Café Sabarsky, NYC
April 14, 2015
The Café Sabarsky, in the Neue Galerie, New York’s jewel box museum of Austrian and German art, is designed to resemble an early twentieth-century Viennese café and includes objects from that period. Linda and I went for dinner on March 19, 2014, with Ron and June.
Having already enjoyed a Riesling apéritif at our nearby apartment, we ordered a bottle of
2008 Blaufränkisch “Chevalier” – Oak Barrel
Weingut Iby, Burgenland.
This Austrian red wine was substantial and complemented the cuisine.
We went on to the main courses; June had:
Kleines Wr. Schnitzel mit Erdäpfel Gurkensalat & Preiselbeeren
Small Wiener Schnitzel (veal) with Potato-Cucumber Salad & Lingonberries
Her comment was: “They really know how to cook this.”
We enjoyed our meal for its authenticity. The dessert pastries were the highlight, of course. The main courses are prepared in the kitchen of Wallsé, Café Sabarsky’s sister Viennese restaurant downtown and reheated, which has its limits: the mushiness of the spätzle and the potatoes, for example. But the goulash doesn’t suffer at all. The service and pace were very good and the noise level appropriately low.
The Café Sabarsky’s website:
To see my blogpost on our breakfast at the Café Sabarsky seven years ago, click here.