Bellevue >Food & Dining > Goldberg's Famous Deli
3924 Factoria Square Mall Se, Bellevue, WA | Directions 9800647.574959 -122.171061
Great food,friendly place – Love going here for my corned beef sandwich/steak fries,excellent every time,maybe the best corned beef sand I've had around here.It's a friendly,laid back atmosphere,bartender John always say's hi,so you really can't go wrong here.Suprised by some other negative reviews I see here,this IS a good place,so give it another go.
Generous portions are wasted if the food is bad. – We went tonight for dinner with friends. When we got our drinks the server managed to spill my lemonade across my lap. I was going to let it go as the glass was really full. I ordered my patty melt very very well done, it came out med. rare. Sent it back and it came back looking like the cook seared the ends. My husband ordered a hot pastrami sandwich. Last time we checked a hot sandwich was hot and does not come with liver or coleslaw on it. Sent it back and received it back still tasting like liver. It appeared to have just been scraped off.
To add insult to injury we were charged a 16.5% gratuity on top of our already too expensive bill. When did a tip become mandatory? I waited tables for 10 years, don't remember a tip being part of the bill. It was something you earned for excellent service.
The pickles were great!
My husband called the restaurant to let them know of our issues with their food and service. We did receive a partial refund minus the tip and tax.
Not Bad – I will have to admit that the service is on the slow side. However the food is comparable to places in NYC. It's never going to be the same, but hey, it is Seattle and not NY.
Terrible Service – We were seated and waited for over 10 minutes for a server to even acknowledge us. "Be with you in a minute" turned into another 5. The least they could've done was serve us water which they also failed to do. We up and left before our server even came to our table. Terrible way to run a business. NOT impressed.
NY Style Deli – It's the closest you're going to get to Cantor's or the Stage in Seattle. And that's a good thing. Very good Jewish deli and dinner foods. Full bar although a chocolate egg cream hits the spot. It's almost a 2 hour roundtrip drive for me and worth it. See my "con" above and their deserts need help also.
Good food – Nice deli. Full sandwiches are huge. I've eaten there 5 or 6 times and I've always come away satisfied.
Can't disagree with the previous reviews more..... – I grew up eating jewish deli food from Canter's Deli on Fairfax in LA and Nate N' Als in Beverly Hills and lived in Washington DC and frequented Katz's deli and the Carnegie Deli both in NYC. The best jewish style deli that I have been to was Kauman's in Skokie, Illinois outside of Chicago.
I have tried Goldberg's corned beef sandwich, the barley soup, and the chocolate Babka cake for dessert and all were terrific. Their rugelach and kishka I probably would not have again.
The delis in NYC and in LA will have much thicker sandwiches with coleslaw, swiss, and russian dressing, but the price is much, much higher than Goldberg's Deli and the quality is similar. I feel content finding this place.
Terrible food and prices – Don't go to this restaurant. Food is lousy and service is terrible. After a bad meal, I ordered a slice of cake. It was the smallest piece for $5.50, I have ever seen. Not even 1/4 the size of what you get at most restaurants for the same price! All the other restaurants in Factoria are full, but you can always find room here. Ever wonder why???
Beyond substandard!!! – While craving a wonderful HOT pastrami sandwich like you can get so many WONDERFUL LA delis, I stumbled across this deli.
The pastrami was cold, had been sitting for a long time and piled on stale bread. The server was crass and very sarcastic along with insulting. When I asked why the pastrami wasn't HOT, he explained to me that it was either that or nothing in a very rude tone.
Suffice it to say, this "deli" shouldn't even be called a deli - it should be less than a fast food diner.
I visited a couple of months later to make sure I was being fair in my review and BELIEVE ME, I feel robbed of my hard earned $ on both accounts! Save yourself the sad experience and search elsewhere for even a mediocure pastrami sandwich. Carl's Jr. does a better job!
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