The buzz: Wild Honey’s success prompted the owners to open a New York-style deli serving pastrami, corned beef, latkes and bagels in the former space the popular brunch spot occupied.
The vibe: A contemporary Jewish deli without the greasy floors and dated Americana décor. It’s all about kitschy vintage accents, customized 1950s diner-like fonts, dark wood panelled furniture, feature walls and a chalkboard menu.
The food: It stays true to what a typical deli serves. Think generous classic sandwiches in three sizes with pastrami, corned beef or roast beef (from $16); grilled Reubens with sauerkraut and Russian dressing (from $18); and matzo ball soups ($12). If you’re feeling greedy on your first visit, opt for the meat platter ($55) with a choice of three meats like pastrami, corned beef, chopped liver, meatloaf and roast beef. Don’t miss the chopped liver: it’s creamy, bitter and addictive. And of course there are brunch options aplenty, like corned beef and pastrami hash with fried eggs ($18) and latkes ($10-16), potato pancakes with toppings like applesauce and sour cream.
The drinks: The basics are covered: coffees (from $5), Gryphon tea ($6/pot), artisanal handmade sodas like spicy ginger ale ($5) and fresh celery syrup ($5). There are two beer options from Chiron Cone ($20), a short list of wines and cocktails like prosecco ($9/glass) and a signature bloody mary ($18/glass).
Why you’ll be back: We love their chopped liver, and their pastrami might just be the best on the island; it’s thick cut, peppery and smokey (albeit a little dry).