Been going to NYB since they opened. love this place. Addicted to the everything bagels. The restaurant is usually a very busy place, however, never too busy to be friendly and chat with the customers. I would definitely say it is a landmark in the Meyerland area, and I will be very unhappy the day that Jay and Eddie decide to retire!
I was in Houston visiting with a friend on a random Friday. It was too late for breakfast anywhere else (around 2pm) and we were starving after having slept in. A quick browse of yelp led me here and I was so glad that it did. We each had the Weekday Breakfast special for $4.95. My over medium eggs were perfectly cooked– lacy edges and runny yolk, the potato pancake was hot, crispy and slightly onion-y, and my salt bagel is probably one of the best I’ve had outside of NYC– plus lox spread.
My friend also had the breakfast special but with scrambled eggs, and an everything bagel (lox spread as well).
The decor is very much Golden Girls chic. Light pink with greenish-grey accents. Though it may not be the coffee shop from your Pinterest dreams, it is extremely clean.
Service was prompt and unobtrusive.
This is definitely the place if you’re craving a good bagel.
San Antonio, TX
I’ve always had the bagels from here since the 90s but I’ve never been to the restaurant until now. The place doesn’t look like much from the outside, and the bakery is right next to the restaurant, connected by an adjoining door. When you go inside, it has a very old diner feel, which is pretty cool. There’s an ample amount of seating and it’s very busy with waitstaff going here and there.
I ordered the Matzo Ball soup w/noodles and an Everything (ET) bagel with cream cheese. My coworker ordered the breakfast special (bagel, eggs, fries). Everything was delicious. That was also my first time having matzo ball, so I don’t really have anything to compare it to, but it was definitely good. They have such a wide selection of food on the menu and I do plan to come back and try other things from the lunch menu.
The food is very inexpensive (we paid less than $15 for the two of us), and you get a good amount of food. We were definitely full. I’d like to try their Reuben sandwich next time or maybe even their fish plate.
I definitely recommend their bagels, but get there early if you want them hot and super fresh, and I recommend the diner. It’ll be one of the cheapest and delicious places you’ve ever been.
I make it a point to go there every visit I make to Houston are. Best food and best people around. It’s like coming home. You’ve never really had a bagel til you have the ones made right here fresh every day.
This place has it all: Manhattan ambience, great bagels and a dainty Reuben, too. Unlike the open-faced monstrosities served at many delis, you can actually pick up the Reuben at New York Bagel & Coffee Shop and eat it with your hands. But the best noontime meal is something called a Triple Salad Plate. It’s a scoop of tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad or chopped liver along with tomatoes, onions and lettuce with a toasted bagel. The chopped liver is terrific, and the bagels, fresh from the bakery next door, are sensational. Grab a dozen from the Meyerland location to take home.
We have lived in Houston twice now, in the early 1980’s and back again in 2010. On both occasions we have been willing to drive 45 minutes to get bagels from this place. On a typical visit, we pick up 5 dozen bagels and then have a quick meal in the coffee shop (if we can get a table). My wife loves the egg salad or chicken salad and I usually get a breakfast platter. The same people have owned this place since 1974 and we always see one of the owners on site. A great place.