Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


831 Third Ave. (51st St.) Send to Phone
212-980-1010 | Order Now! | Menu
Just the place to satisfy that knishes fit.

Breakfast & Lunch daily, Dinner Mon.-Fri.
  • Dress code: Casual

* Click here for rating key

Ess-A-Bagel Restaurant Review

: Many bagel aficionados argue that Ess-a makes the best bagels in New York. We're inclined to agree---except for when, once in awhile, we get one that isn't quite baked through. Cut and rolled by hand, their bagels are low in salt and preservative- and sugar-free. They're also huge. Flavors run the usual gamut, as do the many cream-cheese spreads. They also make bagel sandwiches galore, and, at the midtown shop, serve specialty coffee drinks. Ess-A-Bagel's bagels are kosher.
Check out hot NYC restaurants to try right now
Hot NYC Restaurants to Try Right Now

GAYOT's hottest NYC restaurants include an opulent chophouse, French fine-dining restaurant and a healthy paradise for vegetarians.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.