From Our Editors
Not everyone is lucky enough to have a cool nickname. But Steve Stein, owner of Steve Stein's Famous Deli & Restaurant, is talented enough to have two.
"Most people call him 'Mr. Deli' and many people in the trade identify him as 'the Deli Godfather,'" wrote one Uptight Suburbanite reviewer of Stein's various monikers.
Drawing on decades of experience, Stein and his team prepare Jewish deli classics that have kept regulars coming back throughout the years. Yet unlike your typical deli, these dishes are served amidst a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Diners enjoy lox sliced by hand, sandwiches piled high with corned beef, and baked juicy fillets of kippered salmon. Stein is known for the care he puts into each dish, from spicing and curing many of his own meats to baking fresh rye bread and bagels. In addition to the sit-down restaurant, visitors can shop for groceries to prepare at home or in the display section of the local kitchen-supply store.