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“Lemon Zest Caper Surprise”
Review of Steve's Bagels

Steve's Bagels
Ranked #2 of 6 Bakeries in Ridgefield
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Albany, New York
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lemon Zest Caper Surprise”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

Okay - so Bagel places usually don't get reviewed. And they usually aren't worth paying much attention to them. We were in Ridgefield just for an hour to drop something off with family. Since it was near Noon (and family's fridge was empty for anything to entertain with), we asked where to get a quick bite. Steve's was the recommendation - and it was just what we needed.

Hidden away off the main street in a small plaza, you won't find it with looking. The first thing you notice on entering is the line. Okay - it was Sunday at Noon, but the people were here for a reason. You could smell the bagels (a lot of varieties) and coffee. Busy as they were, service was fairly quick and efficient and you could watch your bagel be buttered - or schmeared.

Quiet, we ate at one of 8 or 10 small tables. And, as fresh as the coffee was, and as perfectly chewy the bagels were, I wouldn't have even bothered to review Steve's except for one thing - lemon zest caper cream cheese. My bagel came with a big portion of lemon zest and caper cream cheese that was really a great surprise. It was creative, fresh, clean, tart, tangy, went perfectly with the salt bagel - and was startlingly unexpectedly good.

I will not be foolish enough to tell you to drive to Ridgefield to try Steve's bagels. Or even to put on flashers on Main Street while you walk the block. But if you're there - and you're hungry - and you need something that is just right without overpowering, try the place. And if you a caper type person, do NOT miss that cream cheese.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Best bagels in town”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

And at the best price in town as well. Steve is always the first to support all the local teams in Ridgefield and opens EARLY. This is where you want to get your bagels if you want to stay local

Visited January 2014
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Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
195 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“It was never the same since Steve sold it!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

There is never anyone who speaks plain English that takes your order, so you're never really sure if they understand your order. I have gotten egg sandwiches to take home, and they can't seem to ever get it right.
The bagels are just okay, but they are not great!

  • Visited January 2014
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White Plains, New York
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Always wonderful.”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Breakfast or lunch. Take out or eat in...you will never be disappointed. The Chicken Soup is a cure for what ails you:)

Visited December 2013
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