Cafe Sabarsky - Sat @ noon: Will I beat the crowds?
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?
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.
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.
if you can, get a sampling of different desserts. if you are eating lunch, dessert is essental too. the streudel is memorable.
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.