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Absolute Bagels

2788 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-2827
+1 212-932-2052
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bagels” (219 reviews)
“egg bagel” (4 reviews)
“ny bagel” (3 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
2788 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-2827
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11 - 20 of 254 reviews

Reviewed 17 June 2017

The bagels are great and you can see them being made -- fun. Had to wait about 20 minutes on a Sunday morning. The place itself is not much -- not really for eating there. Went across the street to a small park.

Thank Kirk47
Reviewed 9 June 2017

There is usually a line, but it moves quickly. The everything bagel was great, as was the blueberry muffin. It's a tiny shop but you could eat in if you have a small group.

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 18 May 2017

When I was there the service was a bit slow and the lines were very long. It was worth the wait though as the bagels are world-class. I didn't taste their sweet products only some salty ones but I loved every bit of it!

Thank Powerpill
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Staff didn't listen properly to my order and I ended up with something different to what I wanted. It's a no-frills joint but I thought the drink section was lacking and no real sides available with the bagels. Egg bagel was one of the better...More

Thank Nightwing35
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The line moves quickly and is worth the wait. I bought a bag full of bagels for my daughter and me, and we finished the whole bag--bagels for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I loved the sun dried tomato tofutti spread!

Thank Kaopua
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

When you see a line out the door, you know you are about to have something amazing! A huge variety of bagels and cream cheeses! I had the plain bagel with strawberry cream cheese, while my husband had the onion bagel with herb cream cheese.....both...More

Thank Chevalier64
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Few things in life are worth a line around the block, and a bagel isn't one of them. Their bagels are good, indeed. But not unbelievably amazing to justify the lines. I'd say if you walk by and there is no line it's totally worth...More

1  Thank Vladimir S
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I've been buying and eating bagels all around new york, Long Island and the east coast for over70 years - these are as good as any anywhere. Some few were equal but NONE were better. What more could you ever want. Large selection of bagels...More

Thank dog999
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Well, it's not H&H, and I guess nothing ever will be. But Absolute Bagels puts forth a solid effort! The bagels weren't chewy enough, but you have to be lucky and get them fresh for the full effect. The egg bagel doesn't match what H&H...More

1  Thank WilliamWillieWilson
Reviewed 25 March 2017

These are really good bagels--among the better ones in NYC. We always go here for our bagels if we can.

Thank Familyof4nyc
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2788 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-2827
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-932-2052
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