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“Wanted to experience before its closing”
Review of The Carnegie Deli - CLOSED

The Carnegie Deli
Price range: US$11 - US$30
Cuisines: Deli
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Waited two hours to get in. Then waited another 30 minutes inside. Once seated waited 20 minutes. When we asked waiter for water (we were famished.. it was 8 pm and we had traveled to city that evening), he said he would bring some over in 10 minutes. Okay let's just say I don't know how a business can be run like this with no attention to customer service especially after you have your guests waiting in line for over 2.5 hours. Regardless, the helpings were huge. The pastrami sandwich was good and the potato latkes were good.... nothing was great. I like Katz's deli better (food and atmosphere) and Junior's cheesecake is much better.

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Thank Tracey C
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

Having sampled all of the "Jewish" deli's over the years multiple times, it was sad to experience the last of the "Big Two" on its last nights. With the Stage gone since 2012, Carnegie was the last hold-out for the theater-goer. Yes, the portions have shrunken considerably (the current Woody Allen was the size of the old individual pastrami or corned beef sandwiches) while the prices have grown some (shrinkflation+inflation) but the fare is still tasty decades on. The pastrami and corned beef are still the standard bearers - cheesecake, soup, and knishes are the second line defense. Another icon has fallen and no, the outpost franchises and mail order are no substitutes in either food or ambience. Just as there's only one French Laundry or Bocuse, there's only one Carnegie- RIP - all good things do come to an end.

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Reviewed January 3, 2017

I have eaten at the deli and although crowded and noisy, the food was great. I then ordered a 2 pound pastrami via internet. It is so full of gristle, it is totally inedible. The Carnegie has not replied to two e-mails or a phone call. complete waste of money; terrible customer service.

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Thank kval2017
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

This iconic place is unfortunately closing. Our last trip to NYC...the Carnegie was our first and last stop. Food awesome! The Carnegie will be missed.

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Thank pinked_10_11
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

The unique and wonderful Carnegie Deli in New York City is now closed, but you can get the same amazing sandwiches at their outpost in Las Vegas (albeit in a different milieu).

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Thank Redfoot
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