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The City Bakery

3 W. 18th St. (Fifth Ave.) Send to Phone
212-366-1414 | Order Now! | Menu
This Flatiron eatery features both sweet pastries and savory specialties.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
  • Dress code: Casual

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The City Bakery, New York, NY

The City Bakery Restaurant Review

: Maury Rubin built his reputation on unusual tarts with geometric designs and distinguished fillings. His pastry repertoire also includes buttery croissants, homemade marshmallows, and the most sinful chocolate cookies we’ve ever encountered (Rubin added a retail line of frozen cookie dough so you can make them at home, too). Many of the locally-grown and organic raw ingredients come directly from the Union Square farmers market two blocks away. In summer, he serves lemonade and, in winter, lines form for the famously rich hot chocolate, including a cinnamon rum variety. Since City Bakery first opened, its purview has expanded well beyond sweets. For breakfast, there's a maple bacon biscuit and a corn muffin with peas and candied ginger. It offers one of the best (and most expensive) salad bars in the city along with a constantly rotating selection of fish, pasta and sandwiches. The roster of dishes changes, but the macaroni and cheese and creamy tomato soup are justifiably beloved.
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