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831 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-7532
+1 212-980-1010
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“bagels” (807 reviews)
“ny bagel” (25 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher
831 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-7532
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Got here around 10:40am on a Monday. There was a line out the door. The line didn't move very quickly either. Still, worth the wait. Absolutely delicious bagels. Know that if you just want to pick up plain bagels (no spreads or sandwiches), you can...More

Thank Liz-Karl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I don't eat bagels that often--so many carbs and they can be so disappointing. Ess-a-Bagel is so yummy that I went back for another everything bagel with plain cream cheese. There are so many choices and the line indicates that many people think these are...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Never a disappointment. By far the best bagels in NYC. We were in NYC for a couple of days and tried out a few different places with bagels. However, once we got to ess-a-bagel we never went anywhere else.

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted a authentic N.Y. bagel, did a bit of googling and came up with Ess-a-Bagel. Good choice and worth the wait to get in. dont let the line scare you, it moves fast. Try to have some idea what you want before you get there,...More

Thank FunFoodFinder
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered an everything bagel with scallion cream cheese. It was great! The service could have been better. The staff were getting impatient with some patrons in front of me.

Thank Kristina H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, authentic NYC bagels. All chewy and fresh and yummy and tasty and lots of filling. Sent the husband out for bagels every morning! Phenomenal! Yum. Must visit.

Thank Trixilita
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These were hands-down the best bagels I have ever eaten in my entire life. Huge bagels with a boatload of cream cheese. One will fill you up. Don't bother waiting in the long line to get a sandwich or anything else, go around to the...More

Thank Elabes7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not our first time there, but we don't order sandwiches, just bagels. And note to others, if you're only picking them up to take back to the hotel or wherever, you can go in the exit door and walk directly to the back where you...More

Thank ChunkersGolf
Reviewed 1 week ago

On my vacation one of my must dos was getting authentic NY bagels like I had when my dad would bring them home on Fridays. Ess-a-Bagels were wonderful. The variety to choose from was great as well as cream cheese toppings to put with it....More

Thank tmeek14
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very friendly and the bagels were good, but the wait - OH MY WORD the wait - the line just didn't move very quickly. We had eaten at another bagel shop the day before with a similar line, and they were so...More

Thank MrAndMrsC_2005
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26 October 2016|
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Response from Katie-Jane C | Reviewed this property |
No they don't, but still great bagels though!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 831 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-7532
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-980-1010
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