The last time and the first timer we visited Café Sabarsky, we totally loved the experience (you can read about it here: http://www.foodlovergirl.com/cafe-sabarsky/). We knew it wouldn’t be too long before we will be returning for more. This time, we brought our family so that we can share the joy. And, they also wanted to visit the Neue Galerie while had the special exhibition, Klimt and the Women of Golden Age.
I have always admired Klimt’s artworks, so I was really excited to go see the exhibition. It was really super amazing, I loved every piece that was there…here are just a few (I did NOT take a photo of the actual artwork. Instead, I took photos of postcards in their gift shop). Aren’t they beautiful and breathtaking??? They also offer an audio tour equipment, which is a plus if you want to learn more about each artwork, Café Sabarsky
After we immersed ourselves in amazing artworks, we went over to Café Sabarsky for brunch. It was as crowded as we expected, but we got there just before more crowd arrived, so we didn’t have to wait too long. One thing about them is that they don’t really have good size table for a party of five… They can do two to four, but five or more gets really tough. The marble tables are not really made to accommodate large group.
Some of us ordered items from their sandwiches. We chose Pikantes Ei mit Gurkerl und Paprika ($18), which is Spicy Eggs with Cornichons & Paprika, and Räucherlachs mit Streichkäse ($20) Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese & Scallions. They are more of “open-face” sandwiches, which was good to me. Less bread, more main ingredients. The bread was cut thin enough but not too thin, and it was flavorful, soft, and airy. The “spicy” eggs were not so spicy, just a hint of it. It was fresh and creamy, and I liked how they also put sliced boiled eggs on top. The smoked salmon was also fresh, rich, and had just the right amount of salty-ness to it. Yes they are a bit pricey, but quality is high.
Another item we also ordered Weisswurst mit Brezen & Händelmaier‘s ($20) which is a Bavarian Sausage with warm Pretzel & Sweet Mustard. Now, this one was a bit small when it comes to portion, especially for the price tag. The sausage was really good though, juicy and packed with flavor. The soft pretzel was really nice too, dense but yet airy, and good amount of salt. The sweet mustard was not enough for the amount of pretzel and sausages, but it had really nice, real mustard flavor.
There was also Kürbissuppe mit Kürbiskernen ($15), a Fall Squash Soup with Pumpkin Seeds. This was another smaller portion item, but again, it was super nice and high quality. The pumpkin seeds were really nice addition to this creamy soup, adding flavor and texture.
Now it is dessert time! Not everyone could decide on what to order from just looking at the menu. This is where their dessert display on marble counter comes in handy. There were couple of desserts that caught attention of my family on the menu, so we walked over to the counter with desserts to check them out. Well, they looked pretty enough to be a jewel! So, that was an easy decision.
Café Sabarsky – 1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028