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Mar 4, 2011 10:02 AM

New City Kosher Deli

Anybody ever been to this place? How's the pastrami and the matzo ball soup?

New City Kosher Deli & Restaurant
282 S Main St, New City, NY 10956

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  1. We eat there often. Great deli, reminiscent of the kosher delis of bygone years. Although I do usually order the corned beef rather than the pastrami, but my husband likes the pastrami and it is good. They make a large sandwich, and their "homemade" knishes, which we call "round knishes" as opposed to the commercial square type that everyone is familiar with, is fantastic. Matzo ball soup is good, although my homemade is more flavorful. Their matzo balls are light and not humongous as they are at the non-kosher diner in Bardonia. But they taste better than the diner's in my opinion. My son swears by their challah french toast. One of the best things is their Hamburger Deluxe. It comes with french fries which are the "deli style" fries that remind me of Nathan's fries. And two onion rings. Really a good burger! I also like their stuffed cabbage, which is Hungarian style and on the sweet side. Potato latkes are huge and crunchy and well worth trying. Brisket is lean and tasty. Salami and eggs can be made either scrambled style, or like a pancake, and come with a bagel and potato. You can get 1st cut corned beef with very little fat for a little more $, and I think that this has to be healthier, although the fattier one is probably more tasty. They give you complimentary cole slaw and pickles, just like in the old days. What restaurant does that anymore? Last, I have to say that their frankfurters on simple rolls are terrific! My family is accustomed to eating them with potato salad on top, and if you haven't tried them this way, you should. Yes, I would try this deli, I don't think that you'll be disappointed.

    Bardonia Rd, Nanuet, NY 10954

    6 Replies
    1. re: barbgail61

      I second bargail61's recommendation. It's not the Second Ave. Deli--my personal kosher deli benchmark--but it's a worthy contender. The chicken soup is good, and the mushroom barley may be even better. My go-to order there lately is the chef salad. It gives me my fix of deli meat plus fresh veggies.

      My one complaint about New City Kosher deli is that they start cleaning up and shutting down well before closing time, so if you get there on the late side for dinner you feel like they're rushing you out.

      1. re: barbgail61


        Do you know the brand of frankfurter served there? since it's a kosher deli, it's probably Hebrew National, Empire National, Aaron's, or Abele's&Heymann. Just curious.

        1. re: hotdoglover

          Hotdoglover, it's a Hebrew National deli, so chances are good that this is what they are using for their dogs. And the salamis that are hanging to dry out are Hebrew Nationals so chances are this is what they are using. My favorite waitress there used to work at the Cresthill Hebrew National Deli in the late 1970's into the 1980's until they closed. The Cresthill deli used to be the best in Rockland County, and was in the Hillcrest large strip mall on the corner of Rte 45 and Eckerson Rd. JRBlack, I never tried the chef salad at the New City deli but I'll give it a try, since it seems a little healthier with some veggies at least. Not that deli meat is healthy, but it's just so good, darn it! One of my favorite dishes at the deli, which I forgot to mention, is Chicken Schnitzel, which is a large chicken cutlet, served with 2 sides. This is expensive, but enough for 3 meals. So if you divide by 3 it comes out to be reasonably priced. That's how I justify it anyway!

          1. re: barbgail61

            I wish northern Westchester had a kosher Deli...i am drooling...

            1. re: apples

              Isn't there a Bloom's in Yorktown Hts?

              1. re: menton1

                Nope went out of business a few years ago