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Posted by Brent & Bonnie on 06/01/2008
The pastrami on rye is ridiculously great! The whole experience is a must, very intimidating the first time you go. They hand you a ticket at the door (which cost $50 if lost) the you go to a counter where you sandwich is hand carved and hot. Every celebrity in NYC has been there. Also try the hot dog. If you want a knish go down the street to yonah schimmel's. Pricey for a sandwich but you will not leave hungry and it is worth it.
Posted by Sunrise, Florida on 05/06/2008
Got there about 2 pm and it was very crowded. Got a table in the back with waiter service. Got served right away. Pastrami was fantastic, very juicy. The stuffed dermir brought back memories when I was 12 yrs. old. Love the food and it's not because of the movies that was shot here. It's the atmosphere and the food. Plan and simply, thats why I had to stop by while I was in NYC from South Florida.
Posted by frequenter on 04/28/2008
I gotta say that we have yet to find more value and deliciousness for these sandwiches anywhere else. I hope Katz's is around for good esp. with all the construction going on in LES. We keep coming back to Katz
Posted by Alex12 on 04/19/2008
I went to Katz's Deli today after many years. What surprised me was that there was no line, no attitude (other than bored and snotty), and no atmosphere other than worn signs which speak to another time in history. Certainly there is nothing at Katz's which would be remembered for what it is today. If you like nostaglia and have a great gift for transmitting this to food then this might work for you. I ordered pastrami and chopped liver and the pastrami was thick like meatloaf and tasted boiled but the liver had some real flavor. The meat cutters mock the customers which seems like a virtue at a deli but this time it was just flat out boring. Katz's is gone and the real-time Katz's exists for the sake of its memory.
Posted by Jitka on 04/04/2008
Pretty disappointing to be honest. The Pastrami sandwich tasted like nothing at all, totally dry, you would have had to put salt and pepper and tons of ketchup and mustard on it, to get at least a little bit of taste. The Rueben was a bit better, but for 15.25?? The fries were just pure fat and the cole slaw had tons of mayonnaise in it. We only ate like half of everything, but still in our stomachs it felt like we had stones for lunch. The best thing was that we got original Czech Pilsner beer. And the atmosphere was cool, too, but I guess this is the main reason people keep coming because everybody says how great it is, but as far as I'm concerned, if you expect a halfway decent sandwich, go somewhere else and don't believe the hype...
Posted by Alona on 03/20/2008
I know I could find a less expensive place to dine, but it took me back to the old days. Loved the chopped chicken liver, pickles, and corned beef although my Medical Tests/Doctor won't. Go for a treat. Too$$$$ otherwise.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/19/2008
Best corned beef sandwich I've ever had. Bar none. However, would you spend 10 bucks on a hot dog? Same goes for 23 on sandwich meat. The guys behind the counter are cool but you've gotta know what you want before you get up there. Only time I'll ever go again, though, will be at someone else's request.