Address: 541 Amsterdam Avenue (86th Street), New York
I have never been to Barney Greengrass in my whole ten years here in New York City. I have heard of the place, it's just that the deli is located too far uptown. But hey, distance had never stopped me from getting to my food right? So last weekend I decided to recruit my regular yaokui friends and make a trip uptown, despite a snowstorm forecast in the city.
Barney Greengrass is a New York deli that has been around for about a 100 years, so you can imagine how much history (and food) there is in this deli. I was like a kid in a candy store when I walked in. There were stacks of packaged food, bottles of condiments on the racks, and varieties of smoked fish in the deli fridge. I had to force myself to walk straight into the dining room just so I don't forget eating.
Once seated, we went crazy ordering. We shared a fish platter of sable and sturgeon, Latkes with apple sauce and sour cream, and two orders of matzo ball soup. For my individual dish, I ordered one of Barney's specialties, the combination of Sturgeon and Nova Scotia Salmon Scrambled with Eggs and Onions, Nan ordered the Challah French Toast, Alf and Gan each ordered the Nova Scotia Salmon Scrambled with Eggs and Onions and Oi Yen went with Sturgeon Scrambled with Eggs and Onions. Nothing beats a perfect plate of scrambled eggs with luxurious salmon and sturgeon, delicious matzo ball soup and french toast. we were all happy and content by the time the brunch/lunch ended. It was an expensive lunch though, about $38 per person. Good thing Barney Greengrass is located way uptown, otherwise I might go broke eating there too often!
Sturgeon, Lox, Nova Scotia Salmon, Sable, Whitefish....you name it. Their fishes are smoked in a few big smokehouses in Brooklyn