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any deli recommendations for murray hill area?

rion Nov 13, 2008 10:59 AM


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    BW212 Nov 13, 2008 01:53 PM

    2nd Avenue Deli is on 33rd between Lex and Third. It's not as good as it was when it was downtown, but it's still worth going to. (Be warned, they serve no dairy).

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      italianagambino Nov 13, 2008 11:43 AM

      Bruno Ravioli

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      1. re: italianagambino
        princeofpork Nov 13, 2008 12:53 PM

        lamazou on 3rd has great sandwiches.

        1. re: princeofpork
          Lucia Nov 13, 2008 01:18 PM

          2d Lamazou

      2. MMRuth Nov 13, 2008 11:00 AM

        As in Jewish Deli, or Italian Deli? Todaro Brothers is nearby, as, I believe is Sarge's, though I've not been there. Maybe also 2nd Avenue Deli?

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        1. re: MMRuth
          goodhealthgourmet Nov 13, 2008 11:22 AM

          oy, Murray Hill isn't exactly a culinary mecca ;)

          Sarge's is meh. i'd also suggest avoiding Mendy's on 34th - it's pretty bad.

          i can't vouch for 2nd Ave Deli now that it's in the new location, but it's probably the best bet.

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet
            ellenost Nov 13, 2008 01:16 PM

            I prefer Sarge's to Second Ave. Deli. Pastrami is much better at Sarge's! Second Ave. Deli is way too cramped and rushed. Sarge's has great noodle pudding and chopped liver.

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet
              RGR Nov 13, 2008 01:37 PM

              From my experience, 2nd Ave Deli is definitely not a better bet than Sarge's, especially as it pertains to pastrami. The pastrami at Sarge's is about the equal of Katz's -- though different in style -- while the pastrami I had at 2nd Ave. Deli was dry even after I specifically ordered it "very fatty."

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