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Posted by D. Expert on 01/22/2011
A pastrami sandwich and fries will be served as a pretty large amount of food, but at north of 20 bucks without a drink, it's not exactly the kind of place you'd eat at every day. The food is really good except for one memorable time when I got a corned beef sandwich that was, in my estimation, 75 percent inedible fat. However, that was only one time in my approximately 8 years of going to Sarge's. The staff is really friendly and the atmosphere is definitely a throwback. The only negative I can think of are the prices, but then when you compare them to other Jewish delis, it actually seems slightly cheaper by comparison.
Posted by NYFoodie on 11/27/2010
Soul food. The kind that warms the heart as it fills the belly. So hard to find these days with sterile chain restaurants owned by celebrity chefs opening up on every corner. Sarge's is an authentic throwback. Chatted with the manager recently (great grandson of "Sarge") and learned its been in the same location and owned by same family since 1960 something. Classic New overstuffed York deli sandwhiches were as good as it gets (corned beef and pastrami were perfectly moutwatering) and the "jewish" food was spot on. Haven't tried the entire menu yet, but chopped liver, matzo ball and kreplach soup, brisket and gravey over a gigantic potato pancake, and chicken in a pot brought a tear to my eye. Sunday brunch is plain awesome. I didn't think you cold find great smoked fish on a bagel (hand sliced, not from a package) and a LEO omelette with the onions cooked to perfection anymore. The decor is just as it should be (a little rough around the edges, but in a good way) and the wait staff was attentive and knowledgable abut the food (not easy to find in a Jewish deli). Far from "fine dining" and that's alright by me. Great food, very good service and a heck of a value for what you get. I know where I will be calling for Hanukah, passover, breakfast, etc.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/08/2010
Sarge's Deli has one of the best cheesecakes in New York City! Thats a lot coming from me, who was raised on her Nana's cheesecake and would have been a traitor to even consider eating Cheesecake Factory. But I have to say- the slices at Sarge's are pretty darn good! Very soft and moist, not to hard and crumbly, but not too soft that it falls apart with the blowing of the wind. Absolutely worth the price- and great with the strawberry topping!
Posted by Adam R on 07/10/2010
Dear God, Sarge's is so wonderful. If I had to describe it, I'd say it's a hybrid between Katz's on Houston, and the diner on Seinfeld. The food may be a tad less amazing than Katz's but the fantastic waitresses and great atmosphere more than makes up for it. In short, Sarge's is the wind beneath my wings.
Posted by sammy on 02/06/2010
I have been going to Sarge's for a long time. Last night (2-5-10) was by far the poorest experience so far. I'm not sure if it was a change of shift, a new crew or what. It was not busy but we had to wait a long time for drinks to be ordered, then they were wrong. Waited forever for our order to be taken, then when the food arrived it was cold, overcooked and blah. Normally, the food is hot and fresh. Had to ask for butter for my pancakes and got a response like it was odd, had to ask for out check and that never happens. Also had to take the check up to the counter to pay which never happens. Then the best part! while paying and leaving, I sign the receipt and hand it back to the guy working the counter and he gets a text and does not acknowledge me after saying thank you and have a good night. What? This makes me never want to go back there but I'm sure it was an off night. I'll try again because the food is good. Stop texting and work - you get payed to do a job and that is not part of it.
Posted by john on 08/30/2009
very good and authentic
Posted by DB Murray Hill on 08/26/2009
This place rocks! All the meats are made in house, (none of that typical dry, processed deli/diner "Meat") and the portions are fantastic! Yes, it's a bit pricey, but for quality and a sandwhich that you could hardly get your mouth around its worth it! And it's about 20% cheaper than 2nd Ave. Deli. Get the Pastrami sammy with coleslaw on top-it melts in your mouth!