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Katz's Delicatessen: Restaurant Review

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Katz's Delicatessen

205 East Houston St.

Heather Cross

The Bottom Line

New York City is renowned as being home to some of the best delis and Katz's Delicatessen is among the best of the best. In business since 1888, enjoying an overstuffed corned beef or pastrami sandwich at Katz's will be something you remember from your trip to New York City. After dining here, you'll understand why they chose this setting for the orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally.

More: New York City's Best Delis


  • Outstanding corned beef
  • Generous portions
  • You can reenact "When Harry Met Sally" scenes


  • Cafeteria style service
  • Pricey sandwiches


  • Address: 205 East Houston Street
  • Nearest Subway: F/V to 2nd Avenue
  • Cross Street: Ludlow St.
  • Payment: Cash, Major Credit Cards
  • Hours:
    • Sunday - Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    • Friday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 3 a.m.
  • Katz's Delicatessen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Phone: 212-254-2246
  • You'll get a "ticket" when you enter -- the staff will mark down what you order. Pay on exit.

Guide Review - Katz's Delicatessen: Restaurant Review

For late night eats on the Lower East Side, or when you just want to have a fabulous sandwich or a hot dog, Katz's Delicatessen is the perfect destination. While there are many competitors for the best corned beef and pastrami in New York, Katz's serves up a fabulous overstuffed sandwich($13.95-16.95) in an authentically "only in New York" environment.

Everything is served a la carte, so the bill can climb pretty quickly. Knish ($3.75-4.25) are available in potato and kasha varieties and with a sandwich, will easily serve two people. The hot dogs at Katz's($3.45) are a deliciously affordable way to experience Katz's. They offer a wide array of typical Jewish deli offerings, including potato latkes($11.25) and delicious cole slaw($4.95). Don't miss out on the Dr. Brown's sodas ($2.85).

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