Silly us thought we’d get into the popular Hilma af Klint exhibit at the Guggenheim on a rainy day. The ticket holder line has an hour and a half wait.

We left, heading a couple of blocks south to Café Sabarsky the Viennese eatery at the Neue Galerie to get caught up over a glass of wine and bowl of soup.

One of my friends who had been recommended the goulash soup. I tried that; the others opted for the creamy chestnut soup topped with creme fraiche. Although the beef was a bit chewy and fatty, I liked the nicely balanced the flavor of the classic soup. With that, we appropriately shared a 2013 Grüner Veltliner, “Loisium – Steven Holl” ($38/half bottle) Weingut Steininger, Kamptal DAC.

If you’re in the hood or at a museum nearby, this cafe is worth heading to for a bite, although pricey.

Cafe Sabarsky
Upper East Side
1048 5th Avenue,
New York, NY 10028
(212) 288-0665
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