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Pastrami Queen

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Upper East Side
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1125 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10075-0429
+1 212-734-0635
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ABSOLUTE BEST HANDS DOWN QUICK LUNCH EVER...MUST TRY THE FAMOUS PASTRAMI SANDWICH WITH HOMEMADE POTATO CHIPS.The sandwich is stack with juicy mouth watering slices of PASTRAMI. The chips are crisp and crunch..never over-cooked.Yummy. so orgasmic...Call ahead for pick up because it will shorten the wait for your food...hence the quickie😉 NEVER disappointed. ALWAYS SATISFIED!Love this place.. Dining is a... More 

Thank Ronda C
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome Pastrami Sandwich including garlic fries and Pickles. Small joint. Big taste. Great service.

1 Thank rawli44780
Santa Ana, California
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small restaurant with a few tables and chairs. They make the most magnificent pastrami sandwiches. We had l small amount of time, so we got ours to go and thoroughly enjoyed them.

Thank Barbara R
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read about this place in a travel guide and made an effort to go there (on a day when we were exploring the upper east side). Small place, with only a few tables, but we were lucky and were seated immediately. We had a pastrami sandwich and a salt beef sandwich (both HUGE!) and both were exceptionally good. Nice... More 

Thank 341joanna
San Francisco, USA
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was looking for a Kosher Pastrami place to meet another couple for weekend lunch and found Pastrami Queen online. It turned out to be a very small deli / diner with only a few seats, most people taking away food. Having said that, the hot pastrami sandwich was really outstanding and so was the potato pancakes... The place was 100%... More 

Thank Sufix
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124 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The out of date website led me to believe this was a restaurant, but it's more a shopfront with a handful of tables. Nonetheless, it's worth a stop for good food, _massive_ portions and friendly service. A real deli experience.

Thank FloridaAuthor
Staten Island, New York
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260 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many are gone now. Go for food not ambiance. It is very small with limited seating but it is Zagat rated and tasty.

Thank Travelbear007
Athens, Georgia
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was on a hunt for a good pastrami sandwich on the UES and found Pastrami Queen. Pretty much a hole in the wall but the pastrami was hot, moist and very good.There are not many tables so seating at lunch hour could be a problem.

Thank sfeldman41
Fort Worth
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113 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please go here! The BEST pastrami I have ever tasted on the largest sandwich I have ever had. They don't even add mustard to the sandwich - it isn't needed! They have a very large menu, but the pastrami is what we came for and we were absolutely extremely pleased. Friendly staff, small tables. We loved everything about it.

Thank Shannon B
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

There are a lot of other items on the menu but I came in for one thing: pastrami! And was not disappointed. No gristle, minimal fat parts, ample quantity, spiced but not overdone, flavorful and not crumbly. A handsome sandwich and well worthy of return engagements while in the neighborhood! One caution is that the seating is exceptionally limited and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
American, Delicatessen, Kosher
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1125 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10075-0429
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-734-0635

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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