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Cafe Sabarsky

Certificate of Excellence
Upper East Side
Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, German
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1048 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0111
9:00 am - 9:00 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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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great fresh pea and mint soup. Teeny tiny table. Busy waitress. Had a great chat with my friend. The desert, sachertorte, was uneventful.

Thank CousinPeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything is delicious. Very quaint and almost as if you're back in that period. Love the tour I half way saw today but had to leave 😔 This isn't for the average Joe. It's a connoisseur museum. While I was there I saw a woman many times leaning on a priceless time piece exhibit and had to be asked many... More 

Thank Anita B
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting the Neue Museum I would recommend ending with a coffee and gateau here. Elegantly styled on a 1920's Viennese cafe it makes for a very pleasant way to end a visit to this little gem of a museum.

1 Thank Anthony J
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very convenient location close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Guggenheim Museum. Nice atmosphere, live piano performance in the evening, delicious deserts - could not be happier!

Thank Nataliya H
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We often have breakfast here with friends who come to visit from out of town. It's not cheap but worth the splurge!

Thank nycuescpl
Warsaw, Poland
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere. Very good authentic Austrian/Hungarian dishes and cakes. Quite a find A bit on the expensive side but well worth the experience.

Thank SimonWeiner
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Quaint venue on 86th. We went for the desserts and some drinks. The deserts were decent, but nothing amazing. It's a nice cafe and usually has higher end clientele, and considering that the food should be better. Staff is very friendly and it's a nice place for drinks and it has a decent wine selection.

Thank Matthew P
los angeles
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306 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

What a way to end the viewing of the beautiful art collection, walk through the gorgeous edifice that houses collection and wonderful place to have a meal. Both savory and of course desserts were the best.

Thank judyjetson
Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

After really enjoying the gallery we visited the cafe for lunch. It was about two thirds full. About 10 minutes after being seated (without an offer of water or anything else) we noticed that a few of the other diners were looking around trying to catch the staff's attention with no luck. Several of the staff were chatting and seemingly... More 

Thank GlobaltravellerG
Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I lived in Germany for several years and found the goulash soup and torte to be just like I remembered. The atmosphere was lovely and they did not rush me despite the line of customers awaiting tables. That lack of haste, too, was like Europe.

Thank sladana

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, German
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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: 12122880665

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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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