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Michael's Deli

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though my husband grew up in Brookline, he has never eaten here until now. Pastrami sandwich was excellent. Corned beef sandwich so good we ordered a half a pound to go for sandwiches the next day. As we were sitting next to the case...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank mg100
StevenP92, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

MG100, So glad you folks made it in (finally) to try. Thanks for sharing your visit with other Trip Advisors. I look forward to feeding you again soon, please introduce yourself next time you are in. Thanks, Steven

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Corned beef tasted like it was sliced off of a frozen, cooked brisket, then frozen again into sandwich portions. Really was barely edible. Thin flavorless slices. I don’t mind a big price for a good meal, if it’s good. But I don’t like to be...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank solmosalar
StevenP92, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Solmosalar, Thanks for taking the time to share your visit with other Trip Advisors. Clearly your experience fell short our standards. I’m not sure if you ate inside, but if you did I wish you would have told us while you were here so that...More

Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

Visiting BU, nice walk to Michael’s Deli, the Rueben was certainly worth it. A perfect mixture of a mound of Corned Beef, a healthy portion of sour kraut, a generous smear of dressing in the framework of fresh rye bread. I am getting hungry writing...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank shonb807
StevenP92, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2019

shonb807, So glad you made the trek to the deli on your recent visit. Thanks for sharing your experience with other Trip Advisors. I hope we get the chance to feed you again soon. Steven

Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

For small deli big quality and taste is great. We had corn beef sandwiches with meat knishes and rolled stuffed cabbage and potato pancakes all were great. And of course dr Browns soda.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Smb1600
StevenP92, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2019

Smb1600, Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to share your visit with other Trip Advisors. I am happy to read that you folks got the full deli pu-pu platter. I look forward to feeding you again soon. Steven

Reviewed February 10, 2019

The corned beef is fatty and tasteless. To have a sour pickle not be sour or pickle-y is an issue. The service was great but the food let us down. (We're from the Zingerman's fold - Go Blue!)More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LondonBunnies
StevenP92, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Londonbunnies, Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to post your review about your visit. I’m sorry that you were disappointed with the quality of our food. We clearly fell short of your and our own standards. We do make the corned beef in...More

Reviewed February 6, 2019

Put simply: Go here. You will have an amazing sandwich. You will not be disappointed. Our lunch at Michael's Deli was the absolute highlight of an overnight in Boston. What an amazing place; the quality of the ingredients and the expertise in making our delicious...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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StevenP92, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2019

Dennisc413ma, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your visit with other TripAdvisors. It is always humbling to be compared to the great deli tradition of New York. Can't wait to feed you again soon. Thanks, Steven

Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

We were looking for a family place to eat accessible on foot from the hotel. We came across Michael's deli. Having Celiac disease, the first question i asked was " can you accommodate me", with followup particulars. Having had some really great experiences in Boston,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 836albertw
Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

Albert, I want to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other TripAdvisors and hopefully giving me the chance to make things right by you. We do take allergy/dietary/celiac issues seriously, but we clearly failed in your visit. I would love...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018

Looking for a place for a quick bite near my hotel and lucked out with Michael's Deli. When I saw sissel rye on the menu I knew it had promise - at that point the only challenge was deciding what to order without asking for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jeff R
Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Jeff, Thanks for stopping by during your stay in Boston. It is always great and humbling to rea such a rave review. I appreciate you sharing it with other Trip Advisors and look forward to feeding you again on your next visit to our town....More

Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

The sandwiches are not only overstuffed, they’re heavy (to carry). Again, they’re super stuffed and the drinks also are served in large containers. Friendly, with lots of choices. Most people come here for the pastrami/ corned beef/ the “Juban” sandwich. Thy have specials. They have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank marcopolopaloalto
Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

MarcoPoloPaloAlto, Thanks for stopping in and sharing your visit with other TripAdvisors. I look forward to feeding you on your next visit to Boston, Steven

Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Love this spot for perfect Corned Beef and Pastrami. Great sandwich makers. Just a great spot in a place with too few quality delicatessens

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mike K
Steven P, Owner at Michael's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Mike, Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your visit with other TripAdvisors. I look forward to feeding you again soon. Steven

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Big Red - Unfortunately, we do not go out that far. Maybe an Uber? Hope you get a chance to stop in soon. Steven
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