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Posted by Carlo on 08/13/2010
Read through these reviews and you'll get the story. The earliest are from 2004 and overwhelmingly positive; the more recent ones are overwhelmingly negative. The new owners should be ashamed of themselves for ruining a once-great deli for the sake of penny pinching.
Posted by Jack on 07/31/2010
Our family of five went to Katz's for lunch midweek in June. There was a crowd, but we had no trouble getting in and getting a table. The carver was fun and made superb sandwiches --- corned beef and pastrami. The meat was superb, and there was a ridiculously large amount of it. I find it hard to imagine how the sandwiches could ever have been bigger. The sandwiches are expensive ($16, $17) but you are going for the experience, and trust me --- two people can share one of these monsters and go away happy (we poled down one each --- and enjoyed doing it). We were a little dubious about going. I worried that it would be too touristy and not very good. It was a load of fun and the food was great. The cole slaw was a little sweet for my taste, but the rest was great. I'm going back the next time I am in New York. The ticket system they use is very efficient. When you walk in, each adult is given a ticket, which you have to give to the cashier when you leave. You get your food at different stations, and the servers put your running total on your ticket. They put all our food on my ticket, but my wife still had to turn hers in blank. This system keeps everything moving smoothly --- just don't lose your ticket! Don't miss it. Don't believe the critics here. It's a load of fun.
Posted by dissapointed on 07/12/2010
I read the reviews yestaday n refused to listen to them....OMG OMG I paid 17 BUCS for a pastrami w lett tom onions n russion dressing...Wtf 5 slices of pastrami....5 BUCS for a hotdog n 6 fir steak fries which my hubby says mine taste way better...horrible.... oh n if u loose ur ticket u gota pay them 50 BUCS or u get arrested...pls dnt go there...even in the scene where harry net sally she does a show wen the bill comes....
Posted by Niru on 06/28/2010
The pastrami I had was fairly good but not worth nearly $20. When you order make sure they cut a brand new steaming brisket not that old dry stuff that's been sitting. If they didn't have a rep i would have never gone there.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/06/2010
(Even though it's not in Brooklyn.) Noisy, messy,rude, not worth the trip.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/04/2010
i have been going to katz's deli for 38 years. the new owners forced out the workers that have been their for 25 years because they make the sandwiches too big. Now their sandwiches are small and not worth it. If you there give the new owner a penny because that's what he is trying to save.
Posted by anonymous on 05/18/2010
As a native its embarrassing that people associate this tourist attraction w/ a 'real' NYC experience. They clearly have NO respect for their customers. Their prices are exploitative and the attitude of their carvers is obnoxious. How much abuse is it worth to have a mediocre sandwich where harry met sally?