New York, NY
Bagels the size of basketballs are served with all possible schmears including some tofu options for the health-conscious. The man behind the counter adds a colorful touch to the experience and he often talks to and mocks the crowd waiting on the never-ending weekend line. But the food and the experience are well worth the wait. Order in to avoid the line.
The upstairs roof deck bar is great when the weather is nice but during prime times (Thursday night happy hours) be prepared to wait. Great atmosphere and great views of midtown. The downstairs restaurant has an excellent burger but it's just an overpriced regular bar with regular bar food.
Come hungry! The meat doesn't end until you're ready. The salad bar is amazing but to fill up on that is a rookie mistake. Basically, fast all day before coming. Lot's of rare and interesting choices as well as seasonal specials.