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Apr 9, 2007 04:57 PM

New York Pastrami

Although not a favorite of mine I hear pastrami is the best in Manhatan.Any places that stand out?

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      1. re: princeofpork

        Katz's Deli (205 E. Houston St.) - yes, Yes, YES!!!

        The chef/owner of a well known restaurant in San Francisco was recently quoted in a local magaginze saying that "the single best processed-meat product I have ever had - including in Italy and France - is the pastrami at Katz's Deli. It's out of this world, perfectly executed every time."

          1. re: Porthos

            David Gingrass of Hawthorne Lane, quoted in the February issue of "7x7" magazine.

            1. re: DavidT

              if you don't think of katz's in this discussion you simply have not been paying attention for a long time...

        1. re: princeofpork

          Agreed- ain't nuthin' more needs to be said. Katz's is the Lord Almighty of Pastrami Paradise.

          1. re: greghound

            Have to agree about it being Katz', and otherwise I don't like the place much at all. There's more to a deli than its signature dish. Get the sandwich take-out when you can, but otherwise don't reward them for the indifferent way they maintain what should be a signature New York landmark.

          2. re: KTinNYC

            I turned to this post expecting to have to fight for Katz.

            I love you guys.

          3. I am a fan of Katz's but let me throw out another option: Sarge's Deli on 3rd Ave and about 37th St. The fatty pastrami is very good here too.

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            1. re: eve

              Sarge's is good but only if you can't make it down to Katz's. Not a perfect substitute but a good option for those in the area.

              1. re: eve

                I like Sarge's pastrami much better than Katz's. Katz's is extremely overrated IMHO.

              2. The Stage Door Deli's pastrami sandwich is as good as Sarge's IMO. So is their corned beef. Both are reasonably priced at $10 and of reasonable size. Its on 8th Ave and 33rd St diagonally across from Madison Square Garden.

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