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“Not a restaurant, just probably the best cookies in NYC, the world,...?” 5 of 5 stars
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Levain
167 West 74th Street, New York City, NY 10023 (Upper West Side)
+1 212-874-6080
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Ranked #2 of 12,022 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $23
Cuisines: Indian, Fast Food, Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
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“Not a restaurant, just probably the best cookies in NYC, the world,...?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is a tiny underground bakery where the smell of freshly baked produce smacks you in the face and leaves you wondering when it's your turn, hopefully fast, to order.
We took the chocolate chip and walnut on the go. Took it with us to savour it at the airport as this was our last stop on our trip after walking through Strawberry Fields which is nearby. Unlucky for us we couldn't go back for more. So if you're there don't hesitate to take enough of them. They are big, not cheap with a price of 4 dollars but worth every penny. But no, it's not a restaurant. Just probably the best cookies in NYC, the world,...?

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great cookies, but one was enough!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We are savoury rather than sweets people, but these came so highly recommended that we thought we had better try them. We tried the chocolate chip and walnut, which were so rich we had one each instead of lunch, but we loved the buttery taste and gooey melted chocolate. A must for serious cookie eaters!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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“More -than- wonderful Baked Goods”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is not so much a place to eat, as it is always crowded and quite tiny, but rather a place to buy really delicious breads and the most addictive, giant sized chocolate chip/walnut cookies you can imagine. The staff is friendly, smiling and helpful. Try the walnut and raisin bread. You'll be SO glad you did!

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“Diasapointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Only four stools in the place. Not very clean. Staff was friendly. Selection is limited but prices are reasonable. Many other better options in the area. Not sure how this ranked #3!

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“cookies the size of scones!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

this bakery is most famous for their cookies- the chocolate pb is a must! i bring them as housegifts

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