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Absolute Bagels

2788 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-2827 (Manhattan)
212-932-2052
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Ranked #180 of 11,587 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Bagels
Neighborhood:
Upper West Side
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
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Paris, France
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Best bagels in the city, hands down. I've been to a few of the other contenders but I keep going back to Absolute. The people agree- there's usually a line! But don't be discouraged, the bagels are worth the wait! I usually grab a whole wheat everything or a seasame with chive and garlic cream cheese on the side (if... More

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Melrose
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Went here twice on recent visit. Bagels are made on site and are beyond delicious! Coffee is reasonably priced and ok. There are a few tables and chairs for sitting and eating. Staff are friendly.

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Harpswell, Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

They keep winning awards for some of the best bagels in New York, for good reason. Fresh, hot (no need to spend the extra 10 cents to toast them). Chewy, well made. Atmosphere is typical bagel shop -- small metal tables, Formica.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I was new to the concept so at first I did it al wrong. But we went for a second time (that delicious the food was) and felt in love again. We had the jalapeno and cheese, the scallion, and the strawberry and blueberry for the sweet end. The prices were really affordable. Crowdy, there are few tables available but... More

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Calgary, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you're on the Upper West Side or near Columbia University, Absolute Bagel is the ideal place to grab a quick on-the-go lunch. Best bagel in New York? It's certainly a competitor. There is a huge selection of both bagels and gourmet cream cheeses. The Everything lox bagel is their most popular item with good reason; it's like every delicious... More

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Just a short walk from Columbia University, these bagels definitely set the standards high for NYC bagels! When you walk in, you might be at the end of a line, but the line moves fast, and the wait is well worth it. You see all of the bagels and flavored cream cheeses and know you are in bagel heaven!

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

One word about the bagels...."Irresistible!"!" The staff is amazing and very kind.I will be going back!

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Top Contributor
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111 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Based on other reviewers we stopped here for lunch. The line was short and we were very happy with the bagels. There are many options for bagels and toppings. Mine was fresh from the oven and warm. The bagels are huge and cream cheese was generously applied. The place is small but has a few tables.

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I've been to NYC four times in four years, and always stop off here at least once for bagels. This last trip, I told a colleague we needed to come here for bagels in the morning, and she was a disbeliever -- "a bagel is just a bagel, like a donut". Next day, she was the one who made sure... More

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Portland, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the place for NY's finest bagels. They are made fresh and just about every cream cheese you could ask for. The line was long, but it moved fast, so don't be put off if you see a line. They are well worth the short wait!

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Additional Information about Absolute Bagels

Address: 2788 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-2827
Phone Number: 212-932-2052
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Average Prices: USD 1 - 10
Cuisine: Bagels

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