Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream

Restaurants , Ice cream parlors Lower East Side
  • 4 out of 5 stars
(2 user reviews)
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Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
King Kong Banana Split at Morgenstern's

Nicholas Morgenstern (El Rey Coffee Bar and Luncheonette) scoops inventive flavors (sesame-caramel, Brazilian bourbon) at this modern ice cream parlor.

Venue name: Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream
Address: 2 Rivington St
Cross street: between Bowery and Chrystie St
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 8am-11pm; Fri, Sat 8am-midnight; Sun 8am-11pm
Transport: Subway: J, Z to Bowery; F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average ice cream: $4. AmEx, MC, V
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Average User Rating

3.5 / 5

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Ashleigh B

I came here for the first time last weekend and I absolutely loved it! The green tea pistachio was so refreshing and light I never wanted it to end. It had the perfect balance between the two flavor combinations and chunks of pistachio nuts throughout. My friend ordered the salted caramel pretzel, which was very intense and moreish as well. While the consistency is not quite Italian gelato (read: so soft and malleable it looks half melted), the flavors are what really count here. The décor makes you feel like you have stepped back in time making the whole experience even more fun!

Jamie S

I'm honestly not sure what all the hype about this place is. When I went here, they had several unique flavors which I was looking forward to, but they would only let you taste one ice cream before you bought anything. The one I chose, I didn't like - so it really was a gamble on all the other flavors when I was choosing which one to buy. I ended up not liking the one I bought either, which is a real waste when ice cream is as expensive as it was here. Both of the flavors that I ended up trying were WAY too sweet. I would be open to trying out more flavors here to find one that I like, but with only getting to taste 1 before you purchase, it's not worth the gamble for me.