Cuisine: Jewish , Delicatessen , Family Friendly
Menu: View the Menu
Review By: Thomas Rafael
If you've ever been to Mile End in Brooklyn you probably endured a long line and cramped quarters for a taste of their Canadian-style smoked brisket. But the experience at their new digs on the Lower East Side is just the opposite. The space is open and airy with tiled walls and a long jagged counter down the center of the room. It's standing only, but maybe in the future they'll add some stools or tables outside.
Soon I heard my name. My sandwich arriving with bright pink brisket piled high. The meat is lean with a nice smoky flavor and a thick crust of spices wrapped around the edges. It's served on two soft slices of rye that is made daily in house. I loaded it up with some spicy mustard and all I can say is that each bite was filled with smoky goodness. Mile End is also serving up The Ruth Wilensky made with fried beef salami and mustard on an onion roll ($8), smoked lamb sausage on a zatar roll ($10) and chopped liver with pickled egg, duck jus and parlsey salad atop a pletzel. If a sandwich isn't your thing, try some homemade matzo ball soup, beet gazpacho or maybe a dandelion salad with smoked potato and preserved lemon.
while Mile End wasn't jam-packed the day we visited, I imagine it soon will be once the word gets out. So, for now let's keep it our little secret.
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Payment: Accepts Credit Cards
Additional details: Hipster
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