At its current location since 1929, this vintage venue still retains its flair. A frequent backdrop for movies, a cross-section of NYC locals craving the real thing comes here. Brave cramped tables and high prices to get the essential smoked fish experience, in salmon and sturgeon. Have them on a perfect bagel or inside scrambled eggs. People rant about the blintzes and the fresh orange juice. They also offer pastrami and other meaty delights—simply browse the chalkboard over the counter.