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Posted by BellaNYC on 12/02/2010
I've been frequenting City Bakery for years now. I agree with other reviewers that their food is WAY overpriced. It is good, but come on. I go there, as it's a place to relax, chat with friends, flip through a magazine, and not be rushed out of your seat. There are few things they could do to make me happier. One being, get some servers without the attitude...so unappealing! You're still just a server, people! Also, please, please, please, bring back the melted chocolate cookie. I can't for the life of me understand why it went away, and why it hasn't come back. It's literally been years now, so saying it was 'seasonal' which I was once told, does not ring true. I guess they get enough people in there, that they don't really care.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/27/2010
this place rocks. is it expensive? yes. does it taste really good? yes. it is a pleasure to eat there. my only complaint is the quality of their plastic forks. i'm paying $23 for a plate of food, i'd like a decent fork. really. pax has better forks. work it out, city bakery. it's in poor taste...and that's just not like you.
Posted by katie on 02/08/2010
$9.00 for a muffin and a hot chocolate (the size of a small coffee) is a little too much for me. The muffin was very good, but it wasn't ground breaking. And the hot chocolate - I can see why some people would LOVE this hot choc, but it wasn't for me. It's just SOOOO chocolate-y! And very thick. It was too bitter for me. So I was a little disappointed. But, it's a really cool place to sit and have a snack and all the food looked delicious. And the people are very nice.
Posted by mary on 10/28/2009
One of my NYC favorites, and go to spot whenever I am in town. The salad bar, although pricey, is beautiful and always full of really delicious and interesting things to choose from, well worth the price. The food here, to me, shows real passion for freshness and flavor. I don't know where else in town you can get the selection of lunch food they offer every day. I say bravo to whoever is behind the stoves there. I have not tried anything from the hot breakfast bar, so cannot comment on that. I am a pretzel croissant fan too!
Posted by Anonymous on 04/04/2009
City Bakery's resting on their laurels and the bygone days of cameos on Sex and the City. Went for breakfast and made the error of thinking they could handle hot breakfast. The hardened french toast was so cloyingly sweet and tasted as if it had been sitting out all morning. If you're going to serve something that hard, at least provide metal flatware. While the pretzel croissant was everything its reputaton says, the rest was subpar and the place needs to focus on their hot breakfast, if they offer it.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/01/2008
Since when are cookies seasonal? Someone at City Bakery has chosen to deny its clientelle the best cookie in NYC for months now...the Melted Chocolate Cookie. Not only is it their best seller (it sells out pretty much every day, I work a block away trust me) but it is also their most expensive cookie. It is absurd to me that they would stop making this cookie because it's "seasonal". Not only are you losing clientelle (I haven't purchased a crumb there since the cookie went away) but you've got to be losing money as well. Bring back the melted chocolate cookie!!
Posted by SM on 01/04/2008
If nothing else, go for the chocolate chip cookies. These are the best in the City. The West Village, Birdbath Bakery location, also has them. The cookies are divine. The other items are good too, but definitely go for the cookies.