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Sep 6, 2009 03:41 PM

Best deli and pastrami in Vegas


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  1. Used to be Stage Deli at Caesar's Forum, but I heard they lost their lease. Sad--they had good matzo ball soup and cheesecake too. Someone tell me there's a decent replacement.

    1. There is a Canter's deli from Los angeles at Treasure Island.
      I have not been there but I go to the one in L.A. all the time. Hopefuly it is as good there.

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      1. re: paprkutr

        Canter's Deli at Treasure Island is nothing more than a sandwich counter. Super disappointing to those fond of the Los Angeles Canter's.

        There's a total of three delis in town, but they're not on the strip and they all pale in comparison to sandwiches from Langer's or matzoh ball soup from Brent's.

        1. re: shamu613

          There are many more than three delis in town.

          If the OP is confining him/herself to the Strip, the pastrami at Carnegie Deli (Mirage) is above average (as is my favorite deli staple - lox, eggs and onions scrambled well). Elsewhere, Deli Den (NW part of town; Durango near the 215) has excellent corned beef and brisket (I haven't tried the pastrami there yet).

          1. re: Friend of Bill

            You're right. I forgot about Deli Den. That makes a total of four Jewish delis in town.

            I don't count sandwich shops as delis and I don't consider anything inside a casino as a deli.

            1. re: shamu613

              Not trying to be a stickler or anything, just thought I'd mention there's no such thing as a Jewish Deli. It's a Kosher Deli. Religion has everything to do with keeping and preparing kashrut, yes, but nothing to do with the delis themselves. It would be like calling a joint in Memphis a Christian BBQ because they serve pork and happen to be located in the bible belt. Anyway, the Carnegie Deli at the Mirage serves non-kosher items so it's a moot point.

              Sorry. Continue... :-)

              1. re: grimaldi

                I don't know about the delis you frequent, but the Jewish delis in Las Vegas are most certainly not Kosher. Not unless you consider a bacon and egg breakfast kosher.


                1. re: shamu613

                  I was going to mention that. Most LV delis do have non-Kosher items so it's a moot issue. My point is it's a misuse of terms witnessed all too often, kind of like when people say "ATM machine" (the 'M' stands for machine). The deli may not be Kosher, but it's definitely not Jewish. So just call it a deli.

                  1. re: grimaldi

                    The correct term for these delis is kosher-style

      2. Yes, the Stage Deli at the Forum Shops at Caesar's has closed. Really too bad. We went there for many years, especially for breakfast. We have also gone many times to the Carnegie Deli at the Mirage. I think it is quite good. Have had their pastrami, and think it's a good version. They are famous for their blintzes, if you like that kind of thing (which I do). However, they seem to me to be smaller than the blintzes at the original Carnegie Deli in NY (but that may just be my memory).

        1. The Bagel Cafe on Buffalo just south of Summerlin Parkway has delicious pastrami. However, my favorite menu item is their "soup of the day" on weekends and it's Cabbage Soup...fantastic.