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Posted by LowerEastSider on 03/05/2008
I had to laugh at the remarks about the staffs attitude being a put on for tourists....I'd hate to break it to ya, but thats no act! Besides, I don't go there to feel loved, I go there to EAT! Nothing surpasses their food. True, it hasn't changed in a zillion years and why should it? If it ain't broke....you know the rest!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/01/2008
Their attitude is an act mostly for the tourists - the only thing worth eating here is the pastrami on rye with mustard. The rest of their food is mediocre at best and this hasn't changed in the past 15 years that I have been going there - though I must say I prefer carnegie and 2nd Ave deli to Katz. Katz is done - In my opinion in a city like new york they won't be missed
Posted by Anonymous on 02/09/2008
You go in, get a sandwich and you bounce... You dont go here for the service, you dont go here for a candle lit dinner... its a friggin pastrami sandwich ya morons. And thats exactly what you go for.... its the pastrami stupid. The corned beef is okay as is everything else on the menu but you go there for the PASTRAMI. Expensive? yea sure but thats what they charge for mouth drippingly delicious meat that only a true carnivore can really savor. Does their service suck and can they be aloof and indifferent? YUP! But again, grab a sandwich, sit down and eat it and stop complaining. You want service, go to some other deli where it dont taste the way this does. Frankly the grit of this place adds to the flavor.
Posted by BIGmike on 11/23/2007
Take a trip into the past. Old New York City Kosher Deli taste. Quality food no matter what you order. The most memorable Pastrami sandwich you will ever eat anywhere at any price. Corned Beef will get your attention too. The staff is first rate. The service is verry good, knowledgeable servers will guide you if you ask. Take your time and savor the food. What a meal.
Posted by In need of chicken noodle on 11/20/2007
...that is unless you are ordering over $80.00 worth of food. Of course Katz's is great and legendary, but while dying at home I thought I could have some of my favorite soup in town delivered. Not a chance. Did I mention that the guy on the other side of the line had an attitude? Here is my advise to Katz's: like the tourists, but love your neighbors.
Posted by Hungry Gourmande on 10/22/2007
Katz's serves the best corned beef and pastrami on rye in town (and possibly anywhere). Katz's is less consistent but when you get their pastrami at its best, you'll be WOWED. The meats here tend towards the fatty side, which is good, since that lends a lot of flavor. Don't worry, you (usually) won't see big chunks of fat on your sandwich, just an overall greasy pile of fatty meat. Yum! Prices are a bit on the high side, but you can share without paying extra. The sides are all pretty good, nice thick steak fries. Soups are good; hot dogs, brisket sandwich, tongue are all winners. The atmosphere is very low key, you order your food at the counters and get your own water, pay up at the front when you're done (don't lose your ticket!). So service is pretty non-existant, but the servers at the counters are friendly and will give you a taste while you wait for your sandwich(es). It's unique, it's delicious and make sure you pay Katz's at least one visit.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/14/2007
Was looking forward to visiting Katz's again and I was very disappointed. The place is very chaotic, crowded & noisy, and it was not fun. The corned beef was not good, too thick and dry. My niece did not like her hot dog, hard to ruin. Knish & cole slaw are ok, my friend said her turkey was good. $14.00/15.00 for a sandwich that is not even kosher is very expensive. I think they are coasting on their reputation and tourists. Won't be going back.