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Midtown, Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, Upper Manhattan

Lanskys Old World Deli

Sandwich Shops, Delicatessens, Take Out Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants
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Cuisines: Deli, Sandwiches, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch

Price Range : Average


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Fabulous mac & cheese

My hubby and I ate at Lansky's two days ago. Service was top notch, our waitress pleasant. Luvvvv the mac&cheese, my husband and I split a small dish of it since I had ordered the corned beef and cabbage which was just loaded with corned beef, for me, the cabbage could have been cooked longer. My husbands sandwich was so huge he could only eat half of it. Also I found their cole slaw sooo good. Unfortunately, no room left for dessert. I wouldn't hesitate to go back again.



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Food inspection rating: ""B"" Management: F.

Check out the ""B"" rating from NYC - take a look at how many infractions that is!!

The food and prices are decent, but the place is run like a Times Square chain.

Rude, and seemingly inexperienced management have no idea how to organize a well-run restaurant, let alone treat their customers like customers.



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Simply the Best

Take it from a real ""Jewish"" princess, this is the best deli in New York. I know what your going to say......and the usual suspects....forget about it. Their matzoh ball soup has NO RIVALS. The pastrami was just as good as Katz's, and at 25% cheaper. The french fries are to die for. And if you have room at the end, the cheesecake is the best. The prices so reasonable, and don't miss the lady in the front taking to go orders, she right out of central casting!!!!



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Very delicious!

I had dinner there this past weekend.....service, food and decor was great. Everything on the menu that my group tried was delicious. I especially enjoyed the dessert (my group had an animated argument over which dessert was the yummiest....they are all great but I particularly enjoyed the bread pudding).

The wait staff is charming, and the restaurant has been tastefully designed to exude an old world charm. I look forward to returning soon with my husband!



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Best Deli In new York

I think that years ago the famed deli's in New York were great, but I also think that for the most part that they rest on their laurels. Well they better watch out because Lansky's has arrived on the scene, and this place in a few short months has surpassed the food in all the rest. I found the sandwiches to be oversized, juicy and delicious. Where Lansky's far surpasses the rest is with the food from the kitchen. The burger is the best in New York, and at under 6 buck, best bargin. The matzoh ball soup is great, thick with noodles, vegetables, chicken meat and two light, fluffy matzoh ball. The do a hot dog like no other, it is a foot long and deep fried. They offer it with a large variety of toppings, I tried jalapeno, chili, and cheddar, delicious and not for the faint of heart. I just love their macaroni and cheese, creamy and full of real cheese flavor. Save room for dessert, banana pudding is to die for. Last but not least, they actually have a really nice selection of wines by the glass, and unlike other deli's, the wines are really good and very fairly priced. Love Lansky's.



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Its Cold Outside...And I found the Best Soup in Town!!!

Its 16 degrees outside, and I am in serious need of hot soup to warm my bones. I headed over to Lansky's, a new ""Jewish"" style deli and picked up a quart of theri ""Jewish penicilin"", their matzoh ball soup is the best soup in the city, with no peers. It is thick with noodles, vegetables, chicken mear ( yes I said real chiciken meat!) and two large matzho ball. This soup really wamrs the heart, and the tummy too.
Everything I have tried here is great. The brunch has become the best on the Upper West Side. The burgers are as good as any in the city.
the best unsung dessert on the menu is the banana pudding, scrumptious!!!!
This place is warm and welcoming, and the prices are the best in the city, come to Lansky's....its like coming home.



Provided by Citysearch - 
UWS gem-place is great-had to say it!

