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.
Where we've featured it
Here are the best restaurants in Midtown East for everything from business dinners and Happy Hours to dates.
More spots in MidtownSee more
There are a few Souvlaki GR locations in NYC, including this one in a small basement in Midtown East. Stop by for some great, casual Greek food.
Dill & Parsley
Dill & Parsley is a fast-casual place in Midtown where you can get some sort-of-healthy Mediterranean food.
Farida is a casual Central Asian restaurant in Midtown with excellent food and a fun atmosphere.
More Bagels spotsSee more
Shelsky’s Brooklyn Bagels
Shelsky’s Brooklyn Bagels, in Park Slope, serves extremely good bagel sandwiches and smoked fish.
Suggested by our writers
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.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more