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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Xi’an Famous Foods
On one hand, Xi’an’s presence in Midtown is great because this area desperately needs more cheap and delicious things to eat for lunch. On the other hand, no one at your office wants to be around for the aftermath of those spicy cumin lamb noodles you ordered.
It seems like lately, all of the Korean food we’ve been eating has been of the “trendy re-interpretation” variety. While we’re fine with that, occasionally we get a craving for a more traditional meal, and for that, we head to Madangsui.
Mike's Bistro is a big deal in the world of kosher restaurants. Although its appearance might suggest differently, this is a popular special occasion spot, especially with the younger generation. The food is good, even though the decor isn't.
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Russ & Daughters
Russ & Daughters is a smoked fish museum of deliciousness that people come from near and far to experience. A true NYC classic.
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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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