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Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop

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Flatiron District
American, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Diner
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174 5th Ave., between E. 22nd and E. 23rd Sts., New York City, NY 10010
(212) 675-5096
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Today
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 93
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  • 87
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 7
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The classic NYC lunch counter (some tables added in the back a few years ago). The show in front of you and around you is worth the price of admission. Excellent, dependable food. For lunch: matzo ball soup/split pea soup. Wonderful tuna/egg salad/mixed meat Reuben/ grilled salami sandwiches... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2013
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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107 reviews 107 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The classic NYC lunch counter (some tables added in the back a few years ago). The show in front of you and around you is worth the price of admission. Excellent, dependable food. For lunch: matzo ball soup/split pea soup. Wonderful tuna/egg salad/mixed meat Reuben/ grilled salami sandwiches. Burgers deluxe the way the use to be made - in front... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

In such a gentrified area, here is a little gem of a diner! Friendly staff and service was great! It's been around since 1929, it's the real deal in a part of the city that is overrun with tourists! There is a whizz bang new deli next door but I'd suggest giving you money to these guys! Sit back with... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere alone won us over. The service is prompt and the basket of pickles is a welcome delight. The food is very good and made to order. A regular staple in NYC.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Great value, traditional diner just across from the iconic Flatiron Building. Two superb breakfasts with OJ and unlimited strong coffee to kick-start another day in the Big Apple - nothing can beat that whole experience, and the bill for 2 people was just $16 ! Highly recommended.

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Austin, Texas
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Took my family there for our first breakfast in NYC. It was a bit of a shock for my kids who are use to sit down restaurants. It was a great for them to sit, talk with the cooks, and get exactly what you wanted, and in typical style, it was just the right price. $25 for the 4 of... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

My husband, a friend, and I recently visited New York. Since my husband is originally from Long Island, we tend to search for the most authentic restaurants. Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop was truly a unique, authentic New York experience. It's been there since the 1930's, so you know it has to be good! We each ordered a different type of sandwich;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Breakfast was SO good!! We had lox, eggs and onions on a bialy and on a bagel. Just like when I was growing up in Brooklyn. Yummy!! It's a tiny place with a friendly waitress and it's clean and cozy. It's been around since1929 "raising New York's Cholesterol." It is so worth the walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

We started with soups- split pea and chicken noodle. Pea soup was very tasty and the chicken noodle was made with lots of noodles and big pieces if chicken, celery and carrots. The sandwiches were grilled ham and cheese and turkey club. The meat was top quality and very generous in portions. The bread was 7 grain and was extremely... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We ate here after a morning at the Museum of Mathematics (also fabulous with kids). We sat at the counter. The staff were friendly, the food was great and blindingly fast, milkshakes were rated A+ by the kids, and it was all around a great spot for lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Yummy sandwiches. Great onion rings. I liked the pickles they brought out before the meal. I wish they had one of these at home.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 174 5th Ave., between E. 22nd and E. 23rd Sts., New York City, NY 10010
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighborhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: (212) 675-5096

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
 

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Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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