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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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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good50%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (27 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
“bread basket” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 7:30 PMAll hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
611 Fifth Ave at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Such good service From start to finish she was very pleasant and make sure we were well looked after. The food was very good especially the bread to start it was amazing!

Thank BenBamforth
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I made my reservation at least two weeks in advance. My husband and I were traveling to New York for the Tree Lighting Ceremony so we wanted a restaurant close to the event. On the day of our reservation we proceeded to the SFA Café...More

Thank Sheri B
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

A cafe at Saks Fifth Avenue NYC. They serve fancy foods and drinks but everything's very nice. I personally love their Nutty Dark Chocolate Mousse. Just the perfect balance of flavours and textures. Love love love everything they served and would definitely go there again...More

Thank jingga18
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 3 November 2017

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 27 October 2017

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

1  Thank glenside
Reviewed 15 October 2017

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. 🥂

1  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.

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
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25 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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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