Traveled some 45 minutes to this place as the commercials on TV were taking me back to my days in New York City and the memories of the packed deli’s and exquisite pastrami sandwiches with sour pickles. The anticipation was great and I was frustrated finding the place as my GPS did not pick it up. Finally after arriving I walked into a huge, one room dining area with a deli and cooking counter on the left reminiscent of NYC. Well that's where I stopped making any more comparisons to NYC. There were no counters full of great Jewish meats or deserts, nothing hanging behind the counter. This was about 1:30pm and the place was empty except for about 2 people eating at two different tables. In fact, there were more servers that there were customers yet no one asked me to be seated. Finally went to the counter to order a pastrami sandwich and was asked whether or not it was to go. When I said I would eat it here he told me to take a table. So, maybe that's what you're supposed to do and that's why no one paid attention to me? Even if true, they would be well advised to approach customers milling around with a confused look on their faces. I order the "powerchute..." a pastrami on half a potato knish with sauerkraut, Russian dressing and fries for $16.00! Fries and potato knish?? Ohh well. The knish was over-fried so what usually is a very consumable inside was almost non-existent; the pastrami was fatty and not good quality (to be sure, you can pay extra to get 'lean' meat); the Swiss cheese was overwhelming the entire sandwich - was this a "cover-up"? Overall not a very appetizing meal. Left over half of it there and cashed out quickly. PS: the coke was excellent. Next time I get the urge, it will have to be NYC not Livingston, NJ
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