Barney Greengrass

Bagels, Sandwiches, American
$ $
541 Amsterdam Ave (btwn W 86th & W 87th St)
New York, NY 10024
(212) 724-4707
8:30am - 5:00pm
8:30am - 5:00pm
8:30am - 5:00pm
8:30am - 5:00pm
8:30am - 5:00pm
8:30am - 5:00pm



  • Barney Greengrass serves up favorites like the Chopped Herring Salad Sandwich that keeps Alton Brown coming back on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Find more tips at FN Local.
  • This classic eatery hasn't been around for 100 years for no reason - the smoked fish, latkes, and friendly waitstaff are legendary. But beware - you'll never settle for subpar lox ever again!
  • For a totally different kind of "pancake," head to this Upper West Side Jew-food institution for awesome latkes (savory potato pancakes), and get it with either smoked salmon or sturgeon on top. mmm.
  • Cured fish is the focus here and theres no better place for a fish-centric brunch. Try the whitefish salad on a bagel or the scrambled eggs with sturgeon.
  • An Upper West Side staple since 1908 best known for its sturgeon. Alfred Hitchcock ordered it for delivery to Hollywood. Zagat has rated this the top NYC deli for 10+ years running.
  • Fantastic place. Smoked fish heaven.
  • A plate of sturgeon, scrambled eggs, and onions is a classic breakfast that tastes like heaven. What completes the experience? Your gruff, constantly kibitzing waiter.
  • Get here early on Sundays to avoid the family crowd wait
  • the best salmon
  • The most expensive bagel lox and creamcheese sandwich you'll ever have. Worth every penny.
  • Best latkes evah
  • While you can't go wrong with basic nova lox here, there's a reason Barney Greengrass is known as The Sturgeon Kingthe smoked sturgeon here is rich and buttery, just like it should be.
  • Deli maravilhosa no Upper west side
  • Scrambled eggs w/ salmon and onion w/ onion bagel. Mindblowing!
  • Don't back down when they warn you the lox is too salty
  • The menu includes a long list of omelettes and egg sandwiches, but you're definitely going to want to try something with smoked fish. A great first order is the eggs with a side of pastrami salmon.
  • Lox on a bagel or sturgeon with scrambled eggs. Thank me later. This neat spot has been open forever with an old school deli charm that makes it stand out above the rest.
  • Check out Barney Greengrass as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate
  • Bruce Bromberg, chef of Blue Ribbon Restaurants, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Sturgeon, Nova Scotia salmon, & whitefish platter.

Nearby places

200 Central Park W (btwn W 77th & W 81st St)
59th St to 110th St (5th Ave to Central Park West)
2245 Broadway (at W 80th St)