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Absolute Bagels

Certificate of Excellence
Upper West Side
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2788 Broadway, New York City, NY 10025-2827
+1 212-932-2052
06:00 - 21:00
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Winter Park, Florida
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Braved a frigid December morning to walk the 15 minutes from Astor on the Park hotel for what promised to be a great bagel. Not disappointed! Had read about this place before so anticipated a line and no nonsense service. Our timing was great. A short line and quietly busy but friendly service. My Santa Claus ugly Christmas sweater got... More 

Thank WinterParkHappy
New York City, New York
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

True NYC Bagel joint. Don't go on the weekend or you'll be waiting in line around the corner. Fresh and tasty. The place is no frills... bagels are hot out of the oven. Love the NYC fast pace of the place. You gotta know what you want, don't hold up the line!

Thank K L
Williamsburg, Virginia
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'm a huge bagel fan, and I've had some good bagels. However, there are none as good as absolute bagels. They put gobs of delicious specialty cream cheese on their perfect bagels. I would recommend taking a bagel to go and eating it in riverside park.

Thank knnewman
Oslo, Norway
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177 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

I went there twice precisely because it is delicious (I got the strawberry cream cheese and the jalapeno cream cheese)! The breads are great and they offer a wide variety of filling. The service is good and quick, perfect for a breakfast on the go!

Thank MamCandig
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this place and it was awesome. It has a very 'local' feel to it. Many pop in, quickly it a bagel or take it away. Only my husband and I were being tourists and taking photos around the place. It is very efficient and quick. You follow the guy who took your order and he will give you the... More 

Thank Irene_Davidson
New york
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I ran in no line a nice surprise I had a warm fresh everything bagel with butter the best quick breakfast and good coffee !

Thank Lizpia
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

On a recent trip to NYC, my daughter a resident in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood tells me tomorrow morning we are going to the best bagel shop in the city. My reaction was sure. We arrive and on a late Friday morning and she is surprised there is no line up out the door which I guess is typical on... More 

Thank schaefcand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

So, Absolute bagels have fantastic bagels - just maybe not as mythically amazing as their reputation purports (and the line up the corner indicates) But they do have excellent bagels!

Thank Vladimir S
Decatur, Georgia
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61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

There's just something about a New York bagel...there are decent bagels here in Atlanta but...they don't come from New York. This place had lots of good, local raves. We went on a Saturday morning prior to leaving for home (Atlanta). Typical place- all oven, small counter, and crowded line. And the wait was worth it (just a few minutes). We... More 

Thank Robert W
Jakarta, Indonesia
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a classic NY bagel shop, with a line out the door, and fantastic variety and quality of product. It's within walking distance of Columbia University, down from the student bookstore. The bagels are authentic, showing the subtle variation in shape and doneness that characterizes real baked goods, and there is also a huge variety of schmear. Go early... More 

Thank Joshua G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, 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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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 over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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