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Magnolia Bakery

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1240 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Greatest Banana Pudding on the olanet

This place has the greatest banana pudding on the planet. I have not ever had anything else from here and also feel that it is always crowded and a little painful to get to the register and pay. Even with this in mind, I still almost rated this bakery as EXCELLENT. Being that it is right near Radio... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Dominique P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This place has the greatest banana pudding on the planet. I have not ever had anything else from here and also feel that it is always crowded and a little painful to get to the register and pay. Even with this in mind, I still almost rated this bakery as EXCELLENT. Being that it is right near Radio City Music... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I only went in and bought a cupcake because I love sex and the city. I got a red velvet cupcake and hot chocolate drink but was a bit disappointed. The frosting was amazing but I've had better cupcakes, hot chocolate was average too! Queues were long don't think its worth the wait!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Went there this morning to grab something and was underwhelmed. I got a cupcake (which I unfortunately smushed in the transport), and it was pretty dry and unflavorful. I wouldn't pay $3+ for it. They had some ginormous cakes I would look into though. For cupcakes though, you're better off elsewhere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

3 stars for location, taste, and variety. Located across my favorite Halal food, minutes away from time square and 5th ave. The cupcake was moist and tasty, the oatmeal cookie (MUST HAVE) Amazing, and the bread pudding was uber tasty! The service... Not as appealing as their cakes. I get that they're busy, but being a nazi and Russian me???... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Waited in line for ten minutes having to hear one of the employees loudly bark about where everyone needed to wait to order and pay. I asked for a vanilla cupcake and ended up with a red velvet cupcake. It was dry and the icing was not that good. It reminded me of the cupcakes from my local supermarket bakery.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is the place to go for a very creamy cheesecake. The cupcakes are okay, but compared to Gigi's or other cupcakes I've had in other cities it was just okay. The prices are good. The lines can be long and the cashiers are quite adamant that you wait until you are called to the register. We saw several customers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Went here after seeing how busy it was when we went on the Rockafella Centre Tour. We were not disappointed. Both my husband and I decided to go for the individual cheese cake although this was a hard choice after seeing all the other delicious cakes on offer. We had them to take out and due to the drizzly weather... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

These are one of the best cupcakes ive ever tasted! They have the golden recipe!! We stopped here after a show and purchased a box of cupcakes, lets just say they didnt make it home, lol

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Like other magnolia locations it's small and the proximity to Times Square means it's packed. Get your food and take it to go. Very nice people, supper food. Very crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Out of this world, cupcakes the best ever no competition and a must if your a sex and the city fan! A fantastic bakery selling a whole host of sweets and treats. In central New York it's the perfect place to stop for a treat whilst exploring the city

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1240 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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