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“Always great” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ess-a-Bagel

Ess-a-Bagel
359 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10010-5611 (Manhattan)
(212) 260-2252
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Ranked #220 of 11,180 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Bagels
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Lincolnville, Maine
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Always great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Always a great sandwich! The bagels were fresh and warm. Our choice of toppings was almost overwhelming. Will go back again.

Visited January 2013
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New York, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Fat, Puffy Bagels”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Excuse me, but these are bagels for people who don't know bagels: fat and puffy.
They're supposed to be flatter.
I mean, they're ok (pricey too, by the way) but ... you don't have to come to NYC for this kind of bagel.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Giant sandwich and long lines”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Worth the wait if lines are long. The lines move quickly but be sure you know what you want when it is your turn.
Prices are higher here but quality is great

Visited December 2012
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great bagel, long wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

The line was New York outrageous. The bagel was pretty good, but would consider using the bagel only line at the back to get in and out quickly and cheaply.

Visited December 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Bagel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Stopped by after reading about this place in a top ten article from a local news station. It was our first morning in Manhattan and we got there around 10. Line was fairly long, but they moved through the crowd quickly. Even with people from near by offices putting in orders for groups it was no big deal. Wife and I both had everything bagels with creamcheese. They had perfect density and chewiness that a bagel should have along with the great flavors from the toppings, my only regret was not picking up a dozen to bring back to Denver.

Visited December 2012
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