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“Great Brunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zaftigs Delicatessen

Zaftigs Delicatessen
335 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2907
617-975-0075
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Ranked #7 of 171 Restaurants in Brookline
Price range: $1 - $23
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen, Eclectic, International, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The bagel chips they give you to start are fantastic. It is a great place to go for brunch or lunch. The portions are fair and the staff are friendly. Be prepared to wait at least 45 to an hour on the weekends.

Visited January 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Swampscott, MA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Uninspired and pricey”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Just ate there.

I had a black bean burger: this was a large but mushy home made burger served on a very bland white roll with a relish, pickle, and coleslaw. The pickle was good, everything else was bland and the burger had no texture. $12.50.

My wife had a tongue sandwich. Small pieces of rather dried up tongue ends served on square commercial seeming rye bread. With the same coleslaw and pickle. $13.00

Cup of tea: $2.50.

Service our waitress was perfunctory and clearly just doing this for a living. The young man who greeted us was warm, but takes more than that.

The free bagel chips were excellent. Would leave it at that.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cheshire, Connecticut
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“A local favorite - enjoyed it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

You know your at a hot-spot when there is a line out the door ( no other local place had a line) and their is an outside speaker for calling your name.Yes, we waited 40 minutes for a table, interestingly enough they told us a 40 minute wait and it was - to the minute. The wait is worth it. An extensive menu, good sized portions with fast and efficient service. I lobe the chunks of carrots and chicken in the Matzo ball soup and i enjoyed the corn beef hash. M wife loved the tuna fish though the potato salad had a bit to much onion. I like the crispy bagel with cream cheese delivered to every table - I wish they offered the varied spreads to every table as I longingly looked at jam at the next table. Of special note; we had one person in our party with a peanut allergy. The waitress made sure to tell the kitchen and a manager came out too ensure we knew they took the allergy very seriously but wanted to know some menu items have peanut ingredients. They handled this situation very well and we very appreciative.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Parkland, Florida, USA
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Nice deli with great breakfast and brunch- but not like a NY deli”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Nice restaurant with varied menu. Nice breakfast and brunch food. Had chicken soup which was very good. Corned beef on rye was somewhat dry and the rye bread was ok at best. Had a 30 minute wait, with virtually no waiting area and was 20 degrees outside. Service was a courteous, but a bit slow, but restaurant was packed. People in my party thoroughly enjoyed breakfast meals, but I would try something other than the corned beef on next visit.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Syracuse, NY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Deli”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Ate there twice as a family during a Christmas visit to Brookline. Both times the deli was quite busy, but the service was friendly and quick. Coffee quite good. Banana stuffed French Toast well worth an order (any time of day). Pancakes tasty, but will totally fill you up. Lovely ambiance.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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