Katz’s Delicatessen

Critics' pick
Lower East Side
This cavernous cafeteria is a repository of New York history—glossies of celebs spanning the past century crowd the walls, and the classic Jewish deli offerings are nonpareil. Start with a crisp-skinned, all-beef hot dog for just $3.10. Then flag down a meat cutter and order a legendary sandwich. The brisket sings with horseradish, and the thick-cut pastrami stacked high between slices of rye is the stuff of dreams. Everything tastes better with a glass of the hoppy house lager; if you’re on the wagon, make it a Dr. Brown’s.
Venue name: Katz’s Delicatessen
Address: 205 E Houston St
New York
Cross street: at Ludlow St
Opening hours: Mon, Tue 8am–9:45pm; Wed, Thu, Sun 8am–10:45pm; Fri, Sat 8am–2:45am
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average sandwich: $14. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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