Carnegie Deli at the Mirage
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Open 24 Hours
Average Check: $20.00 - $25.00
Straight from Seventh Avenue in Midtown New York City, this East Coast original brings the real deli experience to The Mirage. Enjoy overstuffed sandwiches, sumptuous matzoh ball soup, and lots of New York attitude
From Carnegie Deli Web Site
Sample Menu Items
1. LEO'S DELIGHTIN' 20.99
triple decker turkey, corned beef and tongue with coleslaw and Russian dressing
2. CARNEGIE HAUL 20.99
triple decker pastrami, tongue and salami with relish
3. TONGUE'S FOR THE MEMORY 20.99
tongue, corned beef and Swiss cheese with coleslaw and Russian dressing
4. BEEF ENCOUNTER 20.99
triple decker roast beef, chopped liver and sliced onion
5. NOVA ON SUNDAY 24.99
Nova Scotia salmon, lake sturgeon, onion, lettuce, tomato, olives, and cream cheese
6. FIFTY WAYS TO LOVE YOUR LIVER 15.99
chopped liver, hard boiled egg, onion, lettuce, and tomato
7. THE EGG AND OY! 13.99
chicken salad, sliced egg, lettuce, and tomato
8. THE MOUTH THAT ROARED 15.99
prime roast beef, onion, lettuce, and tomato
9. CLUB DEAR 23.99
three decks of sliced roast turkey, grilled bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise
10. BACON WHOOPEE 19.99
triple decker chicken salad with crisp bacon, lettuce and tomato
11. HENNY'S HEAVEN 21.99
Nova Scotia salmon and cream cheese, served on a jumbo toasted bagel with lettuce, tomato and onion
12. JEFF'S TATALAH 22.99
turkey, corned beef, Swiss cheese on pumpernickel with creamy coleslaw and Russian dressing
13. AH, THERE'S THE REUBEN 23.99
an open face sandwich piled high with pastrami, corned beef or turkey topped with melted Swiss cheese and sauerkraut
14. brisketball 22.99
brisket of beef and white meat turkey with onion, lettuce and tomato
Mavens Overview: Carnegie Deli
The Carnegie Deli at the Mirage is a transplant of the famous New York deli, but something seems to have been lost in transit. The sandwiches are usually very good, but the quality is inconsistent, there are too many complaints in the Internet Buzz about dry pastrami, dry pastrami should be against the law, even in Vegas.
So, if you've dreamed of having a waiter at the Carnegie Deli ask you, what kind of bread you want you pastrami sandwich on, and then not even flinch when you ask for white bread with mayonnaise then the Vegas location is a dream come true!
The sandwiches are huge, figure around a one pound of meat per sandwich, which overwhelms the two tiny slivers of bread, three for the triple deckers. Everything is huge here, including the prices. Watch out for the sur-charges, they seem to have one for everything.
If you choose to give Carnegie a try, I hope you get a sandwich done right, because when they do it right, it is sublime.
Internet Buzz: Carnegie Deli
- Hands down the best Deli in Las Vegas, and one of the best in the Western United States. The Reuben here is legendary. Understated on the menu, but good luck on finishing it'! Do yourself a favor-- don't delve into researching it too much, Carnegie's take on the Reuben is exaggerated, excessive, extra ordinary, over blown, and over executed, it's a masterpiece. Let it be a surprise.
- Ok, just letting you know... if size is what matters, then baby you can believe me, the sandwiches are HUGE... larger than what you can bite for sure!!! While waiting you get to munch on deli pickles! (yummo!) Cheesecake the bomb! So good... however, the corn beef in my opinion was a little too dry...
- my husband got up to ask the hostess. She said, "Everything is just like in New York." However, about that time, the chef showed up and said the bagels came from Great Buns. I doubt the bagels are going from Great Buns to Manhattan. The whole bagel episode frustrated me.
- Here at Carnegie Deli is one of the best sandwiches I've ever had - the corned beef reuben.Mounds of hot corned beef covered by melted cheese and sauerkraut. A huge bowl of thousand island served on the side, which makes dipping perfect. Ambitiously, I always order the full sandwich - and realistically I can only finish about 3/4 of it. This thing is huge.
- Pastrami on rye. Huge portions, good quality food. I love the pickles that they give you as an appetizer. The only downside is the ridiculous fee they charge if you split the sandwich with another person. Who in their right mind would try to eat by him/herself a sandwich the size of a carry-on bag?
- The quality of the food and its size are in inverse proportion; our meat was dry, tasteless, visually revolting, anchored by two slivers of bread to justify calling it a sandwich and not a chunk of dead dry beef. The worst sin was the chicken soup, that traditional icon of soothing relief; yellow liquid with a taste of having recently sprinkled or dissolved from an envelop or a cube, sodium being the predominate flavor.
- This Las Vegas location was okay, but a disappointment compared to the original in NYC. I ordered a hot pastrami on rye and it arrived quickly and looked very appetizing. However, looks were deceiving. The pastrami was tough, chewy and dry. I didn't even bother to finish it, which is saying a lot from this pastrami fan. I've eaten at the NY location a few times and it's always been a treat.