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Magnolia Bakery

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107 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-682-3588
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09:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:30
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The wife spotted this in grand central station. Decided we had to have one. Well my view is that they were small overpriced cupcakes and nothing that special. We also had a brownie. It was expensive staff a little ignorant and it was nice but I am dam sure you can get just as good for a lot less.

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Thank Scranman14
San Diego
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cant comment on any other desserts - but the banana pudding will knock your socks off! Its nice because they sell it in a few different sizes but I say go big or go home when it comes to dessert! You will not be disappointed with the Banana pudding!!! Its light, fluffy, and not too sweet! Try it!!!!!!!

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Thank Merlot D
Las Vegas, Nevada
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon first approach to this little bakery inside Grand Central Station, my gaze was caught by several large jars of different colored sprinkles. Yes, sprinkles. Then you see giant, beautifully glittering tiered cakes, and a pastry case overflowing with sugary goodness. I had every intention of taking home one of each item, but unfortunately was already lugging around entirely too... More 

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Thank Tara T
Ottawa, Canada
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnolia was made famous by Sex and the City. It is a cute little bakery with a few different locations. I like the one near Radio City Music Hall, because Rockefeller square is located right in front of it. During the holiday season you can grab a cupcake and walk over to see the Christmas tree.

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Thank BennyWhits
Liverpool
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must do stop if you like cheesecake - if you have a big appetite try 2 . Just grab the food and sit down taste is great for fast food

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Thank daredevil_12
Greenwich CT
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319 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute little shop with great assortment of tiny cupcakes. Great variety of creative flavors. Best part is that you can buy a number of different ones and eat them all for the same calories as one large one.

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Thank CTNYC16
Berkeley, California
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368 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

But they are still cupcakes, and not inexpensive but a nice treat. Only complaint was that you had to wait in line, even for paying!

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Thank BarryandJackie
Jersey City, New Jersey
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sometimes the Grand-kids just get it right. Believe me when I tell you that Ava loves this place ... and if its good for Ava, its got quite the "seal of approval."

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Thank Professorjl
Bristol, Connecticut
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334 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We have heard all the hype about the bakery and, finding ourselves waiting for our train to return home, we decided to try a couple of pastries and coffee. The coffee was very, very good ... strong and not bitter at all. The pastries, however, were just average. We selected a lemon bar which was not especially lemony and had... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Really $10 for a pie the size of a pot pie. I don't care how good your bakery is or its location. Get real! The bakery is standard fare and crowded. Be prepared to either pay the high prices or window shop like we did.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:30
Monday
09:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:30
Thursday
09:00 - 23:30
Friday
09:00 - 00:30
Saturday
09:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-682-3588

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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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