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Pastrami Queen

1125 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10075-0429
+1 212-734-0635
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pastrami” (129 reviews)
“rye bread” (19 reviews)
“sandwiches” (40 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Delicatessen, Kosher
$$ - $$$
1125 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10075-0429
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always thought I should check this place out. It looks very authentic (aka divey). I ordered a lean corned beef sandwich. What I got was fatty and chewy (in a bad way.) I should have ordered the pastrami. A stupid move.

Thank mahler5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is gigantic so be prepared to share or have leftovers. Prices are understandably high since you are getting 2 meals with every dish. Just fine if you're in the area, but don't make a special trip.

Thank CarolRororo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a delight to try such pastrami. Generous with meat. Melting in the mouth. I would say it's pricy though. We were good taken care of.

Thank Katenka87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrific deli sandwiches. Just a few little tables. You won't need to eat again for many hours! Soups also are good.

Thank metaligenics
Reviewed 16 July 2017

After an afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we were hungry and wanted to try a restaurant recommended on television featuring pastrami. Pastrami Queen on the upper East Side was within walking distance of the museum. More often than not recommendations on tv are...More

Thank RLBrooklyn
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

If you are planning to visit New York, you can't avoid to taste the best Pastrami in the world at Pastrami Queen! You don't have to be influenced by the place, which is very small and anonymous: the pastrami is really gorgeous!

Thank Pierp1985
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I have gone to pastrami queen at this long location and the prior one at. Lex and 85. And pastrami king in queens. They have gone downhill quickly. They still have very good pastrami but not only have prices been jacked up incredibly but the...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Seriously you want me to overpay for second rate food from the nastiest proprietor in NYC. Perhaps if you did not know 2nd Ave Deli or Katz or perhaps 50 other places in NYC where you did not have to endure humiliating rude service it...More

Thank Jordan M
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I stopped at Pastrami Queen during a recent hike partly out of curiosity and partly because the reviews for this place are so favorable. I'm not an expert in pastrami by any means, but the meat here was delicious and the rye bread and mustard...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 9 June 2017

For a deli hole-in-the-wall, I was in shock when the bill INCLUDED an 18% service charge! When I asked about the charge, the very rude manager pointed to the bottom of the menu that only indicated that there might be additional charges and fees. NOWHERE...More

3  Thank janetplanet2017
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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