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831 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-7532
+1 212-980-1010
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 today via mobile

The bagels are good and there are plenty of choices. Cream cheese choices are also abundant. The issue here is placing your order and getting it correct. The guys behind the counter taking orders and preparing bagels just can’t seem to get it right! Check...More

Thank RRoss0411
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Every city in America talks about New York bagels but no one does it like New York City! Ess-a-Bagel is one of the best! The long lines are a testimonial to its popularity. Don’t be in a rush but it will be well worth the...More

1  Thank BOBandMBF
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped by to grab a quick and easy breakfast. The bagels are anything you could want in a New York bagel-- huge, fluffy and a bit chewy. It cost me around $5 for a bagel with cream cheese. I looked up the menu and...More

Thank Julia V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried this place for a quick breakfast. I was throughly delighted with the everything bagel and cream cheese I ordered. Crispy in the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. Perfect!

Thank elsbethcarty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a cinnamon raisin bagel and a salt bagel, both plain and they were DELICIOUS. The texture was light and fluffy, the outside was perfectly browned, and they were huge for a very reasonable price. The inside is also what I picture “old” New...More

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can only imagine that with the high turnover of people that the “exceptional” reviews are from those with nothing to compare the bagels against. Having sampled many bagels in NYC this place is nothing spectacular. The bread itself is good, but that’s about it....More

Thank Tori K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised to see so many tourists find a great bargain but quality breakfast and lunch bagel place. The bagels are New York huge and delicious and whatever you choose to fill it is bound to be fresh as this place is crowded, but...More

Thank rg2626
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this deli for a quick sandwich for either breakfast or lunch. They have the best turkey club sandwich and a full menu filled with any other hot or cold sandwiches you could ever want. We go here multiple times a week. It's very...More

Thank erinslux
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted the NYC food experience. This place did not disappoint! My family loved the bagels. We stayed at Hilton Garden Inn around the corner. Essa-bagel was packed with nowhere to sit so we took bagels back to the hotel. I need to eat gluten...More

Thank m4ney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have walked by this bagel shop several times - and particularly om weekends, there is frequently a line. While the bagels are decent, I'm not sure they are worth a 20 minute wait - with part of it being in the cold.Kudos to the...More

Thank traveltime841
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26 October 2016|
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Response from Amanda B | Reviewed this property |
They have pumpernickel raisin bagels! Not sure about plain pumpernickel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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