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Here is a look back at some of our past reviews:

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2009
ZAGAT SURVEY
12 Years in a row Rated #1 Deli in New York Zagat Survey
"You haven't had a Nova on a bagel" till you visit this Upper West Side "institution", which is once again voted NYC's No. 1 deli thanks to its "blissfully authentic" "Jewish breakfasts"; if the "tumult", "shabby" surroundings and servers' "shtick" elicit an "oy vey", "consider takeout". FOOD RATING: 23


Jan 3, 1975
NEW YORK POST
It Happened Last Night - Earl Wilson
Lee Strasberg plays a Meyer Lansky-type mobster in "Godfather II" so realistically that acquaintances of Lansky believe Strasberg must have known Lansky. Strasberg ordered some Nova Scotia salmon from Barney Greengrass. A clerk said, "We just sent an identical order to a friend of yours in Miami - Meyer Lansky."


1979
NEW YORK POST
Greengrass Customers
"...Alfred Hitchcock is another Greengrass customer. He orders ten pounds of "fatty" sturgeon & has it flown to Hollywood to help him maintain his shape"


March 1983
TRAVEL & LIESURE
The New York Deli, - Fred Ferretti
"exquisite whitefish salad; omelettes of Nova Scotia Salmon, onions & eggs... When Barney Greengrass died in 1956, one of his best customers, Groucho Marx, said, 'He may not have ruled any kingdoms or written any great symphonies, but he did a monumental job with Sturgeon'...His descendants still do."


July 29, 1985
NEW YORK MAGAZINE
Pick-Me-Ups, - Barbara Costikyan
"New York's most tempting pick-me-ups. The serious sandwich is back. A Nova Scotia-and-sturgeon sandwich is a late morning breakfast beloved by New Yorkers, and the best place for it is Barney Greengrass."


NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
ENTERTAINMENT
Oh God, it's George Burns! - Kay Gardella
"I got to know Al Jolson because, at that time, Sturgeon wasn't allowed in California. It was a great fish & people wouldn't buy anything else if it were permitted in.
So Jolson used to have Barney Greengrass fly in Sturgeon regularly. If you complimented Jolson, he'd share the sturgeon with you. So I'd sit around the table, tell him how great he was, & I was good for about $60 to $70 a month in Sturgeon."


1988
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Borscht That Can't Be Beet - Irving Berlin's favorite pink drink is from Barney Greengrass
Carl S. Kaplan - "Moe recalls, 'Forty years ago, when he was still getting around, Mr. Berlin used to come & sit in the restaurant. He'd have a plate of sturgeon & a glass of Borscht."


Dec 1989/Jan 1990
NEW YORK WOMAN
Time Out - Leslie Brenner
"I can say without reservation (and no, they won't accept one) that Barney Greengrass is the best restaurant on the Upper West Side, if not the world."


March 18, 1990
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Old World Charm, New World Cachet - Brunch at Barney Greengrass Bridges the Generations - Meredith Berkman
"The Store has a mail-order catalog & posts smoked fish delicacies to the purist who've migrated to Los Angeles and Maui. The appeal...is old world charm".


July 1992
PROFILES- (In flight magazine of Continental Airlines)
Jane & Michael Stern's Roadshow -
"The smoked fish in this archetypal delicatessen- restaurant, a place known to its' fans as "The Sturgeon King", is unvaryingly excellent."

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