Opened in 1887, Peter Luger offers some of the best steaks in New York City. The no-frills, cash-only establishment takes great pride in focusing on perfectly cooked dry-aged steaks, and they make a mean burger too.
Serving New Yorkers since 1888, Katz is officially the oldest deli in NYC. Not hard to see why, they make the best pastrami sandwich in New York. But fair warning, the mile-high pastrami sandwiches are huge!
JG Melon is a cash-only establishment known for classic, no-frills burgers. It's been a favorite of NYC elites, including former Mayor, Michael Bloomberg.
Russ & Daughters, a beloved Jewish Deli that dates back to 1914, is unparalleled for traditional Jewish fare. Know for high-quality, hand-sliced lox, herring, and other delicacies, this deli typically has a line that wraps the block.
This iconic New York City restaurant boasts an incredible achievement — it’s officially the first pizzeria in America. In fact, Lombardi’s is credited with developing New York Style pizza.
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