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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.
Posted by roadrunner on 08/17/2007
If you want to experience a good old-fashioned New York deli, get over to Katz's. It's definitely a blast from the past.. We tried the Carnegie Deli on our last trip to NYC and though the atmosphere was fun, the food isn't nearly as good as you can get at Katz's and the prices at Katz's were more reasonable. It looked like Katz's caters more to locals than Carnegie. Anyway, get yourself an egg cream while you're there and check out the celebrity photos on the wall. Enjoy!
Posted by anon on 08/15/2007
I just recently went to Katz's Delicatessen on a tour. Although the atmosphere is chaotic and the service is dreadful, the food was outstanding. If you go places to find good food... come to Katz's. The pastrami is wonderful. I've never tasted such good pastrami before. It is VERY crowded and the servers aren't very nice. I would suggest everyone to go there once just to experience it.
Posted by NYC10012 on 08/09/2007
The famous 2nd Avenue Deli on 2nd avenue (now closed) was always better than Katz'. With 2nd Ave Deli gone, I've been to Katz' 3 times for lunch. Everytime the service is non-existent and the quality of the meat goes down. The prices are far too high even in NY City terms where everything is expensive. The over-priced food is the least of this places' problems. I've really tried to like Katz' but I'd rather not go there anymore. There are so many better restaurants to go to in the East Village
Posted by Anonymous on 07/23/2007
We went out of our way to have lunch at Katz's Deli and were somewhat disappointed. If you're in the area, absolutely eat there and you'll have a great meal, but there are so many choices in NYC that it's not worth going out of your way to eat there.
Posted by BrisketSeeker on 06/19/2007
Have yet to find fresher bread or more delectable brisket -- coming in from Connecticut -- try to visit as often as possible Countermen are pleasant. Also, a real value for all the food!
Posted by photobean on 06/10/2007
Its not often that I have such a negative experience at a restaurant that I feel the need to write a review immediately. I have been to Katz's several times over the years. It seems the quality and service deteriorates each time I visit. Today I brought my parents and grandparents for their first time. Our meat cutter gave us passive agressive attitude for not ordering all our sandwiches at once. And to make matters worse, he chose the worse parts of the pastrami for our sandwiches. I watched him slice leftover end pieces of meat for our sandwiches while all the other cutters served up steaming portions of meat. And the worse part was, this was after I had tipped him a few dollars! The other counter people were chatty with each other and seemed annoyed when I asked them politely for an extra pickle They said I had to pay more. I think its crazy that I cant get an extra pickle after paying $88 for 5 sandwiches and drinks. And who charges $2.50 for a can of soda? For me the novelty of Katz Deli has definitely worn off.