Posted By Roger Neustadter
12/15/2008 12:47:00 PM
Best deli in the area; a good take on the New York deli style.
Very nice matzo ball soup with a well-flavored broth and one oversized matzo ball. Very good overstuffed sandwiches. Good rare roast beef and very good pastrami. While the rye bread may not equal NY's finest, it is very good for the left coast. They offer a dish of pickles and kraut that needs improvement. Pickles are limp and no green tomatoes. Excellent homemade corned beef hash and the smoked fish plates look good. Very large omelets including pancake-style salami or pastrami.
Also good for dinner. Dinners with a salad are under $20, plus they offer early bird specials, with the hours varying by the season. Good steak for a non-steakhouse and excellent veal liver and onions. A large selection of oversized desserts are available for take-out, or to finish the meal.
A simple, clean inside room, but the nicest seating is on the patio. Service is professional and the waiters try to give it the gruff NYC style, but are actually very nice and helpful. On the whole, an oasis in the desert of dining that is Palm Springs.