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Posted by nonni on 12/02/2010
Being a born Brooklynite I have my own expectations of what pastrami and corned beef and frankfurters need to taste like. I had decided to take these home. Each item, very unfortunately "missed". They all tasted just 'ok' - but not right. On the same note there is a small deli called Tasty Deli - near Columbia Medical Center. I find the pastrami to be "perfect".
Posted by Happy Diners on 08/25/2010
The service was slow but we had time to spare so it wasn't an issue that day.
Posted by sasha on 03/20/2010
As said below, the sandwiches are generously sized, and the pastrami is moist and tasty. However, one thing soured my meal experience at Arties. If you are a frequent eater at New York City diners, you will know that they always go around with a coffeepot offering to "top up" your cup. You are only charged for one cup no matter how many refills they give you. My husband and I had one cup and one refill each, and on our bill we were charged for FOUR CUPS. This is, in my opinion, sneaky and dishonest. I wager that most people accepting the offer of a refill think that it's free. It isn't. It was only $3.50 all told, but it left enough of a bad taste that we won't be returning to Artie's.
Posted by Ben on 03/14/2010
Been going here since I was young. I always loved the oversized meat filled sandwiches and they were always made to my liking. Floor is kinds slippery at times and the men's bathroom is tiny. Overall, a great casual place to grab a bite to eat either for lunch, dinner, or just a quick snack. The enormous selection of desserts even makes it more appealing.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/25/2010
Keep walking when you see this diner... Looks super cute from the outside, but the food selection is poor, and the food quality isn't the best. The worst thing about the meal was the milkshake. It says its the Best Chocolate or Vanilla milkshake. Well.. it's not. Super thin, almost as if they just poured milk, a small dollop of vanilla ice cream, and that nestle chocolate syrup. It was not good, and for $5 I would have expected it to taste a lot better. Also came out in the same size/look glass that the water came in! Only good thing about this place, the waitress was nice and friendly... and the fries were good.
Posted by Deli Expert on 02/16/2010
I have been to almost all the Jewish delis in the city including Katzs and 2nd ave deli. Let me say that Artie's is just as good if not much better than the others. Anyone who complained in the posts below is just a natural complainer in general. How silly not to go eat someplace because there is a sign in the front. Get over yourself! I was just there the other day once again and the pastrami and corned beef sandwich was extra tasty with no fat whatsoever. That place is also a good value for what you get.
Posted by downonschlock on 02/07/2010
Any restaurant that has a sign saying "My son is going to medical school special" is off my list. I would be embarrassed to go there. Even if there food was fantastic. Which it's not. If you don't believe me, give it a try. You're going to wish you had a son in medical school.