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 ($17)—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).
New York City
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205 E Houston St. (at Ludlow St.).
Our Rating Neighborhood Lower East Side Hours Mon–Wed 8am–10:45pm; Thurs 8am–2:45am; Fri–Sun 24 hr. (open Fri 8am and close Sun 10:45pm) Transportation Subway: F to Second Ave Phone 212/254-2246 Prices Sandwiches $5–$18 Cuisine Type Deli Web site Katz’s Delicatessen Other Reservations not accepted
Map205 E Houston St. New York City
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