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Cafe Sabarsky

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

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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Old Vienna in New New York

If you love Vienna, you will love this restaurant, for the atmosphere and the food, if not for the prices. The Neue Galerie is a small gem of a musuem, and the first floor restaurant, Cafe Sabarsky, enhances the experience. The ambience is that of a small Viennese café, with food that is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Diana B
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love Vienna, you will love this restaurant, for the atmosphere and the food, if not for the prices. The Neue Galerie is a small gem of a musuem, and the first floor restaurant, Cafe Sabarsky, enhances the experience. The ambience is that of a small Viennese café, with food that is very good, although I find it to... More 

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Thank Diana B
Evanston, Illinois
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe captures the look and feel of a cafe in Vienna. We enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was tasty; especially the excellent coffee. However, it is overpriced for what it offers.

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Thank Grandi525
Queensland, Australia
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing the stunning Woman in Gold portrait at the gallery it was lovely to sit in this delightful cafe for an early lunch . Looking out the windows onto Fifth Avenue. Fresh tasty food , great coffee and divine Apple strudel . Not overly expensive but maybe not for someone on a tight budget .

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Thank Nicola P
Long Island, New York
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love to come here for sausages, pretzels, spaetzle,and desserts. The food is yummy and the beverage menu is extensive, even for the teetotaler. Crowded and busy consistently, this time we asked to move our table to a booth and as soon as our host knew for sure that he didn't need it for a bigger party, he graciously accommodated... More 

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Thank Jane E
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe Sabarsky is housed in the Neue Galerie building, but you could swear that you've been transported to a little cafe in Vienna. The ambiance is warm and cozy, and the authentic food reinforces those feelings. If you're planning on a visit to the MET or Central Park, I would suggest visiting. Pros: - Traditional Austrian/Viennese food, unique - Delicious... More 

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Thank GoldVader
WI
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182 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit Cafe Sabarsky every time we are in NY. It's in the Neue Galerie New York. The interior is like going back in time, and visiting a Viennese café at the turn of the century. It's not inexpensive but if you want Viennese specialties in NY, this is a great place to go. Breakfast is available between 9-11. After... More 

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Thank lesmad
Katonah, New York
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84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you're uptown, be sure to visit the Neue Gallery on 86th and Fifth (see "The Woman in Gold" by Klimt) and have lunch in the Cafe Sabarsky on the main floor. Great food, and the ambiance is pure European and very lovely.

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Thank b0bbestultz
New York City, New York
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This elegant cafe is connected with the Neue Galerie, NYC's museum of turn-of-the-century German and Austrian art. The cafe serves authentic and elegant cuisine that are absolutely like the those in Europe. The cafe interior enhances the meal. Make sure to combine your cafe visit with a visit to the galleries. The Klimt portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer is now on... More 

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Thank Kim D
London
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226 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I met a friend here for afternoon tea. It was incredibly difficult to get into the building itself due to the security linked to the museum. There were no signs to say that the cafe was different - it really needs a separate entrance. It consequently took me about 15 mins just to get into the building and join my... More 

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Thank JonathanKlein
Tokyo
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I visited there at rainy winter evening. I was only a guest. While I had coffee and chocolate cake, I felt I was staying Vienna in NYC.

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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, European, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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