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Pastrami Queen

1125 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10075-0429
+1 212-734-0635
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pastrami” (139 reviews)
“rye bread” (22 reviews)
“sandwiches” (49 reviews)
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American, Deli, Kosher
££ - £££
1125 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10075-0429
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was there following his Majesty's advice, the KIng, Bourdain. We used to go there for Pastrami, so why should I invent? Huge!... more than enough to share. Polite and fast people beyond the counter. Prices are decent, and the food is great. If you...More

1  Thank JorgeMei
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to experience a deli while in the Big Apple and opted for this as it is near Central Park. It isn't a tourist spot, appears mainly locals go hear. Sandwiches were great, big enough for two to split a sandwich. Knish was awesome....More

Thank Dana C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food but mostly a take-out place!! Sandwiches are expensive but humungous! Fed us for two lunches!!

Thank Juan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pastrami Queen hit the spot for our occasional “off the diet” treat. Sandwich was fairly large... more than enough to share. Service polite and fast. Prices a few dollars less than the heavies. Menu limited.

Thank abarasol
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Looking for some good pastrami, the fair Pastrami Queen meets the expectations. Delicious pastrami perfectly served on rye bread. The place itself is a hole in the wall, very little room to sit (leave the stroller parked outside). The style is old school deli and...More

Thank Nat W
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I grew up eating pastrami, but as an adult I rarely eat it since it isn't the healthiest of choices. However, on vacation pretty much anything goes. So when we walked by the Pastrami Queen, I decided to splurge and I was not disappointed. This...More

Thank Teresa G
Reviewed 26 April 2018

I saw some reviews about bad service--some of which were from customers who wanted to bypass the rules about table service, When I ordered, I was asked if I wanted carry-out or table. No problem or long wait, even though it was around dinner time....More

Thank Cassandra M
Reviewed 15 April 2018

This place is very small in comparison with Katz’s. Less tourists, more locals. Share a table with someone or sit close to others. The pastrami on rye is good and fresh. Maybe a little more fat than at Katz’s. I liked the mustard more from...More

Thank Isabelle-leesveel
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Son had the Pastrami Sandwich and wife and I shared Pastrami Platter, all food was very good and I would go again. Service was not the fastest, place is very small, but I would go again.

1  Thank Alan H
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Terrible food and the most unfriendly and unprofessional management and service i have ever encountered. A very dirty run down place. Surprised that the health department did not close it down yet. For take out you can hardly get your order out. The place is...More

2  Thank Herman G
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easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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