Been to Eisenberg's lately??
i assume they are still in business because at one time i heard that increased rent might drive them out. are you a fan?? what is best??
i go to eisenbergs maybe every 3 weeks. i usually go alone and have their tuna salad on rye with a lime rickey. one of my more pleasurable eating experiences. i just wish they stayed open later.
Corned beef = good
Pastrami = awesome
Chk salad = great
Pass on everything else.
Atmosphere = still classic
Very much worth a monthly (or so) lunch just for the above three items though.
They've increased their hours in recent years, and I believe even expanded the menu and added delivery (though maybe the menu and delivery were always there)... They're still there and improved.
I get my grilled cheese there with onions and tomato.. (or really any grilled cheese anywhere). its comfort food to me over there. And then I will usually carb overload with a matzo ball soup.. and usally get an arnold palmer. I usually go with rye. they don't have sourdough (I believe..not sure)
Sometimes I will get a sliced white chicken on the white bread (sometimes toasted) wiht a little mayo, salt pepper.. and usually with a tomato and a slice of swiss.. though sometimes without just to go austere.. :). Sometimes swap the chicken salad for the grilled chicken, as I guess there's more flavor..
Sometimes I go with whatever my deli hankering is.. turkey sandwich.. maybe pressed.. deli marche a few store fronts down I usually hit actually for the roast turkey sandwich..
I've never had any of their egg creams which people seem to LOVE. Over the course of a 30 min lunch there a month ago, I saw them take orders for maybe 10 eggcreams.
They've had delivery in 2006/2007 when I worked in area. Sometimes I got breakfast delivered from there (western omellte on toast, or other standard breakfast fare). Was good and price was right. Discovered it too late while I was working in the area and didn't do it too much.
It's a great place. If you look them up in Menupages there seems to be a big debate about egg salad. Here are the posts:
Some people rave. Other people seem to really hate it. I would be curious to hear what other Chowhounders think? I go once in a while and am curious to hear.
used to go there a few times a week when i worked a few blocks away. love their egg salad. theyre also known for their tuna salad sandwich but i go with the egg salad now. also a large matzoh ball soup as well. the pastrami/corned beef didnt impress me as much. good prices too. its like stepping back in time, a restaurant that looks like old new york. and wish they had longer hours too.
I was there on Monday, and just posted about it in the Egg Cream Roundup thread. Had a terrific BLT and what I am beginning to suspect was a mediocre egg cream. (It was my first egg cream though, so hard to tell). RGR replied that her BLT there was awful, so it may be a hit or miss thing. But I loved the atmosphere, and again, the sandwich I had there was simple, yet great tasting.