Cindis Restaurant is a Reader’s Choice Winner in the 2013 Best Of Living Magazine for North Dallas and Park Cities.
Cindis Restaurant has been selected for the 2012 Dallas Award in the Drug Stores & Proprietary Stores category by the Dallas Award Program.
Cindi’s was awarded the 2011 CMUS Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award
Star Rating: 5
This New York-style deli has a wide variety of breakfast fare.
“It’s the last thing you might expect to find at Cindi’s New York Style Deli, but there it glistens in the pastry case: the best bear claw in town. The traditional bear claw has almond paste and sometimes raisins, but Cindi’s does two über-rich flavors: apple, like the ones you see at doughnut shops; and cheese.”
“…And the chicken and dumplings on Mondays? They’re the best Jewish, country-and-western, Vietnamese, let’s-go-shopping chicken and dumplings in America.”
“…for our money, which is not much these days, we choose Cindi’s NY Deli (Central Expressway location), where a bagel and lox are still among the pleasures of the flesh, and eggs any which way you like ‘em—fried, scrambled, omelet—are reliably good. Coffee pots remain on the table, hot and ready to pour. Hash browns are just the right shade of brown. Waitresses are sweating from orders short and long, patrons old and young. And the Vietnamese owner has the good sense to employ the former owner of the now defunct Gilbert’s Deli to get a bit of Jewish cooking into their menu so that the name delicatessen never becomes a misnomer.”
“Cindi’s is great for breakfast with the best blintzes in town and is also good for later in the day with huge, delicious sandwiches.”
“Remember the feeling of going to your grandma’s house when she’s made so many appetizing dishes that you can’t choose one, so you end up eating more than you thought humanly possible, and Nana (or Granny or MawMaw) still lays the guilt trip, “You barely touched your food. Don’t you like my cooking?” Avoid this whole debacle by taking your grandmother to gorge at Cindi’s, where she can enjoy deli favorites like latkes, stuffed cabbage and matzo ball soup. Cindi’s menu also offers page after page of more traditional American breakfast and lunch items (we’ll just say the waffle is delightful). If you’re feeling a wee bit peckish after all that, top it off with an old-fashioned egg cream or phosphate. We had to loosen our belt just thinking about it.”
“Cindi’s is a very busy place, and after one visit you’ll understand why. They’ve been open in the same location for more than ten years, and they have a lot of community spirit. Cindi’s includes a full service bakery and their danishes are out of this world. If you are looking for a memorable breakfast, here’s where it is.”
“Ruling the morning hours”, this no-frills North Dallas “NY deli” duo is “great for breakfasts”(try the “awesome pecan pancakes”), but it also hits the spot later in the day with “huge sandwiches”, “better-than-homemade” latkes and “excellent blintzes.”
“Coming from a person who has eaten at New York’s best deli’s, this ‘lil ole place right here in Dallas is better than anything in Manhattan.”
“It’s deli heaven west of the Hudson. “You are tawkin’ to me.”
Vietnamese refugee now calls Jewish deli her home
by Deborah Silverthorn / Dallas Jewish Week
Diligence pays off for Vietnamese owner of ‘NY’ deli
By Cheryl Hall / Financial Editor of the Dallas Morning News