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Stage Deli

834 Seventh Ave., New York, NY, 10019
nr. 54th St.
212-245-7850

Avg. Rating

6
Food: 7
Service: 4
Décor: 5
"Mixed Reviews"

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57% would go back.

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Good food, bad service.

By mikemd on 8/15/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

The Good - The food and the portions were good. The Bad - The price matches the portions and the waiters can be rude. As we were leaving we watched a waiter pick a fork off the table and used it to scape dried up food off of the table, he then placed it back down on the table for customers to use. We won't eat there again, it's too bad because the food was good.

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79 out of 152 people found this review helpful.

Don't Eat Here -- The Service is Unforgivable

By dano7532 on 1/29/2008

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

The service at this restaurant is substandard. The waiters give rude a new meaning. If you're going to pay $20 for a sandwich, there are a hundred places in New York that will serve you them with a smile. Not only is the staff completely useless, but the management doesn't seem to care about customers' complaints at all. I guess they feel they have a built in clientele of "dumb" tourists. Go across the street. You'll get the same food with none of the unpleasantry.

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181 out of 349 people found this review helpful.

NEVER AGAIN

By GinnieS on 9/30/2007

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

I go to New York several times a year. This was the first and last time i will eat at Stage Deli. Waiters were rude, all sitting in the corner. One of the waiters, was walking out of the kitchen with a cusomers meal, and was picking the french fries right off there plate and eating them, as he got to the table to place the food down. He hid the fry behind his back. It was gross. I will never return, other than the sandwiches being big, they were not all that good.

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267 out of 502 people found this review helpful.

Stage Right (East)

By martin_chamois on 10/19/2004

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

Stage Deli has cloned itself in a number of locations, with this Upper Eastside location looking more like the place in Century City, California than the 7th Ave original. It is a comfortable place to eat NY comfort deli food. Nothing great, but nonetheless satisfying.

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381 out of 739 people found this review helpful.

Stage

By sahw on 5/16/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

As a former Carnegie Deli lover, I have had a sudden change of taste. The tongue is the best in the city. Friendly service, and you are not crammed in and seated with people you don't know, and don't want to know. Goodbye, Carnegie!

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333 out of 638 people found this review helpful.

A Mile-high knock-off of the original

By truly_sweet on 8/25/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

The corned beef is to-die-for and the cheesecake is delicious. The over-priced sandwiches are, indeed, HUGE and could easily feed 2 people. The half-sour pickles are also great, but the service and decor are just average.

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328 out of 685 people found this review helpful.

leftovers galore!!!!!!!!!

By leslie999 on 2/21/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

When your real hungry and a regular meal just wont cut it,or you need to have two nights worth of food in one meal...this is the place!!Excellent food,a real classic NY,deli.Everyone should go there at least once in their lives!!And if your crazy for cornbeef and pastrami sandwiches,it could be addicting!!

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347 out of 646 people found this review helpful.

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