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Brownsteins Deli & Bakery

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1862 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618-1922
+1 585-442-2770
07:00 - 14:00
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Sat - Sun 07:00 - 13:00
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Rochester, New York
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384 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We discovered they make their own pumpernickel bread, and have been regulars ever since. Deli meats are always fresh, and the side salads are always flavorful. Owner Irwin is always a pleasure to deal with.

Thank BiffBiffman
1 review
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

These people are as wonderful as their food is. They helped me get food quickly to my Dad who was sick. They are my hero! ❤❤❤

Thank Barbara M
1 review
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Perfection. Loved it and reasonably priced for a lox and cream cheese on a bagel. Strictly take out. Call ahead and they will have it ready for you. Cash or check only.

Thank Richard G
Rochester, New York
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2,939 reviews
1,948 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 954 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I only stopped in here today for the cookies (which are wonderful), but I ended up with some bagels as well, This is really a neat little Jewish deli with all the "fixin's", like the ground whitefish, lox, etc, and they are all delicious. I highly recommend this place for real deli products and fresh baked bagels and other bakery... More 

Thank Larry W
Niagara Falls, Canada
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Had a coupon from a coupon book so I went to try it out. Glad I went. The bagels were outstanding. Reminded me of the bagels I got when I was in NYC. The staff and owner are friendly and the service was very good. Would definitely go her even without a coupon.

Thank Q3601UQmikem
Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Do yourself a favor - get the chicken salad - beyond excellent! The consistency of this and other menu items makes this an icon within the town of Brighton and Monroe County. The cheerful service and reasonable prices set this apart from all other delis.

Thank Steve S
Syracuse, NY
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I would consider moving to Rochester just to be able to go to Brownsteins on a regular basis! I grew up in Cleveland, going to the marvelous Jewish delis, and have missed getting good bagels in Syracuse. I had an everything bagel with lox, cream cheese, tomato, capers and red onion, and was so so happy! The bialy was so... More 

Thank Maud44136
Rochester, New York
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2,939 reviews
1,948 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 954 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I normally LOVE Brownstein's Deli. They have great spreads, fish, bagels, and lots more. Today, however, I went in and got a bag full of their little cookies (e.g., ribbon cookies), and found problems. They were stale and hard. I won't hold this against them, because they are closing for the next week or two (Passover break), and they need... More 

Thank Larry W
Rochester, New York
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

We got deli for Christmas instead of going for Chinese. Really loved the food. Haven't had a meal from them in a long time.

Thank Ann H
Lakeside, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Stopped in here for lunch while on a business trip. Live in San Diego, CA and wish we had a Deli as good as this one! I had the turkey on a Challah roll with sweet peppers and it was delicious! The best sandwich I have had in all my travels.

Thank ASULAxDad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Delicatessen, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1862 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618-1922
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-442-2770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?