It’s not controversial to say that Ess-A-Bagel serves the best bagels in Midtown. People around here seem to agree, as evidenced by the lines that stretch out the front door. But the lines move fast, and while you’re waiting you can figure out your order - we like their signature one with whitefish salad and nova. Have one of these for breakfast and you probably won’t be starving at 11:29am like usual.
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The Roof At Viceroy Central Park
Predictably, The Roof at Viceroy Central Park has a great view of Central Park. Bring some out-of-towners, or grab a drink here after work.
Aria Wine Bar
Aria Wine Bar in Hell’s Kitchen is a casual Italian wine bar that’s good for a date or some dinner before you see a show.
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Zabar’s is a longstanding gourmet deli on the Upper West Side that’s famous for smoked fish.
Russ & Daughters Brooklyn Navy Yard
The Brooklyn Navy Yard location of Russ & Daughters is huge, and a good place to get bagels, smoked fish, and baked goods.
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Crave Fishbar’s second location on the UWS is larger than the original UES spot and works for nearly every situation.
Leo’s Bagels arguably has some of the best bagels in the city and their egg and cheese sandwich will make your FiDi mornings better.
Tompkins Square Bagels
Tompkins Square Bagels is a bagel shop in the East Village across the street from the park.
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