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Ess-a-Bagel

324 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5611
+1 212-260-2252
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
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324 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5611
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A NYC institution have to go on every trip. It’s an experience in itself choosing what you want but the staff are very helpful. Food is great. Go and experience the real NYC bagel.

Thank stfernie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The long line is for made to order sandwiches. Go inside, there is a shorter line for bagels and smear. The "Signature Favorite" was delicious....made with lox, smear, caper, onions, tomatoe, lettuce on a chewy bagel. I like how they mix the capers and onions...More

Thank glow4011
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite bagel, anywhere. They are all great, but the poppy seed is a thing to behold. So great. Chewy and perfectly cooked. Loved my dozen (13) that I picked up on my recent NYC visit. Love it here... and their other location,...More

Thank WINEandTRAVEL
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Hands down the best bagels I’ve ever had!! Generous and tasty fillings. Great staff, very helpful and friendly. Be prepared to queue at busy times though. This place is very popular with limited seating and we waited 45 minutes to get to the front of...More

Thank Lou_Spillit
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Love Ess A Bagel!!! I’ve been coming to this place for over 20 years!! I no longer live in NYC but when I come to the city this is where I go for my “bagel run” and they still have the best bagels in NYC...More

Thank AnnetteW
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Great bagel! Few different choices of bagel, you would be able to pick from many different ones, a bit pricy tho but still worth to taste it! Service is very nice and “calm” absolutely relaxed environment.

Thank Francesco C
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Outstanding bagels, hot and fresh, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Spotless dining area. Highly recommend, best bagels in NYC

Thank kpsoundadvice
Reviewed 31 January 2018

I have been trying to get to Ess-a-bagel for years. Finally dispatched the husband to go there, as it was right around the corner from the hotel. We ordered 4 bagels and took a baker's dozen back to Boston. Husband waited for 30 minutes on...More

Thank MRLF28
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

How more “New York” can it get lining up for warm bagels at one of NYCs old favorites? You won’t be disappointed- take some to go - they are just as good at home. Lining up and eating in is a pleasant experience since they...More

Thank blandshaw
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

After reading many pleasant reviews I decided to grab brunch here one morning. I heard the line can get long and it was certainly out the door at 11am. Once inside the line was out of control (overcrowded and fire hazard)and the staff had a...More

Thank Vlacik
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jemina2015
26 January 2017|
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Response from mildred01072007 | Reviewed this property |
Around US$ 8-10 average. For Other sandwiches with more fillings you pay a little more.
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Stephen B
15 September 2015|
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Response from Jess M | Reviewed this property |
They do have some salads that are gluten free, but not bagels (as far as I saw anyway) and I studied the menu fairly closely.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5611
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-260-2252
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Description
Consistently rated the best Bagel in New York and possibly the US. Run by the same family of bakers for 40 years.
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