Katz's Delicatessen

Katz's Delicatessen

205 E Houston St (at Ludlow St), New York, NY 10002, United States
Open until 10:45 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 8:00 AM–10:45 PM
  • Thu
    • 8:00 AM–2:45 AM
  • Fri
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 24 Hours
  • Sun
    • Midnight–10:45 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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  • sandwiches
  • pastrami
  • matzah ball soup
  • hot dogs
  • brisket
  • pickles
  • good for a late night
  • good for groups
  • lively
  • authentic
  • french fries
  • casual
  • cheesecake
  • liver
  • good for a quick meal
  • sauerkraut
  • great value
  • family-friendly
  • cole slaw
  • landmarks
  • The Tastes that Make the City

    The pastrami sandwich is the best pastrami in NYC, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: NYC Edition." Read more

  • Travel Channel

    Pastrami On Rye With Brown Mustard: A thing of unparalleled beauty. Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations

    Travel Channel · January 26, 2011
  • Travel Channel

    Try the pastrami or the hot dogs. Katz's is a landmark eatery that's been serving up delicious meats since 1888.

    Travel Channel · November 15, 2010
  • Mario B.

    simply the best pastrami sandwich on the planet, pair it with a dr browns cel ray soda and see god

    Mario Batali · February 18, 2011
  • Epicurious

    Possibly the most famous NYC food landmark, this Jewish deli excels in each dish, from snappy hot dogs to giant pastrami sandwiches. Hint: don't forget to tip your carver!

    Epicurious · August 24, 2010
  • LogoTV

    "Best. Pastrami. Ever." – Helen, Setup Squad

    LogoTV · March 10, 2011
  • Metromix

    NYC's oldest deli still creates on mean pastrami sandwich including slow-dried and cured deli meats, briskets and knockwurst. If anything else, Meg Ryan seemed to love it in "When Harry Met Sally." Read more

    Metromix · July 12, 2010
  • Food Network

    On Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Michael Psilakis goes crazy for the daring Knoblewurst Sandwich made with garlic beef sausage at Katz's Deli in New York, NY. Find more tips at FN Local. Read more

    Food Network · August 10, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    A true New York original, absolutely order the incredible pastrami, but be warned about re-enacting Meg Ryan's famous performance from 'When Harry Met Sally' filmed here!

    The Corcoran Group · August 12, 2010
  • Chris G.

    Order a Pastrami on Rye. DO NOT LOSE YOUR TICKET!

    Chris Gamio · March 29, 2009
  • The Corcoran Group

    While the Pastrami is the superstar here, their Frankfurter is one of the best in the city. Order them at the counter near the entrance.

    The Corcoran Group · August 27, 2013
  • Movie Mayor

    I'll have what she's having. The famous scene of 1989's "When Harry Met Sally" took place here at Katz's. There's even a sign at the specific table where Billy Crystal and Megan Ryan sat Read more

    Movie Mayor · October 14, 2010
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Where else can you still order an egg cream? - Inspector

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · August 16, 2011
  • New York Habitat

    It's all about the pastrami on rye at this famous deli. Take your ticket stub, walk to the right counter, get your food, and chow down. Don't lose that ticket stub though or it'll cost ya!

    New York Habitat · November 1, 2011
  • Travel Channel

    As seen on Travel Channel’s Food Paradise: Manliest Restaurants 2, Katz's is the Mecca of pastrami & Mecca of sandwiches. What to order? Corned beef and pastrami.

    Travel Channel · November 12, 2012
  • Baratunde


    Baratunde · April 19, 2011
  • Jason S.

    Order a matzo ball soup, pastrami on rye, and a Doc Browns cream soda. Think of what your mother would say if you don't finish.

    Jason Schwartz · March 14, 2009
  • naveen

    if you come early enough in the morning, you'll have the place all to yourself

    naveen · June 17, 2009
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Pastrami Sandwich

    Foodspotting · November 12, 2010
  • Serious Eats

    Unmatched pastrami, excellent egg creams, great hot dogs and sausage. A New York legend.

    Serious Eats · March 19, 2013
  • Michael J.

    You do not know NYC if you do not know Katz's. Read more

    Michael Janiak · April 1, 2010
  • ThePurplePassport.com

    Katz's Delicatessen is the classic New York experience, from the service to the food. Plus, they’ve got the best pastrami in the world (in our opinion, anyway). Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · January 22, 2012
  • Dave S.

    Have a classic pastrami on rye with Doc's cream soda.

