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Cafe S.F.A.

611 Fifth Ave at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-940-4080
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American, Cafe
PRICE
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611 Fifth Ave at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

Wonderful view of Rockefeller Center, fountain light show, and Jeff Koons ballerina. Delightful summer evening with a bit of a breeze on the terrace. The service was excellent as was the food. I recommend the risotto.

Thank RenaissanceGirl2015
Ruben03, General Manager at Cafe S.F.A., responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Isn't the risotto addictive? Thank you for taking part of your valuable time to share your experience with us and those who would like to find a good spot for lunch somewhere in NYC.

Reviewed July 9, 2017

Cafe SFA has improved since our last visit. The meal and service was solid and we appreciated our seating on the terrace.

Thank KeithAHall
Ruben03, General Manager at Cafe S.F.A., responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Hi Keith, Thank you so much for your feedback. We aim to continue improving our service and product. The Terrace is without a doubt an amazing venue when the weather is nice!

Reviewed July 2, 2017

Whenever I visit New York and go shopping at Saks or around it in Fifth Ave I like to stop for lunch at this cafe located on the 8th floor of the store and have been doing it for some years now. Although the food...More

Thank MiriamM972
Ruben03, General Manager at Cafe S.F.A., responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Good morning MiriamM, Thank you for sharing your feedback. As a matter of fact, the Restaurant will have a major renovation on 2018. I hope you will enjoy in the future what Saks is preparing for their clientele!

Reviewed June 21, 2017

I don’t usually mix shopping and eating, at least not in the actual department store itself, but Café SFA at Saks Fifth Avenue is such a delightful treat it feels like a separate restaurant unto itself. In fine culinary fashion, the offerings are elegant, and...More

Thank Alan I
Ruben03, General Manager at Cafe S.F.A., responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Good morning Alan, Thank you so much for your kind words. I will definitely pass along your review with our team to keep them motivated. I am glad you enjoyed what we offer in the most kept secret at Saks Fifth Avenue!

Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

I had a quick lunch at Cafe SFA by myself. The service was a bit slow, and the floor quite dirty. That said, the beet salad was excellent, and the oysters not bad. One oyster didn't smell good, and the waiter replaced it without any...More

Thank Elk1328
Ruben03, General Manager at Cafe S.F.A., responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2017

Good afternoon Elk1328, I appreciate your sincere feedback. We'll do our best to improve the timing of our service and have one of our associates in charge of the cleanliness of the floor. I am also happy to know that you loved our food. As...More

Reviewed May 6, 2017

Ruben, the Maitre D', refused to seat me at a window table in the slow part of an afternoon, because I was a party of one. He directed me to eat at the bar, which, at $23 for a salad, I preferred a table. I...More

Thank Denise A
Ruben03, General Manager at Cafe S.F.A., responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2017

Good afternoon Denise A, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. As a patron of our restaurant, you may understand that we also have some tables for two at the upper level of our restaurant but they are not by the window; they are...More

Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Cafe SFA is one of my favorite places for lunch in New York. Whether you are taking a break from shopping in Saks or meeting friends, the space is bright and inviting, with views of St. Patrick's Cathedral and Rockefeller Center. This time, I had...More

Thank Voyager1926
Ruben03, General Manager at Cafe S.F.A., responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2017

Good afternoon Voyager1926, Thank you very much for taking part of your valuable time to share your experience with us. I am very happy to hear that you had a lovely time in our restaurant. Please, receive our warmest regards, Ruben Alvarez GM

Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Met some friends who were shopping at Sack's, so this was conveniently located on the 8th floor of the sacks building! The menu is somehow limited but serves all tastes! I would say it's American food with a twist! Good quality, ok portions

Thank Coco_DCC
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick cocktail. Bar staff was in a tiff because it was almost closing time. They got ruder as we ordered. The space looks old and tired. I won't go back and probably won't finish shopping here.

Thank Timothy H
Reviewed November 16, 2016

We hit here often while shopping in Saks. It is not cheap, but the service is great and the food is always tasty. A nice place to take a break when in NYC, as long as you can not buy any expensive shoes!

Thank Damian C
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Response from PanAm1961 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they would only serve lemonade and desert so the best way to find out is to call them before you go. We had reservations for lunch and it was extremely busy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30 - $40
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 Fifth Ave at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-940-4080
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