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Pastrami Queen

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Upper East Side
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1125 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10075-0473
+1 212-734-0635
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the award winning pastrami and it really did live up to its name! The sandwiches were huge and delicious and we had garlic chips on the side. We had to take half of ours as a take out because we were so full. One point - go early or you will be hanging around for a table. It's... More 

Thank Rufus S
Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I heard about this place because of an Anthony Bourdain interview so we went out of our way to find this restaurant a couple blocks west of the mid-part of Central Park. Well worth it! Very small if you are eating in but we only waited 20 minutes for a 4 person table during the lunch rush. We all had... More 

Thank Kris K
Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hole in the wall with limited seating. Best to order to go and take with you to Central Park a pastrami on rye with pickles and coleslaw if the sandwich does not fill you up.

Thank CubaoCat26
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183 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a break from our annual visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and sauntered over to Lexington Ave for lunch at Pastrami Queen. Despite the bustle of people seeking take-out lunches, we were lucky to get one of the six tables jammed together. This actually contributed to the camaraderie and mood of this tiny delicatessen -- like we... More 

Thank centaur41
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a friday afternoon, there was no lineup. We shared one pastrami sandwich for 2 ppl, it's more than enough if you're not starving. They have mustard bottles at each table, get some russian sauce on the side it's really good. The meat itself is very flavorfull and not too fatty/oily. Excellent pastrami if you're looking for something kosher... More 

Thank mmmnmmm
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is a take-out palace. I do not frequently indulge in pastrami. But when I do, it's Pastrami Queen or Katz's.

Thank Discerning222
Hong Kong, China
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114 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Straight off the plane. 10AM The joys of travel are many, but sometimes there's no place like home. So said Anthony Bourdain in an instagram last year of a monster pastrami on rye. Nuff said, but 19 bucks puts this in the indulgence bracket.

Thank Letranger90
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

good meat and quick service. I'm not a pastrami expert but the meat was very tasty! raccomanded also for take away.

Thank Marko P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

These sandwiches are gigantic and packed full of flavor! The garlic fries are awesome too. This is a must for anyone visiting the city for a true pastrami sandwich you will never forget!!!

Thank LeKishaR
New York City, New York
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Heard good things about this place from a friend and came in with another companion for a pastrami sandwich to go. We shared one sandwich and it was a substantial enough lunch for the both of us. We came in before noon on a Saturday and the store was completely empty. Service was fast and the cashier kindly asked if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Kosher
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, 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 10075-0473
  • 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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