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Sarge's Deli & Restaurant

548 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-3541
+1 212-679-0442
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“coleslaw” (47 reviews)
“corned beef” (51 reviews)
“sandwich” (69 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Soups, Delicatessen, Kosher
$$ - $$$
548 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-3541
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a craving for a good New York deli. Definitely not disappointed with Sarge's. We tried the Matzo Ball Soup, Rueben, and a side of fries. The Rueben was huge, the matzo ball soup came in a huge bowl. Everything was delicious.

Thank cmatt169
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth the 15 block walk from where we were staying. It was a cool, damp night and Sarge's matzo ball soup was the perfect bowl to warm up. We were seated straight away and introduced to a gigantic menu. Portions are huge and prices...More

1  Thank kl4inpl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had lunch there last week. The beef in the Sarge's favorite was just superb. The cheesecake there is also excellent. The service was great and the bustling cosmopolitan vibe in the place was just the kind of thing that this tourist enjoyed.

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic deli in NYC. The pastrami, Reuben, matzoh ball soup, pancakes and carrot cake were all noteworthy. Can't go wrong eating here!

Thank iluvcheez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived around 11.30 was just starting to get busy looked at the menu and went with a deal they had on that day. I had chicken noodle soup,then the main of twin roll sandwich with fries, pickles and slaw. I had corned beef and a...More

Thank Timeless
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's my 2nd time here and my experience this time was not as good as my first one. It was mostly because of the lady server we had. She was a bit grumpy at that time. Asking for coffee refills takes a while. The food...More

Thank gbzayds
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a ritual when I leave for Grand Central I stop for deli, or more accurately, pastrami for my train ride home and the second half for dinner. My go to was always the Carnegie but it is now gone so on I search! Based...More

1  Thank onlaydoc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to get a hot pastrami or corned beef. NYC delis are famous, but you usually only hear about Stagedoor or Carnegie. Sarge's somehow doesn't make the short list but it should! A little pricey but portions are huge. Try the stuffed derma, a...More

Thank edunaway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be skeptical of appearance when walking in. Keep walking in. Great, unpretentious deli, high quality deli food, overstuffed delicious pastrami sandwich, super fresh chicken in pot, best table side coleslaw and pickles. Open 24 hours. Highly recommend.

Thank ilonajane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been written that this is one of the top 10 deli's in New York City so we had to give it a try. After having lunch here, I would say it is the number 1 deli in NYC! It was DELICIOUS! On your...More

Thank Robert H
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Steve J
11 September 2017|
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Response from Adrian B | Reviewed this property |
If you're a vegan, then a NYC deli is maybe not the best choice you could make, as your choices will be extremely limited. I agree with RonFG that the best people to give you an answer are the people who run the restaurant... More
29 June 2017|
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Response from dgosul | Reviewed this property |
They were very good with coeliacs, very helpful, my wife had no problems. The waitress asked the kitchen. Hope this helps
2 March 2017|
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Response from Sarges348 | Property representative |
Yes,we are happy to accommodate you any way you would like, even if we custom prepare a dish. But the answer is yes 631/9264500 is my cell. Feel free to call me anytime after 8am est
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 548 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-3541
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-679-0442
  • E-mail
Sarge's Delicatessen Restaurant is one of New York's most favorite Quintessential Jewish Style delicatessen restaurants open seven days a week all year round. Celebrating our 52nd year, our reputation has been built on serving great homemade food, generous portions and a relaxing atmosphere. We are the true New York deli experience, the number one place for so many old world specialties. To many to mention, like our in-house cured corned beef and pastrami, homemade matzoh ball soup, cheese cakes etc. We have over 200 items on our vast menu, suitable for any type of palate. Choose from Steaks, Chops or Broiled Salmon to fabulous Salad's, Sandwiches and Burgers. We have food for the entire family. Not to mention Top shelf Liquor, some of the best deserts in New York, coffee and cappuccinos !!!! . Serving every kind of customer, Sarge's always hits the spot. With a rich history preserved in its old world decor- classic diner booths, real Tiffany's stained glass lamps, and of course the iconic wall of celebrity photos, Sarge's is the destination for the real-deal New York meal!!! Many of our guests have told us we are " New York's Best Kept Secret"
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