Fresh meats, made-to-order sandwiches and a matzo ball soup are the calling cards of a good deli. In New York, friends argue over the best. In Las Vegas, we replicate the best. For some of the best pastrami on rye, check out this list of the best delis in Las Vegas. You’re toes will curl with their sandwiches.
Located at the Mirage
Yep this is a replica of the original straight from Seventh Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Aside from the New York attitude, you can find pastrami or corned beef on rye bigger than your mouth and matzo ball soup to die for. Carnegie Deli cures, pickles and smokes its own meats in house. Request The Woody Allen for a giant portion of pastrami and corned beef. This joint is open 24 hours, just the way a deli should be.
Located at Treasure Island
Rival Canter’s Deli crossed state lines when it opened an outpost at Treasure Island. The California original serves up originals such as barley bean soup, matzo ball soup, New York cheesecake and chocolate chip racetrack cake. It makes the perfect companion to your sports bets placed next door at the sports book. It’s open daily from 11:00 a.m. to midnight
Located at MGM Grand
New York deli favorites all make the menu at Stage Deli a must visit when in Las Vegas. Staples corned beef, pastrami and brisket take center stage, but check out the kosher hot dogs, lox and bagels. Make sure to order the matzo ball soup and New York cheesecake. Open from 6:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 24 hours Friday to Sunday when you need that after the nightclub pickup.
Located at the MGM Grand
Maybe it’s the lyrics from Frank Sinatra that are in our head, but the selections from ‘wichcraft make us think Tom Colicchio is simply taboo. Artisanal breads, slow-roasted meats and a fine selection of cheeses make up the board here. Look for fried egg with bacon, gorgonzola and frisée on ciabatta roll; roasted pork loin with red cabbage, jalapenos and mustard on ciabatta roll; Sicilian tuna with fennel, black olives and lemon on baguette are just some of the artfully crafted choices. The only problem? It’s only open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Located at the Luxor
Pretzel bread corned beef and patty melts donned in caramelized onions on marble are just some of the treats at Backstage Deli. If you can manage it, try the triple-decker sandwiches from this kosher-style deli. Backstage is open seven days a week and only closed from 6 to 7 a.m.