Sarge's Delicatessen

Sarge's Delicatessen

Sandwich Place, Deli / Bodega, and Jewish Restaurant · Murray Hill
548 3rd Ave (at 36th St), New York, NY 10016, United States
Open (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 110 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Jeremy R.
    "It's crucial that you have the souper soup and cheese blitzes!"(3 Tips)
    Caroline L.
    "matzo ball soup and the cheesecake"(3 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "Home of The Monster – just try and finish a $30 Pastrami sandwich"(3 Tips)
    Josephine S.
    "Still my favorite pastrami in NYC, no contest!"(3 Tips)
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  • sandwiches
  • pastrami
  • delis
  • kreplach
  • good for a late night
  • soup
  • delivery
  • good for a quick meal
  • french fries
  • bagels
  • 24-hour
  • family-friendly
  • cheesecake
  • breakfast food
  • casual
  • lox
  • good for groups
  • authentic
  • cole slaw
  • great value
  • Thomas M.

    Sandwiches here are pricy but very good and very large. I wish they sliced the meat thicker though.

    Thomas Mo · June 14
  • Katie B.

    I had takeout via seamless and had amazing soup! Definitely great when you aren't feeling great!

  • Matty Cito

    The pastrami is serious. No joke

    Matty Cito · March 11
  • ℰℓenaᶳᵘ²

    It's really hard to leave here hungry! ❤ The Pastrami Burger, the Mushroom Barley Soup and the Corned Beef sandwich which is huge and delicious. The service is nothing stellar, but it's ok. 

    ℰℓenaᶳᵘ² · February 10
  • Ricky S.

    Super friendly service along with good food make this a great choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

    Ricky Sherrill · January 20
  • Michael D.

    Souper Soup: $9.95

    Michael De La Rosa · January 13
  • Stephen S.

    I had no complaints about the hot corned beef on rye. This was very good.

    Stephen Schimpf · December 31, 2014
  • Stephen S.

    The matzo-ball soup is pretty good, but there are no pieces of chicken, no carrots, and only a small amount of noodles.

    Stephen Schimpf · December 31, 2014
  • Stephen S.

    Complimentary pickles include half-sours (bright green) and full-sours (dark green).

    Stephen Schimpf · December 31, 2014
  • Andrew W.

    Best corned beef and pastrami in NYC. Open 24/7 which is incredible. They never close which is even better.

    Andrew Wengrover · December 19, 2014
  • Daniel B.

    Quite possibly my favorite deli in NY. I grew up on their pastrami and corned beef on Sundays. Can't go wrong with anything from Sarges.

    Daniel Barnett · November 30, 2014
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    Steven Gruber · November 27, 2014
  • Kevin D.

    The pastrami (order it "fatty") is amazing, as is the matzo ball soup. Watch out for dirty forks and plates. Service was barely adequate, though stereotypical for a NY deli.

    Kevin Dudley · November 19, 2014
  • Andy M.

    Pastrami on par with Katz's, with far fewer tourists. Sit-down is not as family-brunch-oriented as nearby 2nd Ave Deli, as Sarge's is more about Murray Hill's young adults - 24 hrs and huge portions.

    Andy Martens · November 4, 2014
  • Alex F.

    Just as good, if not better than the other big name delis in NYC. Go for lunch for more bang for your buck

    Alex Fish · September 3, 2014
  • Village Voice

    The corned beef can't measure up. It finds the meaning of its life not in a sandwich, but in the corned beef hash-slivers of salty meat fried crisp that overpower the smidgens of potato. Read more

    Village Voice · August 15, 2014
  • Josephine S.

    They're back! And my new job is only 3 blocks away...that's either very good or very bad! Still my favorite pastrami in NYC, no contest!

    Josephine Son · July 18, 2014
  • Umair Z.

    Get the Kreplach in the Jewish Deli

    Umair Zia · July 8, 2014
  • Elie B.

    A dying breed. Get the half sandwich (pastrami) half soup (matzah ball). You will be stuffed.

    Elie Bleier · July 3, 2014
  • Andrew W.

    Back and better then ever!!!!

    Andrew Wengrover · June 12, 2014
  • Ilona H.

    Take the mixed sandwich no. 3. If you're a european and not used to the american portion size, take one to share with a friend. It will fill you, I promise!

    Ilona Hiila · June 8, 2014
  • Dan N.

    The sandwiches are pricey, but enormous, bring a big appetite or prepare to take home a doggy bag.

