I love going to art museums. One of the greatest advantages living in the New York city is that there are always good exhibitions going on all year around. However, not many have a decent place to eat and drink inside the museum. Most of the time, the major museums are too big that you underestimate the time that you need and often find yourself caught up in a situation where your stomach is growling but you don’t want to leave the museum because you waited pretty decent time to get in and you paid for it! At least this happens to me often. I do remember the time that I’d visited Musée d’Orsay in Paris and had to eat a hard and cold baguette for 20 bucks. The exhibition might have been fantastic but food…? Let’s just say it just had left me a scratch on the roof of my mouth.
Nevertheless, Café Sabarsky which is located inside of Neue Galerie on 5th avenue, serves amazing food, Vienna coffee, and sweets! I adore this gallery because it regularly holds great exhibitions of the great German and Austrian artists such as Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Edvard Munch. The gallery itself isn’t too big, so it allows me to pay better attention on the exhibition. Every first Friday of the month is free admission! However, the line was the longest I’ve ever seen in the city, I rather pay $20 to enjoy the museum in different time.
This time when I visited Café Sabarsky after Munch and Expressionism (until june 13th), I was sad that they got rid of one of my favorite dish.
Potato dumpling filled with smoked pork inside served on sauerkraut
Please, bring back my potato dumpling!!!
However, this time I tried something else. Starting with a glass of nice German white wine!
Palatschinken mit Räucherforelle & Oberskren $22
Chilled Smoked Trout Crêpes & Horseradish – Crème Fraîche
Käsekrainer mit Sauerkraut & Rösterdäpfel $18
Smoked Bratwurst stuffed with Cheddar Cheese, Riesling Sauerkraut, Roasted Potatoes & Dijon
I am happy screaming !
Gulaschsuppe mit Erdäpfeln ($16)
Goulash Soup with Potatoes, another my favorite! Beef stew #nomz
And I never skip a dessert and coffee at café Sabarsky.
Apple strudel with vanilla ice cream.
I don’t know what it was but it was a bit sour. We asked and the waiter said it could be the alcohol they put in baking. I am sorry but I did not like it. According to my dear friend it smells like “damp laundry”. So we switched to the classic that you can never go wrong.
Classic Viennese dark Chocolate Cake Apricot Confiture
Don’t forget Viennese Coffee! Wiener Mélange $7
Espresso with steamed Milk and Foam
Café Sabarsky makes me feel like I am in Europe.
Whenever I want to escape from the craziness of the city, I would come here again by myself for a cup of Vienna coffee and a piece of chocolate cake. If not an artsy person to visit the gallery, it is still wroth for visiting café Sabarsky. Especially for those who believe in sausage and chocolate cake. And seriously, who doesn’t?
- Location: 1048 5th Ave New York, NY 10028 (inside of Neue Galerie)
- Phone: (212) 288-0665
- Price : savory dish ($20~30), cake ($9.5)
- Hours: Monday & Wednesday 9 am–6 pm
- Thursday – Sunday 9 am –9 pm *CLOSED TUESDAY