Grand Central Delicatessen Just Might Be The World’s Classiest Deli

    The long-awaited Pleasant Ridge spot is set to open on Sunday, March 26.
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    Photograph by LuAnne DeMeo

    Photograph by LuAnne DeMeo


    At long last, Grand Central Delicatessen in Pleasant Ridge will open its doors this Sunday, March 26. The combination deli-counter-and-sit-down restaurant will feature a limited menu for the first few weeks: sandwiches made with Sixteen Bricks bread, Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, and housemade condiments; and a selection of signature side salads.

    The Ridge Sandwich (proscuitto diParma, Cappicola, Mortadella & Genoa Salami)

    Photograph by LuAnne DeMeo

    Pasta salad

    Photograph by LuAnne DeMeo


    Owners Jeff Strong and Sheelah Parker outfitted the interior in the style of New York City’s Grand Central Station circa 1920s, with black-and-white photos of NYC, a cabinet grand piano, refinished church pews for bench seating, an old-school wooden phone booth that still works—in case you want to crank call someone from the Great Depression—soft lighting, and classy gold accents. (Don’t miss the funky, gravity-aided Brazilian soap dispenser in the restroom.)

    Photograph by LuAnne DeMeo

    Photograph by LuAnne DeMeo

    Photograph by LuAnne DeMeo

    Photograph by LuAnne DeMeo


    It’ll also be BYOB and free corkage, as they finalize the liquor license.

    Photograph by LuAnne DeMeo

    Photograph by LuAnne DeMeo

    The restaurant seats about 40, including the gorgeous 10-seat bar built and designed by P-Ridge resident David Rayburn. There will be year-round seating on the dog-friendly front patio as well, which features a custom Danny Babcock mural. Doors open at 11 a.m. this Sunday.

    Grand Central Delicatessen, 6085 Montgomery Rd., Pleasant Ridge, 513-531-3354, gcdeli.com

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