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May 15, 2008 07:11 AM

Best Glatt Kosher Deli in Brooklyn

Though I haven't tried either of these places for deli, the only two glatt kosher Shomer Shabbos delis that I'm familiar with in Brooklyn are Palace Grill and Deli (on Ave. J and E. 29th St.?), and Caraville, The New Home of Essex on Coney ( on Ave. M, bet E. 19th St., and Ocean Avenue.) Can anyone comment on the quality of the deli in these two places, and how they compare?
Do they sell deli for take-out by the pound?
Are there any other better choices?
Thanks very much!

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  1. If no one is familiar with both places, can anyone comment on at least one of them?

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    1. re: Bzdhkap

      I haven't been to Essex in a couple of years. It used to be good

    2. My parents enjoy Caraville. We took them there on the Sunday before Pesach. They had just opened and said that they were having problems with their computer system. The service was awful. We got there at 5:10pm before it got very busy. It took about 45 minutes to bring any food,at which point no two people got their food at the same time. My father's cold deli sandwich was the second thing to come. My 9 year old's buffalo wings appetizer that we told to bring as soon as it was ready came last over an hour after ordering them. My husband's chinese dish came with cold vegetables and rice. I will say that my parents and I enjoyed our food when it came. My son enjoyed my husband's General Tsos chicken as he was hungry. Thankfully , he did want to make his side order of onion rings that came long before his chicken his dinner.

      1. Haven't been in a while, but always loved Essex. Big portions. Consistently good food. Great deli.

        1. Thanks very much for the responses so far, but I was specifically interested in the quality of the deli (cold cuts) at these places.
          As for Essex, the original Essex, on Coney Island Avenue off Avenue J was closed a while back. The owner of the downtown Manhattan branch of Essex opened Caraville on Avenue M, and calls it the new home of Essex on Coney. I don't know if the cold cuts here are comparable to the ones served at the original Essex, and how they compare to the deli at the Palace Grill and Deli.

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          1. re: Bzdhkap

            The cold cuts at Caraville are just as good as the original essex on coney, if not better. I had a deli sandwhich there last week. The postions were great and the cold cuts were moist and flavorful. Two thumbs up on essex's reincarnation.

            The same cannot be said about Palace Grill. I went there a few weeks ago and had a pastrami sandwhich. The meat was dry and scant. Plus, they didn't even have russian/thou island dressing!!! What's up with that? Two thumbs down on palace grill.

            While we are on topic, has anyone tried the new glatt kosher deli on Ave U and East 30's? Be careful there is a treif deli that has been there for decades.

            1. re: brooklynyid

              you sure it's Ave U and East 30's? I grew up in that hood and after E29th st. the East streets don't strart again till Mill Basin

              1. re: berel

                Its Ave U and the E 20's. I will check the name tomorrow.

                1. re: brooklynyid

                  Bernstein's opened on Ave U and East 27th. The turkey and pastrami were delicious

                  1. re: SaritaB

                    many years ago there was a "Kosher" (Open on Shabbos) deli named Marty & Lloyds over there on Ave U around E 27th, I wonder if it's the same store. Moved out of the area more than 30 years ago.

                    1. re: berel

                      Jay & Lloyds is the "Kosher" deli is still on Ave U & E 27th, a few doors down from Bernsteins

                      1. re: SaritaB

                        How is Jay and LLoyd's. I have to be in the area anyway. I'm especially interested in the matzo ball soup and pastrami.

                        1. re: SimonF

                          Jay and Lloyd's was just wonderful the last time we went a few months ago. I can't remember exactly what we ordered, but since my husband was with me, there's a 99% chance that he head the pastrami,

                          I think it's just about the last of the kind of kosher delis that used to be ubiquitous in Brooklyn, that were open on Shabbos but served only kosher food.

                          I can never understand why Glatt kosher delis can't get their meat to taste as good. I can't put my finger on it, but there is just something different about them.