Schlesinger's is Center City Philadelphia's answer to the traditional deli.
For nearly a century, delis have been a staple in the United States.
its home-cooked dishes, cured meats and rich pastries, the atmosphere
of the Jewish delicatessen served as a gathering place for community and
conversation, inspired by nostalgia for the old country.
1930s Joseph Schlesinger owned and operated a deli/luncheonette in West
New York, New Jersey. More than eighty years later, his grandson Allan
Domb continues the family tradition with Schlesinger's.
and 1924, two million Jewish people immigrated to the United States from
Eastern Europe. The majority settled in New York and then, like many
others, began to move to other metropolitan areas. German and Alsatian
immigrants were the first to open delis in the United States, followed
by Jewish immigrants. These establishments fed the longing for classic
dishes that became the staples of deli fare: matzoh ball soup, noodle
kugel, potato latkes and whitefish just to name a few.
Schlesinger's Delicatessen follows this century-old tradition.
known for its oversized sandwiches, smoked fishes, massive desserts and
traditional deli sides such as knishes, kugels, and potato pancakes,
Schlesinger's is reminiscent of the country's original delis.
decor is authentic-hardwood floors, wood tables and chairs, tin ceiling,
mirrors and stainless steel deli cases. Expect to find lox and bagels,
corned beef specials, brisket platters, kasha varnishkes, black and
white cookies, a case of Dr. Brown's soda and good conversation.
But we want to add this: Schlesinger's is a lot more than a deli.
burger is among the best we've ever tasted and it's served on a huge,
fresh, crusty kaiser roll. Schlesinger's fries are fresh, hand-cut and
aromatic.Schlesinger's also has an extensive dinner menu featuring veal
chops, steak, chicken, London broil, ribs and fish of the day along with
all the trimmings.
And Schlesinger's matzo ball soup is nothing less than heavenly.
at Schlesinger's is cooked to order. and everything is made on the
premises. The service is prompt and cheerful. And the prices are easy on
your wallet. Lots of good, nourishing food for not a lot of dough, hon.
final note: If the thought of plentiful dishes intimidates you, please
note that you can order half-sandwiches and smaller plate combos here.
The management aims to please.
We highly recommend Schlesinger's.
For more info go to www.schlesingersdeli.com.