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“Favorite Place for Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Sabarsky

Cafe Sabarsky
Ranked #40 of 441 Dessert in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 20
Cuisines: German, Austrian, Cafe, Central European, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Manhattan
Connecticut
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Favorite Place for Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

This is my favorite place to have lunch. If you are at the Neue Gallery or even feel like a walk from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this is a great place to relax after all that art and culture. A little bit of Vienna in NYC.

  • Visited February 2012
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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Great Viennese Style Cafe- Excellent Klimt Torte!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Neue Galerie museum remains one of my favourites in Manhattan; the Cafe Sabarsky is located within the museum. I had the opportunity to have a late lunch one week day recently with a friend.
Cafe Sabarsky is typical of a Viennese style Cafe which brought immediately some wonderful memories.... the austrian newspapers available in the Cafe for people to read, had all extensive cover of the 2012 Vienna Opera Ball with some wonderful pictures. A wonderful atmosphere with lots of people drinking their afternoon coffees. Both my friend and myself had the Fleckerl (farfalle pasta in the white cheese and bacon sauce). They were served warm, 'al dente' and tasted great. We had excellent Wiener Melange coffees accompanied by devine chocolate and hazelnut Klimt Tarts.
The service was ok a bit slow I would say......Well worth a visit simply for the deserts!

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Caris25
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Lititz
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Vienna in NYC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

Charming, atmospheric cafe at the Neue Gallery. Don't miss the Viennese pastries and coffee after your meal.

Visited January 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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385 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
“Not like any Vienna I've been to.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

What a letdown. Well it did have sort of the look of a Viennese cafe, so if you've never been to Austria you might be somewhat impressed. It also looks as if this might have been originally owned by Austrians who then sold it to some Asians with only a rough idea of what to do with it.

The place wasn't full yet it took forever for the food to arrive. How long does it take to prepare two salads? Were they growing the ingredients from scratch? Anyway, when they arrived they did look good. Not just stuff tossed into a bowl but rather arranged nicely. But my beets were pretty tasteless, and they were supposed to be the star of the salad. Everything else was okay but nothing special.

Then we decided to try a piece of cake and a coffee. Cake was not bad but nothing special. Could have had a piece like it anywhere for half the price. Coffee was fine but not exquisite.

Overall I get the impression that this used to be a wonderful place that's now resting on its laurels, just going through the motions and living off its reputation.

  • Visited February 2012
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Flushing, New York
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“A work of art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

The restaurant is located within the Neue art gallery in Manhattan upper east side.
The food is exquisite and so is the ambiance and service.
Truly a work of art in one of the finest museums in the city.
Vienna at its best.

  • Visited October 2011
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