Mile End Delicatessen

Sandwich Place and Deli / Bodega$$$$
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
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  • Keith W.
    Keith WoodFebruary 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Even though it's small and sometimes difficult to get a seat, the reward is totally worth it! Poutine week was a pretty amazing feat! Weekday lunch is a safer bet for seating than weekend.
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    Have the smoked brisket (called smoked meat here) served traditionally on rye bread with a schmear of mustard, or chopped up & smothered on fries with cheese curds & gravy in the smoked-meat poutine. Read more
  • Jess N.
    Jess NaldoJuly 18, 2015
    Sure, get the sandwiches and smoked meat, everyone knows that, but just don't forget the poutine! And if you're lucky, maybe it's Poutine Week 😉 God bless, Poutine Week. Be prepared for a wait!
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 26, 2011
    They serve excellent smoked meat sandwiches by day, and innovative takes on Jewish classics at night. Great neighborhood spot; also worth the schlep across the river. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • goop
    goopJuly 30, 2014
    Hearty, meaty sandwiches and Montreal-style deli food (house-smoked meats, poutine, brisket) served deluxe. Make sure to get a pickle on the side and wash it all down with a good glass of wine. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 7, 2014
    Noah and Rae Bernamoff offer a fresh take on delicatessen fare at this tiny Boerum Hill restaurant. [Eater 38 Member]
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 27, 2016
    Canadians are really onto something with their gravy-and-cheese-covered poutine. We love the version at Brooklyn’s Mile End, which also incorporates the deli's famed pastrami-like smoked meat. Read more
  • Terence C.
    Terence ChanJuly 1, 2015
    Wow! Best smoked meat (smoked brisket) sandwich I've ever had! Perfect smokiness with the kick of mustard. Brisket was tender and moist! Only wish was maybe toast the bread. 5/5
  • Guest of a Guest
    What does a Jewish deli know about a grade-A burger? Apparently everything. Each of Mile End Deli's patties are ground separately and then run through the mill together to create the ultimate meld. Read more
  • Chris O.
    Chris O'BrienJanuary 10, 2016
    Chopped liver is to die for 💀. Matzo ball soup is on point and the smoked meat burger is bangin. Seeee pic.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    The extensively cooked brisket has been evolving since the place opened, and now it"s nearly perfect when deposited on rye bread with an assertive mustard. Read more
  • Aaron A.
    Aaron Allon4 days ago
    Been here 5+ times
    ❤️ this place! Favorites include smoked meat sandwich, chicken schnitzel btl, classic reuben, smoked meat poutine, beauty, mish mash. Basically I’ve never had a bad meal here. New take on classic deli
  • Marc
    MarcMarch 9, 2015
    “cure, smoke, steam, and hand-slice their own pastrami. Standout dishes are the smoked meat, the Ruth Wilensky salami sandwich, and the pastrami burger.” – GS: http://tinyurl.com/m8jpzn3
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestOctober 13, 2016
    This sandwich place is mouthwatering to say the least with choices including a classic reuben, smoked duck grilled cheese, smoked mackerel, and chicken schnitzel. Read more
  • Brad G.
    Brad GaroonMay 6, 2015
    The Smoked Meat burger is topped with a fried egg, pickles, red onions, mustard-mayo, and American cheese on an onion roll. It's a giant mess, but the fallen-apart mess is still fun to eat. Read more
  • Michelle
    MichelleMarch 6, 2015
    I got a Reuben and shared a tasty chopped liver spread with my bf. The Reuben was corn beef and delicious, with a little bit of sweetness to it. Was craving more cheese cuz I like cheese!
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJuly 19
    The poutines and brisket get most of the attention here (and rightly so), the Hoyt Dog ($8) definitely deserves some love too. Read more
  • Dina
    DinaOctober 7, 2012
    Not only is the food amazing, but the 90's/00's hip hop soundtrack makes you never want to leave. Every song brought me one step closer to middle school dance heaven.
  • Scott S.
    Scott SJanuary 2, 2015
    Hit up Tuesday night for the smoked meat burger and poutine special. Hit up any other night to be equally happy and fulfilled. Brisket and corned beef are a knockout.
  • Scott ..
    Scott ...February 25, 2012
    Try one of the newest additions to Mile End’s menu, the breakfast burger, involves a juicy veal and turkey sausage patty, cheddar and apple-maple butter sandwiched by a house-made English muffin. Read more
  • nymag
    nymagJuly 21, 2011
    We know they do a bang-up job at all the Canadian-style favorites here, but have you tried the turkey sandwich? Brined, smoked, steamed, and sliced to order: Featured in Cheap Eats 2011! Read more
  • Aaron Christopher C.
