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Cafe Fledermaus

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$$ - $$$, Cafe
1048 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0111
+1 212-628-8824
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“bratwurst” (6 reviews)
“sacher torte” (6 reviews)
“pastry” (4 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
Austrian, Cafe
$$ - $$$
1048 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0111
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

When the line for the upstairs Sabarsky cafe is too long, just skip it and take the stairs down to Cafe Fledermaus, which offers the same menu and typically has no line. The setting is not as charming as upstairs, and the chairs are not...More

Thank Rich P
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Located at lower level of the Neue Galerie. Had a nice feel to the ambience. Ordered espresso , mille feuille and kirsch torte. loved it. Must go for a nice coffee time.

Thank sumit s
Reviewed July 11, 2017

The Cafe Fledermaus is located in the basement of the Neue Galreie, and given the general atmosphere of the museum, the room disappoints. Strange things were happening with their music with occasional blasts of sound. The chairs were rather rickety and the service for our...More

Thank AlWalavich
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Cafe Fledermaus serves the same menu as Cafe Sabarsky, except it's in the basement and generally less of a wait. A wonderful alternative if you are in the mood for the best German or Austrian food in town and in a bit of a hurry.

Thank wideworld_7
Reviewed April 17, 2017

No visit to tg the Neue is complete without eating at the Fledermaus.Cef In addition to scrumptious desserts there is a full menu. Try their Weiner Schniktzel.

Thank leidenaar
Reviewed March 16, 2017

My friend and I enjoyed lunch at this cheerful café, on the lower level of the Neue Galerie. We had hoped to get a table at the Café Sabarsky on the museum's main level, but they don't take lunch reservations, and the line to get...More

Thank Joyce3909
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

The price would have been fine if they had better quality. The small portion would have also been fine of the service was better.

1  Thank Chrisr0ss
Reviewed January 17, 2017

AT breakfast on Saturday (which was popular) I had the bread basket. Everything was good, but the Ring cake was best. On another day, at lunch I had bratwurst with sauerkraut and mustard - superb. The waiters were very attentive and very quiet, never intrusive.

1  Thank 73Dwight
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Is better Sachertorte available on Manhattan? I'm inclined to doubt it. The Cafe Fledermaus generally has seats available when the Cafe Sabarsky upstairs has a lineup, and the pastry us the same on both levels. The coffee is also very good. Highly recommended!

1  Thank operalover939
Reviewed December 13, 2016

We had a tasty lunch at the Café. We got in early and watched a line build as we had our meal. It was tasty.

Thank Bhaj T
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
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January 13, 2018|
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Response from Rich P | Reviewed this property |
August 28, 2016|
Response from Playaneuron | Reviewed this property |
You can make a reservation at the identically mended but more elegant Cafe Subarsky on the first floor if you give $1000.00 to the Neue Gallerie - but not otherwise.
April 6, 2015|
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Response from josef v | Reviewed this property |
Spaetzle schnitzel goulash. Pages of desserts and breakfast til 11 I think. Menu is on-line.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Austrian, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 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: +1 212-628-8824
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