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Magnolia Bakery

1240 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY
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Ranked #857 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Everybody talks about their cupcakes, so I took three flavores (chocolate, vanilla and red velvet) to try but my cousin recommended me about the banana pudding, and O-M-G! It was amazing! I think this was the most amazing thing I ever ate! However, the cupcakes were disappointing, too much sugar, we didn't like them at all! They are the reason... More

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High Point, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

have had better cupcakes back home, and believe me, not from anywhere special. the cupcakes were a little better than average- really just an icing delivery vehicle. not much of a selection at 7pm. service was very friendly. very clean establishment. convenient to rockerfeller center area.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This bakery is overrated. At the cost of $3.50/cupcake I expected much better taste and quality. My husband and I had the chocolate, red velvet and blueberry/lemon cupcakes while we were in NY. They were ok, but not much different than what any home baker could do. In Chicago we have Sprinkles bakery which is great. I expected the same... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Stopped here late at night on Saturday and had a cupcake and an Brownie Ice Cream bar, both were good but weren't over the top amazing. Didn't try any Banana Pudding but hear that's great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Famous due to Sex and the City. I have had much better cupcakes. This place has several locations. We sampled 2 cupcakes and left feeling bummed that they didn't live up to the hype. There are bakeries on every corner, I know there has to be better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I heard about this bakery and had to try it. It was so worth it!!! We had several different kind to share and try, but the banana pudding was so gooood! Worth trying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

LOVED Magnolia Bakery!! In fact we went back two other different times! The caramel pecan cheesecake was to die for as were the cookies and brownie bars we tried later in the week! Definitely a must-do when in NYC! :)

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

When I heard about their banana pudding, I had to make a special trip to Magnolia Bakery to see what the fuss was all about. I ordered the pudding and was asked what size I wanted. Well of course I asked for the pint container. I also picked up a couple of chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting. The cupcakes were... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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61 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Not a fan of STC but had heard quite a bit about this place. Didn't make a plan to specifically visit but was in the area and spotted it. Not busy. No lines. Mid afternoon. Not sure what the fuss was about. Didn't buy any cup cakes. Bought 2 different pies/tarts. They weren't particularly expensive. They tasted lovely. But was... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We happened by the location after visiting Top of the Rock! It was late and we were wanting something sweet with coffee! Well we found it in the crazy busy but FANTASTIC bakery! The best find: banana pudding!! It was so delicious!!!!!! A must do!

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