What to Eat at Gold Coast Delicatessen, Now Serving Pastrami in Bay Ridge

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Gold Coast Delicatessen's main dining area. Photo: Hugh Merwin

The owners of the long-awaited Gold Coast Delicatessen told The Brooklyn Paper back in April that their new project would be "styled after the Katz and Carnegie delis of Manhattan." The place has soft-opened in Bay Ridge, and while its menu has got the pastrami, chopped liver, and beef hot dogs, for sure, the look is an understated kind of IRT chic: subway tiled walls and dimmed filament bulbs in wire sconces, but also long communal tables set out with real, living plants. One corner four-top is even set with large, comfy-looking leather chairs. Owners Ted Mann and Michael Esposito (who also own Bar Matchless, Cebu, and Apartment 138 among other spots) are planning a grand opening party at the end of the month to coincide with the arrival of their liquor license (Gold Coast also has a full bar and four taps). That'll give the meat cutters in the back a few weeks to practice.

Soups and Salads

Chicken Soup | 7
matzo ball or egg noodle

Borscht | 7
served hot or cold

Brooklyn Clam Chowder | 9
spicy tomato broth, smoked brisket

Mixed Lettuces | 8
fresh herbs, radish, red wine Dijon dressing

Roasted Turkey Cobb Salad | 12
bacon, avocado, blue cheese

Waldorf Salad | 10
celery, celery root, apple, walnut, red grapes, mayo

Noshers

Potato Latkes | 8
applesauce, sour cream

Herring in cream | 8
radishes, buttered pumpernickel

Potato - Horseradish Knishes | 7
parsley sauce, brown mustard

Chopped Liver | 7
egg, caramelized onion, challah toast

Nova Salmon Plate | 12
bagels chips, traditional accompaniments

Mushroom Pierogi | 12
roasted chicken broth

Fressers

Pan-Roasted Salmon | 18
braised cucumbers, dill cream, salmon caviar

Roasted Chicken Breast | 18
kasha varnishkes, mushrooms, jus

Weiner Schnitzel | 19
baby potatoes, cream gravy

The Wurst Plate | 14
bratwurst, red potatoes, sauerkraut

Sauerbraten | 15
braised red cabbage, spaetlze

Grass-fed Beef Chili | 15
white rice, sour cream, Fritos

Sandwiches (served toasted)

Reuben | 14
pastrami, swiss, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, seeded rye

Rachel | 13
roast turkey, swiss, coleslaw, Russian dressing, whole wheat

The Coastal | 14
corned beef, coleslaw, Russian dressing, marble rye

Pastrami or Corned Beef on Rye | 13
deli mustard

The Cuban Reuben | 14
pastrami, roast pork, swiss, sauerkraut, mustard garlic mayo

Cheesesteak | 15
peppers, onion, provolone, garlic mayo

Egg Salad | 9
boston lettuce, pickled jalapenos, challah

Roasted Chicken Salad | 11
boston lettuce, whole wheat

Yellowfin Tuna Salad | 14
capers, roasted red peppers, celery, white

Two All-Beef Hot Dogs | 10
sauerkraut, onion sauce

Chicken Cutlet | 11
avocado, chipotle mayo, mozzarella, lettuce, tomato

[The above served with home made potato chips & pickle]

Eggplant Parm Hero | 12
mozzarella, mixed greens

Meatball Pressed Focaccia | 12
ricotta, red sauce, mixed greens

Gold Coast Burger | 12
all natural beef, Russian dressing, cheese, Kaiser roll, fries

Veggie Burger | 11
homemade chickpea-mushroom patty, mayo, Kaiser roll, French fries

For the table
Cole slaw | 3
Potato salad | 3
Egg salad | 3
Tuna salad | 5
Herbed spaetzle | 6
Egg noodles with poppy seeds | 6
Kasha varnishkes | 6
French fries | 5
Disco fries | 8
Mac & cheese | 6
Sauerkraut | 4
Jar of pickles | 5
Pretzel stick | 1

Gold Coast Delicatessen, 8530 3rd Ave., Brooklyn; 718-238-8020