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Artie's Deli - Upper West Side?

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What do you hounds think of the brisket and pastrami at Arties if we can't make it to Katz's?

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  1. OVERRATED.....ALWAYS CROWDED, BUT FOR NO REASON!!!!! USED TO WORK UP THERE AND EAT THERE FOR A QUICK MEAL. NO WAY DOES IT COMPARE TO KATZ'S OR 2ND AVE DELI.... THEY DONT KNOW HOW TO DO THE PASTRAMI, KNISHES ARE MICROWAVED, BRISKET IS DECENT BUT NOT EVEN CLOSE IN QUALITY TO KATZ OR 2ND AVENUE.

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    1. re: matt harris

      I hate Arties for the food but, more so for the attitude of the place.. Its owned by some restaurant corp.. Anyway, I dont eat pastrami that often and if I did I would get it at Katz's..

      If I feel like deli soup I order from Fine & Schapiro..

      Any other Jewish needs are met by Barney Greengrass.. Try there. Roast Beef, Chicken Fat, Chicken Liver, Turkey, Cole Slaw and Russian Dressing sandwich and then talk to me about Arties..

      Has anyone gotten a sandwich from Fine and Schapiro.. I am in love with there house made Horseraddish..

      1. re: Daniel76

        Fine and Schapiro are okay, nothing special, but they are kosher, if you keep kosher (we don't).

        1. re: Daniel76

          Fine & Shapiro should be avoided at all costs....its just bad and they dont care..

      2. It's hard to compare anything to Katz's but I live on the upper west side and I go to Arties frequently - most of the times I've been there I thought the pastrami was very good. I've had the brisket there as well and I liked it. Maybe it's not the best deli I've ever had - but I think it's pretty damn good.(good chopped liver, matzoh ball soup etc.)

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          stuartlafonda

          On a Sunday at six it was packed and the noise was deafening. The pastrami was good, but nothing special. The knishes were dried out. The egg barley was just as dry and lacking of all things, mushrooms. We sent back the Israeli salad as it tasted like vinegar had been added. Coffee and cake were o.k.

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            1. I've only had the pastrami there once, but to me it tasted like hot dog seasoning. Everytime I've been there since I order,you guessed it, hot dogs. Much cheaper the their pastrami.

              Andrew