The back half of the restaurant was gone, and because of smoke damage the entire deli/restaurant at 1658 Litchfield Turnpike had to be gutted. The restaurant is now being rebuilt. We got there and there was a private party and we could not get any food and that upset us a great deal. Unbelievable taste! Regular customers are missing the place that’s more than a deli, they said. (Shaoul is apparently a fan of pastrami. Since its founding in 1888, it has been popular among locals and tourists alike for its pastrami on rye, which is considered among New York's best. The accidental electrical fire happened June 19 at about 7 a.m. in Katz’s office. The loss of the other small businesses matters, and the influx of such pricey condos and retail may mean Katz's old-school charm will be existing in a vacuum, they tell the Times. The food is fantastic! Customer Paige Weinstein said she and her husband go there at least once a week and she’s constantly checking the Facebook page for updates on a reopening date. “It’s the Cheers story - everyone knows your name, you feel at home” said Nathman, who orders a wide variety, including lox and bagels, hamburgers, salads, roast beef, beef brisket. James Walker: My own list of kudos and sham(e), Milford’s Post Mall launches online shopping platform. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media. Not to worry, the line moves quickly because the employees know what they are doing. Steve and Jacob Katz said the food stands out because it’s fresh and cooked from scratch every day. Steve Katz said they serve fresh New York-style deli pickles and go through 50-60 gallons of pickles a day and 200 pounds of that coleslaw, served in bowls rather than little plastic cups. Katz and staff did what they could to help extinguish the fire until firefighters arrived within a couple of minutes, he said. The Austin Katz's is where Barry Katz got his training in the restaurant business since he started working there at age 12. CATERING. After a morning tour, and a taxi ride later, my wife and I saw a line leading into Katz Deli. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Happy with absentee ballot opportunities, voters ask why CT doesn’t have... Yale admissions policy ‘to look at the whole person’, under... World’s largest truffle biz will continue to grow in W. Haven, Experts: ‘High-dose’ flu vaccine for seniors hard to find, Six questions about election night (and after) answered, Coronavirus has left few issues for state House races. “We’ll be bigger, stronger.”. Editorial: Election Day opportunity too important to miss, Voting is many things — it’s a privilege, it’s an honor, it’s a responsibility and it’s a right. “It’s been stressful, but it’s a good reset,” Jacob Katz said. This place can get very busy! “It’s crazy busy,” he said of business when the restaurant was open. A must if your in New York. Review tags are currently only available for English language reviews. Our new CTInsider app is live. There is something for everyone! Katz’s Deli, a beloved local spot famous for its delicious sandwiches and dill pickles, will be closing its doors at the end of May after nearly 50 years of business. “I was always very grateful,” said Greenberg, himself a huge fan of the deli. Though super busy, they take care of you. Alan Greenberg, who lives in Branford but works nearby at the Jewish Community Center, said Steve Katz was kind to his late father, Arthur Greenberg, in his 90s, letting him eat endless pickles and giving him free food at times. CT car dealerships expanding despite COVID’s economic impact. It lives up to the reputation. “It feels like you’re walking into family and the food tastes like it’s coming from family’s kitchen.”. | Check out 18 answers, plus 17,339 unbiased reviews and candid photos: See 17,339 unbiased reviews of Katz's Deli, rated 4 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #493 of 13,006 restaurants in New York City. “It’s our go-to place,” she said. He had worked in the food business with his father, who owned Matlaw’s Food Products in West Haven, but they sold it 1997. Can get busy with long waiting times but worth it for the food . Katz’s Deli at 1658 Litchfield Turnpike is being rebuilt following a June 19 fire at the Woodbridge business.