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Posted by old time deli boy on 01/12/2008
With all the talk of the return of the second ave deli I decided to go on a deli tasting in NYC. First stop was Pastrami Queen. A pleasant surpeise. A little whole in the wall with even a nice little jewish man behind the counter. The Pastrami was great. The stuff cabbage was to sweet for my liking. The soup was as I remember with carrots and Matzo balls.The seerver knew nothing about Kosher delis. But then from behind the counter poked Henry with stories and a taste of the hot Brisket fresh out of the oven. Oh vey to die for.. My visit to the second ave deli was a bit different. It was overwhelmed with hungry New Yorkers yearning for a part of history. It was hard to comment on the food because it was very busy.And to expect high quality food and service with such an overwhelming response to the publicity.was unrealistic. I will return in a few months to try again. But in the meantime Pastrami Queen is just like I remember it.. Great.
Posted by $20 lunch...r u kidding me? on 01/01/2008
This is what happens when "Lenny's" is considered as a realistic Deli alternative. Don't get me started on the quality at that chain. Anyway, I used to eat at P.Q. semi regularly when on 86th St. Prices are now 30-40% higher. Although the Pastrami sandwich can at times be considered a treat, I find the overall quality to be inconsistent at best. Oh yeah, my Kinish was $5..INSANE. Basically, their asking the customers to anti up and help defray the costs from recent relocation. Sorry guys, don't count on me..however, fear not my P.Q. faithful, as they shouldn't have any problems finding takers..As the late great WC Fields quipped.. "Suckers?"..."There's one born everyday"
Posted by Don King of Poker on 12/18/2007
I remember the old Pastrami King in Queens. The pastrami here tastes the same -- great! A little smoky & garlicky, not like the same old pastrami you find in those other places. With a Dr. Brown's Black Cherry Soda, it doesn't get any better than this.
Posted by Bitz on 12/10/2007
Was told that made a good pastrami sandwich, so I ordered it with a bowl of split pea soup. The soup was "ok", nothing special but good. The pastrami was greasy, fatty, and looked like I got all the scraps from making some one else's sandwich. I too am amazed that this place is kosher.
Posted by jv on 04/21/2007
i am psyched that the Pastrami Queen is there - just found out about it.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/14/2007
Do Not Order the Matzah Ball Soup!!!! The broth tastes like colored water and the Matzah Balls have no flavor. The sandwiches are not worth the price.
Posted by satisfied on 01/24/2007
I have been eating at this delectible kosher deli since I moved to NYC several years ago. It is hands down the last remaining great Kosher deli in the city! The meats are unreal, but be sure to ask for it lean. The sweet and sour meatballs are fabulous, and their hot dog special (also know as pigs in a blanket) are the best I have ever had...and I have been chowing down on deli my whole life. Definitely don't listen to those other reviews, and don't miss out on this gem!