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Chutzpah Real New York Deli

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12214 Fairfax Towne Ctr, Fairfax, VA 22033-2877
+1 703-385-8883
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon 07:00 - 20:00
Tue 06:30 - 20:00
Wed 07:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Loveland, Ohio
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This was a horrible excuse for a Jewish Deli! Matzoh ball soup was horrendous...the matzoh ball was huge however, tasted of ginger and cloves. Yuck! The corned beef was good but the bread it was on was no where near rye bread. It was like thick white bread with rye seeds. Bagels were old and hard, and the whitefish salad... More 

Thank mglauser
Austin, Texas
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157 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The food certainly had the look and feel of a NYC Deli. However, this is not a Kosher Deli, so don't be surprised. When you sit down they offer complimentary Cole slaw and two pickles--one Kosher style and one half sour style--provided you order an entree or a sandwich according to the menu. The slaw was good, but rather heavy... More 

Thank chinesesun
Fairfax, Virginia
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

As a New York refugee in the culinary wasteland of Virginia, there are few real New York options for me. Chutzpah is a refuge with great pickles, coleslaw, chopped chicken liver, matzo soup, great sandwiches and great breakfasts. If you want the only chance for food similar to NYC its here (no the restaurant in Mosaic does not compare).

Thank ashotwell
Northern Virginia
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528 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We stopped in to see whether we could find kreplach soup, a staple of any good NY deli, but hard to find in No. VA. For starters, when my wife pronounced it "krep-lack," the server acted as if he had never heard of it. Several tries later, he finally inquired "do you mean 'krep-lock?" Even the most snotty Parisian will... More 

Thank luv2travl003
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here on several occasions, and have always enjoyed our choices. Even if the taste was a bit different than expected, it is an authentic NY Deli after all, the food is always very flavorful. This place comes highly recommended by these two foodies!

Thank Kim A
Alexandria, Virginia
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180 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great deli meats on mediator bread. I miss the New York bread. Perhaps it just isn't available in Northern Virginia. Potato Pancakes are available at Chutzpah. May be the best New York deli south of Philadelphia, but it is not the real thing.

Thank jqdough7
Oakton, Virginia
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124 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

First visit, and we were the only customers at the counter. The server asked if our order was for there or to go, and since we were on our way to an appointment my husband said "to go". After we paid, we realized we actually had more time, so we went to sit at a table. The server said loudly... More 

Thank Diane D
Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The waiter was not familiar with the menu. The corned beef was too lean. It was dry, the bread was stale. Asked have my sandwich warmed. It was cold.

Thank kbrooks112392
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch today after dropping of some clothes at the cleaners. OMG is the food not only tasty but fresh as well. I had the patty melt with hand cut fries (very good) or I could have had onion rings (next visit), and home made pickles. I got it to go but next time I am going to... More 

Thank Craig F
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

What a great idea, Corned eef Hash Benedict. Definitely an amazing blend of three of my favorites. ...latkes, corned beef hash and hollandaise. ..what can be bad!! Pancakes also done well.

Thank RachelGebaide

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12214 Fairfax Towne Ctr, Fairfax, VA 22033-2877
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-385-8883

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?