11/04/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Arnie & Richies is a decent Jewish Deli. They have expanded their menu and renovated recently. I've tried several items on their new menu (Philly chicken sandwich - plain and boring; Italian wrap - strangely had no flavor), and in the future I plan to stick to the things they've always done well.
They make a good grilled Rueben (not the monster Rubens you'll find at some deli's, but tasty and consistent), their burgers are also reliable and their salads are all pretty good. I don't care for their potato salad or cole slaw (friends agree).
Service is where this restaurant drops a grade in my opinion. It seems all the servers are in a rush whether they are busy or not. Often the servers are friendly enough, but on ocassion they are just plain rude. I've seen a server literally bark at a single customer for sitting at a 4 top when there was no hostess on site to seat people. A polite request might have gone further with the customer and with me.
The renovation has made Arnie and Richies more pleasant, but they need to do a better job of cleaning during the day. Today the floors were disgusting and there were gnats flying everywhere.
So, if you like a real Jewish deli (and can pick out what items a Jewish Deli would normally serve on the menu) and you're willing to put up with spotty service and questionable cleanliness - this may want to be a place to consider. The locals will always be there, so if you're sightseeing in the area and seeing where the locals go is on your agenda - this is authentic.