Had an insatiable craving for pastrami and mustard after a deli movie on my flight. Wise Sons (featured in the film) delivered! Potato salad was amazing too. Will return if I find myself back in SF :)
I highly recommend the chocolate babka. It's similar to Romanian cozonac in that it's soft on the inside, but it's crunchy on the outside.
Not close to anything in NY. The pastrami sandwich doesn't have much meat and lacks flavor. The matzo balls aren't very good (the broth is decent). Most likely the best in California sadly.
Amazing pastrami sandwich. I'm not normally a coleslaw fan but you cannot go wrong with it here, it's just the right amount of spice.
Get both the Reuben and the deli burger. Trust me on this.
$17 reuben. Worth it.
Loved the french toast made from challah bread
Bialeys. Pastrami. Pastrami Bacon!
The liver dish is soo good!
Smoked trout sandwich = so good. Some of the best fries I've ever had. Get a seat outside.
The best Reuben I've ever had--layers of fresh bread, high-quality meat & sauce. Wedding cakes should layer like this Reuben. It won't convert the sauerkraut-adverse, but it probably will cure cancer.
Now serving dinner. I hope you like pastrami because it's in almost everything.
Mmmmh. Best reuben Sandwich. Ever.
Dinner! They make a wonderful chicken schnitzel.
Crunchy and fluffy Bialys, great with lox, fried eggs, and/or house crispy pastrami.
Grand Schlam is great. Pastrami is smoky and delicious. Pass on the comically large and grainy French toast though.
It's all good. And don't worry about getting a table- they will help you find one once you've ordered.
Pastrami fries and the chocolate BABKA.
Amazing Pastrami and smoked salmon. Don't forget to grab a loaf of rye!
Bagels and Lox is a must. Some of the best pastrami in SF.
Come early if you want to eat brunch at a brunchy time, because this place is always crowded! Order the corned beef hash and a chocolate egg cream!
LEO is best thing on the menu .. Get it!
Maybe I have to be Jewish to enjoy the food? I was not impressed. In fact, I was quite disappointed with the acclaimed Reuben.
Chocolate babka. 'Nuff said.
Holy crap, wish I'd found this place before the last day of my vacation; incredible food and five star service. Do not walk past this place.
One of the best delicatessens I've visited to date. I highly suggest the Challah French Toast, which was out of this world. Fresh seasonal fruit is a great addition, too. Note: seating is limited.
The pastrami is tender, fatty, and slightly oversmoked, but delicious nonetheless. Skip the uninspired patty melt and go for the reuben instead.
Sandwiches are served after 11am, but do try the Ruben w/ Corned Beef (pictured below), it's ah-mahzing!
The Reuben is pretty out of this world good. The pastrami was thickly sliced and juicy. The rye bread, buttered and toasted to perfection. Downside? High cost. :(
L.E.O. scramble with bialy is fantastic, but arrive early to avoid weekend crowds.
Chicken soup for an alcoholic's soul: the matzoh ball soup, paired with challah toast and a boylan's ginger ale. Slurp down and try to ignore the slabs of pastrami the size of your hand
Reuben + potato salad!! Will skip the pastrami fries next time.
The acid test of any deli is the chopped liver. Theirs is A+.
The crust on the rye blows my mind.
Very disappointing; extremely slow food delivery, expensive, and overhyped.
Brutally slow at delivering food, but it's tasty once it does arrive.
If you're from Montreal you'll find the pastrami Ruben overpriced and mushy. Strip away the warm slaw, onions and sauce and have it bear. At least then you can taste the meat.
Great Montreal-style bagels from Beauty's on Saturdays.
Housemade Hot dog on challah bun special today and Banana Fosteritz French Toast w/ graham cracker streusel
Weekday lunch hour isn't so bad! No lines... And the Reuben! Wow, delish!
Matzo ball soup is on 7x7's Big Eat 2013.
Matzo ball soup
The turnips on the Pickle Plate are a revelation.
Take a matzoh brei breather at this post-ironic Jewish deli where they brine their own pastrami and the walls are papered with fading Yiddish newsprint.
Pastrami. Rye. challah. Matzo brei, matzo ball soup. Very mission hip & a comfy, authentic nod to the east coast deli many of us grew up on. Big portions, be warned!
The waitresses could be nicer...
Solid coffee. Nothing uptight and fancy. Good old Mr. Espresso!