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“Excellent lox and whitefish salad”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Barney Greengrass

Barney Greengrass
Ranked #162 of 13,554 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Southern Maine
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent lox and whitefish salad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

Great if you like fish. Excellent fresh OJ. Not much on the menu for those who don't like lox or whitefish - my husband had a cheese omelet. Ask for the potato pancakes.

Visited July 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
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188 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Best Bagel in NYC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

Try the regular Bagel with Baked Salmon + Cream Cheese + Onion. It´s 100% amazing. If you prefer, speak spanish with anyone over there. They get more polite and friendly when you do it. Don´t expect a beautiful place, only a delicious food. Go for it!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Mauricio B
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New York, NY
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640 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Go for the food, not the ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

I have been to Barney Greengrass at least a dozen times over the last few years....without question, it has THE best "nova" (Nova Scotia lox) in NYC...not at all salty and always delicious. The rest of the menu is also worth considering.

The wait staff is prompt, personable and funny in this multi-generationally owned restaurant on the Upper Westside of Manhattan -- it looks dumpy and it is! But it is always clean.

The prices are high but the food is superb -- so, in my book, the quality of the food surpasses the issues of price and ambience.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Trup
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Nashville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Real Deal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

If you have a hankering for smoked fish, buttery sturgeon, sweet waiters and a decor that has not changed in 50 years- this is your place. I love the food- the coffee, OJ, smoked fish platters, onions and eggs, fresh bagels and more. The best breakfast place this side of Odessa.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank artsmk
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Sturgeon King!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Named The Sturgeon King for good reason...it's like silk!

  • Visited December 2011
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