Adam Mesnick at Deli Board

Bio

Adam Mesnick is the Chairman of the Board at Deli Board. In the grand tradition of startups, he left a career in mortgage banking six years ago to pursue his passion — food. His Deli Board storefront on Folsom Street near Sixth Street has become a minor sensation. He serves up guilty-pleasure deli sandwiches that attract a turn-away lunch crowd — even at $15 a pop.

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Omakase
"The "happy spoon" is just that, and I have fallen in love with the okonomiyaki. Say it five times fast."
Hen egg hollandaise
"We Clevelanders sure like our Cavs... These little players present themselves as grilled cheese—how simple. And how brilliant dipped in the sauce."
Bone-in ribeye
"Just go look at the meat aging in the window. Dip it in béarnaise, and tell them extra butter and sour cream on your baked potato."
Sicilian deep dish
"Reminds me of home. People in the Midwest sure love square pie. I like to grill up some Italian sausage and wrap a slice around it like a blanket—dreamy."

From My Menu

Chef David  Baeli reviews Any sandwich at Deli Board
$$ | Deli/Sandwich Shop
SOMA
2 Reviews
"Of course the sandwiches are great, it's because they pay attention to the details! The cherry peppers, the pickles, the "board dressing." All of it is perfected in this small sandwich shop. Go here. Now."
Chef Omri Aflalo reviews Gold-n-Berg-n-stein at Deli Board
$$ | Deli/Sandwich Shop
SOMA
2 Reviews
"They have amazing service here. Mo is awesome—she hooks it up. It's a hot sandwich with cheese that's perfectly melted. And with the extra meat, it gets filling. They bring that East Coast flavor to the Bay Area."
Chef Tim Archuleta reviews Reuben's Cousin at Deli Board
$$ | Deli/Sandwich Shop
SOMA
1 Review
"The Reuben's Cousin can come four different ways, and I prefer the Romanian pastrami. The way chef Adam Mesnick slices the pastrami and serves it piping hot, it just melts in your mouth. It's my favorite Reuben anywhere. My favorite lunch there is a Mexican Coke with the Reuben's Cousin, a pickle, and a bag of chips. "
Chef Tony Ferrari reviews Rufus at Deli Board
$$ | Deli/Sandwich Shop
SOMA
1 Review
"Deli Board is by far the best sandwich joint in SF. It's the perfect combination of rich and moist with salty and acidic slaw while still holding together with the crunchy bread. It will hold you over all day and have you craving it all the time. Wash it down with a Mexican Coke! The "Dirty" Potato Chips are always fun to put inside, too."