One of the city’s longest-running success stories, Katz has been in business since 1888. You may feel a sense of déjà vu as you enter, as this is where Meg Ryan, ahem, made a scene in When Harry Met Sally, and it looks just as it did in the flick: a cavernous, loud space with linoleum-topped tables; celebrity photos and testimonials plastering the walls; and curtains of hanging salami in the window. Though its menu is varied and long, only the uninitiated bypass the corned beef sandwich—the best in the city—a towering stack of meat cured for as long as 30 days, which gives it a richness and depth that you simply don’t find with commercially prepared corned beef (which is “pressure injected” to cure in a mere 36 hours).
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205 E Houston St. (at Ludlow St.).
Courtesy of Katz's
Our Rating Neighborhood Lower East Side Hours Mon–Thurs 8am–11pm, Fri–Sun open 24 hours Transportation Subway: F to Second Ave Phone 212/254-2246 Prices Sandwiches $16–$26 Cuisine Type Deli Web site Katz’s Delicatessen Other Reservations not accepted
Map205 E Houston St. New York City
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