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2nd Avenue Deli

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162 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4669
+1 212-689-9000
06:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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Portland, Oregon
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295 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our formerly favorite NY Deli is closing for good on 12/31/16. So we have been on a mission to find a new one. We finally did. And this place is it. Food, service, ambiance all terrific.

Thank Jim A
Des Moines, Iowa
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I recommend the "Twins"... one pastrami, one CB... sit at the bar if there is room and you are solo... great conversations to be had. Just a classic NY deli ... I subtracted a star because it is a touch expensive compared to the 15 delis you will walk past getting here. Get here anyway.

Thank HawkeyeAlum
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ah, the old time deli..... Went for the bowl of soup and half a sandwich. Enormous matzoh ball added to the soup upon serving. Nice and light. Heaping corned beef on rye was perfect.... not too salty, thinly sliced and delicious. When in the Murray Hill section, if you have a yen for deli, consider the 2nd Avenue. It is... More 

Thank Year_of_Tiger
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped in at the suggestion of a friend. Tender and delicious Pastrami sandwiches and kosher pickles. Yum. Is it worth the $90 for 4 sandwiches. (yes, $90 for 4) Glad I tried them as they are as authentic as they get. But thats a lot of money for 4 sandwiches!

Thank RehobothDiner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here after reading the article about the best pastrami sandwitches in New York in The Wall Street Journal. Obviously had the pastrami sandwitch and it was deleicious. We had sweet pepper in the other sandwitch and coleslaw in the other and we recommend the coleslaw. The staff was very friendly and service was fast. Highly recommended.

Thank Antti M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, what a great place. One of the few remaining true Jewish Delis in NYC. Pastrami is made in-house and was amazing. Knishes, Matzo Ball Soup, it just goes on and one. Deli Counter and Dining Room seating. Our waitress was wonderful, fun, and friendly, and the food incredible. There's a sweet treat at the end. So glad 2nd Avenue... More 

Thank JaynDC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No other sandwiches can compare to those served here. I have never had so much tender, delicious, corner beef on a sandwich. This is quintessential NY. Have lunch here when you're in Manhattan. It's a unique experience. The pickles are fantastic!

Thank cnft
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A New York institution with great cold cuts, the cole slaw and pickles are very tasty along with the knishes. I like the pastrami the best with a bowl of hot mushroom barley soup

Thank AMNYC1988
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good I recommend the corned beef or the pastrani. Only thing I didn't like is that Soul is his name forgot our chocolate soda and he expected a tip. Don't expect one even though I was going to give you one anyways.

Thank Jonathan H
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can not go wrong with any thing on menu. Fresh onion rings and home made lemonade to compartment great deli. Pastrami fantastic

Thank Zathros5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Kosher
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4669
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-689-9000

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