    This place is so authentically amazin. Ever felt the guilt of the famously un-Kosher combination of chicken salad and bacon? Here gribenes act in lieu of the pork and don't disappoint. So damn good..
  • Cole K.
    Start with the basic smoked meat sandwich before getting crazy with all the amazing poutine. Or don't. You do you, beautiful person.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikMarch 28, 2015
    Absolutely amazing brunch. Everything here was delicious, the staff was kind, and was hooked up with free muffins and pickles!
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListJanuary 28, 2012
    Delicious: smoked meat sandwich(cured & smoked beef br i sket , mus tard, rye), the mont royal (lox, potato & chive latke, crème fraiche), menu - http://mileendbrooklyn.com/images/mileendmenus.pdf.... Read more
  • NYC: The Official Guide
    NYC: The Official GuideDecember 16, 2011
    Smoked-meat sandwich: All-natural beef. A healthy dose of garlic. Cured in 18 freshly ground spices for 11 days, smoked for 8 hours, steamed for 4 more and then hand-sliced. It's what you're ordering. Read more
  • José D.
    José DucósSeptember 19, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    The poutine fries here are a must try. Incredibly decadent but worth the calories. The waiters always give solid beer pairing recommendations. Be sure to ask!
  • Steven E.
    Steven EhrlichMay 5, 2013
    My third trip here and the food is consistently good. The smoked meat sandwich is amazing. Don't miss out on Sunday Chinese Dinner or Wednesday Burger night.
  • Josh R.
    Josh RJanuary 3, 2016
    Smoked Meat Poutine is always a must buy do have breakfast sandwich for a lighter meal. Never get a pic early on the Poutine...
  • Karin J.
    Karin JansonApril 26, 2013
    A small place that serves incredible food. And all the reviews are all true. We had the poutine. Delish. Smoked meat hash, very good. But the chopped liver - BEST.
  • Matt
    MattApril 29, 2011
    A must do for the lush Montreal bagels. If you want to buy some to take home don't forget to order online by Friday for Saturday delivery. Or order direct from St Viateur en Montreal.
  • Geoffroy B.
    Geoffroy BablonJanuary 9, 2016
    The poutine really is legendary. Thick, just right fries, delicious gravy, and big cheese curds if that's your thing. Have it with a Gose sour beer.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 10, 2011
    Host of Meat & Potatoes, Rahm Fama samples the Smoked Meat Sandwich, dripping with juices, that takes center stage at Mile End Deli, a Montreal-style Jewish deli. Find more tips at FN Local. Read more
  • Graphic Agency
    Graphic AgencyNovember 28, 2013
    The lineup of dishes, includes mains like brisket or turkey, starters such as squash latkes or matzo ball soup, and on the side: challah stuffing.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 15, 2013
    We're not huge fans of the wildly popular smoked meat, but the loosely modern Jewish dinner menu is excellent.
  • Robyn
    RobynNovember 8, 2013
    Had lunch here on a Tuesday afternoon - matzo ball soup & chicken liver with a nice beer. There was no wait for a table and our server was super nice.
  • Sandro P.
    Sandro PuglieseNovember 2, 2010
    The smoked meat is delicious - glorious hand cut brisket that rivals Katz's. Fries & matzoh ball soup were both excellent. Place is tiny so go off-hours or get it to go & find a spot in the 'hood
  • Compass
    CompassApril 21, 2014
    This Canadian-Jewish deli is home to some of the best smoked meat in Brooklyn, and offers funky takes on potato pancakes and chopped liver.
  • Hal M.
    Hal MackinsFebruary 12
    Stumbled in and were pleasantly surprised! Quite cozy and with fantastic food and service. The hash in particular was really good.
  • Christina C.
    Christina ChinJanuary 19, 2016
    Small place with limited seats, got the Ruth, was delish and not too big. And the pickle! Yum
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SalinasJuly 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Did you order the smoked meat poutine? No?!?!! Flag down the waiter and add it to your order, or live with regret for the rest of your life.
  • abdulnaby
    abdulnabySeptember 7, 2013
    These dudes from Montreal bring it with the smoked meat sandwich, poutine, and smoked burger. The fried corn and green beans looked good too.
  • Joyful B.
    Joyful BellyAugust 8, 2014
    The Smoked meat sandwich is as pure of a love letter to Deli food as I've ever had. What they are able to do to beef is just breathtaking.
  • Ella E.
    Ella EvansMarch 1, 2016
    The potato pancakes are to die for, and if you're not feeling like meat -- Falafel Burger!!!
  • Alex R.