    Dan Nugent · June 4, 2014
  • John P.

    Welcome back!!!

    John P · March 30, 2014
  • Serious Eats

    Classic deli fare abounds at this Murray Hill institution.

    Serious Eats · March 12, 2014
  • Jessica C.

    Coffee cup vs soup cup.

    Jessica Chiang · September 17, 2012
  • Jessica C.

    They don't mess around at Sarge's. HUGE portions. Bowl sized coffee cups. Huge lunch plates (nothing junior about the junior ruben). The $30 Monster sandwich is...a monster.

    Jessica Chiang · September 17, 2012
  • Actifirm

    Try the Hand-Sliced Nova Scotia Salmon On Bagel - #delicious #salmon #bagel

    Actifirm · September 16, 2012
  • Shanta M.

    The menu states noodle kugel serves two but fails to tell you the cheesecake serves three. Both are delicious.

    Shanta Mali · July 21, 2012
  • Real Cheap Eats

    Try the Souper Soup. "Sitting in the heady chicken broth, which demands no salt, are a hearty beef kreplach, noodles and a gigantic matzoh ball that straddles the line between floater and sinker." Read more

    Real Cheap Eats · June 17, 2012
  • Robbie G.

    The Bald Waiter with Glasses is the worst! I don't understand why they don't fire him. Must be related to the owner

    Robbie Glessman · June 14, 2012
  • Meng H.

    Try the The Cookout Burger - Smokey BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, bacon, sautéed mushrooms and onions. Served with lettuce, tomato, and Bermuda onion.

    Meng He · June 8, 2012
  • Toki B.

    Get the robin. But be sure you're hungry.

    Toki Bari · May 27, 2012
  • Hannah S.

    Amazing amazing amazing. Best drunken stop ever made for a late night sandwich.

    Hannah Smoker · May 1, 2012
  • Village Voice

    Sarge's Delicatessen's Pastrami Sandwich voted #1 on The VillageVoice's 10 Best Late Night Eats in New York City:

    Village Voice · April 19, 2012
  • Josephine S.

    Best pastrami in NYC, yes better than Katz's! Love the old school vibe & cranky waitresses.

    Josephine Son · April 16, 2012
  • Robbie G.

    The Bald Waiter is the Worst!

    Robbie Glessman · April 11, 2012
  • Donald B.

    Amazing huge deli sandwich. Open 24/7 including delivery.

    Donald Burke · March 11, 2012
  • Fay S.

    Best service. Best bagels. Best lox.

    Fay Shapiro · December 18, 2011
  • New York Habitat

    One of our favorite spots to get a good pastrami on rye. Don't sleep on the corned beef though, it's mouthwateringly good.

    New York Habitat · December 2, 2011
  • Village Voice

    Winner of Best Late-Night Eats in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Come in any 24 hours of the day and ask for an extra-thick sliced pastrami.

    Village Voice · November 14, 2011
  • Jeremy R.

    It's crucial that you have the souper soup and cheese blitzes!

    Jeremy Redleaf · November 13, 2011
  • Caroline L.

    I don't even like pastrami and I'm in love with their pastrami & corned beef sandwich with russian dressing :) skip the matzo ball soup and the cheesecake though

    Caroline Lee · August 17, 2011
  • Emily

    ladies in heels...! i dunno wat the hell they wash the floor with in here but ladies watch your footing if youre in platforms, the floors are mad slippery every time!

    Emily · July 31, 2011
  • Chris W.

    The most unfriendly staff. Acting as if everything is an inconvenience

    Chris W · July 1, 2011
  • Adam G.

    $15 bucks for a turkey sandwich?

    Adam G · February 17, 2011
  • Emma P.

    Strawberry cheesecake. Death by calories. But straight to heaven.

    Emma Persky · February 11, 2011
  • Paul B.

    Tip the delivery guys.

    Paul Battaglia · January 17, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    Home of The Monster – just try and finish a $30 Pastrami sandwich on your own. Stop by 24 hours a day and explore the vast menu.

    The Corcoran Group · January 7, 2011
  • Gil L.

    Delivery ANYWHERE in Manhattan 24/7 - gotta love 'em. They also have fantastic sable fish (butter fish/black cod)

    Gil Lang · December 5, 2010
  • J

    Late night, order the Corned Beef Hash, and ask them to make it extra crispy with over easy eggs.

    J · November 14, 2010

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