Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop

Review by: Jane & Michael Stern

We used to adore Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop, and frequently directed people to it for the best tuna salad and egg salad sandwiches in town. In our opinion, this hole in the wall on Fifth Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Streets was an only-in-New York experience.

It still is the quintessential New York sandwich shop, but it is our belief that the food is not what it used to be. Tuna and egg salad sandwiches, once the perfect fork-blended melange with plenty of mayo — but not too much — seemed more pulverized than mixed. The meat loaf on a hot meat loaf plate was pretty darn good, but the mashed potatoes that came alongside were watery. An egg cream was fine, but the lemonade was an insipid mix.

Maybe it was a bad day. Maybe we should have ordered chopped liver or hot pastrami or a Reuben sandwich. We WILL be back, that’s for sure. Because even if the food has slipped, the place is a delight. It seems unchanged for decades, a ridiculously skinny space with tiny two-top tables along one wall and stools positioned so close to the counter that anyone over 5’2″ tall will be playing kneesies with the knee guard.

Service is swift and sassy, by countermen who are experts at selling the famous sandwiches and who seemed genuinely upset when we didn’t finish all our mashed potatoes.

What To Eat

Array
(
    [0] => https://roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_4445-e1534370022234.jpg
    [1] => 790
    [2] => 593
    [3] => 
)
Tuna Salad Sandwich

DISH
Array
(
    [0] => https://roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_4446-e1534369978721.jpg
    [1] => 680
    [2] => 509
    [3] => 
)
Hot Meat Loaf

DISH
Array
(
    [0] => https://roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_10483-e1534370050434.jpg
    [1] => 959
    [2] => 720
    [3] => 
)
Potato Salad

DISH
Array
(
    [0] => https://roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_10481-e1534369999212.jpg
    [1] => 959
    [2] => 720
    [3] => 
)
Fried Salami Sandwich

DISH
Array
(
    [0] => https://roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_13839-e1534369959926-1024x769.jpg
    [1] => 1024
    [2] => 769
    [3] => 1
)
Salami and Eggs

DISH
Array
(
    [0] => https://roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_18769-e1534370272900-1024x768.jpg
    [1] => 1024
    [2] => 768
    [3] => 1
)
Cherry-Lime Rickey

DISH
Array
(
    [0] => https://roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_18771-e1534370330728-1024x768.jpg
    [1] => 1024
    [2] => 768
    [3] => 1
)
Tuna & Egg Salad Combo Sandwich

DISH

Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop Recipes

Discuss

What do you think of Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop?

