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Cafe S.F.A.

) #3,112 of 9,240 Restaurants in New York City €€ - €€€ American, Cafe
611 Fifth Ave at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-940-4080
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (26 reviews)
“bread basket” (4 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
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American, Cafe
€€ - €€€
611 Fifth Ave at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I had a quick lunch at Cafe SFA by myself. The service was a bit slow, and the floor quite dirty. That said, the beet salad was excellent, and the oysters not bad. One oyster didn't smell good, and the waiter replaced it without any...More

Thank Elk1328
Ruben03, General Manager at Cafe S.F.A., responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Good afternoon Elk1328, I appreciate your sincere feedback. We'll do our best to improve the timing of our service and have one of our associates in charge of the cleanliness of the floor. I am also happy to know that you loved our food. As...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Ruben, the Maitre D', refused to seat me at a window table in the slow part of an afternoon, because I was a party of one. He directed me to eat at the bar, which, at $23 for a salad, I preferred a table. I...More

Thank Denise A
Ruben03, General Manager at Cafe S.F.A., responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Good afternoon Denise A, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. As a patron of our restaurant, you may understand that we also have some tables for two at the upper level of our restaurant but they are not by the window; they are...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Cafe SFA is one of my favorite places for lunch in New York. Whether you are taking a break from shopping in Saks or meeting friends, the space is bright and inviting, with views of St. Patrick's Cathedral and Rockefeller Center. This time, I had...More

Thank Voyager1926
Ruben03, General Manager at Cafe S.F.A., responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Good afternoon Voyager1926, Thank you very much for taking part of your valuable time to share your experience with us. I am very happy to hear that you had a lovely time in our restaurant. Please, receive our warmest regards, Ruben Alvarez GM

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Met some friends who were shopping at Sack's, so this was conveniently located on the 8th floor of the sacks building! The menu is somehow limited but serves all tastes! I would say it's American food with a twist! Good quality, ok portions

Thank Coco_DCC
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick cocktail. Bar staff was in a tiff because it was almost closing time. They got ruder as we ordered. The space looks old and tired. I won't go back and probably won't finish shopping here.

Thank Timothy H
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We hit here often while shopping in Saks. It is not cheap, but the service is great and the food is always tasty. A nice place to take a break when in NYC, as long as you can not buy any expensive shoes!

Thank Damian C
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The decor badly needs a refurb and while they're at it, replace the single pane windows with something that can keep out the cold - I kept my Canada Goose on the whole time. Its a shame really because the food is actually quite good....More

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We always have lunch at this restaurant during our annual trip to New York City. The atmosphere is pleasant and we enjoy the food and service. The tables on the upper level have nice views of Fifth Avenue. I had the smoked turkey salad and...More

Thank Charles J
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

A nice place atop Saks Fifth Avenue to sit down for some bubbles or a small snack. Nothing too fancy in any way, but a nice bar and an efficient room with a nice terrace (my favorite although narrow).

Thank Viking-Headhunter
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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Can you stop in for lemonade and desert
24 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
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
  • E-mail
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