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831 3rd Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
+1 212-980-1010
06:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 06:00 - 17:00
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Hong Kong, China
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bagels galore! This is a must experience in NYC. There are so many different varieties of bagels and fillings you can get. It's amazing. The portions are massive and it's all baked fresh. Do bear in mind that the queue time is long. We thought we went there at 'off peak' hours (post breakfast time and before lunch) but we... More 

Thank fxm8
Riverton, New Jersey
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For the first visit tourist to Manhattan Ess-a-Bagel is on the list of must stops for a remarkable taste treat...you've never eaten a bagel so flavorful & immense....so try the Everything bagel with either cream cheese, peanut butter or tofu spread...enjoy! Accessible via NYC subway just two blocks away at Lexington Avenue/51st–53rd Streets. The E Eighth Avenue Line has connections... More 

Thank drtwigg2017
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wide selection of bagels and cream cheeses. This place has more creme cheese selection than you local bagel shop has of bagels. Speedy service, well-toasted bagel. Great selection of other breakfast and lunch items. Plenty of seating, friendly staff and good pricing. A must do while in NYC.

Thank sailaway777
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Genuinely this was probably the best bagel I've ever had. Every so often, I just take a moment to think about the soft scallion cream cheese and smoked salmon wedged between a bagel with the crispest of outsides but the spongiest of centres. The coffee was good too! Was a long wait, however, so do bear in mind that you're... More 

1 Thank Rebecca C
Philadelphia burbs
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to get bagels. Ordered a couple of breakfast bagels and all were enjoyed. You get a good sized sandwich and decent quality. Place was crowded on Saturday morning and too crowded on Sunday (had to go elsewhere because time was limited). It is almost too much - thankfully we had 15 minutes in line to figure out... More 

Thank bostonpike
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We waiting a long time to get inside, not realizing that the line inside was even longer. If you are just ordering bagels, it appears you can come right in and get in the express bagel only line in the back. Really wish we had done this - as we got bagel sandwiches and kind of regretted it. I think... More 

1 Thank Lynda C
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are staying around the area, this is the go to for all your breakfast needs. With such an extensive menu, we came here twice during our 5 day stay. My personal favourite was the 'Famous New York Reuben Sandwich' - simply an awesome flavour explosion of meats and sauerkraut - A must try. Word to the wise: They... More 

Thank Timothy T
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come here to get my fix for NY bagel. Made on site and fresh all day. Everything bagel is my favorite. If you are around here please stop in you will no regret it.

Thank Priscilla M
Atlanta, Georgia
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hard to explain how much I love the bagels here. They are perfectly crispy and soft at the same time and the cream cheese is decadent and delightful. I consider this a must visit place in NY.

Thank TechPoet
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168 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge generous NY style bagels with an extra (or two) thrown in when you take a dozen. Grab em out of the oven hot, and try the 'all seed'

Thank Natandjaan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Fast food, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 831 3rd Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-980-1010

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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