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Einstein Bros Bagels Restaurant Review: How a national chain creates such a neighborly feeling in each of its locations is a mystery, but Einstein Bros Bagels manages to do so in style. The bagels are pretty good, too, whether sweet or savory, served with a double-whipped cream cheese schmear or traditionally decked with Nova lox, capers and red onion. Breakfast brings egg-themed sandwiches, panini and wraps, while lunch expands on the theme by adding salads and deli sandwiches to a roster of well-stuffed bagels. Combinations are intriguing, like the Club Mex, with its turkey, smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese, ancho lime mayo and vegetables. Service is generally quick, and most locations are open until 5 p.m. for an afternoon nosh.