Real opinions on Goldberg's in Factoria
I'd like all of your opinions about Goldberg's deli in Factoria - food, service, serving size and most importantly if any changes have occured recently. I have the opportunity of sharing this info with a couple of the owners so honesty is appreciated.
Corned beef or Pastrami with cheese. Ick. I get the same thing every time, half corned beef on rye, dry. I then add my own mustard. The sandwich is ok, fits the bill when I am craving jewish deli food. I often have to ask for pickles, sometimes multiple times. I think the soup is sub-par, very salty, but it's being compared to my Mom/Grandmothers. I once ordered Rugulach there and I wont again. Again, its compared to my Mom's. They served it warm with whipped cream?? I've looked at the deli case before and nothing looks all that appetizing so I've never bothered to try anything from it.
After vowing NEVER to step into that establishment again, after a terrible experience, I was fed this awful stuff at a passover seder. The feast cost my friends and absolute fortune... probably could have taken us all out to eat at Rovers for what they paid these thieves.
Gefilte fish, not bad, a bit dry.
Charoset, chunky, looked like apple pie filling
Mock chopped liver, didn't eat it... I want real with schmaltz or nothing
Matzo ball soup - Yellow salted water, with a tan stone in it...
Tzimis - very good
Brisket - gray nasty dry, inedible
Baked chicken - raw
Roasted red potatoes - hard, tasteless
Mashed potatoes - tasteless
Potato kugel - greasy
Turkey gravy (for chicken I guess) lumpy floury
Beef gravy (for brisket, which should have it's own au jus) lumpy floury
Spinach loaf - good (thanks g-d, something to eat).
Chopped salad - ok, if not bland
I cannot believe they are still in business. This catered food was WAY WAY WAY worse than anything I ate in their establishment. Shame on them.
I haven't ever actually eaten there, but if I had feedback for them, I'd say they need to improve their signage at the mall entrance. The way the space is designed means that customers would have to walk through the "hallway" from the mall entrance to the outside entrance in order to actually see anything inside the restaurant. Perhaps putting up some sort of menu at the mall entrance (even if it's a basic one) would be helpful.
went recently to curb my craving for a hot pastrami sandwich and was underwhelmed by food and service. server acted like we were moron's for asking the difference between the pickles.water went unrefilled. asked for my sandwich to be light on the mustard and it was swimming in it. while the flavor of the meat and the quantity was very nice, the meat was barely warm,the bread was flavorless,not warm,and fell apart as i ate the sandwich. also, i don't know if it was supposed to have cheese on it(that's what i thought i was getting)but who ever heard of a hot pastrami without cheese! the side items served-slaw,potato salad,etc.-are only ok and served in too small portions for the price of the sandwiches. we had only our sandwiches and no drinks and after tip spent over $30.00! felt like we overpayed by half. my suggestion is go to some of the other highly regarded sandwich places in the seattle/eastside area and do some comparison shopping.(having been in the food service business most of my life i realize every situation/location has different issues) just search this board and you will find many options. my wife and her coworkers for a major telecom company right across the street are slowly moving away from eating at Goldberg's for these and other reasons. you can thank me later.
"...who ever heard of a hot pastrami without cheese?" Uh, hate to be the one to break this to ya, but there's this thousand year old rule about mixing milk (that would be the cheese) and meat (that would be the pastrami)... welcome to the redefinition of reality as to what is "normal"... geesssh...
I was there last week for the first time in a long time. The corned beef/pastrami was quite good but the service was terrible. We waited 40 minutes for our food then after much agitation were served some things that were for another table. Service has always been the weak spot on each of my visits.