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The City Bakery

3 W. 18th St., New York, NY, 10011
between Fifth and Sixth Aves.
212-366-1414

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6
Food: 7
Service: 6
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

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55% would go back.

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Too Crowded; no seats; no room

By simulation on 3/11/2003

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

Like Yogi says, "Nobody goes there any more. It's too crowded" In this case it's true. I don't care how good the hot chocolate is: you can't enjoy it with these crowds. We went there Sunday, March 9, 2003. At Noon, it was so crowded you could hardly get in the door. We came back at 5 PM. The aisles were now open, but no seats anywhere. We purchased our hot chocolate. It came as take-out even though we asked for mugs. I asked for mugs when I saw the paper cups. I was told to accept what we were given. My family drank the hot chocolate standing by railing upstairs. No seats anywhere. I won't be back. The crowds who go there must like this kind of treatment.

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Heavenly Hot Chocolate

By pinkcloud on 2/4/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is a great place to go if you're hungry, but you're not sure what you're in the mood for. The platters of freshly grilled vegetables, fish, and tropical fruits will surely fill any hunger need. And what's better on a cold winter day than a perfect cup of their delicious hot choclate?

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