I'll have what she's having!
If I had to pick one foodie highlight when I recently visited New York it would have to be this place. It doesn't seem to get more authentic than this and even though it's probably become more commercial due to the movie When Harry Met Sally and seeing all the celebrity photos plastered all over the walls it still exceeded my expectations of how good it was — Meg Ryan might have summed it up perfectly with her emotions. As you walk in you get a food ticket which is marked depending on what you order. There's a few cutting stations for the pastrami and they give you a little sample to taste to make sure you're happy with the meat.
The pastrami is sliced beautifully thin and packed into the sandwich with a tasty mustard. The meat was so tasty, moist and melt-in-your-mouth that I would simply describe it as succulent. Someone needs to open one of these places in Sydney — please! The Pastrami Sandwich on Rye ($14.95, $16.28 inc tax) was more expensive than I was expecting but I think worth it and I loved the pickles on the side. There's enough meat in one sandwich to possibly share between two but it's very tempting to keep it all to yourself. If you order anything else on the menu then you possibly might be disappointed because their signature dish is the pastrami. Service was pretty efficient once you worked out the system of how to order and if you like how your sandwich maker made your sandwich then you can give them a tip.
PROS: Possibly the best pastrami sandwich on rye in the world, Open 365 days, Tasty and moist pastrami
CONS: More expensive than I was expecting but worth it, Can take a while waiting to be served when busy
MUST TRY: Pastrami Sandwich on Rye, Living in New York
Pastrami Sandwich on Rye ($14.95)
SIMON FAVOURITE :-)
Juicy thin slices of tasty pastrami = food heaven!
For the best go to Katz's Delicatessen
Slicing up the pastrami
Celebrity wall — if it's good enough for Johnny Depp then it's good enough for me.
When Harry Met Sally crew
The spot where Harry met Sally — check out the sign above.
When Harry Met Sally famous scene