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Bagels & Lox near Times Square?

Please suggest a place to get a GREAT bagel and lox. Thank you!

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  1. Take the number one train to West 86th Street and go to Barney Greengrass.

    1. The only place over there is
      Times Square Hot Bagels200 w 44th st (@ 7th ave)

      1. Thank you! We're going to be driving to Katz's to get a ton of pastrami to take home. So we could stop first for breakfast at Barney Greengrass. I LOVE NY!

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        1. re: DaisyM

          If you are going to be at Katz's, you will be nowhere near Barney Greengrass, but you will be right near Russ & Daughters. Amongst the best lox (if not THE best) and whitefish salad anywhere.

          1. re: valerie

            Agree! Russ & Daughters is two blocks from Katz's, and the lox is top notch. Note, however, that it's take-out only.


        2. If you're willing to travel you could stop by Zabar's (UWS) and buy some lox by the pound at the HUGE lox bar there, run across the street to H&H bagels and buy a couple bagels and then make assemble your own sandwich. It's kind of fun to do that if you're into food.

          You could also stop at the little Zabar's cafe and pick up a pre-made lox&bagel, but what's the fun in that?

          H&H Bagels
          2239 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

          1. We'd really like to be able to sit down and eat. Russ and Daughters has the best whitefish salad. I wish they had a place to sit down! We're actually staying in Times Square and then going to the Lower East Side. .

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            1. re: DaisyM

              With regard to Russ, if the weather is nice, First Park, on the corner of 1st Av. & 1st St., is a small park/playground which has benches. There's another playground with benches on the corner of Houston & Norfolk.

            2. Since you're headed east, you could also try Ess-a-bagel on 52nd and 3rd

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              1. re: xigua

                I second the Ess-a-bagel on 52nd. It is not too far from Times Square, and they have unbelievable bagels.

                1. re: xigua

                  The Ess-a-Bagel on 1st Av. & 21st St. would be much more convenient.


                  1. re: xigua

                    I find those Ess-a-bagels reallllly have to be fresh, and still warm or they're not sitting well lately. I've tried both locations, and ordered from whatever they had left, and wore myself out just trying to chew away at one of those things. I used to think they were the best in the city, but wow, they're just not the same anymore. The flavor was even lacking.

                  2. Philadelphia is totally lacking in great bagels and smoked fish. We're willing to shlep for a great bagels, lox and whitefish salad. Should we go to Barney Greengrass? We only go to NY for one weekend a year...so we have to get the best!

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                    1. re: DaisyM

                      Yes - I think it's worth going up there. Cash only, I believe.

                    2. But back to Times square - is TS Hot bagel any good? Because that's the only place thats actually in the vicinity the OP specified.

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                      1. re: chefguy

                        I've heard praise for this place and another the owners once had uptown ... http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3739...

                        Times Square Hot Bagels
                        200 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

                        1. re: chefguy

                          TS Hot Bagels is my local place, and I think they're some of the best I've had. They have more chew than H&H to me. Also, they make a good lox spread. Gut like Russ, no place to sit.