Katz’s Delicatessen

Deli in East Village & Lower East Side

Though visitors won’t find many remnants of the classic, old-world ­Jewish LES dining scene, there are a few stellar holdouts, among them Katz’s Delicatessen, where Meg Ryan faked her famous orgasm in the 1989 movie When Harry Met Sally. If you love classic deli grub like pastrami and salami on rye, it just might have the same effect on you.

These days the lines are breathtakingly long, and the prices are high (Katz's signature hot pastrami sandwich costs a hefty $21.45). However, for all but the gluttonous, most sandwiches can easily feed two. Go very early or late to avoid the worst of the crowds.


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