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Old 12-06-2014, 02:54 PM
 
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One was on Lexington and E 52 street the other one was on E 38th and Madison.

I was in them in the early to mid 90's. not sure if they're still in business

does anyone remember their names? even if they're no longer around there's always Mr Broadway or Ben's(I assume they are still open)
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:02 AM
 
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There is the Carnegie Deli on 7th Avenue (corner of 55th Street): Carnegie Deli | Home

I believe there is another kosher deli a few blocks down the street from Carnegie Deli, but I don't remember the name of it.

In Manhattan there is also Katz' Deli on Houston Street: http://katzsdelicatessen.com/

Also there is the independent Ben's Best Deli is on Queens Blvd. in Rego Park (Queens): Home
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:27 AM
 
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38th and Madison (Southwest corner) was REUBEN'S and I had my first Pastrami Reuben, delicious, in there sometime in the 1980's. A dear friend had a rent controlled elevator apartment on 38th between Madison and Park so we spent some time in the neighborhood.
REUBEN'S is long gone but I don't know the year they shut down.
Aha:
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Arnold Reuben's son, Arnold Reuben Jr., worked in the restaurant with his
father until it closed in the mid-1960s when Reuben sold the restaurant to Harry
L. Gilman. Arnold Reuben retired to Palm Beach, where he died on December 31, 1970 at the
age of 87.


The deli at 244 Madison Avenue remained until late 2001 when
the restaurant was forced to close owing to health infractions
I never got another Reuben as good as that first one.

Don't know 52nd and Lex.

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Old 12-08-2014, 07:43 AM
 
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KK you jogged my memory about Reuben's. I was last there in late 1992.

Chava I assume Ben's is still there on W 38th between 7th and 8th. it could be the STage Deli you mean on 7th or a few others further down on 7th near 51st street
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:59 AM
 
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I really loved the STAGE DELI, and it was the only place that an $18 sandwich was WORTH it.

I was sad when the closed in favor of the nearby CARNEGIE DELI which I never liked. That bench seating, communal picnic tables, and screaming out of orders...like a barnyard. And for the same $18 sandwiches. Went to Carnegie once since the Stage closed: they served tongue sandwiches ICE COLD????


I need a new place for a Pastrami fix.

Has anyone tried the Pastrami Queen at 78th and Lex? If menu is current it's $16.50 for Pastrami or Corn Beef and the place is reputed to have HUGE sandwiches.

We did BEN'S takeout (38th & 7th) because a friend gave us a half of a delicious pastrami sandwich. We ordered that very week and the sandwich tasted like Associated's pastrami...once and done.

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Old 12-08-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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I really loved the STAGE DELI, and it was the only place that an $18 sandwich was WORTH it.

I was sad when the closed in favor of the nearby CARNEGIE DELI which I never liked. That bench seating, communal picnic tables, and screaming out of orders...like a barnyard. And for the same $18 sandwiches. Went to Carnegie once since the Stage closed: they served tongue sandwiches ICE COLD????


I need a new place for a Pastrami fix.
I loved Stage as well. It was also the first official NYC restaurant I went to when I was a teenager coming into the city with my friend for the day. It was accidental, but the memories are with me forever. Now that I live here, I miss it so much.
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:54 AM
 
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One more shot:

Has anyone tried RUSS AND DAUGHTERS on Houston at Orchard.
Specifically for Corn Beef or Pastrami?
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:57 AM
 
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Russ and Daughters is really good.

Katz is good but also packed.

Tried Ben's Best in Rego Park before and found it to be overpriced and just okay.

There's also Ben's Deli... I think there are a few locations. I know one is on 38th and 7th. A coworker's family used to have their holidays catered by them.

2nd Avenue Deli is good also...

Now I'm craving pastrami!
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:08 PM
 
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KK you jogged my memory about Reuben's. I was last there in late 1992.

Chava I assume Ben's is still there on W 38th between 7th and 8th. it could be the STage Deli you mean on 7th or a few others further down on 7th near 51st street
Yes, the Stage Deli was one I was thinking of!

I don't think I have ever been to the Ben's you are referring to in Manhattan although I do remember going to "Mr. Broadway" perhaps 10 years ago approx.
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:12 PM
 
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38th and Madison (Southwest corner) was REUBEN'S
Saw where you found your info:
Reuben's Restaurant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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