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New York, New York
November 7, 2013
by wanderer 2005
May 14, 2009
From journal The city that never sleeps...and never goes hungry...
July 22, 2004
When you enter, the place looks kind of bleak. The lighting is much too strong and everything looks like it was put in during the 1950s. You are given a number when you pass the door. Be careful not to lose it! You have a choice of either using the counter service or taking a seat against the wall, where a waitress will take your order.
We picked the waitress route. It wasn't long before an older, unhappy waitress shuffled up to our table. "Yeah, what do you want?" was her growl in a one too many cigarette-style voice. We loved it! We later noticed her photos on the wall with every major star you can imagine. She has served them all!
We ordered pastrami sandwiches, New York egg creams and matzo-ball soups. It was all-supreme. We had no room for cheesecake. The food tasted just like it should have, the waitress was perfectly crusty and the lighting was way too bright. We were are at Katz's for sure!
Probably Katz's big claim to fame was the scene in WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and Meg Ryan moans and groans. The table is so famous it has an arrow from the ceiling pointing it out.
When you pay you MUST have your ticket that was given to you on arrival. We never did get what this number was for. But we did as we were told and handed it back in prior to paying.
Katz's has been around forever and we only hope they don't change a thing!
From journal The Big Apple in June
June 29, 2001
Once in, you have two choices. Either go straight to the counters and order from the menu up on the wall. Pastrami, corned beef and salami are highlights here. The meat is still carved by hand, no machinary here. There are also sandwiches like chopped liver and sliced beef tongue if you want to be more adventurous. Once you have your food on a tray, walk over to the tables and grab a seat. There are areas designated for table service so be sure you don't sit there.
For table service, you don't get much more other than someone taking your order and bringing your food. Often, the service is abrupt but you get the occasional nice waitress or waiter. When you are ready to pay, just take the ticket and go up to the counter booth at the entrance. Up above on the wall, you get a choice of Katz's memorabilia such as t-shirts and caps.
Credit cards are accepted. Opened till late at night, so this is good for a late night snack if you are in the area.
From journal Eating Well in New York City