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Carnegie Deli

854 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019
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    I'm still not sure how I ended up here for my breakfast - must have been the lack of caffeine in my brain. I get that it's iconic, but damn - that was one VERY overpriced bagel and lox!! First time, last time.

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  • Carnegie DeliPro 2014
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    The original Carnegie Deli is on 7th Avenue at 55th Street in the heart of midtown, close to Carnegie Hall, Broadway theaters & hotels. Best known for gigantic overstuffed sandwiches & cheesecake, the atmosphere is typical old time NYC deli...a little rough, usually busy & loud. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are available at this NYC institution, popular with tourists & locals.

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    did you see it in the movie...
    and great fun, you need big appetite, but it is just fun to be there. look around and enjoy all those famous faces...

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  • Carnegie DeliCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
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    Pastrami sandwich
    Overpriced tower of beef
    With a side of bread

    Eat it on the street?
    You must be kidding, Keane Li
    It's a heat wave, son

    Sneak in a McD's
    There are other crazies here
    I can eat in peace

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    These sandwiches are ginormous...so when you see the price tag per sandwich and freak out...relax...one of these has enough meat for 3 or sandwiches. Go crazy and get the Woody Allen which is a combo of Corned Beef and Pastrami. The Jewish deli meats here are great...the waiters surly and don't forget those great pickles

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    Carnegie Deli is amazing! The sandwiches are unlike anything you've ever have before! PLUS, my 5yo had her NYC Hula debut in October 2012...it was so fun!

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    The best deli sandwich in NYC and definitely worth every penny. This will be at least two meals for two people.

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    The staff really does make the experience.They are fun and the pastrami sandwich and cheesecake are the perfect indulgence, not often though.

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  • Carnegie Deli

    The Matzo ball soup was very good. I thought it was better than the crazy meaty sandwich that is well-known there. From the server we found this joint was a popular celebrity stop. On the wall you will notice plenty celebrity pictures. I would go just for the soup again.

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    Massive honking sandwiches - almost comically huge. The quality is pretty good, but it's very crowded. One sandwich could be shared between 3 people.

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  • Carnegie Deli

    I guess you really don't go there for food, but for a story? I shared the famous deli-style pastrami sandwich and a cheesecake with my friend. They were both huge as advertised. It was good to have diet Coke and watered-down coffee to wash down the massive mount of food. I am not too sure if I liked it but did not dislike it... so 3 stars.

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    I've always seen lines outside of this place but have never tried it until today. Friends and I split several plates. We got corned beef on rye, and a pastrami on rye. The sandwiches are piled high with meat. They are served dry, but at least bottles of mustard are on the table. You can douse as much mustard as you want onto your otherwise dry sandwich.

    We opted for dessert and decided on a fresh strawberry cheesecake. Kudos to anyone that can finish this by themselves. It is a humongous piece. We had to share it 3 ways and we still didn't finish it. The cheesecake was great and the fresh strawberries enhanced it.

    After you eat here, it's probably a great idea to take a stroll trough Central Park since it is only 2 blocks away.

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  • Carnegie DeliPro 2014
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    We went here for lunch. By 11:30 a.m., the place was already quite full. With numerous small tables set touching each other, we naturally ended up talking to those around us, at least, those around us who spoke English. The place seemed to be occupied by a lot of tourists. I ordered the pastrami on rye, the Woody Allen. The pastrami was great, moist with enough fat for lots of flavour and the bread was also moist and lighter than many rye breads. I also had one of Dr. Brown’s cream sodas since I had never seen one before. I am not much of a soda drinker, but I liked how it was not too sweet. My companion had the Rueben, a side of fried onions and a beer. The Rueben covered the entire plate and was about 5 inches high, and the onions filled a good sized cereal bowl. A young couple told us that New Yorkers always split the sandwiches. Indeed the sandwiches were too big for us to finish. There was no way we could attempt the cheese cake. Next time we might come just to split a cheesecake because they looked gigantic as well.

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    Great and huge pastrami sandwiches, crowded dining room, and nice decor. I prefer Ben Ash for a bit more room and a cheaper sandwich though. As Mitch Hedberg said, bring four friends and a loaf of bread.

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  • Carnegie Deli

    A great ambiance. But the sandwich is too big for one person. Prefer to split it for two person.
    It's a bit expensive for a sandwich and I think that it lacks taste.

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    It was amazing to see just how much meat they have you in a sandwich, makes you wonder why they even call it a sandwich. But it was worth every bite into it. Get the Pastrami, and you will see about 8 inches thick of meat in between the two slices of bread. It litteraly falls off from your hand as you pick it up, needed fork and a knife to eat that sandwich. No wonder the line there is always 20 to 30 mines long.

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    used to be good nowadays there are many better options in nyc, their pastrami sandwich still a classic if you never had before.

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  • Carnegie Deli

    I’m not sure why the Carnegie Deli is the go-to “famous” Jewish deli in NYC. It’s pretty good, and if you need to check it off your NY bucket list, well so be it. I’d suggest heading over to the 2nd Ave. Deli (no longer on 2nd Ave., confusing yes).

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    If you are into delis, this is the first one that you want to check out. They make sandwiches bigger than your head. I like their pastrami the best. Little bit expensive but worth it. They only accept cash.

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    Touristy, yes, but you can't skip Carnegie Deli if you're in New York City. Get one sandwich to split with a whole group and ask for extra bread; they don't mind! Also, make sure to eat lots of pickles, because they're great.

    Check out the cheesecakes while you're there, because they're absolutely enormous.

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4.0 out of 5
31 members' reviews
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    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
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    (212) 757-2245

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