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Downtown deli

bhein Nov 5, 2009 10:10 AM

I'm dying for a pastrami sandwich, or maybe corned beef- either way I need a good deli downtown. I thought Katz's, but then read the reviews on trip advisor. I'm a bit leery now. I could use some help! Thank you!

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    mr_seabass RE: bhein Nov 5, 2009 10:16 AM

    In Tribeca, there is Zucker's (Chambers Street). They use Carnegie pastrami, which I like.

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      jdg5005 RE: bhein Nov 5, 2009 11:45 AM

      Katz is awsome. Dont listen to the reviews, check it out for yourself.

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        bhein RE: jdg5005 Nov 6, 2009 11:00 AM

        Thanks for the reply. What's the story on the waiter service at Katz's? I like to park my arse and let someone else do the walking!

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          Pan RE: bhein Nov 7, 2009 05:18 PM

          I like to wait on line - and it doesn't take a long time - but when I've had waiter service at Katz's, I've made it clear that I wanted a nice, juicy pastrami sandwich, and got one. You'll be fine. And if what comes isn't to your liking, send it back.

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        StheJ RE: bhein Nov 7, 2009 05:23 PM

        Given your requirements, it would be silly not to go to Katz'... You can sit and get great service from the waiters.

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          pbjluver RE: StheJ Nov 7, 2009 05:38 PM

          Go to Katz's
          A true NYC dining experience
          Love the waiters
          Don't be afraid to ask for extra pickles

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            Pan RE: pbjluver Nov 8, 2009 01:30 AM

            Good advice. And make sure to ask for tomato pickles as well as regular ones (sour or/and half sour, as you like).

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              bhein RE: Pan Nov 12, 2009 11:25 AM

              Thank you everyone! Went to Katz's, got waiter service (the lines were longish, but I did notice they moved quickly) had good service and LOVED my Pastrami. The half sours are crazy good, too.

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