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Momofuku Milk Bar

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251 E 13th Street, New York City, NY 10003
347.577.9504 ext 4
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
cold/hard cookies

tried the compost after being told the best, would think it'd be the best & more tasty if warm vs cold & hard. Think I'll try the recipe instead to ensure better tasting/softer cookie!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I both had the cereal milk soft serve. I thought it was unique and pretty good. He didnt like it. The interior threw us both off. Although it had an A health inspection rating, it looked unkempt and kind of dirty. I gave it a 3 rating because it is middle of the road. I wouldnt go... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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309 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not impressed. From the cookies to the milk and cereal soft serve, nothing stood out and nothing wowed me. I do not understand why this establishment is so famous.

Thank waverider681
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

tried the compost after being told the best, would think it'd be the best & more tasty if warm vs cold & hard. Think I'll try the recipe instead to ensure better tasting/softer cookie!

Thank nightengaleMd
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cereal Milk Soft Serve seems like a bad idea, but once you have it, you go back and want more. the cookies are great here too. good stop after dinner. keep the door closed!

Thank PhelpsRoad
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm rating this based on what i ordered - the cereal milk soft serve (pretty good), crack pie (yum) and compost cookie (disappointing). The cereal milk ice cream was quite pleasant, but somehow seemed to me more like horlicks than cereal milk. I've made the cereal milk panna cotta from the Momofuku cookbook before and really liked it, so this... More 

Thank Tricia L
Bristol, Connecticut, Usa
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Stopped in the restaurant during their brunch hours in the part of the restaurant called Ma Peche. Its in the lower level of the building. They have an entree menu as well as a service of carts that you can choose from including various salads, dim sum, and pastries. We ordered the chicken and waffles from the main courses. The... More 

Thank Thomas M
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The cereal milk and confetti cake truffles were great. A lot of other things on the menu looked delicious too, but we couldn't get everything. They will give you samples of the cereal milk ice cream which was very good! A unique stop if you love sweets in NYC.

Thank MAM582
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Every time I go to New York, I make it a point to visit Momofuku, it's a very small place, but often times, it's packed like rush hour. It's always worth a visit though when it's not cramped like Sardines. Last time, I bought a bunch of their ready-to-bake cookie tins and they were so delightfully successful, too! I wish... More 

Thank Gabie T
Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I got a bunch of cookies on my last visit, so I can't comment on the custard, and other offerings. The cookies were very "OK", I got corn, blueberry/cream, and confetti cake. Nothing mind blowing. The staff seemed frustrated because patrons wouldn't keep the door closed (there was a line), and folks were trying to come in. Quite cramped and... More 

Thank Sarah B
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

It was hard to find and I didn't love everything I tried, but I loved the soft serve so much that I purchased some of their cereal mix and attempted to replicate it for a week. The cookies are interesting and OK, the birthday cake truffles and the chocolate malt truffles were very good, but the soft serve is a... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 251 E 13th Street, New York City, NY 10003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 347.577.9504 ext 4


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9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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