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Posted by Anonymous on 06/21/2009
I complained that my cake was a bit dry and the waiter must have told the manager to come over. He came over with a fork and ate a piece of the cake right off my plate! The meal up to that point had been fine and the waiters were very nice, but that just totally turned me off to the place. I don't know if this is how it's done in Austria but I was totally grossed out.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/19/2009
Atmosphere was pleasant, food was good (though expensive) and our waiter was very helpful. Unfortunately, our meal was interrupted by the cafe manager loudly berating one of the servers. This struck me as extremely tasteless and certainly not in keeping with the overall character of the restaurant. I also felt bad for the poor waiters who have to work there, because judging by the high quality of service we received, they certainly don't deserve that kind of treatment.
Posted by Martin/Vienna/Austria on 08/20/2008
You maybe know, when you enter a real Viennese cafe back home in Austria, the "Kaffeehausober" or "Kellner" often is not sooo friendly... But here at Cafe Sabarsky at the wonderful Neue Galerie service is excellent. I also liked the interieurs of the cafe - only the air condition is (typical american) a little bit too freezy. Go for it and enjoy the Sachertorte.
Posted by Emma on 06/29/2008
All the desserts look like your typical overloaded chocolate-somethingelse cake, but somebody had recommended the place, so I had to give it a chance. I got the chocolate rum cake and it´s the worst desert I´ve had -and for that kind of money. I had to remove the flavorless chocolate icing to finally detect a very slight hint of rum in an extremely dense and dry dough of which I left about a half -plus the humongous amount of whipped cream accompanying it. Not worth the money.
Posted by Augsburg/Schwabenland on 03/01/2008
Apfelstrudel: Dough is too thick, apples are too hard and "who did the strudel in" with that cream/sauce? Wurstsalad: Yellow and red peppers may look pretty, but no self respecting native would attempt to eat that! Wurstsalad should be no more than a generous helping of thick sliced bologna, red onions, wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. The bread and Flaedle/Nockerl soup was great. After we did have a very pleasant visit in your main dining room, we ventured downstairs and saw a melange of the most delicious desserts. Better luck next time. We'll definitely be back for another visit.
Posted by Foodie on 07/10/2007
Dropped in for a late lunch after visiting the MET. The cafe was busy but we were seated immediately. The ambience was typical of Austrian coffe houses and had live piano music. Our server Pedro was very efficient and friendly. The food was good - we had the smoked trout crepes and vienna sausage in goulash sauce. For dessert we had the Mozart cake and the Rhubarb cake, both equally delicious. Definitely a must visit if on museum mile.
Posted by Aleks on 09/09/2006
My parents took my sister and me to the Neue Gallery for the Klimt exhibit (by the way, if it is still on when you're reading this: it's absolutely breathtaking!) and for lunch at Sabarsky. The food was hit or miss: my spaetzle was really great, creamy and textured, with corn and other veggie. My sister, however, was not as lucky: her salad, which was supposed to have a sausage-like wurst on it and for all intents and purposes sounded like it would be a hot salad, since the veggies that were in it were all the kind that are often served cooked, wound up to be a boiled ham cold salad. When we inquired as to the discrepancy, the waitress snootily told us that in German on the menu, it is clear that the sausage type is boiled. My sister, who speaks German fluently, disagreed. The desserts, however, are absolutely wonderful and highly recommended (any of them; we tried about six and they were all great, most especially the Mozart). And we wound up with a different waiter for much of our meal who was wonderful.