I'm embarrased to say, I go there 3-4 times a week. I had to write a review, my 1st ever-they are that good
The sandwiches are huge-juicy and cheap. You can make 2 sandwiches from one sandwich-ask for extra bread, they don't care if you share.
The burgers and hot dogs-their standouts. Again huge-10 oz burgers and foot long dogs-you have to get them both with cheese and pastrami bits (genius idea)
But I have to say, the shining star of the menu are the specials. The chicken potpie, meatloaf, short ribs, and chicken inapot are really really great.
The banana pudding, matzo crunch sundae and cheesecake standout as far as dessert goes-again-huge.
What makes this place my fave, combined with the great food, and location, is the attentive service. Everyone, host, manager, server, busboy, asked me how my meal is. Got me more coleslaw, napkins, water was always full...whatever I needed!
I hope they make it in this economy-really spectacular!



Provided by Citysearch - 
The Devil Dog!!!!

Love this place for many reasons; best matzoh ball soup in the city, great burger, but I had a dish the past evening they call a ""Devil Dog"". This a foot long hot dog that is deepfried. They offer many different toppings, i had it with sauteed jalapenos, chili and cheddar, wow!! This is sinful and delicious.
If you have room, try the strawberry cheesecake, finish with a cup of coffee, it is like going to heaven.



Provided by Citysearch - 
New Neighborhood Staple

The UWS has a new favorite, one that will feed you for all meals. I have had all three meals here and it is the best. In fact the weekend brunch has become the place to be and seen. It seems that everyone knows each other, great fun. The regular menu offer the best burger in the city. The matzo ball soup makes all other look sick. The pastrami on rye is huge and under 10 buck a great bargin. The rice pudding is very tasty. The epresso is as good as any Italian joint. Dont feel like going out, they offer very good delivery. Where have you been all my life Mr. Lansky?



Provided by Citysearch - 
Genuine Food...Genuine Prices

I have made this new deli my favorite watering hole. Food is great, the portions are very large, so I love that they have added a half sandwich and soup, love it. Burger is one of the best in the city, and for under 6 bucks, just ridiculous. Soups come in giant bowls, heart warming and delicious. The hot dog is foot long and deep fried, they call it a ""devil dog"", they come with many topping< bring all your friends to see this one! You can takeout items at the deli counter, the whole rotisserie chicken with a pound of side is 12.95, best bargin in the city. They recommend the banana pudding, great choice, but dont miss the cheesecake, wow!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great New Neighborhood Secret

This deli opened in my neighborhood a few weeks ago, and unlike many new openings, there was no pre-press, no hype, and boy did the press miss a good one. This place is great. The decor is fabulous, the staff is very friendly and accomodating. The place is downright cheap!! And best of all the food is terrific. I read alot of press about Shake Shack and like many other people, waited on line for above decent burger, much hype. Here I had a burger that rivals any in the city. Huge, juicy and delicious. And for under 6 bucks unreal. The matzo ball soup is terrific, full of noodles, vegetables, matzo ball and real chicken meat! The sandwiches are huge and terrific. Don't miss the free cole slaw.I have been back several times, and taken food out twice, everything was great. I am reluctant to tell everyone about this, I want to keep it all to my self.



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Wish This was in My Neighborhood

I met a freind in a new restaurant that was around the corner from her apartment. It was so good that I thinking about moving. Everything I had was delicious, and soooo cheap!!! It is cheaper to eat here than to cook at home. The matzoh ball soup (a deli must) was amazing. I had a burger, I know, that's not real deli, but it was just the best. Huge, juicy and wonderful. The true test of a burger is if you need more than one napkin, I needed four!!! Leave room for dessert, so many choices. I never write reviews, but I had to tell everyone about this place.



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I know its a deli, but I love the soup and meatloaf

Walked in, 25 people said hello-incredibly welcoming, got a sample of pastrami-thought I was going to get that, but saw the meatloaf-HAD to get that. So glad I did. Meaty-flavorful-rich and loved the mashed potatoes with it. Also had the split pea-my bread could stand up in it- totally thick-hearty and a lot of it. Wish I had room for dessert. Ask for the back-the booths are nice. Got to try the banana cream pudding with wafers-just a spoonful on may way out. this place is so accomodating-my new favorite place.



