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Pastrami near Lincn Ctr

stymie Apr 8, 2009 08:37 AM

I'll be at Linc. Center tomorrow and would like to find some pastrami near by. I've been to Katz Deli. Thanks.

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    Marine Engineer RE: stymie Apr 8, 2009 10:10 AM

    Lansky's, Columbus b/w 70 & 71. Haven't been, but word is that it's not Katz caliber, but more or less OK.

    Lansky's Old World Deli
    235 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023

    1. floretbroccoli RE: stymie Apr 8, 2009 10:13 AM

      I like the pastrami at Artie's, on Bway, around 82nd?

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        Ann900 RE: floretbroccoli Apr 8, 2009 11:41 AM

        I find Artie's pastrami utterly tasteless.

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        harrison RE: stymie Apr 8, 2009 10:48 AM

        These are probably your 2 best options - neither approaches Katz's. Obviously Lanksy's is closer

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          pbjluver RE: harrison Apr 8, 2009 12:11 PM

          If the place is Kosher than they might be closed for Passover...better check first

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            Cpalms RE: harrison Apr 8, 2009 12:36 PM

            I tell ya...I have had a couple corned beef ruebens at Lansky's that have been way better than any corned beef anything that came out of Katz's...Never had lansky's pastrami (i'd stick with Katz there), but I actually like Lansky's and it's worth going there....way better than Arties are Carnegie....

          2. Striver RE: stymie Apr 8, 2009 12:24 PM

            Three basic choices, IMO: Artie's, Lansky's, Carnegie Deli. Never been to Lansky's so I can't offer an opinion. I prefer Carnegie to Artie's (but they're usually crowded and don't take credit cards - cash only) - and Carnegie isn't as good as Katz's.

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              JMJD RE: stymie Apr 8, 2009 06:29 PM

              Artie's is OK. Not great, but OK.
              Not sure if it's good or not, but I think you can also get a pastrami sandwich at Zabar's (in the counter with all the prepared foods -- I've heard them promo it over the loudspeakers) but of course then you'd have to find a place to sit and eat it.

              1. David A. Goldfarb RE: stymie Apr 8, 2009 08:03 PM

                Lincoln Center is close enough to the Carnegie Deli, that I'd go there before succumbing to Artie's. Better to go after the opera than taking the half of your sandwich you don't finish to the Met. I generally prefer the Carnegie for corned beef, Katz's for pastrami, but the pastrami at the Carnegie is certainly good.

                1. Spends Rent on Food RE: stymie Apr 9, 2009 06:33 AM

                  How did Artie's and Zabars make this list and Not Barney Greengrass?

                  If you are willing to go north, Barney greengrass is by far your best option for pre-lincoln theater pastrami.

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                    RichardW RE: Spends Rent on Food Apr 9, 2009 09:46 AM

                    Barney Greengrass is basically a lox / bagels / egg place.
                    Look at their menu.

                    They do have pastrami & eggs. They don't have pastrami sandwiches.

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                      Striver RE: RichardW Apr 9, 2009 11:31 AM

                      Actually, per your link, they do. There's a menu section under the heading "Meat Sandwiches" which includes pastrami, corned beef, tongue & swiss, etc.

                      That said, in all my years living on the UWS a few blocks away, I never bought pastrami at Barney Greengrass' or knew anyone who did.

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                        Spends Rent on Food RE: Striver Apr 9, 2009 07:55 PM

                        It's too bad you "never" at least even tried it. It's good. It's not Katz's or Sarge's good (it's a bit dry), but it is (in my view) the best you can get on the UWS.

                        Maybe we should all stick to recommending/ not recommending places where we've actually eaten? Then we can use this space to debate what we liked and disliked about our experiences.

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                          Striver RE: Spends Rent on Food Apr 10, 2009 03:15 AM

                          In point of fact, I was responding to your question: "How did Artie's and Zabars make this list and Not Barney Greengrass? ".

                          But, point taken.

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