Katz's Delicatessen
American · Lower East Side · $$
The Zagat Review
A “legendary” LES landmark since 1888 (with its first offshoot in Brooklyn’s DeKalb Market Hall), this “bucket lister” remains the “gold standard” for “sky-high” pastrami sandwiches and other “real-deal” Jewish deli eats; the “crowded, hectic” space is “nothing to talk about” , but for a “classic NYC” experience it still has many joining 'When Harry Met Sally' fans in shouting “yes, yes, yes!”
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hours Open Today · 8:00 AM - 10:45 PM
8:00 AM - 10:45 PM
8:00 AM - 10:45 PM
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12:00 AM - 10:45 PM
location 205 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002, USA phone +1 212-254-2246 website katzsdelicatessen.com directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
Probably the best Reuben and pastrami sandwiches you will ever eat in your life. Go early unless you want to stand in line for hours, pick up a payment stub, stand in one at the one of the sandwich makers aka Cutters, order your sandwich of choice - remember to pay them a healthy tip - and find yourself a table. It's a unique and heavenly one of a kind experience. One of the highlights of any NY trip. The food is heavy and sits in your tummy for a couple hours though. Thankfully they've good coffee to avoid a post meal coma.
Venu Javarappa · June 3, 2018
I decided to give the venerated Katz's a try, since I had a fair amount of time to kill. I was expecting a long wait to be seated, but I was able to get in there fairly quickly and of course ordered a hot corned beef, being a big fan of corned beef myself. I had to wait a bit to get the sandwich, but not so long that I was annoyed or discouraged, and when it came out, it was everything I had wanted. It was delicious. The corned beef was tender, it had all the classic ingredients one would expect on a sandwich like this, but everything from the bread to the meat was of the highest quality, and that was reflected in the flavor. I took my sweet time savoring the meal and was not bothered by staff or urged to get the check, which is a pet peeve of mine. Overall, very pleased, will certainly try Katz's again in the future.
Darron Foat · June 15, 2018
Attractive to both tourists, locals (including Fat Joe one night we were there!) the pastrami is no joke. Amazing and worth $20 hands down. Ruben was all right! Potato knish was spot on. Highly recommended to everyone for a late night snack. Meal was worth it. They take credit cards now. DO NOT LOSE YOUR TICKET when you walk in! I don’t even like pastrami, but LOVE this sandwich!! Go to town! Many different stations where the cutters will hook you up with samples and the deliciousness of the ambiance!
Sebastian Cocchi · June 3, 2018