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Momofuku Milk Bar

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251 E 13th St, New York City, NY 10003-5646
+1 347-577-9504 ext. 4
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Finally tried the famous "milk ice cream" from Momofuku milk bar. First deception: only 2 flavours are available. As for the ice cream itself, I hated it, it tasted like old milk and it was melting crazily fast.

Thank Foodetcaetera
Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Cereal milk shake and Birthday Cake Truffles! Really good! It can be a little hard to find this place, but really worth the trip.

Thank tdsea
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

we stopped by after a group outing for drinks. We wanted something fast which it was.. Really interesting menu - we had brussel sprouts, sausage and rice cakes, and duck dumplings. All were very good, if a bit expensive. Clearly a popular place!

Thank jeannette214
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

I've been here twice, both at the behest of foodie friends, and each time it has been thoroughly disappointing. Their desserts are overpoweringly sweet and lack the taste or creative flair required to back up the hype.

Thank mhan128
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Cereal milk soft serve with crunch was a winner! Nevermind, if it's 7deg C outside, make sure you try this out :)

Thank mmalrac
Cayman Islands
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234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

We walked here previous to our show and it is well worth it. We had cereal milk ice cream with crunch and a crack pie - delicious! Calorific but worth it! There is no seating but enough room to stand and eat for a small group. They serve stumptown coffee which we are huge fans of and service was good.

Thank CaymanGreg
Seattle, Washington, United States
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

We stopped by here to try the cereal milk soft serve- which we both agreed is delicious but we were actually more impressed by the cookies. The flavors are great- but the blueberry is unlike any other cookie I've ever tried. Be sure to buy a box to take cookies home from your trip to NYC

Thank Jen B
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

I've been coming back to Milk Bar (all branches) ever since my first visit to New York in 2012 and they never fail to serve up inventive, tasty snacks and desserts in their rotating menu. Some of the highlights, at least in my opinion!, include the famous Crack Pie, the Compost Cookie, Birthday Cake shake, and the Egg and Cheddar... More 

Thank geigerin91
North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

We visited the MIlk Bar Chelsea location on a Tuesday afternoon, there was no line. The cookies were prepackaged and some were not available, but there was still a decent selection. We got a crunchy cereal shake, b'day truffles, and cornflake-chocolate chip-marshmallow cookies. My husband thought the shake was good, he said it was weird at first but it started... More 

Thank Julie M
Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

We waited in line for 15 minutes to finally walk into the tiniest store-front. Ordered the cake balls and cookies. Was surprised to see they were already pre-wrapped. They were way too sweet and seemed processed. Not worth the wait.

Thank Susan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 E 13th St, New York City, NY 10003-5646
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 347-577-9504 ext. 4

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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