Nearby Restaurants

Hill Country Barbecue Market

New York, NY

The Donut Pub

New York, NY

99 miles to philly

New York, NY

Blue 9 Burger

New York, NY

Second Ave. Deli

New York, NY

Carry On Tea and Sympathy

New York, NY

Article’s & Guides Tagged Carry On Tea and Sympathy

string(1) "4"
int(4)
array(103) {
  ["rf_legacy_id"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(4) "1856"
  }
  ["rf_roadfood_approved"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(2) "on"
  }
  ["rf_address_entry"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(26) "174 5th Ave., New York, NY"
  }
  ["rf_goog_lat"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(10) "40.7411818"
  }
  ["rf_goog_lng"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(11) "-73.9902989"
  }
  ["rf_phone_entry"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(14) "(212) 675-5096"
  }
  ["rf_year_established"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(4) "1929"
  }
  ["rf_policies"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(9) ",,,,on,on"
  }
  ["rf_meals"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(8) "on,on,,,"
  }
  ["rf_seasons"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(11) "on,on,on,on"
  }
  ["rf_overall_rating"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(4) "good"
  }
  ["rf_review_date"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(10) "04/12/2015"
  }
  ["rf_review_status"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(7) "visited"
  }
  ["rf_rstrnt_images"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(79) "5417,5418,5419,5420,5421,5422,5423,5424,5425,5426,5427,5428,5429,5430,5431,5432"
  }
  ["_thumbnail_id"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(4) "5417"
  }
  ["rf_dish_data"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(1711) "{"dish_count":7,"dishes":[{"dish_name":"Tuna Salad Sandwich","dish_rating":"good","dish_musteat":"no","dish_images":[{"id":"5420","url":"http://beta.roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_4445.jpg"}],"dish_image_count":1},{"dish_name":"Hot Meat Loaf","dish_rating":"good","dish_musteat":"no","dish_images":[{"id":"5418","url":"http://beta.roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_4446.jpg"}],"dish_image_count":1},{"dish_name":"Potato Salad","dish_rating":"ok","dish_musteat":"no","dish_images":[{"id":"5421","url":"http://beta.roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_10483.jpg"}],"dish_image_count":1},{"dish_name":"Fried Salami Sandwich","dish_rating":"excellent","dish_musteat":"yes","dish_images":[{"id":"5419","url":"http://beta.roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_10481.jpg"}],"dish_image_count":1},{"dish_name":"Salami and Eggs","dish_rating":"ok","dish_musteat":"no","dish_images":[{"id":"5417","url":"http://beta.roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_13839.jpg"}],"dish_image_count":1},{"dish_name":"Cherry-Lime Rickey","dish_rating":"excellent","dish_musteat":"no","dish_images":[{"id":"5429","url":"http://beta.roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_18769.jpg"},{"id":"5432","url":"http://beta.roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_18772.jpg"},{"id":"5429","url":"http://beta.roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_18769.jpg"},{"id":"5432","url":"http://beta.roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_18772.jpg"}],"dish_image_count":4},{"dish_name":"Tuna & Egg Salad Combo Sandwich","dish_rating":"excellent","dish_musteat":"no","dish_images":[{"id":"5431","url":"http://beta.roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_18771.jpg"}],"dish_image_count":1}]}"
  }
  ["rf_restaurant_name"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(25) "Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop"
  }
  ["rf_days_hours"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(105) "on,6:30 am,8 pm;on,6:30 am,8 pm;on,6:30 am,8 pm;on,6:30 am,8 pm;on,6:30 am,8 pm;on,9 am,6 pm;on,9 am,5 pm"
  }
  ["rf_goog_place_id"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(27) "ChIJnzS5V6pbwokRf8h6EXsaKDI"
  }
  ["_edit_lock"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(15) "1534370226:6874"
  }
  ["_edit_last"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(4) "5301"
  }
  ["rf_website_entry"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(35) "https://eisenbergsnyc.com/flatiron/"
  }
  ["rf_post_meta_description"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["_yoast_wpseo_primary_category"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(2) "99"
  }
  ["_yoast_wpseo_content_score"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(2) "60"
  }
  ["rf_dishes"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(153) "{"dish_count":7,"dishes":[{"dish_id":33086},{"dish_id":33087},{"dish_id":33088},{"dish_id":33089},{"dish_id":33090},{"dish_id":33091},{"dish_id":33092}]}"
  }
  ["rf_place_info"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(372) "a:6:{s:12:"last_updated";s:16:"2020-11-02 06:39";s:7:"address";s:25:"174 5th Ave, New York, NY";s:5:"phone";s:14:"(212) 675-5096";s:11:"price_level";i:1;s:9:"all_hours";a:8:{i:0;s:10:"10am - 3pm";i:1;s:12:"7:30am - 6pm";i:2;s:12:"7:30am - 6pm";i:3;s:12:"7:30am - 6pm";i:4;s:12:"7:30am - 6pm";i:5;s:12:"7:30am - 6pm";i:6;s:10:"10am - 3pm";i:7;s:1:"1";}s:6:"offset";i:-300;}"
  }
  ["_siq_post_orig_image_url"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(76) "https://roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_13839-e1534369959926.jpg"
  }
  ["post_author_override"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(1) "4"
  }
  ["_post_author_override"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f32832e056e0"
  }
  ["nrf_seasons"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(98) "a:4:{i:0;s:11:"rf_season_1";i:1;s:11:"rf_season_2";i:2;s:11:"rf_season_3";i:3;s:11:"rf_season_4";}"
  }
  ["_nrf_seasons"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f3292e99d444"
  }
  ["nrf_meals"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(46) "a:2:{i:0;s:9:"rf_meal_1";i:1;s:9:"rf_meal_2";}"
  }
  ["_nrf_meals"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f329394df3c3"
  }
  ["nrf_policies"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(50) "a:2:{i:0;s:10:"rf_other_5";i:1;s:10:"rf_other_6";}"
  }
  ["_nrf_policies"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f32943f2ad9f"
  }
  ["nrf_rstrnt_images"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(253) "a:16:{i:0;s:4:"5417";i:1;s:4:"5418";i:2;s:4:"5419";i:3;s:4:"5420";i:4;s:4:"5421";i:5;s:4:"5422";i:6;s:4:"5423";i:7;s:4:"5424";i:8;s:4:"5425";i:9;s:4:"5426";i:10;s:4:"5427";i:11;s:4:"5428";i:12;s:4:"5429";i:13;s:4:"5430";i:14;s:4:"5431";i:15;s:4:"5432";}"
