Bagels: Sadelle’s

Date: 1/11/2017

Borough: Manhattan

Address: 463 West Broadway

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What we ordered: 

  • Salt & Pepper bagel w/ cream cheese
  • Everything bagel w/ cream cheese and house lox

Cost (post-tax, pre-tip): $19.58 (yes, for 2 bagels…)

The scores:

Ratings (1-10) Rob Missy
Taste 7.75 7.75
Presentation 7.5 7.5
Setting 8.5 7.5
Value 5 4.5
Overall 7.5 7.25

Ryan comments:

We had a little difficulty getting her stroller in through the door, but once we did Ryan slept the whole time – both in the restaurant and outside while we ate on a park bench.

Ryan’s Report Card (1-10): 9

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General Comments:

Sadelle’s is a cute restaurant with a takeout area in the front, located in Soho and known for their bagels. It’s more of an upscale place with quality and prices to match. The restaurant itself was pretty roomy and looked like it was being used partially for a private party the morning we visited.

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When you first walk in the front counter has a lot of baked goods and other items for sale along with coffee. The bagels are off to the side, displayed on rods which looked kind of cool. The bagels are a bit expensive on their own, especially since they are on the smaller side in terms of size.

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They also have things like lox and caviar for the bagels, which obviously makes them even more expensive. They take great care when preparing these and you can watch them meticulously cut the lox into thin slices for each bagel.

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We took our bagels and our babka slice (to be covered in a separate post) to a small park nearby to eat on a bench.

The bagels were dense and chewy which Rob didn’t expect to like, but actually really did. They are definitely generous when it comes to cream cheese. The salt and pepper bagel with plain cream cheese had the salt and pepper in the dough instead of on top. It was very peppery but Rob liked it a lot and felt that it was one of the better bagels he’s had in the city, although it was not particularly filling since it was so small. Melissa thought it was way too peppery and could barely get through a quarter of the bagel. She was also distracted by how poor of a value this was overall.

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The bagel with lox was okay, but Rob actually preferred the other one. He thought that getting an everything bagel with lox was too many flavors at once, so that was our rookie mistake. Melissa likes lox in small doses so had just a few bites, but agreed with Rob that the texture and density of the bagels was good.

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Overall we are glad that we checked Sadelle’s out and Rob was definitely a big fan of the bagels themselves, but I’m not sure how quick we’d be to return for the value we got out of this. If we do go back it would probably be just for a bagel without the lox. Stay tuned for a write-up of their equally expensive babka!

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