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Cafe Sabarsky - Sat @ noon: Will I beat the crowds?

lesliepc16 Feb 14, 2007 10:03 PM

I'm planning on going to Cafe Sabarsky in a party of 3 on Saturday at 12. Has anyone been there around this time and know whether or not this is a bad idea? If so, how early does one have to get there to beat the crowds?


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    Sean Dell Feb 15, 2007 02:18 AM

    Hard to say on a Saturday, but 12.00 should do it. Any later and you'll be in that line, behind the velvet rope, and depending on who's there, you'll either be snarled at or charmed by the correctional officer in charge of the clipboard.

    - Sean

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      Desidero Feb 15, 2007 06:32 AM

      You are almost definitely going to have to wait in line at 12. I usually go around 10/10:30, when there is no line, and when I leave, often before 12, there is invariably a line. If you are looking for a guarantee, at 9:45 the place is virtually empty and you may be able to score a prized banquette.

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        Lucia Feb 15, 2007 07:01 AM

        If it's too crowded and you don't feel like waiting, you can get the same menu at Cafe Fledermaus in the basement. The room isn't as pretty, but the food tastes every bit as good.

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        1. re: Lucia
          lesliepc16 Feb 15, 2007 07:03 AM

          thanks for the feedback! we'll aim for 11:30 and use the cafe as a backup.

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          jsmitty Feb 15, 2007 09:03 AM

          if you can, get a sampling of different desserts. if you are eating lunch, dessert is essental too. the streudel is memorable.

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            kevin Feb 15, 2007 01:30 PM

            is it still in the neue gallerie.

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              Lucia Feb 15, 2007 01:34 PM


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              lesliepc16 Feb 17, 2007 07:54 PM

              Again thanks everyone. We went at 11:45 and just beat the crowds. We only waited for 10 minutes. It was perfect timing.

              We ordered the beef goulash, bavarian sausage, and apple streudel. Goulash was good -- tasty sauce and cooked well -- but seemed overpriced for what we got. The standout was definitely the stredeul, which was delicious especially with the fresh, light whip cream it came with. Thanks for the rec jsmitty!

              I definitely want to go back just for dessert at some point.

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              1. re: lesliepc16
                jsmitty Feb 18, 2007 06:13 AM

                sure it is very fun to share!

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