Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop

174 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10010
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  • Sun 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri 6:30am-8pm, Sat 9am-6pm
  • $
  • Delivery, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Step into the past at Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop, when sandwiches weren't made with faddish ingredients like arugula, pesto, and ciabattas. In 1929, New York City was paved with these places. A lonely presence on this stretch of Fifth Avenue among fast-food emporia and pita palaces, it steadfastly retains the standard lunch menu of soups, sandwiches, and sour pickles. The egg salad is creamy and clean-tasting, and only slightly salty. Order it on rye, and strike a blow for heirloom eating.

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  • Why Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop Is a Pillar of the NYC Diner Scene
    Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10 a.m. by Kevin Kessler

    Hit Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop (174 Fifth Avenue, 212-675-5096) at the end of the lunch rush, and it will still be busy, full of a unique mix of construction workers, businessmen, locals, and a few tourists, who share the 25-seat lon...

  • Eisenberg's, Well, Just About Anything, Our Cheap Eat of the Day
    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 9 a.m. by Laura Shunk

    Just about anything from Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop (174 Fifth Avenue, 212-675-5096), $2.50-$10 In the center of Manhattan, this diner still turns out an affordable menu packed with old New York classics...

  • In Praise of the Tuna Sandwich
    Friday, January 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. by Robert Sietsema

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