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Cafe Katja

79 Orchard St. (Broome St.) Send to Phone
212-219-9545 | Menu
Simple, but hearty Austrian fare on the Lower East Side.
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Dinner nightly
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  • Dress code: Casual

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Cafe Katja Restaurant Review

: This Austrian eatery on the Lower East Side may be one of the few Graz-inspired restaurants in the country. Which is a shame because this little gem would be worth reproducing. The simple, rustic interior exemplifies the straightforward and hearty offerings from the menu: the pork belly “Katja’s Ruben” is a refreshing and welcome iteration of a classic (and a nod to the neighborhood). The Austrian meatballs could have been dull but were saved by a supporting cast of roasted carrots and creamy potato purée. The beef goulash, one of the most popular items here, is a stew-like jumble of Central European goodness. The wine and beer selection, as one would expect, mostly hails from Austria.

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