1 at 86th St.
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50th St. to 125th St., Central Park West to Riverside Dr.
With deliciously gruff deli waitresses who seem like they’ve been working the counter for decades, it’s hard to believe Artie’s only opened in 1999. The menu is a child’s dream: fries, hot dogs, chicken fingers, grilled cheese, sprinkle cookies, black-and-whites. And, as in any good deli, they’ll plunk down a dish of pickles (garlic and half-sours, with peppers, too). The best part? You can order a slice of birthday cake—even when it’s not your birthday!Breakfast
Daily, 9 a.m.–11 p.m.Recommended Dishes
Reuben sandwich, $15.25; matzo-ball soup, $5.50 and $11