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Jan 15, 2009 11:07 PM


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

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  1. 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

      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

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

        1. re: foodwhisperer

          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!

      2. 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

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

        2. Steinhof in Park Slope is delish.