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Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers

209 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-398-2367
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“coleslaw” (86 reviews)
“corned beef” (67 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (60 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
209 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Ben's! We had their homemade Chicken Soup with Matzo Ball and it was so reasonable and delicious. We also had potato pancakes and stuffed cabbage rolls. We very much enjoyed our choices, but there were so many wonderful items...More

Thank JAH_Chicago_Paris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't that hungry but felt that we needed to try a NY deli. Got the pastrami to split. It was OK, but the server (Sam) made the dinner very enjoyable. The put plenty of meat on the sandwich.

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting NYC means for me having a great Kosher deli experience. This time my daughter recommended Ben's Kosher Deli; the beautiful scents pleasantly greet you the moment you walk thru the doors. This place is filled with tradition including the staff that works there. We...More

Thank allwentwell
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I simply love Ben's Kosher Deli. It does what it does very well, and the atmosphere is fun yet elegant. While I could not eat deli food regularly, I never miss an opportunity to do so whenever I visit New York - and Ben's is...More

Thank theredtomato
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Traditional New York kosher deli in manhattan. Try the matzah balls soup to start. Steak is excellent and the pastrami is very well served.

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Ate here at the suggestion of my pescatarian daughter in law before walking to Times Square for a Broadway show. Rather than battling the tourist crowds, this was a perfect choice: uncrowded, relaxed, and delicious! We were a family of six. Two got overstuffed sandwiches...More

Thank Marc L
Reviewed 27 August 2017

In all my decades of coming to NYC I had never been here. Excellent location out of the craziness of Time Square, but just a few minutes walk to the theater district. Spacious dining area. Very good deli menu. I had the soup with kreplach....More

1  Thank W-Hartford_CT
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Eating Jewish deli food is part of the experience of visiting New York City. My good friend took us to this fantastic deli and I am so glad she did! The friendly, wise cracking waiter. The homey atmosphere. And the food was to die for!...More

Thank panpanda
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Being tourists we wanted to experience a New York deli so after searching the Internet, this one came up that was close to times square. The food was excellent as was the service. Go there!

Thank Kathy155004
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We decided to go to Ben's for lunch prior to going to see a Broadway play. It was very crowded when we entered,always a great sign.The food was just average but the waiter was excellent.

Thank len16107
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1 October 2017|
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Response from GaryMage | Reviewed this property |
Ben's is a fully kosher, non Glatt restaurant supervised by Rabbi Paul Plotkin, founding chairman of the kashruth sub-committee of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly of America. 
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Response from viatoripatuit1 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest to ask them whenever you visit them again
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-398-2367
  • E-mail
To some, delicatessen is something you put between two slices of bread. To me, it's a calling. I am committed to preserving the traditional cuisine of my Eastern European heritage, amidst all that's required to operate a modern restaurant. This is our pledge, from the Ben's family to you: Fresh food, freshly prepared and courteously served in a clean, well-maintained restaurant faithfully observing the Kosher dietary laws. I urge you to bring anything less to my personal attention by calling 1-888-344-BENS or filling out my "Ask Ronnie" form and submitting it with your questions or comments. Your complete satisfaction is our goal. Any concerns will receive my prompt attention. - Ronnie Dragoon - Owner.
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