205 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002
Katz Delicatessen is known for its pastrami sandwiches, and has been made famous by the movie When Harry Met Sally, in that bizarre fake orgasm scene and the line ‘I’ll have what she’s having’ that followed. There’s a sign hanging from the ceiling that shows everyone the exact table where Meg Ryan sat, with the words ‘Where Harry met Sally, hope you have what she had, enjoy!’
So is the food at Katz’s Deli truly orgasmic? We ordered a pastrami sandwich to share, with very little mustard and some pickles. The sandwich came just stacked high with pastrami. Oh was it good. Oh yes it was very very good. Oh yes indeed. The pastrami was so moist and tender, and full of wonderful smoky flavor. The sides were beautifully charred, and burst with salty goodness with every bite. This was the ultimate simple sandwich, done absolutely perfectly, hitting all the spots (and yes, maybe that spot as well). The bread is just ordinary, the pickle is quite average, the mustard is nothing special, but the pastrami, oh the pastrami, absolutely to die for. When everything is put together, you get probably the most amazing pastrami sandwich on the planet.