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Gary & Lenny's New York Delicatessen, Lawrenceville


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Gary & Lenny's New York Delicatessen, Lawrenceville

Foody4life | Mar 28, 2010 11:13 AM

Recently opened on Route 1 south across from Quakerbridge Mall in the old Denny's location.

We went today for lunch and had a great experience. J and I arrived at noon and were seated right away. Expect waits once the word gets out. The dining rooms have been spruced up and to the right as you enter, there's now a series of refrigerated display cases for desserts and takeout.

The menu is extensive and covers all the bases from breakfast to dinner. Jewish specialties are well represented along with smoked fish combos, a column of reubens and more. One highlight is their selection of Junior's cheesecakes by the slice! The real deal without having to go to NYC.

J ordered 2 eggs over easy with corned beef hash and I ordered the pastrami and corned beef reuben. Her eggs were cooked perfectly and the hash was home made with a good ratio of beef to potato. My reuben was outstanding. The plate included two baseball sized mounds (one corned beef & one pastrami) of ultra lean meat piled high on two crispy potato pancakes with coleslaw and russian dressing between the meat and the pancakes. Swiss was melted on top to finish it off. Would order again in a heartbeat.

Service was efficient and the kitchen was quick. All in all a great start and we look forward to returning for more. On the way out, we picked up a slice of Junior's cherry swirl cheesecake. It was gone 10 minutes after getting home!

note - Disregard the map and deli to the right. It is not the location or deli referred to here.

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