From $15 to $25
Barney Greengrass
541 Amsterdam Ave., New York 10024 Driving directions
  • The MICHELIN Plate : good cooking Fresh ingredients, capably prepared: simply a good meal.
  • Simple standard.

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  • Deli
  • Delicatessen
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking retsaurant
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant

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What’s not to love about this old-school delicatessen? Legions of customers flock here—and have been for a century. Barney Greengrass is an institution, complete with the requisite Formica-clad counters and beloved-but-blunt servers. Loyal fans routinely swing by for this craveable food. Cured and smoked fish, as well as deli items may be the classic order, but they also serve a terrific breakfast. Start your day off on the right foot with a Nova scramble sided by a bagel and cream cheese. The menu offers a roster of all-time favorites: homemade chicken liver, smeared on a toasted bialy, with hard-boiled egg and caramelized onions is always a good bet; as is an overstuffed pastrami sandwich on soft rye, served with mustard and crunchy half-sours. - MICHELIN guide inspectors


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