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“Best Bagel in NYC” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Montague Street Bagels

Montague Street Bagels
108 Montague St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Ranked #499 of 4,110 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: Bagels
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New York City, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
“Best Bagel in NYC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

While I have not been to all the bagel joints in NYC, I have been to a lot and this one stands out from the crowd. The bagels were always warm; crusty on the outside and soft on the inside…my pick for best bagel in the city. The coffee was decent and the prices were reasonable. It’s a small place and you may not think much of it as you step down from the Montague Street sidewalk to enter, though it’s a treat. It was a great and unrefined true NYC gem, even with a small seating area in the front just below the sidewalk level.

It recent years it has gone through some renovations, and is catering more toward the influx of university students in the area, though is still worth it (just a bit more crowded). I would suggest taking your order to a bench on the nearby promenade where you can enjoy your food while taking in the skyline.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Some of the best sandwiches and bagels in Brooklyn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This no-frills hole in the wall is our go-to lunch (or super late night) spot in Brooklyn Heights. Don't expect anything fancy, but do expect some great sandwiches and bagels. Try the "Fat Tony" or an "Uncle Freddy". Our family has eaten here dozens of times and taken many friends, and none of us has ever been disappointed. Grab your sandwich to go and eat it at the end of the street so you can enjoy a view of Manhattan from the waterfront. And they're open 24 hours a day.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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