Stein's Market & Deli
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Reviews by champ103:
4.25/5 rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
A great place to grab some beers, especially for the out of towners that are looking for something different, rare, sour, or whatever. The beers are all scattered about hap hazard like. Really no organization that I can tell. Up front are several tables for people to sit and eat. All the beer is stuffed in the back section.
If you like sour and funky, come here. Cantillon (you have to ask), 3 Fonteinen, Hanssens. Also stuff like Evil Twin, Stillwater, and Jolly Pumpkin. Some of the beer seems to sit around a long time, and the temperature of the place is not exactly cellar temp. So I would check freshness dates and unless it has been in the cooler avoid some of the aged selections.
The food is awesome. Lots of deli style sandwiches that are amazing. You can not drink alcohol on premiss though. The service is rushed, but they are always busy. I called a head to see if I could get a bottle of Cantillon, and they had it waiting for me. So they do care, just always a crowd here. I always stop here if I can after visiting Avenue Pub not far away in the Garden District.
10-06-2012 23:45:24 | More by champ103
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4.49/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25 | $$$
First off, write-off many of the negative reviews you see on this site. They are for two reasons:
1. The customer came during lunch-time, when the shop is packed because the sandwiches are KILLER. Yeah, the beer service isn't great at this time, but, God forbid, you hang out for a bit and have a reuben? Yeah then you can talk to Dan (the owner) about his awesome selection.
2. Preferential Treatment: Yeah, it happens here, but doesn't this occur anywhere? If an owner gets 1 case of a highly sought-after beer, is he or she not right to share with his or her best customers? I say yes, but that's a personal opinion. People from out of state may night get the extreme "rare" beers here, but they will still do well.
The food is spectacular, grab a sandwich if you're at all hungry.
And the beer, yeah, it's the best you can get in the state of Louisiana. I lived here for one year, and Dan, thank you for everything.
This is a superb shop, visit if you can, get a great sandwich and leave with better beer.
07-26-2014 02:29:41 | More by Mikecap
1.74/5 rDev -61.2%
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | $$$
Went here after seeing this place mentioned on here. Walked in, pretty dumpy place but did have quite a few beers. I picked up several Praire Ales, Evil Twin, and then found 2 bottles of Hommage. Went to the counter to check out, guy, (owner) asks where I'm from. I tell him Florida and he says he can't sell me the Hommage, only "regular" customers can buy. I ask why it's on the shelf, he says it shouldn't be and he won't sell it to me. Again, because I am from out of town. He continues to ring up my other $130 worth of beer and I tell him I won't buy it if he is dictating what I can buy. He gets loud with me, says "this is why I hate out of town people."
Suck a D man!! Pizz on this place!
05-23-2014 15:50:06 | More by Gatorwalt
Stein's Market & Deli in New Orleans, LA
98 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.