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Cafe Sabarsky

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Upper East Side
German, Austrian, Cafe, Central European, European
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1048 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0111
+1 212-288-0665
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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New York
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very pleasant brunch at Cafe Sabarsky. There was a bit of a wait, bit it wasn't too long and all worth it! The place feels like a flashback to 19th century Austria. The wood panelling and decor are tasteful and authentic, and the service is to match. Equally the food was as good as you would find... More 

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Cesena, Italy
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was at Cafe Sabarsky today with my girlfriend and we had a great experience. We got linzertorte (delicious), apfel strudel (very good) and sachertorte (decadent), plus two very decent cappuccinos. Definitely worth a visit, though a bit pricey.

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Thank Niccolò B
Washington, Ct
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192 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is well know to lovers of German/Austrian food and indeed it offers an atmosphere as well as good food. The Museum misinforms on line that the cafe is only open to high level of Museum members. No , if there are open tables , they will accommodate everyone -- patience required, sometimes a long standing in the line.... More 

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by another couple when we were dining in another local restaurant so we decided to try it. We were surprised by the relaxing atmosphere the evening that we visited. Live piano added to the ambience. The food and drink was excellent as was the service.

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Thank Elizabeth H
Leverett, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Café Sabarsky is a charming café, with marvelous Viennese pastries and coffees/teas. It also offers breakfast, lunch and dinner items, many of them with an unusual Austrian twist. The atmosphere is beautiful, with wood-paneled walls, flowered velvet booths, marble table tops, period lighting, etc. Located in the same building as the Neue Gallery (with its signature piece, "The Woman in... More 

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Thank Carolyn A
Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far my favorite cafe in the city. Old world Viennese charm tucked away in an elegant museum (the Neue Galerie, home of Klimt's famous "Woman in Gold"), the wood paneling and tall windows overlooking Central Park give it incomparable flair. An array of tempting pastries (try the chocolate hazelnut torte) and hot drinks await, just the ticket... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by cafe after our visit to Neue galerie. Dinner was pricey and there's a wait line to be seated. The best was squash soup and hazelnut chocolate mouse cake (which we ended up sharing with expresso). Definitely will come back for desert whenever I'm in area.

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Thank E S
Wichita, Kansas
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The menu is identical to the Cafe Fledermaus; they are located on different floors. Superb lunch and dinner menu. You won't be disappointed.

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Salisbury
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Transported to turn of the century Viennese restaurant, overlooking Central Park. Smoked trout in crepes, followed by goulash with creamy spaetzel. Pricey, but this was an event as well as a meal.

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NYC
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162 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

It's small and rather expensive, but the coffee, pastries and small assortment of Austrian cuisine are great complements to a visit to the Neue Galerie of German and Austrian Art. (Why else would you be there?)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
German, Austrian, Cafe, Central European, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, 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
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: +1 212-288-0665

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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