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Posted by R.T. Klass on 05/07/2014
Every New York neighborhood used to have a kosher deli -- not great, but good & reliable -- along with a Chinese chow mein spot & a red-sauce spaghetti joint. They are almost all gone now, replaced by fancy Chechuan & South Asian. Artie's is a copy of the old neighbor-hood deli, but mediocre. The world's worst matzoh balls, like glue -- Café 82 next door (a coffee shop owned by Cypriot brothers) has better matzoh ball soup. Pretty good mushroom barley soup, okay -- not great -- pastrami,corned beef, etc. Overstuffed sandwiches imitate the celebrity spots.
Posted by CosmicAvatar on 11/18/2013
I don't know if we struck it lucky or what, but there were no queues and we were taken directly to a table. Service was perfectly fine. Ordered a speciality sandwich I (corned beef, pastrami, Swiss, coleslaw and Russian dressing) and the meat just melted in the mouth. Having not touched a pickle for two decades after an unpleasant initial experience, I decided to try the sour and dill pickles brought to me with my meal and found them fresh and crunchy, and the cheese blintzes were delicious. Maybe other New York delis are better for all I know, but I could not have asked for a better first experience. Cheers!
Posted by Disappointed on 05/25/2013
Somewhere I read that Artie's was a good restaurant with great pastrami; however, both of these claims are patently untrue. The service was terrible, it took forever for the waiter to finally take our order and it was about 25 minutes before we finally got our food (two pastrami sandwiches and french fries are not that time consuming of a meal to prepare)...the pastrami itself was dry and flavorless. I would not recommend Artie's to anyone. Ever--It. Was. Just. Awful.
Posted by WestSider on 03/18/2013
I had a craving for old fashioned brisket and chicken soup. Almost didn't order because of the negative reviews. But this is the only option that delivers this combo in my neighborhood. Delivery was timely. 45 minutes (was promised 1 hour). Food needed a couple of minutes of reheating but was tasty. Soup tasty, matzo balls good texture, fluffy style. Brisket, a little dry but once immersed in the delicious gravy (packed in separate container) perfect and enough for two generous meals. Accompanied by perfect potato pancakes and good kasha. good value given the quality and quantity.
Posted by Brian on 12/23/2012
Artie's is really just a mediocre deli that has gone downhill over the last 10 years - Delivery took over an hour and a half and I am 4 blocks away. Won't ever order from this place again.
Posted by anonymous on 09/28/2012
The prices have gone sky high. They used to have a lunch special. But now even that is gone. Last time I went, the waiter took so long to come, the menu was so discouraging, I left without ordering.
Posted by anonymous on 06/24/2012
We loved this restaurant for it's first years, but everything has gone downhill. We stopped eating in because the service and the servers were poor, and we stopped delivery because they kept making too many mistakes. We woke up this morning yearning for whitefish, thought we'd try a delivery, just one more time; guess what? "we don't have whitefish today". Come on, really? Folks, let's forget these corporate-owned establishments and pay our money to the restaurants owned by individuals, people who make good food, provide good service, and who care. Artie's take a hike...out of our neighborhood.