Dinner at Cafe Sabarsky

Bratwurst stuffed with Cheddar Cheese
Before leaving Virginia I made sure all reservations were made for the restaurants we were going to eat at in New York. I looked through The Amateur Gourmet’s list of where to eat and New York and chose from there.

 There were several restaurants in his list that I wanted to try but I couldn’t get a confirmed reservation. Since Cafe Sabarsky looked interesting and different I chose that for our last dinner in New York.
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Cafe Sabarsky was actually located inside the Neue Galerie, the museum for German and Austrian Art. Too bad we didn’t have time to look around the museum.
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The interiors made us feel like we were really in Austria.
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Bea, a resident of NYC was a high school classmate of mine and La’s. She has lived in New York for 15 years but has never been to Cafe Sabarsky.
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me, Bea and La

Sha and I had the cheese stuffed bratwurst. It was really, really good. The sausage casing had a nice, crisp snap. The sausage itself wasn’t too salty despite the cheddar cheese oozing out of it. The roasted potatoes and sauerkraut were just perfect with the sausages for a simple yet filling meal.
bratwurst stuffed w/ cheddar cheese
smoked bratwurst stuffed with cheddar cheese 
w/ sauerkraut, roasted potatoes & Dijon $14

Soft Pretzel
soft pretzel served with Händelmaier’s mustard $3.50
(traditional Bavarian honey mustard)

Bea had a mound of crabmeat salad. That’s all. She must be on a diet? She said it was good.
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crabmeat salad w/ avocado and tomatoes w/ lemon-vinaigrette $18

La had the rich and flavorful beef goulash.
Hungarian Beef Goulash
Hungarian beef goulash w/ fresh herbed quark spätzle $26

Erin being the little, dainty girl that she is finished the plate of spätzle. Was it that yummy Erin?
creamed spätzle w/ wild mushrooms, peas, carrots & tarragon $15

How can we end an authentic Austrian meal without ordering a sachertorte? The cake layers were a bit dry but the apricot conserve and chocolate coating made up for it. 
sachertorte  $8
classic Viennese dark chocolate cake w/ house made apricot confiture

We all wondered why the espresso was served in a tray with a glass of water. Can anyone explain this to us?
Espresso with steamed Milk and Foam
espresso with steamed milk and foam $5

Thankfully everyone enjoyed dinner. I think my cousins forgave me for the not so great lunch we had earlier.

I just had to share the view from our hotel room.
Cafe Sabarsky

Cafe Sabarsky
1048 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0111
telephone: (212) 288-0665

Monday and Wednesday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday – Closed

3 thoughts on “Dinner at Cafe Sabarsky

  1. Thank you for sharing these nice pictures that bring wonderful memories to mind of this wonderful place. The extra glass of water is a good sign of service, hence the fact that the water opens up the gustative nerves, so that one can taste the flavor of the coffee much better. Cheers.


  2. First of all, I love your blog!Here in Austria it is normal to serve water with coffee since the taste is so strong, you have something to wash it down.I wouldn’t say that the food is authentic austrian but the place looks rather cool! 🙂


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