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Levain

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Upper West Side
Indian, Fast Food, Dessert, Ice Cream
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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 16
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  • 14
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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
Cookies from heaven

Now let me tell you, usually, when I see people standing on long lines to get into a store or restaurant, I mock of them. However, after eating Levian's cookies, I make an exception to my rule. these are, in my opinion, the best cookies you will ever eat. Are they cakes? Are they cookies? Or are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Clifford K
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New York, New York, United States
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Now let me tell you, usually, when I see people standing on long lines to get into a store or restaurant, I mock of them. However, after eating Levian's cookies, I make an exception to my rule. these are, in my opinion, the best cookies you will ever eat. Are they cakes? Are they cookies? Or are they a new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Biggest, best cookies ever...they are heavy...be prepared to do a lot of walking afterwards to exercise off the calories...even though it's totally worth it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We went to New York for two weeks and Levain cookies were on our top 10 things to eat in NYC list. When we got to the bakery we saw a small queue but that didn't bother us because we knew what was waiting. In the end we only ended up queuing for 10 minutes, got dark chocolate chip and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Amazing cookies. Crunchy outside with a moist center. Nearly perfect. The line can get long at times, but if you have time, the cookies are worth it. Whether you ate them right away, or a few hours later, they are absolutely delicious. Definitely stop by if you are on the Upper West Side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Freshly baked chocolate chip was heavenly... we packed sm to eat afterwards. Visited their upperwest outlet which is v.small still always full ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Let me be perfectly clear. Levain is NOT the best restaurant in New York. Because it is not a restaurant. It is a chocolate chip cookie store. Yes they make a few other things, but they mostly make chocolate chip cookies. Very, very good chocolate chip cookies. But you should know that it is very hard to stop eating these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Delicious, huge, straight from the oven warm cookies. Need I say more? The queue was huge but went down quickly, and the cookies are well worth the wait anyway :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If there is a better chocolate chip cookie on the planet please let me know where, because in my 45 years I have yet to find one. We stumbled onto this place a few years ago and it's become a staple every time we go to NYC. They also have chocolate chocolate and chocolate peanut butter cookies that are amazing,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Found this bakery on the Trip advisor city guide app and so glad we went out of our way to find it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Cookie heaven. Tried this place after reading reviews on here. Not disappointed. Cookies were crunchy on the outside but warm and soft inside . YUMMY😋

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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: Indian, Fast Food, Dessert, Ice Cream

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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