Denver >Food & Dining > Bagel Deli & Restaurant
6439 E Hampden Ave, Denver, CO | Directions 8022239.654198 -104.913977
Mon. - Sun. 8am - 11:30pm
Neighborhoods: Hampden, Southeast Denver
5 out of 5 Stars! Excellent Place – I would first like to start off by saying in response to the last few reviews that this place was exceptionally clean, and any truth of a dirty restaurant is untrue. The food was freshly prepared and never frozen. They did have a freezer section so that you could take home their food and prepare it yourself, but all restaurant food is prepared fresh. I can see exactly why they sell food to take home because it was a refreshing assortment of great foods. I am from Montana and my fiancé and I like to travel around and try all of tv’s most popular food shows. We came up to watch the Cubs play the Rockies and decided this looked like one of the better restaurants of the shows we watched. I honestly did not know what to expect, but out of all of the restaurants we have went to, this had the best overall hospitality. The atmosphere was great and even though the place was very busy, our food came out very quickly. We both tried the sampler of things Guy tried on triple D (none of which I would normally order, but wanted to experience new food). My favorite by far was the beef knish, but the matzo ball soup and the kishke were great as well. Being it was the bagel deli we decided to order an everything bagel with vegetable cream cheese as well just to try it. The bagel was very fresh, but nothing extremely different than any other bagel I have had. Overall the originality and quality of the food was extremely fresh and delicious, but again I cannot stress how nice everyone on the staff was. Highly recommend!
1 OUT OF 5 stars :(((((((( dissapointment – With a heavy heart....I am still sad to say this restaurant was a complete and utter LET DOWN. After watching Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives, I was convinced this place would be great. To my disgust, everything was frozen and extremely old. They had old food in deep freezers. I still decided to try something anyway. I ordered the corned beef sandwhich (the worst I've ever had in my life). I even bought a big batch of baked cookies. They also came from the freezer. They tasted at least 3 months old. I threw all of them and the sandwhich in the garbage. I was very bothered all day over this. I spent a good bit of money too. DON'T GO THERE.. EVER! I just don't understand how this place is still open. What a shame.
Just Plain Filthy! – Firstly, I could not believe how filthy the place was. Absolutely atrocious. The overall demeanor of the restaurant was completely unattractive, from the laziness of the waitresses, the inability of the food preparers to speak English and prepare the food, the arguments and loudness amongst themselves, the owner screaming at them, et cetera. Apparently, a heavy jewish clientelle attend regularly and enjoy it just fine. Not my cup of tea. I, truly, am on the verge of reprtin g this establishment to the department of health. It is the most disgusting i have ever seen in my entire life. The owner was concerned with making money and nothing else. The service and quality of food was not even a remote consideration in the operation. Maybe I got there on a bad day? There was no one else in the restaurant. Bad timing? Or is this a really thing that people actually like?
The Place Was Filthy...... – I hesitate to give it even one star. The place was a disaster from the loudmouth and rude waitress to the stale bread and pathetic cold bitter soup. No kidding. I was about to throw up. Seriously. I don't see all these reviews as being real. My experience is real and real disgusting. Not for me. I went to a different deli and had much better luck. although, New York Deli news also had cold food. Zaidy'sd is a bit better. In all three, if you speak spanish, you should be right art home. If only they put their dry corned beed on a tortilla?
The best reuben sandwich I've ever had – For many years, my parents have been huge fans of The Bagel Deli. Dragging my siblings and I down to Denver to stock up on gefilte fish (did I spell that right?), bagels, lox, cream cheese, Dr. Browns soda, and much more that the deli has to offer.
Now, as an adult living in Denver, I've found a new appreciation for The Bagel Deli. It's on my way home from work, so stopping in for a reuben sandwich & a slice of carrot cake to go is always tempting. Upon walking in the door, you can head left for a to go order or to pick up a dozen bagels at the deli counter. Or, you can head right and be seated in the restaurant half of the building. As with the title of my review, the reuben sandwiches are my favorite. Be warned, on the menu it's close to 10 bucks but it is HUGE! Enough for two people. My boyfriend and I can easily split one and be satisfied. So, at first sight it seems expensive but feeding two people for 10 bucks is quite a deal. There is plenty of parking, but service is a bit slow. Overall, I recommend it.
The best traditional kosher style Jewish Deli in Denver – The Bagel Deli is the Jewish deli of my youth and has the most autherntic atmosphere of what a true Jewish deli should be for my taste. A corned beef should be brisket, not cheap corned round. The focus is on high quality sandwiches and traditional kosher style home made foods - blintzes, stuffed cabbage, knishes, matzo ball soup, chopped liver, latkes, kasha, etc.. They have some of the best deli sandwiches in the city, with the Ruben sandwich being outstanding. Since it is a true deli, it is not just a restaurant, but also a place to buy deli meats, lox, smoked fish, deli salads, breads, desserts and specialties to take home.
The Best! – I've been to many a deli in the Denver region, and none of them can compete with the bagel deli. For authentic New York style deli foods, you can't beat it.
You certainly can't beat their reuben. It's big enough to feed two!
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