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Cafe S.F.A.

611 Fifth Ave at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)
(212) 940-4080
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Ranked #4,163 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled on this cafe on the 8th floor of Saks The chicken mandarin salad was the best salad we had in a week in New York. So good that we returned the following day for another helping Service can be a bit hit and miss when the store is busy

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Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The food is not worth the price at all. We went there with our kids, and just two breakfast dishes with a couple of juices came out to $30! The atmosphere is nice, as is the view of Rockefeller center, and our server was very nice and welcoming. The food wasn't good. We ordered a fruit and cheese plate. The... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We were in Manhattan for our annual trip to see the RC tree and Saks window. It was pouring, so we stopped into Saks (truth be told, my wife was looking for a pair of gloves). She asked me if I wanted to have lunch at Saks...I didn't know that they HAD a restaurant...and I agreed. The food was great,... More

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Southeast PA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We recently were in NY the week before Christmas. I called ahead for reservations, but they only take them for groups of 6 or more. We were a group of 4. However the polite girl on the phone said there is usually no wait, or a short one, after 1:30. So we arrived at 2:00 with no wait. We were... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

The Cafe SFA at Saks 5th Avenue had decent food at lunch time. Staff very friendly and professional. The wait was about 25 minutes mid-day. I would recommend the lunch special with soup, salad and 1/2 sandwich. The flavored spiced, apple unsweetened ice tea was excellent. Take a break from shopping and try the restaurant. It was a nice break... More

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Leek, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

My partner, daughter & her husband had a late lunch here on our 3 night stay in New York. The food & service was excellent & the price was very reasonable for the quality. We chose to share a bottle of Prosecco with lunch as it wasn't too expensive. We sat by a window with a view along 5th Avenue.... More

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Odessa, Ukraine
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255 reviews 255 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Excellent service, generous portions, nice location. Cheeseburger, shrimp sandwich and New York steak were great.

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Toronto
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100 reviews 100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Located on the 8th floor just behind the designer shoes, this restaurant with great views of 5th Avenue offers a wide selection of soup, sandwiches, entrees, and brunch foods. Service is fast and friendly. We had the quick bite (small soup and half sandwich). The half was huge and more than enough. A great place to stop for a bite... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We were in NYC to see a Broadway matinee and had limited time to shop and do lunch. My friends and I opted for Cafe S.F.A. and I must say it was an excellent choice. We easily found great selections (my friends had the glazed salmon and I had the lobster frittata) which were quickly served. But for me, the... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My wife and I decided to take a break from shopping today. I ordered steak frites and ordered the steak medium well. It came out bloody and I sent it back. The waitress was very apologetic. Then they obviously started an entirely new steak - which took forever - and it was more bloody than the second one. At the... More

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