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Levain

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167 West 74th Street, New York City, NY 10023
+1 212-874-6080
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best chocolate chip cookie in the known (and unknown!) universe

If you are a cookie fanatic or know one, a trip from anywhere is indicated. Each indulgence must weigh 1/4 pound, and is replete with nuts and abundant chocolate and buttery goodness!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
BonVivant52826
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are a cookie fanatic or know one, a trip from anywhere is indicated. Each indulgence must weigh 1/4 pound, and is replete with nuts and abundant chocolate and buttery goodness!

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ordered a mixed selection of cookies to be served at my daughter's wedding last month. Over the top delicious. The guests were raving for days!

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just glad I don't live near West 74th St or I would be in there everyday and soon be morbidly obese. THE BEST COOKIES EVER. Not cheap but each one is huge and definitely shareable. Plus lovely young bakery staff who actually smile and thank you, so rare these days in retail establishments.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

There is a reason why this place is an institution in Manhattan. The cookies cranked out by this bakery fresh all-day-long are something incredible; they are moist, flavourful, and above all else, filling. Word to the wise: don't try and be a hero and finish it in one sitting unless you don't plan on eating again for a while! My... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Levain bakery is a very small hidden place in a basement with an almost invisible banner, very easy to walk by. It's on the corner of Amsterdam and W 74th. They have a small selection of products but everyone has to try their cookie once in their life. Honestly, it just ruined our life. It was so incredibly rich and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Went here on the advice of my hotel concierge. The chocolate walnut cookie was divine. Highly recommend! Don't blink or you'll miss this place - its downstairs!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

No where before have I had such a scrumptious, delicious, mouth-wateringly good cookie. Without doubt the best cookies in Manhattan..... Fact!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This place is addictive. Everything I have tried there is beyond delicious.They are known for the chocolate/chocolate chip cookies which are enormous and decadent. They really should be shared but if no-one is close by you will end up eating the whole thing alone. It is impossible to stop! The chocolate chip brioche is equally as delicious and tricks you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Definitely this is NY's cookie kingdom! Not because of the size, since it's a pretty small humble bakery, but for the awesomeness of their cookies! Never before had I had a cookie like theirs!!! Be aware though, since we almost lost their small bakery which is almost on the corner of Amsterdam with 74th Street, and is in the basement,... More 

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New York City, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Delicious and yummy. Period. Cost more than your average cookie, but these are not your average cookie, and still cost lots less and tastes a lot better than dessert in any restaurant nearby. My daughter and her husband gave out Levain cookies for favors at their wedding...people still rave about them!

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Additional Information about Levain

Address: 167 West 74th Street, New York City, NY 10023
Phone Number: +1 212-874-6080
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 24
Cuisine: Dessert

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 167 West 74th Street, New York City, NY 10023
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-874-6080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 24
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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