The Carnegie Deli, one of NYC's culinary landmarks, opened in 1937 in midtown Manhattan across from Carnegie Hall as a 40 seat restaurant. When the original owners retired in 1976, the deli was taken over by a new restaurant group, specifically Milton Parker, who was known as the CPM - Corned Beef and Pastrami Maven. Now in its third generation of owners, the deli is still family owned and operated by Marian Levine, Milton Parker's daughter.
Popular New York Times critic Mimi Sheraton really put Carnegie Deli on the map when on March 2, 1979; she named the Carnegie Deli's Pastrami Sandwich the #1 pastrami in New York City against 22 other delis. Thirty years later, in September 2009, Dr. Phil said on his show, "The Carnegie Deli makes the best sandwiches in the world. If you come to New York, you NEED to go to the Carnegie Deli....the food is SPECTACULAR!" The lines that began that day are still formed today and we still pride ourselves on having the best cured meats in town!
The Carnegie Deli cures, pickles and smokes our own meat at our factory in Carlstadt, New Jersey. This sets us apart from the OTHER delis. Our world famous cheesecake is also baked on premises and shipped from coast to coast. We have been featured in countless television and film productions and are proud that we are still acknowledged for having the best pastrami in town.
This year we celebrated our 72nd birthday or the equivalent of 5.54 bar mitzvah's! From our humble beginnings as a 40-seat deli, we have tripled in size to the thriving operation we are today, The Carnegie Deli is an authentic New York deli that others often try to imitate, but can never duplicate!
The Carnegie Deli
854 7th Avenue at 55th Street, New York, New York, 10019
Tel. 212-757-2245 Toll Free: 800-334-5606 Fax: 212-757-9889