Cheap Eats 2017: On Rye

On Rye, a modern Jewish sandwich shop, opens in Chinatown.

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First-time restaurateur Ilyse Fishman Lerner has good taste, no question—her succulent-filled place looks straight out of the pages of a glossy mag. But she has even better taste where it counts: in Jewish-deli fare both modern (an ice-cream sandwich bookended by slices of chocolate babka) and traditional (a mean pastrami Reuben). Vegetarians are served particularly well here—you can get that Reuben with a portobello or dig into dill-flecked egg salad on challah. To drink, there’s a nice slate of local beers and cider, plus Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray and a fine egg cream. Also good: P.L.T. sandwich, with pastrami bacon and pickled green tomatoes; matzo-ball soup.