Even though Liebman's Deli is a "schlep" as they may say, it is definitely a worthwhile trek and stands up there as one of the best, if not the best delis in New York City. It's right up there with Katz's as far as quality, but it's much cheaper and has far fewer humans to dodge inside.
The pastrami is juicy, hot, fresh, and is so soft it melts in your mouth. Their combo sandwiches hit the spot like turkey, roast beef, and cole slaw on rye. All cuts of meats and open face sandwiches have been great here. The potato salad, cole slaw, the fries, the frankfurters... everything here is delicious. Of course, they also have all of your beloved pre-requisite New York deli sodas including but not limited to Dr. Brown's. The employees are kind, polite, helpful, and so much more low key than Manhattanite deli employees.
It's one of those few, legitimate, old school New York Jewish delis surviving from an era most of us can only imagine or dream about. This deli is a genuine taste of old New York and the area is a curious place to explore- especially with Wave Hill and Riverdale Park nearby offering gorgeous nature respites and breathtaking views of the New Jersey palisades. Liebman's is an elite deli worth taking a trip for.