    Alex RainertOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The salad is great b/c it's not drowning in mayonnaise (a fate that often befalls whitefish salad). The bagels are "Montreal-style" which means slightly smaller (I don't mind) and less salty (I mind).
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MitchellJune 7, 2010
    Poutine, smoked meat and pressed salami sandwich were all amazing. The wait wasn't that bad at all and it was worth it to sit and enjoy the poutine in house. Can't wait to go back and try more!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 8, 2010
    You must try the smoked meat sandwich, the poutine and the sour pickles. They are closed daily from 4.30-5.30. Not much in the way of seating, so be prepared to wait.
  • Anna D.
    Anna DMarch 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great twist on all your favorites! Love the staff, beer and wine only. Really good Syrah. Brussels sprouts are to die for!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 13, 2010
    Get The Beauty: house-cured lox is silky & plush, w/ capers scattered across surface. Paper-thin shavings of purple onion on cream cheese provide a nice counterpoint to the more robust ingredients.
  • Justin D.
    Justin DAugust 14, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Try everything at some point. consistency across the board. Craving a smoked meat hash now! Staff rocks - get here if you haven't yet.. they're also open late for dinner if you're in the hood.
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SMarch 16, 2013
    If a server suggests you get the breakfast Sammie on a bialy, they should mention it is an extra $2
  • Q
    QAugust 13, 2015
    Poutine! So deliciously bad in the most refined way possible. Can't believe I just called gravy and curds refined, but that's what happened.
  • Carlos V.
    Carlos ValleNovember 22, 2014
    Sleeper sandwich pick: The Ruth Wilensky. I prefer it to the smoked meat sandwich. The onion roll it comes on is warm and soft.
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveMarch 24, 2011
    Look out Katz’s Deli, Mile End is making a name for itself in Brooklyn. Canadian chef-owner Noah Bernamoff’s place was instantly mobbed on account of the house made brisket served on rye.
  • Linda C.
    Linda ChowApril 19, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Always come back for the smoked meat hash. Poutine is love, and their dinner menu is tastyyy – love the short ribs!
  • Kingsley Y.
    Kingsley YoungerJuly 6, 2015
    Featured on Unique Eats. Their smoked meat (brisket) rye sandwich looks rather good and must be tried! A rather good combination of fat and meat.
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryanOctober 27, 2014
    If you're going for brunch, split a bagel or breakfast sandwich with a side of poutine with smoked meats. Can't miss.
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PepeJune 30, 2013
    They have the gall to charge five cents more than Katz's for their much smaller and not nearly as delicious pastrami sandwich. And no pickles included?
  • Jay
    JayAugust 26, 2015
    The chicken schnitzel blt was amazing!! So good I devoured it before I could take a picture.
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PNovember 10, 2014
    Poutine better than in Montreal, good wines by the glass. Would like to see some Quebec cider options please...
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarnettOctober 25, 2014
    Get your smoked meats here! Poutine, sweetbreads, sandwiches, chicken salad, all very very good.
    Upvoted 2 days ago
  • jake f.
    jake furstNovember 7, 2011
    i never thought i'd say this, but their smoked meat rivals katz's pastrami for best jewish sandwich in the city. montreal-style jew food mecca that moses would be proud of.
  • Alessandro R.
    Alessandro RizzoAugust 8, 2012
    The best place I've ever eaten so far in nyc. Really worth the visit and to get many and many times back to taste all the menu items!!!
  • Frugal T.
    Frugal TravelerJanuary 29, 2010
    The smoked meat is amazing. But everything here seems $1 or $2 too expensive. If you feel likewise, walk up Hoyt to Fast & Fresh Deli for a great, cheap Mexican torta. Or stay here and indulge!
  • Dan
    DanMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The poutine fries used to be vegetarian, but they are no longer. I wish they would bring back the veg option, it was fantastic!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SigelNovember 7, 2014
    Split a poutine order for the table. The smoked meat burger was otherworldly. And Dan Cortese was there!
  • Nat H.
    Nat HarwardDecember 21, 2013
    Smoked Meat Poutine: "Montreal-worthy poutine is here! Pretty much everything else on the menu is worth eating too." Read more
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HowellsNovember 2, 2015
    The poutine is amazing. Never disappointed (though it's extremely heavy, which I guess is the point.)
  • Jason B.
    Jason BrewMarch 20, 2016
    Fantastic Montreal style deli serving a great bacon egg and cheese at breakfast time
  • Gideon O.
