MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Some things never change (phew!) and thankfully this iconic kosher deli is still stuffing sandwiches and ladling matzo ball soup (reputed for its healing powers), just as it has for over 50 years. Residents wax poetic about the place: a true-blue deli with a neon sign in the front window, the grill slowly roasting hot dogs and meat-slicing machines churning out endless piles of pastrami. Soulful classics include stuffed veal breast, potato latkes and tongue sandwiches with tangy pickles. Some order to go, but a hearty Reuben stacked with mounds of hot corned beef, sauerkraut and Russian dressing is more enjoyable when freshly plated and served in a comfortable booth. End with a perfect little rugelach filled with chocolate and ground nuts.