What You'll Get
A deli's oversized booths and oversized pies have long been a beacon of hope for teens dumped after prom and frowny clowns looking for new novelty-sized props. Take refuge in the crispy crust of an old-fashioned eatery with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of menu fare at City Delicatessen, located in Hillcrest. This Groupon is not valid for delivery.
Co-owned by a native New Yorker, City Deli knows its way around a sandwich. Nosh on single-story sandwiches packed with six ounces of choice deli meats, including hot pastrami, turkey breast, or chopped chicken liver ($6.95–$11.95), or multiply the meatness with eight-ounce double-decker ($11.95–$13.95) or 10-ounce triple-decker ($13.95–$14.95) options. Crusading cuisiners can load up their breakfast bandoliers with appetizing ammo such as the specialty matzo bry, made with matzo cooked pancake-style and served with applesauce ($9.95), and the genuine lox bagel breakfast swims to the table with Nova Scotia cold-smoked salmon, cream cheese, sweet red onion, lettuce, tomato, and a fresh bagel ($12.95). For dinner, sample some mushroom-beef-gravy-smothered braised brisket or beef so tender that it breaks apart under forks and unconstructive criticism from its mother ($17.95).
All menu items and bakery treats are made from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. Delectable delights such as fresh apple pie and lemon meringue ($4.95 a slice) are baked daily. In other utensil-utilizing fare, pieces of New York cheesecake ($5.95 a slice) get into loud yelling matches with slices of German chocolate cake ($5.95 a slice) over available parking spaces in your stomach. Satiate your thirst in City Deli's mod diner setting with a fresh fruit smoothie or a malted milkshake ($4.95 each).
The Daily Transcript says City Deli has all the best qualities of traditional delicatessens. Seventy-three percent of more than 60 Urbanspooners like it. Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average and TripAdvisors give it a 3.5-owl-eye average.
- …my other Sunday morning tradition: Going out for a good, delicious, leisurely breakfast, where I may savor a perfectly prepared omelet while browsing the headlines. City Delicatessen, in Hillcrest, is a frequent destination. The ambiance is comfortable and the food is delicious. – David Rottenberg, Daily Transcript
- Time and time again this restaurant continues to impress!! It is inexpensive and the food is great...the bar is great, try the mimosas! – JCarlson1, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 9, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Limit 1 per carryout order. Not valid for delivery. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.