Delicatessen Review: This ‘Aint No Deli

Delicatessen Rating: 8

Food: 3

Service: 2

Atmosphere: 3

Don't let the name fool you – there's nothing boring or deli like about Delicatessen. Though it does have its strengths and weaknesses, its a pretty worthy place to waste calories which, trust me, is not difficult.

The Atmosphere

Sleek white couches, dimly lit, surprisingly cozy but still cute. If you like to see your food before you eat it, don't come here for dinner – its an uber cool SoHo restaraunt a.k.a. dark as fuck.

Instagram Friendly?

During the day? Yes. Night? No. Like I said, dark AF so don't expect any HD foodie pics from your dinner. Your best bet is dining during the day for a well lit instagram cause lets be honest, there is nothing more embarrassing than taking a photo of your meal with the flash in a dark restaurant.

Is there a chance I’ll run into a celebrity?

Maybs. It is SoHo so, you never know.

Shoe situation: Something cute, people don't come here in sweats.

Good for: Sunday brunch, dinner with your gurrrrlz, appetizers & drinks before a night out – cute shit.

Neighborhood: SoHo

Price: $$

The Crowd

Shoppers giving their feet a rest, couples, betches and their gay boyfriends, etc.

The Food

I've never been an appetizer person. After coming here, I'm an appetizer person. Usually I'm like… why waste the calories so you can pre-game your meal? Now I understand. Cheeseburger springrolls, tuna tartar with taro chips, lobster sliders, flash fried tuna & avocado rolls, I mean coming here JUST for the apps 'aint a bad deal. Seriously, if you're that annoying friend who can never decide what they want suggest this place and your friends will finally like going to dinner with you.

Now, let's break it d o w n.

Cheeseburger Spring Rolls: Whatever sicko thought of this deserves like… the fucking Nobel Peace Prize. There's really no other way to put it, these things are good. Lucky for all you betches on a diet, one order only comes with four rolls so bring a group of friends and you're set.

Tuna Tartar: So damn good. Beware: the chip to tartar ratio is totally off and if you ask for extra chips they charge you. Rude.

Tuna Avocado Rolls: Usually when a betch opts for sushi you know she has a wedding or hot date around the corner she's trying to slim down for. Hate to say it but over indulging in these rolls one too many times will probably give you exactly that: rolls. But hey… a little indulgence never killed a betch.

Truffle Parmesan Fries: Lets talk about these. THESE. I can't. You'll take one bite and cringe at the thought of ever eating plain fries again.

Lobster Mac & Cheese: Did we mention Delicatessen also doubles as a mac bar? That's right. They have an extensive selection of mac & cheeses but the winner is for sure the lobster mac. This is far from that Kraft macaroni you lived off of in college, this shit is a game changer.

Lobster Sliders: I've had these on good days and I've had them on bad days. Most of the time they're moist, buttery, and pretty much perfect but if you come on an off day they taste like room temperature rubber. All in all, they're not worth the risk – get the lobster mac instead.

Good news for you skinny betches, they have an excellent salad menu. All of their salads are equally good but I'd say the winner is the Nicoise with yellow fin tuna. 

Gluten Free Options:

All of their salads can be done gluten free, they have an amaaaaazing salmon entree sans gluten, also their pan roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and all of their egg dishes are glufree friendly!

Restaurant Info

54 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012


**All photos credited to @hungrybetches


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