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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 #3,939 of 11,659 Restaurants in New York City
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Price range: $30 - $40
Sun 10:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We were shopping in the Saks shoe department during Fashion Week and decided to have an impromptu late lunch with some friends. It was after 2 so it was past the rush (less than half full) but the service was terrible during this visit; it was often difficult to find and then catch the eye of the server. And everything... More

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Katy, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I first ate here with my family on my first visit ever to New York City. It's one of my favorite spots in the city. You can see the most popular spots in the city from this restaurant. The food is great here, too. I've had a couple of the sandwiches and the salads. They were all very good. My... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

What a way to refuel on your shopping spree!. service was good but the star was the burger - done perfectly 9medium0 with the roasted peppers and served in a toasted brioche - perfect!. The chicken though was a bit bland for our indian palette !.

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Toronto, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I've been to Cafe SFA in the past, but enjoyed coming with my daughter. The salads are really lovely and make a terrific lunch. We had the lobster salad and the mandarin chicken salad. Both were excellent. The service was also extremely good - prompt and professional. The best thing though can be the people watching - between ladies who... More

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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