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Murray's Bagels

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242 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-1622
+1 646-638-1336
06:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 06:00 - 19:00
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116 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A local told me about this place. I am not a new yorker, so granted, I'm not an expert. But this bagel did not really meet me expectations. It seemed stiff, not as flavorful as I was hoping - and a bagel with lox is over 10$. It's been around a long time, so it has that rustic charm. But... More 

Thank YogaCookie
Bath, United Kingdom
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479 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb bagels with an extensive range of fillings, friendly polite staff, great atmosphere , mature Blues music a great ambience , I wish I had this as my local....

Thank Seayeaitch
Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Back in Dublin , dreaming of how good those bagels were. Staff were all so polite, helpful , patient . So good , so fresh, great cream cheeses , fast , efficient . They deserve praise for service .

Thank GMcN51
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We had high expectations but Murrays was fairly ordonary, the coffee even more so. good for a bight in the run

Thank 0hzone
Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
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138 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Walked 12 blocks in the freezing snowy morning just to try Murray's and it was worth the walk. Best Bagel ever. We have a bagel place back in Toronto that comes close. But hands down Murray's is the best. The cream cheese with gravlox was killer. The staff are super friendly and don't just say hello. They actually asked how... More 

Thank Judi B
Berlin, Germany
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The bagels are expensive and not necessarily for vegetarians but they are big and bold and good. Plan to get take away because the seating is sparse and not too clean.

Thank Pugsitter
Needham, Massachusetts
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146 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We normally go to Ess-a-bagel on our NYC trips, but it was raining and we did not want to make the trip across town, so we decided to check out Murray's. They have the traditional bagel options including my favorite Salt Bagels. They have a great selection of smoked fishes and also make some good egg sandwiches. The service is... More 

Thank bw411
New York, New York
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Best bagels in New York. I like them all especially with vegetable cream cheese. their coffee is also good

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Chardon, Ohio
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501 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Had heard their bagels and sandwiches were good and that was very true! Had a couple with cream cheese and one with egg. All were on everything bread. Giant bagels, great cheese and eggs and crunchy seeds on top. Have had some really good bagels at home but none compared with Murray's. Fast service and friendly staff

Thank davechardon
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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133 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

May wife and I walked to breakfast at Murray's from our hotel, Cambria Hotel and Suites [which was great by the way...]. The restaurant is small but serves very traditional bagels and great food. I had an egg and cheese on an everything bagel and my wife had nova and cream cheese on pumpernickel. Both were excellent. The line is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-1622
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 646-638-1336

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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