Friedman's Deli in the Chelsea Market
- efdee Feb 29, 2008 07:10 AM
Has anybody tried their sandwiches? The menu is pricey so I'd like some input before spending $13 for corned beef on rye or $17.50 for tongue on rye! TIA
I had a pastrami sandwich there this week for lunch. It was thin machine cut and I prefer the thicker handcut pastrami from Katz's. The meat itself was fine. I would have like to see more more intramuscular fat instead of fat around the outside of the cut, which I pulled off. Also, the meat was not as spicy as I would have liked. It comes with a side of pretty good cole slaw and 2 slices of mediocre pickle. Overall, I would go back if I was there and really craving a sandwich, but if I am having a real pastrami craving would got to Katz's. Even if I was hungry and in the Chelsea market I would probably not go back unless I was really just jonseing for pastrami and didn't have time to make it to the LES.
I have never been to Friedman's, but have wondered myself. However, I recently saw that Dickson's (the butcher in Chelsea Mkt) has some good looking sandwiches...roast beef, chicken salad. Their meat is great and I think the sandwiches are in the $7-8 range.
I've had lunch there a couple of times and don't consider it to be much better than any diner in the neighborhood. It's fine but I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to eat there.