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foodwhisperer Jan 15, 2009 11:07 PM

Now that Danube closed. Is Wallse and Blau Gans the only Austrian that is noteworthy?

  1. r
    rmw102176 Jan 16, 2009 12:19 PM

    Steinhof in Park Slope is delish.

    1. l
      layatp Jan 16, 2009 05:13 AM

      There's also Cafe Katja on the LES - great sausages and beer selection. It's on Orchard. I went there last week and it's pretty reasonable, authentic and tasty.

      I wasn't enamored with Demel either - the cakes are good, but something about being in the middle of a mall turned me off.

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      1. re: layatp
        jsmitty Jan 20, 2009 10:18 AM

        an enthusiastic second on katja. whatever sausage specials are available are a must...

      2. MMRuth Jan 16, 2009 03:20 AM

        I would add Cafe Sabarsky to that list. Demel plans on serving food at some point, and, while I liked my slice of torte, I was not enamoured with the mall-like ambiance.

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        1. re: MMRuth
          JungMann Jan 16, 2009 05:39 AM

          Sabarsky definitely should be added to the list. What good is Kavalierspitz if you can't end it with a slice of Sachertorte, too? It's worth noting that Wallse, Blaue Gans and Cafe Sabarsky are all owned by the same restaurant group.

          1. re: MMRuth
            foodwhisperer Jan 16, 2009 04:27 PM

            i'll check out the suggestions, ive never been to any except the ones ive mentioned.. thanks for the suggestions

            1. re: foodwhisperer
              MMRuth Jan 17, 2009 03:06 AM

              It's lovely - you can see the menu on their website. Great place to have lunch before or after seeing the Neue Galerie or going to the Met. I really like their trout salad. By the way, there is a cafe in the basement (Fledermaus?) with the same menu, but absolutely no ambiance, so I'd wait in line for Sabarsky before going there. Enjoy!

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