Mile End

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Mile End Mile End in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill is a Jewish-Canadian deli with amazing meat & tasty beer. Don't be a shmendrik, get to this great NYC deli with Party Earth! New York United States 40.6875046772878 -73.9870619773865
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Party Earth Review A Jewish delicatessen inspired by the owner’s Montreal background, Mile End pays homage to The Great White North with imported bagels, smoked meats, and a bathroom full of vintage hockey photos from the homeland. The... ... read full review

  • Neighborhood:

    Boerum Hill
  • Address:

    97A Hoyt Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11217

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  • Subway:

    A, C, G: Hoyt Street – Schermerhorn Street; F, G: Bergen Street / Smith Street; 2, 3: Hoyt Street / Fulton Mall

  • Phone:

    718-852-7510

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  • Hours:

    M–Th 8am–10pm, F 8am–11pm, Sa 10am–11pm, Su 10am–10pm
    Kitchen closes 4–5:30pm daily

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Mile End Review

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Mile End in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill is a Jewish-Canadian deli with amazing meat & tasty beer. Don't be a shmendrik, get to this great NYC deli with Party Earth!

A Jewish delicatessen inspired by the owner’s Montreal background, Mile End pays homage to The Great White North with imported bagels, smoked meats, and a bathroom full of vintage hockey photos from the homeland.

The venue’s unassuming brick exterior and sparse tabletops put the emphasis on sophisticated munchies, while uninitiated passersby are lured in by jars of pickles and other fixins that adorn the street-facing window.

Quarters can get cramped quickly – five barstools and a few communal tables account for most of the seating – but the atmosphere is laid back even with regular 30+-minute waits during lunch and dinner hours.

Viewable through the open kitchen, chefs pile fresh bagels with thick strips of brisket, or lather up the mix of fries, gravy, and cheese curd that constitutes poutine – a.k.a. Canada’s great contribution to drunken munchy food.

Daytime hours draw diverse crowds of young families, hungry college kids, and area office types, while evening brings on more of a hip foodie scene, with groups of friends pre-gaming over rounds of craft beer paired with suds-soaked grub.

Larger dishes like burgers, matzoh ball mishpucha soup, and veal schnitzel round out the unique menu, all of which make Mile End as popular for lunch as it is to kick off the night. Or slap shot the night, as the case may be…Hockey, eh?

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Tip from Jonah:

Don’t overlook Mile End for brunch. It’s a popular outing so you can expect a full house, but the veal breakfast burger alone is worth the wait. And don’t forget, you can always get stuff to go!

  • Crowd

    Local young professionals, families, foodies, Canada transplants, casual hipsters, college kids, festive pre-gamers, hungry drunk people who started early, 20s to 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    A mix of 90s staples like Outkast and The Smashing Pumpkins, played at moderate volume, and a complete lack of TVs keep the focus on conversation.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Brunch menu includes a veal breakfast burger, smoked whitefish salad, and smoked meat hash. Full menu of artisan meats including veal, smoked brisket, chicken, and duck, as well as traditional Jewish fare, delicatessen specialties, and several vegetarian options.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $3–$9, brunch $3–$15, entrées $7–$19+. Beer $4–$7, wine $8–$14/glass or $30–$46/bottle.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: t-shirts, jeans, office attire, baseball caps, sundresses, sneakers, flip-flops.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any day for lunch or dinner to join the busy, convivial scene – with the expected biggest crowds on Friday and Saturday nights – or early in the morning to sneak in and try the food in peace.

  • Close By

    Bijan’s (81 Hoyt Street) is a relaxing Persian-styled joint that promises complex cocktails and signature spiced chicken wings to go with its chill atmosphere.

Mile End User Reviews

Average rating:
Great brunch as well
Chris M. Nov 2, 2012
Great brunch, just wish I could have stayed for lunch. I stopped by Mile End on my way out of town in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and got there before they had switched over to the lunch menu and thus was not able to try the famous smoked meat sandwich, but was excited to try out the breakfast menu as it had come highly recommended as well. I got the breakfast sandwich, basic in its components of egg, cheddar cheese, and bacon on rye. The ingredients, however, blow away basic ingredients. The cheddar cheese, apparently imported from Quebec, was sharp and delicious. The bacon was thick cut and probably the best I have ever had, so much better than any standard bacon. Due to the hurricane I don't think they baked their own bread that morning but the whole thing was delicious. My wife had the mish mash and was equally impressed. The place is small with about 4 tables and 6 stools at a bar facing the cooks. You get to watch them prepare your whole meal which is also pretty cool, except watching them prep for lunch made me wish I could stay for another meal. There is also a takeout window that is used by the locals to get some smoked meat on the go. Overall, great spot in the Boerum Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn.
A formidable foe to NYC pastrami
Jonathan K. Oct 4, 2012
Welcome to a clash of the Jewish titans--New York vs. Montreal. Which tradition of smoked, cured meat will win your allegiance? As a born and bred New Yorker, I've been loyal to NY pastrami for years. In the '90s, I felt the 2nd Avenue Deli held the championship belt. Then Katz's came storming back in the early 2000s. And now, Mile End legitimately deserves to be in that conversation. Instead of Pastrami or Corned Beef, Mile End features what's called a "smoked meat sandwich," which is just smoked brisket, a sandwich in the same style that Montreal Jews have been enjoying for years. The most famous of these is Schwartz's in Montreal. I've been there, and in my mind, Mile End is better than the Montreal institution that inspired it. I now live a couple blocks from Mile End in Brooklyn, and I find myself ending up there constantly. Instead of spending $20 on an absurdly sized sandwich at Katz's (and pay an extra fee for the privilege of sharing), you can spend $12 on a reasonably sized sandwich. Their poutine--a classic Canadian dish consisting of fries, cheese curds, and gravy-- is phenomenal, especially when topped with their classic smoked meat. Although, I have felt somewhat emasculated when the waitress sees I've barely made a dent in my poutine and need to take the rest to go. It's very small--only 3 tables and a 5-seat counter--but the wait is worth it. Also, their brunch is awesome. I usually go for the mish-mash with salami, but it's tough to go wrong. They also opened up a second location on Bond St. in Manhattan, but I haven't visited that one yet.
Great Deli
Lauren A. Oct 1, 2012
The brisket and smoked turkey are amazing. I use their cookbook all the time!
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