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Cafe S.F.A.

611 Fifth Ave at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-940-4080
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good50%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (30 reviews)
“bread basket” (4 reviews)
“duck egg” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
611 Fifth Ave at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely staff and ambiance but it took quite awhile to be served. Make a reservation and ask to be seated by window if that is what you like. Very helpful to those with allergies.

1  Thank Em H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Luckily we had walked the high line . In the morning and was hungry and walked into Saks on fifth avenue and went up to the 8th floor Cafe. I have to admit this was one of the best burgers I have ever had. The...More

Thank Latman1966
Ruben03, General Manager at Cafe S.F.A., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Latman1966, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback. This is indeed an oasis of tranquility in a very elegant atmosphere. I also agree with you on the burger. You just selected my favorite dish from the menu! A glass of wine of champagne...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely lunch and view sitting at window table. If you get there early, easier to get one. Service was excellent and provided recommendations and suggestions. Enjoyed fresh chicken on salad and basket of bread selection . Very good. Only obstacle is that you have to...More

Thank glenside
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I friend and I decided to meet for lunch at the Café at Saks Fifth Avenue after an absence of about a dozen years because both of us had moved away from our then home turf of New York. Even after such a long time...More

1  Thank Elisabeth B
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Shopping makes you very hungry so finding this on the top floor of Saks after spending money was heaven. Salad and pink champagne yes please. Staff friendly and great views what more could you ask for whilst shopping. 🥂

Thank Dollyncrumpy
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

My girls and I stopped in for Shopping respite. We ordered a burger, fries, calamari and champagne. We shared the food and it was the perfect amount of food and rest that we needed to tackle the shoe sale rack. Wink!

Thank kjtravelingmomof2
Ruben03, General Manager at Cafe S.F.A., responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Dear Kjtravelingmomof2, The burger is the most popular dish among our clients. Thank you for becoming a fan of it as I am! I am glad to know that you had an outstanding time with us!

Reviewed 1 August 2017

Wonderful view of Rockefeller Center, fountain light show, and Jeff Koons ballerina. Delightful summer evening with a bit of a breeze on the terrace. The service was excellent as was the food. I recommend the risotto.

Thank RenaissanceGirl2015
Ruben03, General Manager at Cafe S.F.A., responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Isn't the risotto addictive? Thank you for taking part of your valuable time to share your experience with us and those who would like to find a good spot for lunch somewhere in NYC.

Reviewed 9 July 2017

Cafe SFA has improved since our last visit. The meal and service was solid and we appreciated our seating on the terrace.

Thank KeithAHall
Ruben03, General Manager at Cafe S.F.A., responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Hi Keith, Thank you so much for your feedback. We aim to continue improving our service and product. The Terrace is without a doubt an amazing venue when the weather is nice!

Reviewed 2 July 2017

Whenever I visit New York and go shopping at Saks or around it in Fifth Ave I like to stop for lunch at this cafe located on the 8th floor of the store and have been doing it for some years now. Although the food...More

Thank MiriamM972
Ruben03, General Manager at Cafe S.F.A., responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Good morning MiriamM, Thank you for sharing your feedback. As a matter of fact, the Restaurant will have a major renovation on 2018. I hope you will enjoy in the future what Saks is preparing for their clientele!

Reviewed 22 June 2017

I don’t usually mix shopping and eating, at least not in the actual department store itself, but Café SFA at Saks Fifth Avenue is such a delightful treat it feels like a separate restaurant unto itself. In fine culinary fashion, the offerings are elegant, and...More

Thank Alan I
Ruben03, General Manager at Cafe S.F.A., responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Good morning Alan, Thank you so much for your kind words. I will definitely pass along your review with our team to keep them motivated. I am glad you enjoyed what we offer in the most kept secret at Saks Fifth Avenue!

Nearby
Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
...More
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LiveToEatInNewOrlean
25 April 2016|
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Response from PanAm1961 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they would only serve lemonade and desert so the best way to find out is to call them before you go. We had reservations for lunch and it was extremely busy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 Fifth Ave at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-940-4080
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