Morty's Delicatessen

4620 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016


Neighborhood: Upper Northwest

Cuisines: American, Breakfast, Deli/Quick Bites

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Thursday 10 AM to 9 PM. Open Friday through Sunday 8 AM to 9 PM.

Nearby Metro Stops: Tenleytown-AU, Friendship Heights

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
Whitefish salad; matzoh ball soup; chopped liver; pastrami and corned beef.

Neighborhood Eats: Morty's

When nothing will do but matzoh-ball soup and sour pickles, Morty’s—formerly Krupin’s—is the place. Though not on par with Katz’s or the Carnegie Deli in New York, it satisfies deli cravings with smoky whitefish salad, chopped liver, pastrami, corned beef, and decent bagels. The reappearance of Mel and Morty Krupin in the dining room much of the time gives the place a bit of authentic New York–style shtick.

-March, 2008