    Gideon OlshanskyFebruary 21, 2016
    Just as good as any Jewish deli, the smoked meat is delicious and the pickles are too
  • Brownstone Living NYC
    Great customer service, cozy space for intimate neighborhood dinner. Great Matzo Ball Soup.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RainertApril 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring a friend and go go splitty-splitty on a Beauty (bagel +lox) & A Breakfast Sandwich (Canadian bacon + egg + cheddar on rye) Pro tip: the latter doesn't travel well.
  • Kilian M.
    Kilian McMahonOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The smoked meat hash on the weekend menu is outstanding. So simple but really delicious.
  • Ed K.
    Ed KimDecember 10, 2010
    Best place in Brooklyn to get your Poutine and Montreal Smoked Meat fix. They also have an enormous selection of Canadian strange brews!
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarOctober 23, 2014
    Amazing beer selection with lots of sours! Poutine and the smoked burger. Done.
  • Antonella
    AntonellaMarch 27, 2011
    Growing up near the st-viateur bagel shops in Montreal, I came here to have the bagels!! Also try the poutine, the smoked meat of course!!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BosworthAugust 21, 2016
    Get the poutine with meat, the eggplant is also very nice
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 9, 2014
    Follow us down a crazy path and order the Fried Corn, Potato Latkes, & the Cold Dan Dan Noodles.
  • Barry B.
    Barry BloomJanuary 3, 2016
    Out of chicken soup at 2 pm on Sunday is not a good thing. Very disappointing on a cold day. Smoked meat sandwich (Canadian version of pastrami) very good. Did I say they ran out of matzoh ball soup?
  • Lee S.
    Lee SimpsonOctober 12, 2015
    One of my favor places to eat in Brooklyn. The Poutine and BLT are amazing.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkOctober 5, 2011
    Try the restorative Whole Mishpucha, a hearty, family-style matzo ball soup. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011. Read more
  • Meg M.
    Meg MinuskinFebruary 3, 2011
    smoked meat sandwich and brussel sprouts are worth pre fasting for. if theres a crowd have a drink at brooklyn inn while you wait
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChingMay 8
    Been here 5+ times
    Love that they have a take out window. Grab a cortado while I wait for my smoked meat sandwich order.
  • Caitlin
    CaitlinAugust 24, 2014
    Amazing selection of sour ales. Also hope the pistachio cake is the dessert.
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HuieMarch 15, 2016
    Get your Canadian favourites here - Montreal smoked meat, bagels, and poutine!
  • nymag
    nymagDecember 26, 2010
    It’s the ultimate in handcrafted retro deli pleasure here, where you must try the pastrami on rye with a Brooklyn-brined pickle. Featured in Where to Eat 2011! Read more
  • Helen L.
    Helen LinSeptember 4, 2011
    Get the large order of smoked meat for parties of 3 and assemble your own perfect sandwiches!
  • Brendan S.
    Brendan SpiegelFebruary 22, 2012
    Poutine with super-thick, housemade chicken-mushroom gravy and cheese curds from Silver Moon Creamery in Maine. Read more
  • Amy F.
    Amy FullerJuly 31, 2014
    Let me say something .. Let me say something .. I'M IN A GLASS CAGE OF DELICIOUS!
  • Oz L.
    Oz LublingFebruary 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    the beauty (smoked salmon on a montreal bagel) is excellent. If you're feeling super indulgent, get the classic poutine. it's a punch in the stomach - in a good way!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LatorreJune 22, 2013
    Pickle lovers, get the pickle plate. The fennel hits that spot just right.
  • Steven Alan Shop
    Steven Alan ShopApril 4, 2012
    "Be sure to get the poutine, pastrami, and the fries covered in cheese curds and gravy!"
  • Being Fatty
    Being FattyJanuary 26, 2015
    Good food with a whole gotta love in a cozy little spot.
  • Julie F.
    Julie FAugust 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Fried Chicken Sandwich - With watermelon and cucumber salad and pickled watermelon rind
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealApril 4, 2011
    Get the poutine - their cheese curds are from Silver Moon Creamery in Maine. Delicious and fresh-tasting! Read more
  • Alex F.
    Alex FishJune 15, 2015
    The poutine is amazing. Get the large if with another person.
  • jillian d.
    jillian dinoSeptember 4, 2013
    The pickles and slaw are super vinegary - just as they are meant to be
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauAugust 31, 2013
    Try the The Beauty - Lox, cream cheese, tomato and onion on a bialy.
  • Wendy A.
    Wendy A.September 23, 2012
    If the wait's too long, go 2 blocks down to Bergen & have a beer at The Brooklyn Inn, a dive bar extraordinaire.
  • Doctor K.
    Doctor KleinAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Smoked Meat Poutine - Better then what I've tried in montreal. #fseatup
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