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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, Delivery, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Cookie I've ever eaten

These are by far the best cookies you'll ever eat. Warm and gooey with a crisp edge. The double chocolate are my favorite but all the varieties are delicious and perfect for sharing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

These are by far the best cookies you'll ever eat. Warm and gooey with a crisp edge. The double chocolate are my favorite but all the varieties are delicious and perfect for sharing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

You must try the cookies...they are all fantastic and the CC's are the richest, most decadent you will ever taste. Worth every $$penny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Just look a the lines for this small little bakery to figure out that it is something special. Try their chocolate "cookie" which is more like a large chocolate round brownie. Prepare to share it with a friend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Crunchy outside and a gooey warm inside! What else can you ask for? Another thing, the cookies have wonderful texture. The one with walnuts adds another dimension. They are big, so good enough to share, if you must! It's a New York City requirement essential, whether you are visiting or just going by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

chocolate bomb - too big but tasty It is good option to stop by and grab a cookie but sometimes the queue is too long...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Never in my entire life have I tasted cookies as good as Levain's. All there products are really good but especially the chocolate chip Walnut and the Dark chocolate chip. They are to die for. I would recommend this place to everyone, to all the cookies lovers out there, you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This tiny little bakery across the street from The Calhoun School was a daily stop on the way to school to get the chocolate brioche and when feeling indulgent the most decadent cookies.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

There were three people waiting before us when we arrived right around 8am on a Saturday morning. We had brioche, baguette with cream and jam, lemon cake, walnut & choco chip cookie, peanut butter cookie. I have to say baguette w cream & jam is both my hus and my favorite. We ordered one more of it along with super... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Good cookies, not the best I've had while living in Manhattan, though. Remember that these cookies are 800 calories each - the owners were training for Ironman triathlons and NEEDED the extra calories. My husband and I would split these cookies because they were very big, but 400 calories for a half a cookie is just too much. My vote... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Found this place after searching on internet for best cookies. When I got here a line of 10+ people outside the door. Got the Chocolate chip Walnut Cookie and it was excellent. Slightly crispy on the outside and nice and gooey on the inside. If you love cookies you must visit.

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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 - 23

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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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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