    Dave Surgan · November 10, 2009
  • Chris D.

    Get the pastrami on rye with mustard, cream soda, fries, and pickles.

    Chris Dixon · August 17, 2011
  • jake f.

    You'll have a pastrami on rye with deli mustard and a Dr. Browns, aka "what she's having" in the famous scene in When Harry Met Sally.

    jake furst · October 26, 2010
  • Nic L.

    Keep your eye on the pastrami, don't get distracted = )

    Nic Lewis · May 2, 2010
  • Payman B.

    Order a Pastrami Reuben with a Dr. Brown's Cel-ray Soda. Best Pastrammy Sammy in NY, forget Carnegie Deli. Even better than Canter's in LA. And don't forget to tip your guy.

    Payman Bahmani · October 4, 2009
  • City of New York

    Katz's was the site of Meg Ryan's famous "faking it" scene in the 1989 romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally..., followed by Estelle Reiner's iconic line, "I'll have what she's having".

    City of New York · January 13, 2014
  • Chris D.

    just get a pastrami sandwich with mustard and nothing else on it. trust me.

    Chris Dixon · February 2, 2013
  • Ann M.

    Nothing to eat if you don't like meat :-)

    Ann Montgomery · July 4, 2010
  • Simon & Schuster

    The brisket sandwich at this famous deli is the classic NY lunch. Try making a lighter version at home with inexpensive flank steak and horseradish cream; find the recipe in JUST MARRIED AND COOKING. Read more

    Simon & Schuster · March 18, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Truffle Parmesan Fries

    Foodspotting · November 22, 2010
  • Eric R.

    Eat your choice of sammich and wash it down with a Katz's Brew.

    Eric Rautio · June 30, 2009
  • Guillermo C.

    Tipping before asking for your sandwich may give you some extra love

    Guillermo Catalano · July 29, 2013
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Katz's has been curing and hand-carving its own pastrami (ask for it moist) since 1888. The pastrami-on-rye is unbelievably filling. - Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · September 22, 2012
  • Scanwiches

    Lox, Cream Cheese, Tomato, on an everything bagel. Read more

    Scanwiches · August 5, 2011
  • Dmitriy S.

    Pastrami and corned beef on rye with Russian dressing and cole slaw. Wash it down with a Dr Brown's black cherry soda. If you can do handle it, you're a true new yorker.

    Dmitriy S · March 21, 2011
  • The Daily Meal

    This Jewish kosher deli has been making converts with its pastrami and hot dogs since 1888. Read more

    The Daily Meal · March 4, 2011
  • Jeff H.

    Take your parent's here. Read more

    Jeff H · March 22, 2010
  • Benjamin H.

    Their pastrami is truly and unequivocally the best you will ever have in this life or the next. Sally had her big 'O' here in, "When Harry Met Sally." You may too. Pricey but justified.

    Benjamin Hsu · January 2, 2010
  • Norbert H.

    Kick yourself if you haven't tried their pastrami sandwich; kick yourself again if you ignore this tip and still don't try their pastrami sandwich.

    Norbert Hu · November 30, 2012
  • Best Delegate

    Sure, it's touristy and further away, but absolutely delicious! Make a late night trip out here and get a sandwich. Light eaters can split a sandwich.

    Best Delegate · September 6, 2011
  • Asher F.

    It's expensive, but the Turkey Sandwich is indeed moist. No toppings necessary!

    Asher Fusco · August 16, 2011
  • Joshua A.

    Try the Pastrami Sandwich

    Joshua Auerbach · December 14, 2010
  • Jeff W.

    Get the Pastrami sandwich! Don't get the corned beef (too dry). Sally (from When Harry met Sally) had the Pastrami! ;)

    Jeff Woo · October 15, 2010
  • Julia H.

    Remember to tip your deli guy while he's slicing up that pastrami to get an extra inch of meat on your sandwich ;)

    Julia H. · April 4, 2010
  • Jonathan E.

    Pastrami on rye. Yeah it's $22 bucks but it's really two sandwiches. Don't feel guilty about the money but feel guilty if you eat the whole thing!

    Jonathan Eva · February 23, 2010
  • Sabine D.

    Pastrami on rye, wow! Read more

    Sabine Dufaux · February 21, 2010
  • Eva M.

    A Jewish kosher style delicatessen on the Lower East Side. I love its pastrami sandwiches.

    Eva Ma · November 2, 2009
  • Andrew O.

    Go to Katz's and get the Corned Beef or Pastrami

    Andrew Osborne · October 29, 2009

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