Stein's Market & Deli
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Reviews by kensuthe:
4.7/5 rDev +4.7%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Atmosphere - Stein's Market & Deli is located in the Magazine Street shopping district in uptown New Orleans. As the name implies, it is a market that sells an assortment of nice food and beverage products and is also a deli that sells some excellent, absolutely tasty food. Alcohol can not be consumed on the premises, but that shouldn't stop anyone who is looking for quality beer in New Orleans from stopping by (and picking up an awesome sandwich while you're at it). The place can be bustling when it's busy and laid back and relaxed during down time, so plan your trip accordingly.
Quality - The food, foodstuffs, and ingredients are all top notch, but that's not what this review is for. Fortunately, the beer is top notch too. There are a few coolers that are not set too cold for keeping some beer near servable temperatures, and there are also a few wire racks and displays to store more product. I know that some people frown upon coolers, but if you've ever been in New Orleans in the summer (which lasts about 9 months out of the year), both you and your beer will be thankful for the coolers.
Service - The service is great, both for the deli and for the beer. The deli side of things can get slammed at meal times, so if you know you're going to need some extra help with your beer perusing then you might want to plan to visit when it's not time for food. The owner really knows his stuff for both beer and food, and he's got a good staff with him.
Selection - Easily the best assortment and variety of quality beers in the state. They do a good job of ordering styles for seasons, and of keeping a mix of American craft as well as import offerings. The only thing that keeps their selection from being perfect is the limited amount of space they have to work with, but they do an excellent job with the space that they do have. If you see something you like but there is only one bottle available, ask if there is more in stock. There is additional storage on site, just not enough room to keep everything in the front.
Value - The prices are more than reasonable for the quality of the products available. The hidden value is that the owner keeps striving to bring in more and more quality products, which can only help to grow the beer culture in the region.
If you're local or just visiting, stop in for some excellent food. Walk out with some excellent beer, too. If you like beer and in you're in New Orleans, this is a place to see.
10-12-2009 18:26:21 | More by kensuthe
More User Reviews:
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 65 ratings.