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Cafe Katja

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) #2,028 of 9,348 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ German, , European
79 Orchard St, New York City, NY 10002-4535
+1 212-219-9545
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“spaetzle” (13 reviews)
“pretzels” (9 reviews)
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German, Austrian, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
79 Orchard St, New York City, NY 10002-4535
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found Cafe Katja by accident. We were only going to get a cup of coffee but ended up get a great meal! The whole menu looked awesome. We had the brat and sauerkraut and some dessert. We also had the cured meat appetizer. The...More

Thank Renee B
Reviewed June 24, 2017

Dropped in with friends for brunch, and lovely service, superb food, massive portions, really flavourful and sauerkraut as good as my Mother's.

Thank Barb J
Reviewed June 24, 2017

On a rainy Sat. noon time we stopped in for lunch. Even though they were full we decided to stay instead of moving on in the pouring rain. This was a very good decision. Eventually we decided to eat at the bar, which was cozy...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed May 21, 2017

Sometimes, I do not like to review a restaurant that is my go-to or a great secret. After going around to galleries and the New Museum on a Sunday, I always end my day at Cafe Katja. In fact, it keeps me going! It is...More

Thank liketheblues
Reviewed May 5, 2017

This is a wonderful German/Austrian pub. Menu is filled with 'old world' delights and everything we ordered was terrific. A fine selection of bier and liquor is also available. Pub interior is beautiful. Staff is friendly and prompt. Highly recommended.

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

Didn't have a reservation for a Saturday evening but got nice seats on the bar which were very comfortable for dining. Nice, setting authentic and tasty cuisine and very friendly staff.

Thank Travel-Addict1984
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Always a fave when heading to the lower east side - a gem on Orchard Street. Delicious, market driven food with an Austrian twist made to order. Something for everyone and including vegetarians. Totally downtown chill vibe with locals and tourists. Great food and amazing...More

Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed January 11, 2017

A fairly limited menu but what there is is Choice. Service was attentive, the atmosphere casual and the food delicious. Austrian/German Comfort food that will please everyone

Thank Michael R
Reviewed December 24, 2016

Great place, great food. Our large group tried several different items on the menu and all were really good. Must give an A++ rating on the Goulash. Best gravy and spatezle ever. Desserts were also amazing. Especially loved the chocolate cake. Staff was very attentive....More

Thank Willie B
Reviewed December 4, 2016

Recommended by the Tenement Museum staff and thank you to them! The food was really good, the wait staff was warm and friendly, the restaurant just the right level of noise and light. Friend had the duck and she raved about it for the next...More

Thank 62Katie
Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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Restaurant Details

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German, Austrian, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Orchard St, New York City, NY 10002-4535
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-219-9545
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