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Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop
Posted by corB on 01/08/2007
I've ordered mainly variations of the grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch at Eisenbergs, but I was truly blown away when I decided to order the rice pudding one day. I was trying to pull through my 3 o'clock slump at 4pm and decided to have it as a snack. Although they put the gooey goodness in an unattractive coffee cup, nothing can depreciate the sweet, rich taste it left in my mouth and the involuntary smile it put on my face. Why do diners bother to claim the "Best Coffee In the World" title? Great coffee's got nothing on Eisenberg's rice pudding. I've even been to "Rice to Riches", which didn't win me over either. And to think I wasn't a fan of rice pudding, I was a fool!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/03/2007
stopped in once on a whim. this old-time diner is one of the few left and does not disappoint. it's inexpensive and delicious and has a wide range of food. will definitely be going back
Posted by Best Borscht! on 12/01/2006
I am beside myself with joy right now! I know, it's silly to be so excited about a $12 lunch tab but, after eating more than my fair share of mediocre $15 sandwiches from the so-called legends, I feel like I have to take a few minutes and get the word out about Eisenberg's. I sat at the old school stool at the counter and started with Borscht/Sour Cream which was literally as good as I have ever had and I have had it everywhere! Amazing. It was cold and fresh vs. the typical lukewarm and boring at other spots around Manhattan. A perfect bowl. Not feeling up to a reuben or pastrami, I decided to keep it simple and ordered a Grilled Cheese w/Bacon on white bread. Delicious. The bacon was crisp and exceptionally tasty with a rich cheddar and bread that was toasted to a perfect color. The plate came with three small dill pickles which were the perfect contrast to the grilled sandwich. I also ordered my first Lime Rickey (fresh Lime juice, club soda, Bitters and Simple Syrup) which tasted like the perfect summer ade. My meal took just less than 20 minutes to order, make, eat and pay...a record for me and all the more reason to be excited. The servers were as friendly as they needed to be and very diligent in getting it done right.
Posted by Sarah on 11/25/2006
I have been looking for a great diner with delivery for 3 years- and I have found it. I have never written a review before, but this place is worthy of all the hype. The food is consistently FANTASTIC! I ordered from here for the 1st time a couple of weeks ago because of a friend who swears that this is the ABSOLUTE Best old fashion diner in the city, and she was right. The rueben is Amazing, great homemade muffins and sandwiches, and from what I hear the best penut butter and jelly sandwich you will ever have. Today I ordered breakfast and my tea had spilled on my sandwich so I called to see if I could have my food redelivered- The owner delivered the food himself in what seemed like less than 5 minutes- mind you I don't live that close. I am so impressed with the service and the consistent quality I can not say enough good things- and my reuben is fabulous!!!!!
Posted by GatorKate on 10/13/2006
This place is the greatest hole in the wall sandwich joint I've ever been to. Not only do they make any sandwich you could possibly imagine, they have great old school cakes and zippy service. You're always served with a smile. The best part is this: it was soon to go out of business (for financial reasons only, not lack of business) until a regular customer decided that he couldn't bear to see the space turn into another modern, $9-foccacia-and-bean-sprout-panini bistro. He bought Eisenberg's, and now you can see him behind the counter almost daily. It's beautiful.
Posted by Hammer on 09/17/2006
All the sandwiches are great. This place is authentic. Iv'e been enjoying Eisenberg's for the 8 years now. Stick w/ the corned beef and brisket.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/15/2006
I went there and got a burger because everyone raves about them. It was burnt and dry. Granted, it was huge, but the quality was poor and was like eating a hockey puck. The interior is cool in a 1940's way, but that is about it.