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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Here are the best restaurants in Midtown East for everything from business dinners and Happy Hours to dates.
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Le Petit Parisien
Le Petit Parisien roughly translates to “place with good sandwiches on baguette.” Or maybe not. Either way, stop by for a good sandwich in Midtown.
Jongro is one of our favorite Korean barbecue spots in the city, although it gets pretty busy. Put your name in, then go sing some karaoke.
Mysttik Masala is an Indian food truck in Midtown East, and it’s one of our favorite places to get lunch in the area.
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Edith’s is a sandwich counter in Williamsburg that serves pastrami sandwiches, baked goods, and an excellent bagel BEC with latkes.
Forest Hills Bagels
Forest Hills Bagels is a classic bagel counter in the neighborhood that’s usually very busy in the morning.
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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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