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Magnolia Bakery

1240 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY
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Ranked #827 of 11,599 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I bought 4 cup cakes here because I've heard the buzz all my life about this place and wasn't thirlled. The cupcakes were not terrible but they were rather plain. There wasn't a large selection of types, the German Chocolate was the most exotic. The icing was meh, and the cakes weren't dry but they weren't special. The place was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Long lines and not many varieties! But delicious cupcakes! Wonderful bakery! The best cupcakes in the area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Delicious cupcakes!!! Cute bakery, with good service. Tried to go here before a Radio City Music Hall event and the line was out the door. Went back the next afternoon and was able to get in. Super yummy!! I hear that cupcake fanatics should have a taste-off between these and cupcakes from Sprinkles (around the corner). Did not make it... More

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Hilliard, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

What I mean is that the price you pay for the quality you receive is not worth it in my opinion. The baked goods weren't bad. We had a cupcake, a key lime cheesecake, a vanilla cheesecake, and a cookie that we split. But when the establishment is held in such high regard and I pay what I paid, I... More

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