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Absolute Bagels

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Upper West Side
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2788 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-2827
+1 212-932-2052
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Massena, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When you see a line out the door, you know you are about to have something amazing! A huge variety of bagels and cream cheeses! I had the plain bagel with strawberry cream cheese, while my husband had the onion bagel with herb cream cheese.....both were perfection!! Highly recommend stopping while you are in NYC!!

Thank Chevalier64
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Few things in life are worth a line around the block, and a bagel isn't one of them. Their bagels are good, indeed. But not unbelievably amazing to justify the lines. I'd say if you walk by and there is no line it's totally worth it. But if there is any wait, any corner deli around is pretty much as... More 

Thank Vladimir S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been buying and eating bagels all around new york, Long Island and the east coast for over70 years - these are as good as any anywhere. Some few were equal but NONE were better. What more could you ever want. Large selection of bagels and spreads to satisfy everyone. Staff is helpful and friendly. Very simple decor - if... More 

Thank dog999
Brentwood, Tennessee
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, it's not H&H, and I guess nothing ever will be. But Absolute Bagels puts forth a solid effort! The bagels weren't chewy enough, but you have to be lucky and get them fresh for the full effect. The egg bagel doesn't match what H&H used to produce, but I loved the everything bagel with jalapeño cream cheese!!! I was... More 

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New York
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91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are really good bagels--among the better ones in NYC. We always go here for our bagels if we can.

Thank Familyof4nyc
Winter Park, Florida
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Braved a frigid December morning to walk the 15 minutes from Astor on the Park hotel for what promised to be a great bagel. Not disappointed! Had read about this place before so anticipated a line and no nonsense service. Our timing was great. A short line and quietly busy but friendly service. My Santa Claus ugly Christmas sweater got... More 

Thank WinterParkHappy
New York City, New York
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

True NYC Bagel joint. Don't go on the weekend or you'll be waiting in line around the corner. Fresh and tasty. The place is no frills... bagels are hot out of the oven. Love the NYC fast pace of the place. You gotta know what you want, don't hold up the line!

Thank K L
Williamsburg, Virginia
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I'm a huge bagel fan, and I've had some good bagels. However, there are none as good as absolute bagels. They put gobs of delicious specialty cream cheese on their perfect bagels. I would recommend taking a bagel to go and eating it in riverside park.

Thank knnewman
Oslo, Norway
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180 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I went there twice precisely because it is delicious (I got the strawberry cream cheese and the jalapeno cream cheese)! The breads are great and they offer a wide variety of filling. The service is good and quick, perfect for a breakfast on the go!

Thank MamCandig
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this place and it was awesome. It has a very 'local' feel to it. Many pop in, quickly it a bagel or take it away. Only my husband and I were being tourists and taking photos around the place. It is very efficient and quick. You follow the guy who took your order and he will give you the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
American, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2788 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-2827
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-932-2052

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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