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“A New York tradition!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sarge's Deli & Restaurant

Sarge's Deli & Restaurant
Ranked #234 of 13,479 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Diner, Soups, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Midtown
Description: Sarge's Delicatessen Restaurant is one of New York's most favorite Quintessential Jewish Style delicatessen restaurants open seven days a week all year round. Celebrating our 52nd year, our reputation has been built on serving great homemade food, generous portions and a relaxing atmosphere. We are the true New York deli experience, the number one place for so many old world specialties. To many to mention, like our in-house cured corned beef and pastrami, homemade matzoh ball soup, cheese cakes etc. We have over 200 items on our vast menu, suitable for any type of palate. Choose from Steaks, Chops or Broiled Salmon to fabulous Salad's, Sandwiches and Burgers. We have food for the entire family. Not to mention Top shelf Liquor, some of the best deserts in New York, coffee and cappuccinos !!!! . Serving every kind of customer, Sarge's always hits the spot. With a rich history preserved in its old world decor- classic diner booths, real Tiffany's stained glass lamps, and of course the iconic wall of celebrity photos, Sarge's is the destination for the real-deal New York meal!!! Many of our guests have told us we are " New York's Best Kept Secret"
Minneapolis, MN
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A New York tradition!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

We go out of our way to visit Sarge's Deli! I would move to New York...just to have this place near me. Had the Souper Soup, my husband had the mini-Rueben. We split the plain cheesecake. It was fabulous food! Waitstaff is super attentive and the prices are reasonable for NYC. In the past, I have enjoyed scrambled eggs with pastrami. Have never had a bad meal here!

Visited September 2012
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Maricopa, Arizona
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446 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“NYC Department Of Health Order To Close”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

My family and I have dined at Sarges many times as per my other reviews. On Saturday 9/22/2012 we had a late morning breakfast here. The omelettes were very good–with cheese and bacon. The stuffed french toast was also very good.

Now for the major problem: The NYC Department of Health inspects Restaurants for health code violations. If violations are found, a warning is issued FIRST. If the violations continue, a threat to order a closing if the issues are not corrected is issued. OR if the violations are a serious threat to health, the restaurant is closed.

Soon after we were finished having breakfast at Sarge's, the NYC Department of Health CLOSED Sarges on 9/22/2012. W.T.F. ! This was alarming and very sad to see a business allow violations to continue. Of course the owner of Sarge's corrected the issues within two days as the NOTICE was on the front door and window. My question is: Why weren't the violations corrected after the first notice? We will never dine here again due to what appears to be an uncaring owner! Was it an issue of unwashed hands, poor handling of food, improper refrigeration of food, bugs or what? The photo is real showing the Order To Close with the ID number and inspector's signature.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast
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198 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
“AVOID”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We called in here one evening having missed dinner due to broadway show and not having had time to eat beforehand. Food was terrible and service was even worse. Vastly inferior to other diner we visited repeatedly during our stay (Scotty's diner on Lexington).

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cindy7777
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Birmingham, AL
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Food Great Service Absolutely Terrible”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

I have to say the food is great. Portions are more than enough for two to share. Three people can actually share the same dish. Lots of lox (fish), sliced meats and a coffee cup you can swim in .

The service was terrible. While we were eating our server was eating with the other server at the table next to us. We had to ask her every single time for something and every single time she got visibly bothered we asked for something.

The is an easy 5 star diner if you have another server. I will definitely be going back to try again!

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“My First Experience of an American Diner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

Just great! Really authentic Diner serving great food all day (and night I think). Friendly service and is honest and authentic.

Breakfast was fantastic and huge satisfying portions which arrived amazingly quickly.

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