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Lansky’s Old World Deli

Map & Directions 235 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10023
  • Deli
  • Sun, Sat 24 Hours, Mon 8am-11pm, Tue-Thu 8am-0am, Fri 8am-1am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Beer, Wine
  • Accepted
  • Street


Village Voice's Description

Named after a notorious Jewish gangster, newly opened Lansky's aims at being a classic Jewish deli, but also features a broad-ranging dinner menu that includes hamburgers, flounder "schnitzel," and foot-long deep-fried hot dogs with a dozen toppings. Sticking to the iconic deli items, we sampled the corned beef and the pastrami (both decent, but sliced way too thin) and the matzoh ball soup (rich saline broth, lighter-than-air matzoh balls). The piled-high sandwiches are a particularly good deal, and include pickles and cole slaw, but, with The Honeymooners beaming down from the monitor, swing jazz on the P.A., and a snowy haired clientele, you might feel like you're in a retirement home in Boca Raton. As one blogger noted: "It won't replace Katz's."

Member Reviews

  • jgimpel wrote a review for Lansky’s Old World Deli
    on 11/01/11

    The problem with Lansky's is they have great food but really horrible service. Tonight "takes the cake". I order the 'Famous Lansky's' sandwich - it is, after all what they are known for, it is what I take to go all the time, but the waiter instead brings back some grilled cheddar cheese thing with a salad. When I challenge the waiter, he says "yeah it does look kinda small" and... More >>

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