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2nd Avenue Deli

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162 East 33rd Street, New York City, NY 10016
+1 212-689-9000
06:00 - 00:00
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Palmer, Texas
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The pastrami melted in our mouth!!! It was delicious. The pickles are amazing - taste like they were just picked from the garden.

Thank goose1126
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have had the three deckers sandwich, it was delicious and filling. It is more than enough to share for two people. However, the price is high for what you get in value.

Thank ericalam307
Paris, France
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The pastrami and brisket sandwiches are excellent. Strangely enough, since there is no dairy in that deli, we were given sour cream with our strudel, but could not get real milk for our coffee. The service was really slow, but the food is so good that I would recommend the place anyway.

Thank Kilese
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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196 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

2nd Avenue Deli is a true deli! The selection is classic kosher deli. Everything from pastrami sandwiches to knishes and matzah ball soup served in a POT! You cant go wrong with any choice. Prices are high but that's expected. The location is small and tight- what else do you expect in NYC? But the smallness adds to the charm.... More 

Thank MKJourneys
Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Compared Katz's and Second Street Deli corned beef on the same day. For my taste, 2nd st. was best! Corned beef was juicy and lean. Katz's was leaner, juicier but with a huge line to wait.

Thank Robert R
Knoxville, Tennessee
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Tennessee isn't known for its Deli's so my husband and I went Deli hopping on our recent trip to New York. We love, love, loved, 2nd Avenue Deli. I had pastrami on a challah roll and he had kreplach. Both were EXCELLENT. The pastrami was piled high, extraordinary flavorful, and virtually devoid of fat. The challah roll (definitely not traditional... More 

Thank Lgjacob
Arlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are not many true Jewish delis left in New York City, and even fewer kosher ones, and 2nd Street Deli exemplifies the best. The waiter is abrupt but not unfriendly. As you sit down, you are presented with (very garlicky) pickles and Health Salad. The servings are huge and delicious. The bagels are fresh, the lox and other fishes... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a NY kosher breakfast... Being our first time in a kosher restaurant, we imagined small and light plates and we were so wrong. Expect huge portions with good flavours. Very good service (especially since we arrived early and we were the only customers there).

Thank luis_basque
Brookline, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thankfully, a few authentic Jewish delicatessens still survive in New York, and this is one of them. It is far enough away from Times Square not to be mobbed. The menu is everything one would hope for, and our waitress was friendly enough (this is New York) and very efficient. Yes, it's not cheap, but they deliver excellent food in... More 

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New York City, New York
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65 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd Avenue Deli is a good place to go to and we usually enjoy. My brisket sandwhich was not lean enough so I was not fully satisfied. My family enyoyed their dishes. Service was OK.

Thank 367PierreA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 East 33rd Street, New York City, NY 10016
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-689-9000

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