Last weekend, my mother and I traveled to one of our old favorites, Gold’s Delicatessen. After growing up working in his mother’s Delicatessen in Bridgeport, Julius Gold opened Gold’s Deli in Westport in 1958. Although the restaurant was sold about 12 years ago, Gold’s has been able to maintain their New-York-Style Deli charm, and satisfy even the hungriest of customers.
Their extensive menu includes a full array of smoked fish, including Sturgeon, Sable, Belly Lox, Chubs and Whitefish. They also carry many other beauties of the sea, including Kippered Salmon, Pickled Salmon, Pickled Herring and more.
In addition to fish, Gold’s carries only the freshest, daily-baked assortment of spongy, moist, warm breads for sandwiches and enjoyment on their own. Golds offers the customer a selection of thinly sliced deli meats and only the juiciest, most tender roast beef, smokey roasted turkey, as well as Brisket, Corned Beef and Pastrami. You can’t go wrong with one of Gold’s wonderfully crafted sandwiches to satisfy your hunger, and the extensive menu allows you to truly immerse yourself in deli culture with a vast variety of fantastically prepared Gold’s delicacies.
Gold’s has been the go-to-spot for Deli-lovers all throughout the Greater Westport Area and far beyond, and the atmosphere truly reflects that fact. The walls are scattered with pictures of famous, renowned people eating and enjoying their food at Gold’s, and a wide array of news articles reflecting how much people love to dine at this fine establishment.
We were seated at a table with a birds eye view of the ordering counter and the countless tables filled with the happiest of faces talking and eating with huge smiles on their faces.
We only ordered two things, but those two items were enough to remind me how delicious Gold’s is, and rekindle my love for the restaurant itself.
Soon after being seated, we were greeted by Cathy Bellardinelli, a waitress who has been at Gold’s since Julius Gold opened the deli in 1958!
We order an egg salad sandwich, and a roast beef sandwich.
The egg salad sandwich was wonderful. The creamy, velvety mayo blended wonderfully with the crushed golden-yolked eggs and created a simple, delectable medley of flavors in my mouth. The egg salad sandwich was served with crisp, spicy, thin red onion slices, bright, vivid green lettuce, and several slices of juicy, delicious tomatoes.
The roast beef sandwich was equally as delectable. The juicy, succulent beef was sliced extremely thinly, and placed in between a slice of robust, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a hefty slathering of spicy, deep, yellow grainy mustard to round out the sandwich.
Each sandwich came with a selection of juice-filled sour and half sour pickles to enjoy whilst eating your sandwich. The pickles are the perfect palate cleanser between bites of your sandwich, and although I prefer the full sour pickles, half sour weren’t half bad either!
In addition to the pickles, the sandwiches are served with a vinegar based cole slaw. The cole slaw was crispy, snappy, and fresh, and the ideal side to any order you could possibly make here at Gold Delicatessen!
Overall, Gold’s Delicatessen is honestly the best choice you could make when it comes to Deli’s in the area in the categories of experience, food, and service.
I would give it: ZZZZ- 4 Z’s- DELI-sh