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Pastrami Queen

1125 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10075-0429
+1 212-734-0635
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pastrami” (160 reviews)
“rye bread” (20 reviews)
“sandwiches” (45 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
American, Delicatessen, Kosher
$$ - $$$
1125 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10075-0429
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband had an excellent pastrami sandwich and I had an ok roast beef, but the gravy was amazing.

Thank Rria205
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pastrami sandwich, vegetable pancake with apple sauce and garlic fries were absolutely delicious. We also ordered a soup with a piece of dumpling in it (don’t recall the name of the soup). I didn’t like the texture of the dumpling. But I never liked dumplings...More

Thank anniskwok86
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

If you are a true deli lover, you don’t go to delis for the ambiance. This place fits that bill. There are 16 seats. It is cramped. Now, if you go for good food, this is it. Loved the pastrami sandwich and matzo ball soup....More

1  Thank BaldAndHappy
Reviewed 26 December 2017

First, the food is very good here. However, please be warned that they either don't answer the phone, put you on hold and forget about you or simply are so abrupt and brash that you wonder if the manager has any idea of what is...More

Thank Isramerican
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

We ordered for delivery an order for Chanukah. Party. Firstly it was delivered more than. 40 minutes late. The quality of the meat was very poor. Turkey looked like it was from a rolled. Package And both pastrami and corned beef were Very fatty and...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 17 December 2017

The counter staff at Pastrami Queen is awful!!! If they can't handle the heat GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN. This is NYC for Pete's sake. They are very put out when you order a simple sandwich! Really annoyed at the customers. I would hope the...More

1  Thank wodentmom
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Good food but the most unfriendly and unprofessional management i have ever encountered. For take out you can hardly get your order out. The place is small, dirty and unfriendly. Unfortunately one of the few places with decent pastrami. Will try and avoid it as...More

Thank Herman G
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We found out about this place on Lex based on this allegedly being Anthony Bourdain's fave place in the neighbourhood. Mixed results though. For certain, the hot pastrami sandwich on rye was incredibly good! Moist, tasty and a huge portion of pastrami within the bread...More

Thank AirSchis
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We loved the Carnegie Deli for pastrami sandwiches, until it closed down. We discovered Pastrami Queen, on Lexington Ave between E 78th and 79th, and ordered both an overstuffed Pastrami Sandwich and a Spinach Knish. We were not disappointed! The pastrami was tender and delicious,...More

1  Thank mshapiro99
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

For a to go lunch I ordered the open faced cornedbeef sandwich with potato salad and extra bread. The corned beef was fresh and tender and had a nice flavor. The portion was massive: enough for 2 meals. The rye bread was fresh and it...More

Thank Sam W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1125 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10075-0429
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-734-0635
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