makes it a convenient place to recharge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place has real, Viennese, Sacher Tort. You don't need to pay the gallery entry fee to use this restaurant. Apart from that it is a lovely, wood-panelled setting and even has authentic period fittings as would be found in a turn-of-the-century Viennese establishment. The light fittings and some items of furniture would be equally at home in the gallery.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband and I have traveled and taught in Austria and miss the food, especially the deserts. While in NYC, we stopped here after a friend recommended it. We had sausages, kraut, and potatoes, but left room to share one of their fabulous deserts. We will return.

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Cafe Sabarsky is on the first floor of the Neue Galerie Museum. One can enter the Cafe without paying the museum entry fee which allows eating there without a museum visit. The Cafe instantly reminded me of the many small restaurants my wife and I ate at in Vienna. It has dark paneled wood and wire framed chairs. The... More

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Joliet, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

After eating and drinking here many times over the years, I think I can say that it is one of my favorite places in NYC. Tasty sandwiches, salads and entrées, and leckerlich desserts all add up to a not to be missed experience. Many different types of coffee with whipped cream are real Schlagers. Viennese cafe mit Schlagers, a real... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This Viennese coffee shop is located inside the Neue Galerie in a beautiful room on the main floor. You do not need to buy a museum entrance to visit. It is located very close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and it is a good stop after visiting the museum. The coffees were very good. The chocolate hazelnut cake was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What a place to try what staples Vienna has to offer and visit Neue Museum (Modern Art in Nazi Germany) upstairs. Coffee, strudel, salads in the atmosphere of Vienna cafe (upstairs with the usually 30 min waiting) and virtually immediate seating downstairs (same food).

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New York City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

All that is good about Austrian food is here -- from appetizers to wonderful desserts. While food may seem pricy, the portions are big, so sharing is an option.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you want to get an idea of the atmosphere of the viennese cafes before world war II you must stop in this cafe to get at least a very good pastry. The line goes quickly.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

They have wonderful dishes, especially in the dessert category with chocolate being a main driver and all with the "schlag" whipped cream. It is another era here and I always enjoy the respite from the day by going here. A little pricey but worth it.

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