Longtime Upper East Side Jewish deli Pastrami Queen has expanded for the first time in six decades with a new location near Times Square.
It’s now open with a limited menu inside the Pearl Hotel at 233 West 49th St., between Seventh and Eighth avenues, introducing its thick-cut, crumbly version of pastrami to the Midtown masses. The official opening date is Thursday, March 21, when a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu will fully kick in.
Deli classics like corned beef, brisket, and chopped liver sandwiches will be on tap, plus latkes, knishes, and matzo ball soup. But here, new menu items will make an appearance, including a char-broiled rib steak. An all-day breakfast menu will also be available, with pastrami and eggs, Belgian waffles, and a deli omelette. See the menu in full below.
Pastrami Queen has long been considered one of the best Jewish delis in town, and it was one of late food icon Anthony Bourdain’s go-to spots.
This will be its second location in New York City. In 1998, the deli had a dramatic move to Manhattan from its prior home in Queens, though its original location was in Williamsburg, where it opened in 1956 as the Pastrami King. It adopted the new name when it moved to the UES.
The Times Square location will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.