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The Carnegie Deli

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854 7th Avenue at 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019-5216
+1 212-757-2245
08:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Perth, Australia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't believe these guys are closing down on December 31 2016. This place is an institution! I visit every time I come to New York. Classic huge meat filled sandwiches. Always a line out the door of people waiting to get in. Great service from the same old ladies that have worked there for years. Photos of all the... More 

Thank Anthony V
New York City, New York
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Little by little the quintessential New York delis are closing (the Carnegie is rumored to close the last day of 2016).. At this yummy & famous spot, be prepared to wait in line to get in. Going to the Carnegie was a treat. The tables are so close that you tend to engage with the people around you and it... More 

Thank Paul S
Stirling, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had to try this deli , always a queue outside and I believe it closes for good at the end of the year . We waited for about 20 minutes to get into the restaurant , it was well worth the wait . Very atmospheric inside , little crowded but all part of the fun . We had a 'small'... More 

Thank JimT40
Saint Louis, Missouri
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our first night in town after a long day this was the perfect way to end it. We split a reuben, the prices are expensive but more than enough for 2 to share. We also shared a piece of the chocolate mousse cake. Service was good. But if you have to go to the restroom downstairs,... More 

Thank jessica391
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First day in New York, breakfast time, we saw this place and thought why not. We ordered the French toast and pancake combo - wow the portion size is huge, I struggled to eat mine. The coffee kept coming - always a bonus. The service was a little strange but quirky, Delores says she is going on a break, disappears... More 

Thank JJ_Dragon
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Possibly the worst sandwich I have ever eaten. It was massively overpriced at nearly $20 for a dry, unseasoned small slab of chicken with absolutely nothing else but a pot of mayo. I had seen the reviews and the queues outside and thought it would be worth $20. The sandwiches for people dining in looked good but dining in or... More 

Thank ToniMin21
Reading, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ate breakfast here on recommendation, having queued to get in we were seated straight away (think they were just slightly late in opening), service was polite and relatively quick but not service with a smile (we found this a fair bit on the trip actually). We were however pleased with the Breakfast, my pooched eggs were slightly odd but maybe... More 

Thank Louk2606
Park City, Utah
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Closing the end of the month, this iconic NY deli just didn't deliver for our last visit. Pastrami sandwiches are still huge and cheesecake is still served, but energy level has dropped and staff appears indifferent.

Thank Mooseol
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat on line outside for an hour in the cold. They came out twice just to ask how many were in your party but never took your name. Then when we finally did get inside it took over 20mins for the waiter to come over because he waited for more people to sit at the table with you. We... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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264 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you don't mind waiting 1 - 2 hours outside in line for the best deli sandwich - go to this place before it closes on December 31. The deli doesn't seat a lot of people and the line really is that long. You get huge sandwiches, great soup, sides and desserts. Typical of NYC don't expect great atmosphere or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 30
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Kosher
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 854 7th Avenue at 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019-5216
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-757-2245

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