About Cafe SFA
New York, NY 10021
Cafe SFA is a hidden gem nestled on the 8th floor of the iconic flagship Saks Fifth Avenue store. Chef Alex Reyes' menu is fresh and seasonal with daily specials served alongside an inventive selection of entrees, salads, and sandwiches. A stylish and comfortable interior features bird's-eye views of Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Café SFA is a popular midtown business lunch spot and a favorite destination for shoppers and international visitors. Private events are also a specialty and Café SFA can host functions of all types and sizes at several locales in the store.
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Afternoon Tea
Hours of Operation:
Cafe SFA and The Terrace:
Monday-Saturday 12 to 7:30pm
Sunday 12 to 6pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Available for private events- please call 212 940 2138 for information
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Cafe SFA hosts special events and dinners throughout the year. Check our website for what is coming up.
The flagship Saks Fifth Avenue store is an iconic setting that emanates luxury and style. Add exquisite food and drink and you have the makings of a truly memorable event. We offer versatile space for corporate and social occasions, from cocktail parties to elegant formal dinners.
Cafe SFA Ratings and Reviews
Please note that to get a seat at the wi ...
Please note that to get a seat at the window overlooking Rockefeller Center, your party must be 4 or less guests. The main reason I booked this restaurant was for the view so we were quite disappointed. I prefer the regular menu over the Holiday Menu. When we checked the menu before booking, the regular menu popped up so we were quite surprised when we got to the restaurant and the menu was completely different. There were 5 of us in our group so they seated us at a table for 6 but never removed the 6th place setting so it was a little awkward. The waiter never asked us if we wanted to order drinks. He was just anxious to get our food order. Overall, the food was good and the service was OK, just not up to par for the price of the meal. I would return again but only with a party of 4 where I could have a window seat.
Waited 15 minutes until I was attended t ...
Waited 15 minutes until I was attended to. No water, no service for 15 minutes. Watches as people were seated after me and received water and service. Finally got water and glass was dirty. Overall the food was amazing, but the service can definitely be improved.
Overall, the food and service are pretty ...
Overall, the food and service are pretty good, however the physical space needs updating. It makes a great spot for a meal and view of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree ( ask for
Window seat). It's very convenient if you're in SFA to begin with, and who can resist the walk through the shoe department to get there!
Went here around Christmas time because ...
Went here around Christmas time because I heard you can see rockefeller center tree while you eat. It's on the 8th floor of saks 5th Ave and I made a reservation on open table before hand. When we arrived at 1145am it was pretty empty. There's only about 3 seats that actually can see the tree and that is the only appeal if you aren't looking for a way overpriced meal while you shop. We were seated where we couldn't see, when I asked to move we were obliged but not not happily. Our server could tell we were tourist not interested in wine or mimosas and he appeared annoyed by us the whole time. We orders a combo lunch, tiny sandwich, tiny salad and super tiny cupcake for about $20. It was yummy but without that awesome view, would've been a joke. I would go back because I loved the view and ambiance but for no other reason.
There is no afternoon tea here! I read ...
There is no afternoon tea here! I read that Cafe SFA was a tearoom here on OpenTable. A little disappointed, but the food was okay. The tables and seats were really close to each other, however, and the food took at least 30 min to get to us. The server was alright too, but it took a really long time to get our check and get it back to be signed... Overall I probably would not come back here again.
What a lovely lunch we had! Several old ...
What a lovely lunch we had! Several old friends got together for a delicious lunch that we were allowed to enjoy without being rushed. The food was great, the service was friendly and unhurried, and the Prosecco was a nice festive touch for the holidays. We're already planning our return visit. Thanks for a wonderful afternoon!
Around the time of our wedding anniversa ...
Around the time of our wedding anniversary for several years now we've gone to NYC to shop and see a Broadway show. It's become a tradition to have lunch at the Café inside Saks. Regretfully, this was the last year for the Café; we've noticed a decline in lunch quality and quantity. My wife had the "petit curried chicken salad sandwich" with lentil soup, and I had the "petit tuna salad sandwich" with lentil soup. The sandwiches are "microscopic" not "petit." The curried chicken salad taste was fair at best, and the tuna seemed like mystery fish. Each lunch was $21. As a side, we shared French fries at the waiter's suggestion. He didn't tell us they were $10, a lot by even NYC standards. The menu boasted that the cup cakes were voted the "best in NY" by the Village Voice, so we each gave in to temptation. Sadly, the cup cakes were dry and tiny. The service was OK, but we've seen much better at Saks in past years. We remember the days when the servers treated us like we were in a very high-end store.
OpenTable confirmed my reservation. Whe ...
OpenTable confirmed my reservation. When I arrived at the restaurant I was told it was closed for a private event. No prior communication was received from Cafe SFA. I wasted money, time and could not get a reasonable restaurant at the time. I believe there should be better communication between OpenTable and the restaurants. I am very disappointed.
If you are shopping in NYC and looking f ...
If you are shopping in NYC and looking for a little more than the quick bite, if you are looking for a place to meet up with fellow shoppers for a respite from the ordeals of shopping, something a little more special than a street pretzel or dirty water hotdog, this is a good choice. Not cheap but not over the moon expensive for New York. Great menu for all orders of eaters. You can bring your husband - it's not just a tearoom.
I had a reservation through Open Table b ...
I had a reservation through Open Table but when I arrived, the hostess said they were closed for a special occasion. They had my phone number but did not try to call me to tell me this. Why did they accept the OT reservation on a night they were closed?
I cannot answer any of your questions be ...
I cannot answer any of your questions because despite the fact that I made a dinner reservation for 7 pm on Monday. And waited an hour before going to the Cafe because your automated system said the only available reservation was for 7 pm. I was in the store since well before 6 PM.
When I went to the Cafe for my reservation I was told that the kitchen was already closed.
A very nice employee named Christian gave me a tour of the Cafe, it is lovely, and showed me a menu. At my request, he also said he would have the restaurant manager, also named Christian, call me.
Honestly, I can understand a technology glich since Monday was Labor Day but the thing that bothers me the most is that I still have not heard from the restaurant manager. That is really bad service which I would not expect from SAKS. From Alisa 718 637 4908
Server was horrible! Very curt & unatten ...
Server was horrible! Very curt & unattentive. We asked about sitting outside & were rudely told that couldn't be. No patrons out there. A few moments later, two diners came in & asked their server if they could switch. They were & all were gracious.
Service was not great. When I arrived th ...
Service was not great. When I arrived there was no host/hostess to check me in. I waited awhile and thank goodness there was a bench. When my friend arrived, still no host. Eventually we got seated. Service was good at first but then dropped off.
My experience has always been satisfacto ...
My experience has always been satisfactory - seating immediate and I had the view I asked for...my party of 4 was very happy and we do come often but now that I know how to reserve a table there are no worries...thank you!
Always enjoyed cafe sfa, food is tasty and allot for your money. The turkey avocado sandwich is amazing. The cafe is very nice among the hustle of the shoe salon just wish they would do a remodel of the cafe. The outer part of the dining area that surrounds the Windows needs updating.
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