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The City Bakery

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The City Bakery Review

This self-service bakery-restaurant has the urban aesthetic to match its name. Chef-owner Maury Rubin's baked goods—giant cookies; addictively flaky, salty-sweet pretzel croissants; elegant caramel tarts—are unfailingly rich and outstandingly delicious, but another major draw is the salad bar. It may seem overpriced, but the large selection of impeccably fresh food, including whole sides of baked salmon, roasted vegetables, soups, and several Asian-accented dishes, delivers bang for the buck. Much of the produce comes from the nearby farmers' market. In winter the bakery hosts a hot-chocolate festival; in summer it's lemonade time.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 3 W. 18th St., between 5th and 6th Aves. Flatiron District, New York, NY 10011 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/366–1414
  • Website:
  • Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St./Union Sq.; F, M to 14th St.
  • Location: Flatiron District

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations not accepted.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No dinner.
Updated: 02-25-2014

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    poshest salad bar anywhere!

    OK, it's a bakery too...but the famous hot chocolate, mac & cheese & other goodies are delish! the variety of salads & tasty combos are just divine...even the marinated mushrooms or coriander chicken..different daily but always something really special! gorgeous vegetables & seasonal fruits as well go for it!

    by rose3008, 9/11/08

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