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Posted by Regularguy on 03/25/2011
Absolutely awesome Jewish deli. They have by far the best corned beef hash, and the sandwiches (particularly grilled salami) and latkes are excellent. Only Katz's has better latkes in Manhattan, but it's such a production there that it makes it almost not even worth it. Sarge's kreplach are great too. As for the prices, don't be fooled. Yes, $12 - $14 is a lot of money for a sandwich. But it's got well over 1/2 lb of quality, delicious meat on it, served hot and just sliced. If you think that's a bad deal feel free to go to Pret and spend $7 on a pre-made sandwich that has 1.5 ounces of tasteless meat. Then tell me which is the better deal.......
Posted by Anonymous on 03/18/2011
Sarge's is great because they are open 24 hours and deliver all over the city. If you have the flu, there is great chicken soup right at your door regardless of the time of night and great sandwiches after those late nights drinking. I found out that the delivery guy who can travel up to 30 minutes each way at night to deliver makes $5 after you take out the taxes from his paycheck so please take that into consideration when tipping...that comes to $800 a month after taxes if he works a 40 hour week...
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.