We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fun Venue with Good Food and Bar”
Review of New York Deli

New York Deli
Ranked #198 of 1,612 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Greenville, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun Venue with Good Food and Bar”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

A must visit restaurant in a historic area of Richmond with good food and bar atmosphere. The Sailor is an iconic sandwich that is definitely worth trying. Always a fun place to hang out.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank MAP1962
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

98 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Stafford, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Just o.k. It didn't really "wow" me.”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

New York Deli. The name makes it sound like a place you'll walk into and discover awesome breads, great desserts, maybe some spicy or exotic ingredients etc.

Nope. Just average fare, nothing that really stood out or would make me come back. Believe me, I had scoped NYD out before and I was hungry, having just done a two hour bike ride.

The bartender recommended a few options, and I took her advice and ordered The Holly (Roast beef, turkey, bacon, pickles, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion and mayonnaise served hot or cold on a hero roll). The ingredients sounded interesting but somehow it just seemed like a plain old sandwich. The fries (freedom or french, whichever you prefer to call them) came with the meal and were also unremarkable.

One of the more favorable things about my experience was the price. Even though the sandwich was just o.k., it rang in at an affordable $9.75 - pretty close to what you pay at Subway these days.

The service was great - I guess other reviewers haven't had the best luck with service but I had no problems.

They have a nice bar and a wide array of scotches if that is your thing - I happen to think scotch is disgusting. There are plenty of nice beers on tap, about $5 each. Lots of folks were there for dinner, and lots of folks stopping in for a drink. It was a nice, diverse crowd.

With so many other interesting and delicious options in Carytown (in particular Greek Cuisine) I kindly suggest you keep on, keeping on!

  • Visited December 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank skijumper_311
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Glen Allen, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A far cry from NYC”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Stopped for breakfast on a Sunday morning. Service was fine but the food not so much. Ordered the Migas Cuadros (Mexican egg casserole) and the Big Breakfast. The casserole was more like over cooked scrambled eggs topped with wedges of tortillas that had been baked on, not appetizing at all. Sent it back but didn't order anything else since my husband's Big Breakfast came with very lumpy grits, over well eggs (ordered over easy), a pile of rubbery bacon (ordered it well done), and an overtoasted bagel. How can one kitchen mess up all the items we ordered. Will not be back.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Cindy B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“Good food at reasonable prices”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Have eaten here twice with family. A lively place on vibrant Cary Street. Ice cold beer and a nice selection of sandwiches and dishes, most with a slight twist that is pleasing. Service is average, but overall you can't go wrong here.

  • Visited September 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Travelingman16
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Richmond, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“It could have been worse.”
Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

We frequent New York Deli in Carytown once or twice a month. The food is good (we have favorites) and usually the service is very good. Today was different. The service was horrible.

It is rare for me to call out a server but, Justin was busy with the rest of his life, not his customers. He was slow taking our order (15 minutes) and only refilled our glasses when we asked (they went completely empty for 10 minutes). While waiting on at least three other tables, he sat down with another patron to explore other work opportunities. Not smart. The finale was waiting over 15 minutes for our check, even after asking.

Enter Hanna. Hanna appeared to be an expediter, not a server. This young lady stepped in to make the experience as good as it could be, after what we encountered. Kudos and the tip to Hanna.

If NYD was at the top of their game, the manager would have been there during lunch rush on a Saturday. No such luck.

Guys, you have been around a very long time. Please start getting thigs right.

Visited August 2013
Thank Ley74
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed New York Deli also viewed


Been to New York Deli? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing