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Artie's Deli - Upper West Side?

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Diane Apr 17, 2004 01:10 AM

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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    MIKELOCK34 Jul 21, 2008 11:46 AM

    Used to dine at Artie's several times a year, but over the past two years or so, their quality seemed to fall somewhat. The freshness of the slaw and pickles has been hit or miss and the service seems to have gotten less friendly. I was wondering if they had changed owners.

    1. David A. Goldfarb Jul 21, 2008 07:51 AM

      Eh. If you're in the neighborhood and hungry for deli where you can sit down and can't schlep to someplace more interesting, it's okay, but I wouldn't make it a destination.

      The Carnegie and Katz's are way better.

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        bosox Jul 21, 2008 08:48 AM

        obviously artie's pastrami doesn't compare to that of katz's. but i have eaten at artie's several times, being an UWS resident, and i find their pastrami sandwiches to be very satisfying if you're looking for a regular pastrami sandwich.

        long story short - if you want spectacular, go to katz's. if you want satisfying, go to artie's.

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        lp708 Jul 20, 2008 10:07 AM

        Is that the place that's up a block & across the street from Zabar's?

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          Stuffed Monkey Jul 21, 2008 07:45 AM

          Yes it is, but the more important question is: Will Lansky's (the new place going into Columbus and 71st where Hunan Park used to be) give them a run for the money? Deli competetion can only we good for the UWS.

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            Cpalms Jul 21, 2008 09:11 AM

            Lansky's???? know any more info?

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          UWStoSONO Jul 20, 2008 03:11 AM

          I used to live on the UWS and go to Artie's for a great late morning/early afternoon meal on the weekends. Be warned, it gets loud and crowded and if you have an innate fear of strollers, you might want to avoid. Either way, their Matzoh Ball Soup is worth.

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            Cpalms Jul 20, 2008 08:11 AM

            Their hotdogs are quite good, I think the same or better than Katz's...maybe Hotdoglover can comment?? ....the place is decent, pretty good for the uws...however, if i am in that frame of mind I'd go to Barney Greengrass...

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            Ann900 Jul 19, 2008 11:02 PM

            No comparison. I really wish I had good things to say about Artie's, because it's close to where I live. But it's second rate, at best. And I'm not just talking about their pastrami, eveerything I've ever ordered has been medicore - from pastrami to chicken salad.
            Don't waste your time.

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              sugartoof Jul 19, 2008 10:50 PM

              Oh god, see once the comparison gene kicks in andthe name Katz's is mentioned, then forget it... few people dare say a bad word of Katz's. Anyhoo I thought Artie's was a perfectly fine alternative. I wasn't crazy about the soup, and I think it's the kind of thing where they do cut corners here and there to stretch their food...so you might get a great bowl one week, and then get a watered down version the next. Is it going to fit your craving ? Absolutely. It's a great alternative to 2nd Ave. and Katz's. My last taste of a pastrami sandwich there was uneven...I mean literally....half of it was perfect, well seasoned, buttery, everything you'd want it to be...and the other half was overdone somehow. So just go with a sense of humor, and trust me when I tell you that Katz's is living off an old rep, as is all the deli in New York city. Also, when I went it was pretty empty actually, so I can't comment on the noise.

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                weinhen Apr 18, 2004 02:29 PM

                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

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                  stuartlafonda Apr 17, 2004 08:29 PM

                  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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                    ak Apr 17, 2004 08:05 PM

                    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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                      matt harris Apr 17, 2004 02:18 PM

                      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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                        Daniel76 Jul 21, 2008 10:28 AM

                        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..

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                          David A. Goldfarb Jul 21, 2008 10:38 AM

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

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                            Cpalms Jul 21, 2008 11:05 AM

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

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