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“Delicious Pastrami and Great Service!”

This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: East Village
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: East Village
Berkeley, CA
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious Pastrami and Great Service!”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

I was only in New York for a little under a week but I've come here twice now after being introduced to it. The service is friendly and the pastrami (just order 'The Other Thing' on the menu) is so gooood. I'm in California now but I crave it still. Also try from their selection of Boylan's soda from Jersey. This is definitely a less touristy place than others, something that I always look for when traveling and eating.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Kimberly L
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best Roast Beef Sandwich in the WORLD!”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

Yes... in the whole wide WORLD!! This little hole in the wall is one of NYC's gems. Want to go somewhere that only new yorkers know about and is always serving up delicious and amazing (specialized) food? Then come here!!
The sandwiches practically melt in your mouth. I get it both "this way" (RB with au jus and cheese wiz) and "that way" (RB with gravy and provolone) depending on my mood. They use to have just 3 things back in the day (this way, that way, and the other thing...which I hear is an incredible pastrami sandwich) but they recently expanded their menu to include new options and one of my new found favorites, sliders of their famous roast beef sandwiches!! Perfect for the ladies who want to eat this yummy goodness without over-doing it (if you order a big sandwich here... no doubt you will eat the whole thing!!).
The meat is juicy and very flavorful. Its always fresh tasting and you can be sure that the staff never skimps on the meat when making your sandwich.

There isn't a ton of room to eat here, only room to stand- however I highly recommend eating in or taking it to go (to the park near by) rather than delivery. Although the delivery is fast... the juices from the roast beef tend to make the bread soggy. I think next time I get it delivered I am going to see if they can put the au jus on the side - I would definitely order from here more often if they did that automatically.

Prices are good- this place won't break the bank so its extra perfect if you are on a budget or if you are visiting new york city and are sparing all your money for shopping!

So go ahead - give your belly a treat and try this incredible little hole in the wall that will change the way you look at roast beef sandwiches forever!

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank MinaNYC19
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Chorley
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pastrami to die for”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

Went there via Food on Foot (thanks Corey!) tour and had an amazing Pastrami on Rye. Made it instantly my favourite New York food.

Visited April 2012
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Thank ChirurgieChorley
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needtotravel12345
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“my favorite sandwich place in NYC”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

this is hands down my favorite, go-to place in the whole city.

unbelievable roast beef sandwiches (which is pretty much all they have by the way). i prefer the that way on a roll (roast beef + fresh mozz cheese and gravy). you can also get a this way (cheese wiz) or a pastrami sandwich.

over the past year that have slightly expanded both their menu (now includes fries, soup, and some slight variations on their sandwich) as well as their seating (used to be standing room only, now has several bar style seats). also now has beer available (which still comes with a free slider).

this place is great for a quick lunch / dinner / late night snack. they also deliver if you live in the vicinity. love this place!

Visited April 2012
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Thank needtotravel12345
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California City, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“no bathroom”
Reviewed March 18, 2012

food was ok sandwich was alittle bit cold but its ok not good for group or family they dont have a bathroom to use or wash hands had to go out for bathroom it takes about 30 minutes to find one because evrybody says bathroom only for customers bad for nyc i had to go to a bar to use to bathroom and it was discusting

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Eva R
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