I'd read about how good Carnegie Deli was and that there are often queues outside just to get a table. So we went one evening when there were no queues and just a handful of people waiting to get seated.
Overall, given the massive choice of delis in NYC, I have to say that this one didn't do anything for us. We both had sandwiches but they were plain and hard to get through. The tuna sandwich can't be faulted for the amount of tuna it contained, but that's all that was in it and eating large amounts of tuna isn't easy. However, I was most disappointed with the cheesecake. I've eaten loads of baked cheesecake at home and in NYC. This was not brilliant. It was okay. But definitely not, in my opinion, worth the raving I've seen about it.
One other point that kind of niggled while we were there was that we had a pretty sarcastic waiter. He wasn't funny, didn't have particularly good service skills (though I got the feeling that he thought he was wonderful).
So, when I'm next in NYC, I'll be choosing another deli to go to!
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