Fodor's Expert Review David's Brisket House Deli

$ Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights Sandwiches
This storefront deli doesn't look like much, but several things make it a standout. One is the pastrami, available as a sandwich or with eggs for breakfast; another is the fact that you can order a "small" sandwich—definitely enough for average appetites—rather than the typical oversize versions that you get at places like Katz's. And then there's the fact that this local institution really represents the neighborhood's diversity: it was originally owned by Jewish immigrants from Yemen and Russia but was then passed on to a Muslim partner, whose family now runs it. (Note that the shop is closed Friday from noon to 2 for prayer service.)
Sandwiches Casual Breakfast Lunch Dinner Quick Bite $

Quick Facts

533 Nostrand Ave.
Brooklyn, New York  11216, USA


Known For:
  • Generously sized Jewish deli sandwiches
  • Smoked brisket and pastrami with cult-following status
  • Pastrami and brisket combo
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed midday Fri.

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