Schwartz's Deli

Restaurants, American Le Marais
3 out of 5 stars

A little corner of kosher Brooklyn lost in the Marais, Schwartz’s is all hot dogs, pastrami, pecan pie and onion rings. The area’s locals swap family news with the waiters, and mix easily with hipsters among the old film posters, red leather banquettes and checked tablecloths.

A must-try is the pastrami sandwich, a mountain of dried beef wedged between two hunks of bread, served with fries and a little pot of coleslaw for €16.50 (or €19 for the version with veal). Or you could go for one of the numerous burgers (€12-€24), from classic cheeseburger to avocado, or even the Rossini (steak, foie gras, rocket and port sauce) – impressive, if not quite as decadent as its price would suggest. Also a good bet are the milkshakes (€7.50), often with real chunks of Oreos or other biscuits, though you’ll want to save room for dessert: the strawberry cheesecake is one of the best in Paris – and at €7 a slice, it should be.

Overall, Schwartz’s wins out with its friendly service and boisterous atmosphere, but feels slightly overpriced. That doesn’t seem to put anyone off, however, as two more branches have opened recently: on Avenue Niel in the 17th, and Avenue d’Elyau in the 16th.

By: Anne-Martine Toussaint/EH


Venue name: Schwartz's Deli
Address: 16 rue des Ecouffes

Opening hours: Du lundi au vendredi de midi à 15h et de 19h30 à 23h, le samedi de midi à 17h et de 19h à 23h30, le dimanche de midi à 17h et de 19h à 23h
Transport: Métro : Saint-Paul
Price: Entre 12 et 24 euros
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