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Awesome Comfort Food / Deli!

Just ordered in; matzoh ball soup & Specials (Knockwurst) with beans. Both outstanding. Beans had more brisket in them than beans. Great price, great quality. Couldn't be happier that they are in the 'hood.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best in the Upper West Side

Finally a restaurant on the Upper West Side that is fantastic and you dont have to run to the ATM to pay. The prices are very reasonable, but that is not the story....the food is great. I ate recently at Carnegie deli, huge amounts of mediocre meat donesn't do it for me. At Lansky's the sandwhiches are large, the pastrami moist, warm and delicious. The kreplach soup was hearty and filling. An added attraction to this deli....a mouth-watering deli cases. I took home a fabulous chicken with sides for 12.95, a must for everyones fridge. The decor is great fun and the service is warm and friendly.



Provided by Citysearch - 
so happy it's in the neighborhood!

we so needed a place like this on the uws! love the ""PLT"", pastrami, lettuce, tomato. The split pea soup is amazing(ask for bread on the side) and the chicken in a bowl is super! had it this weekend, while it was raining, perfect! I keep meaning to try the desserts...they were passing around hot rugulach from a baking tray, and it was great. i also sampled some chop liver they had. this place is so friendly, a little chaotic, but a wonderful feel. love the host at the door, mr.lansky!



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food is outsanding

i know you don't go to a deli for stew, but i had amazing beef flanken. i like that i had this juicy-rich stew and my boyfriend was able to satisfy his turkey sandwich craving. he loved his too-hot roasted white meat turkey.
they were passing samples of kugel-nice touch cuz i have never had kugel, and would have probably never had gotten it, if they didn't let me try it.
i love that it's more than a deli. gotta try the burger next time.
the service and decor were great too.
glad to have this in the neighborhood.
loved the music and old movies too.



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Forget the rest...this is the best!!!

Put aside the fact that the pricing is the most responsible of all the new restaurants to open this fall, I frequent all the ""Jewish"" style deli's, and this is already at the top of the list. The chopped liver is delicious. The knish and latkes are great, and the matzoh ball soup, which comes in a giantic bowl, is the best I have ever had (sorry mom). When you move past the deli classics, move down to something they call a ""devil dog"", Wow!!! A foot long hot dog, deep fried and served with a large variety of toppings, forget Papaya King.
I was one of those fools who waited on line for a bite of the Shake Shack, forget, line up for Lansky's......simply great.



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I need a brisket intervention...

OK, so I have been there twice this week, and have had the brisket as a hot dinner with the egg barley mushrooms, and as a reuben. I am addicted to the brisket. I need help.
I am also addicted to the sundae with the matzo-buttercrunch and hot fudge. What is surprising to me is the pricing.Its not only ridiculously cheap for the UWS, it's completely cheap for NYC!
I haven't moved on to the other parts of the menu, but I don't know why this place isn't swamped. I too have waited like sheep, outside of Shake Shack, but the fries here are $3.50, giant burgers and the deep fried hotdogs are $5.25, more toppings, and twice the size as Shake Shack. I think I found out what to try next. Stay tuned...



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New and Already the Best Deli in New York!!!

I dined at this new deli this past evening, and word deli doesn't do it justice, it is so much more. They offer the standard ""Jewish"" style fare, but better than any other deli in New York, and for that matter, better than any deli I have eaten in the country recently. They have broken the mold. The menu goes beyond the standard fare and offer such entrees as ribeye with a sauce dianne, wow!! I had derma with a sauce of mushrooms and pieces of brisket, I never thought I would say derma was exciting. The matzoh ball are light, fluffy, and delicious. The pastrami is great, and at 9.95, it questions how other delis charge so much. The dining room is so much fun with televisions showing old black and white movies. The kitchen is open and entertaining. The only glitch is that the servers seem to be a bit overwelmed. i guess with time they will catch-up. This place is a must!!!

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