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Best "Jewish" deli. in Vegas: Carnegie in the Mirage, Wynn's deli., or somewhere else?

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Joebob Nov 2, 2012 12:22 AM

Just Wondering,

Joebob

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    lorridav Nov 8, 2012 03:04 PM

    I am not an expert but I would recommend trying The Bagel Cafe off strip on North Buffalo. Its been there for years.

    1. shamu613 Nov 7, 2012 05:54 PM

      The best Jewish deli in Las Vegas is in New York. Las Vegas is not a good destination for Jewish delicatessens, sushi or BBQ. If you live in the middle of nowhere, and none of those are available nearby, AND you are having a major jones, then eating any of the three mentioned above in Las Vegas is forgivable.

      1. rednyellow Nov 3, 2012 05:03 AM

        There isn't a good jewish deli in Vegas. The closest I've found is Harries bagelmania on Twain. Their mazo ball soup is a bit bland but better than most in town. Sandwiches and bagels are ok. Carnegie has giant sandwiches that are way overpriced. Canters isn't 24 hrs even though the original in L.A. is. I went once. The food was ok but the place was filthy and staff was indifferent. Might try again but no rush. If you want great pastrami, go to Todd English P.U.B in Crystals/Aria. It is not deli style but is fantastic.

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          Joebob Nov 3, 2012 02:48 PM

          Filthy I wouldn't expect, but indifferent service? Hey, I'm Jewish; it's part of the 'ambiance'. Thanks for the pastrami rec. and to everyone else for you posts.

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            rednyellow Nov 5, 2012 05:33 PM

            I went to Carnegie deli last night because I was at the Mirage, hungry before a show and wanted something quick and everywhere else was packed. We were quickly seated at a table still very wet from being wiped down. I grabbed a napkin from the dry empty table next to me, dried off the table and maybe it's just me but that seemed to annoy the host. Our waitress was great. She was professional and really nice. The Matzo ball soup broth was excellent. The matzo ball was soggy and the blandest I've ever had. It was the first time in my life I added salt to a matzo ball. Just an awful matzo ball. The cheese cake is very big and just ok. The crust was doughy, the filling average.

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            Joebob Nov 3, 2012 01:23 AM

            Keep it up, guys. I'm drooling already and I won't be there until next week. Pastrami and smoked fish both would be nice.

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              Dave Feldman Nov 2, 2012 10:38 PM

              I'd consider going off-Strip. I've heard good things about Harrie's, not so much for meats, but for bagels and smoked fish, and staples like potato pancakes, blintzes, and kugel. 855 E Twain Ave and closed for dinner. Family run, small, and homey.

              Weiss, in Henderson, is a more commercial, full-service Restaurant-Deli, with huge portions and a big menu that includes non-Jewish fare. 2744 N Green Valley Pkwy

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                kagemusha49 Nov 2, 2012 11:40 PM

                Do they have smoked sturgeon? Haven't had that for a while.

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                  mucho gordo Nov 3, 2012 10:08 AM

                  It's my understanding that there are no good Jewish deli's here just as there are no bakeries either. I've heard that Jason's doesn't quite cut it and, unless one goes to the overpriced places on the strip, one has to import the good stuff. When we have visitors from the LA area, we have them bring a 'care' pkg.
                  We ought to pool our resources and open one here.

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                  nconway Nov 2, 2012 08:58 PM

                  When I went to the Carnegie at the Mirage ~18 months ago, it was pretty terrible.

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                    Joebob Nov 2, 2012 08:11 PM

                    So the vote is 2:1?

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                      kagemusha49 Nov 2, 2012 08:31 PM

                      Depends which review you believe. I would never order turkey at a deli. Pastrami or corned beef or liverwurst for me.

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                      kagemusha49 Nov 2, 2012 08:34 AM

                      The deli in New York New York is better than Carnegie.

                      1. Beach Chick Nov 2, 2012 06:55 AM

                        I've been several times to the Wynn deli (Zooza crackers) but its been several years and it was always good but a LV poster stated it was horrid when he and his partner went a couple of months ago.
                        We got a turkey sandwich on rye at Canters deli at Treasure Island in September and it was good.
                        Everyone was raving about the pastrami..

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                          paprkutr Nov 2, 2012 08:42 AM

                          +1

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