  }
  ["_nrf_rstrnt_images"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f328c984c48d"
  }
  ["nrf_dishes"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(118) "a:7:{i:0;s:5:"33086";i:1;s:5:"33087";i:2;s:5:"33088";i:3;s:5:"33089";i:4;s:5:"33090";i:5;s:5:"33091";i:6;s:5:"33092";}"
  }
  ["_nrf_dishes"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f328a00cc47a"
  }
  ["rf_day_1"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(1) "1"
  }
  ["_rf_day_1"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f329036716c0"
  }
  ["rf_open_1"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["_rf_open_1"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f3290dfd0a2b"
  }
  ["rf_close_1"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["_rf_close_1"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f3290f6d0a2c"
  }
  ["rf_day_2"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(1) "1"
  }
  ["_rf_day_2"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f3291e0ae89a"
  }
  ["rf_open_2"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["_rf_open_2"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f32923fae8a0"
  }
  ["rf_close_2"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["_rf_close_2"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f329272ae8a6"
  }
  ["rf_day_3"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(1) "1"
  }
  ["_rf_day_3"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f3291edae89b"
  }
  ["rf_open_3"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["_rf_open_3"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f329243ae8a1"
  }
  ["rf_close_3"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["_rf_close_3"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f329275ae8a7"
  }
  ["rf_day_4"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(1) "1"
  }
  ["_rf_day_4"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f3291f1ae89c"
  }
  ["rf_open_4"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["_rf_open_4"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f329249ae8a2"
  }
  ["rf_close_4"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["_rf_close_4"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f329277ae8a8"
  }
  ["rf_day_5"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(1) "1"
  }
  ["_rf_day_5"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f3291f6ae89d"
  }
  ["rf_open_5"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["_rf_open_5"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f32924cae8a3"
  }
  ["rf_close_5"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["_rf_close_5"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f329279ae8a9"
  }
  ["rf_day_6"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(1) "1"
  }
  ["_rf_day_6"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f329200ae89e"
  }
  ["rf_open_6"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["_rf_open_6"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f32924eae8a4"
  }
  ["rf_close_6"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["_rf_close_6"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f329280ae8aa"
  }
  ["rf_day_7"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(1) "1"
  }
  ["_rf_day_7"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f329202ae89f"
  }
  ["rf_open_7"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["_rf_open_7"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f329251ae8a5"
  }
  ["rf_close_7"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["_rf_close_7"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f329282ae8ab"
  }
  ["rf_price_level"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(1) "1"
  }
  ["_rf_price_level"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5f32894088820"
  }
  ["rf_google_map_entry"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(397) "a:12:{s:7:"address";s:36:"174 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA";s:3:"lat";d:40.74120309999999;s:3:"lng";d:-73.99021619999999;s:4:"zoom";i:14;s:8:"place_id";s:27:"ChIJnzS5V6pbwokRf8h6EXsaKDI";s:13:"street_number";s:3:"174";s:4:"city";s:8:"New York";s:5:"state";s:8:"New York";s:11:"state_short";s:2:"NY";s:7:"country";s:13:"United States";s:13:"country_short";s:2:"US";s:9:"post_code";s:5:"10010";}"
  }
  ["_rf_google_map_entry"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5fd32a893eb9d"
  }
  ["restaurant_city"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(8) "New York"
  }
  ["_restaurant_city"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5fd32a513eb9a"
  }
  ["restaurant_state"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(2) "NY"
  }
  ["_restaurant_state"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5fd32a5e3eb9b"
  }
  ["rf_zip_code_entry"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(5) "10010"
  }
  ["_rf_zip_code_entry"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(19) "field_5fd32a6e3eb9c"
  }
  ["_sbi_oembed_done_checking"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(1) "1"
  }
  ["nrf_goog_lat"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(10) "40.7412031"
  }
  ["_nrf_goog_lat"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["nrf_goog_lng"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(11) "-73.9902162"
  }
  ["_nrf_goog_lng"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["nrf_place_data"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(398) "a:15:{s:4:"city";s:8:"New York";s:5:"state";s:2:"NY";s:13:"street_number";s:3:"174";s:6:"street";s:7:"5th Ave";s:9:"address_1";s:11:"174 5th Ave";s:9:"address_2";s:12:"New York, NY";s:5:"phone";s:0:"";s:10:"open_hours";N;s:8:"open_now";s:0:"";s:6:"offset";N;s:5:"local";N;s:10:"open_today";N;s:11:"hours_today";s:0:"";s:12:"weekday_text";N;s:7:"website";s:35:"https://eisenbergsnyc.com/flatiron/";}"
  }
  ["nrf_place_data_time"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(10) "1626393739"
  }
  ["_siq_post_thumb"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(84) "/nas/content/live/roadfood/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_13839-e1534369959926_s.jpg"
  }
  ["_siq_post_thumb_url"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(78) "https://roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_13839-e1534369959926_s.jpg"
  }
  ["_siq_post_thumb_large"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(84) "/nas/content/live/roadfood/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_13839-e1534369959926_m.jpg"
  }
  ["_siq_post_thumb_url_large"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(78) "https://roadfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/rfl_13839-e1534369959926_m.jpg"
  }
}
×

Connect with us #Roadfood