New York’s Katz’s Delicatessen to Offer Outdoor Dining, First Time in 132 Years

By Kurt Stolz on 12 July 2020
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New York’s iconic Katz’s Delicatessen added outdoor seating for the first time since it opened its doors 132 years ago.

The restaurant, known for its pastrami sandwiches and matzoh ball soup, had been offering take-away meals as well as delivery in recent weeks.  With the start of Phase 3 of New York City’s reopening plan, which permits restaurants to resume table service provided it is outdoors, Katz’s is offering seating for 50 to 70 diners.

The New York landmark, which opened in 1888 across the street and moved to its present location in the 1920s, is, according to FBT Dining Critic Jonathan Spira, “the purveyor of the definitive pastrami sandwich in the city” and “perhaps the best in the land.”

For the meantime, the restaurant’s supersized and somewhat chaotic dining room – it seats 270 comingled with old photographs of prominent customers and other memorabilia on the walls – will remain closed, while the original neon signs remain lighted.

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