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Starlight Deli

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212 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-3906
212-840-1859
Today
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Entertaining Bite

While trying to satisfy my New York deli desires after discovering my favorite deli was closed, the Starlight Deli popped up as a place to go. With corned beef sandwich in neon on the window my interest was piqued. I found the menu went well beyond the deli world and more into the diner world... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Jim C
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Lake Worth, Florida
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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

While trying to satisfy my New York deli desires after discovering my favorite deli was closed, the Starlight Deli popped up as a place to go. With corned beef sandwich in neon on the window my interest was piqued. I found the menu went well beyond the deli world and more into the diner world, but my disappointment quickly turn... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is one of my favourite spots for breakfast in New York. Just around the corner from Time Square. Its an authentic American diner. Large portions, good quality food and low prices. French Toast is superb!

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Windham, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great sandwiches and fast service, we were happy with our choice. they have a good system for service even when it is packed.

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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238 reviews 238 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Desperately seeking a quick bite next to the St. James 20 minutes before a show and SO glad it was next door. Clearly everyone else had the same idea and it's no wonder. The veggie wrap with eggplant and mozzarella was unimaginably delicious. They had dinners and sandwiches quickly prepared. No long wait but no tables. There's a ledge by... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

We stay at the Marriott and come here everyday for lunch to bring back to our tradeshow. Fresh deli samdwiches are only $6.50 with lettuce and tomato and a pickle. They have hot food and soups as well. Service fast. Been here over 20 times and always satisfied with great prices.

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New York City, New York
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194 reviews 194 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The singing waiters are a wonderfu experience, and some of the Broadway wannabees are even talented. The food is less slo, not up to nyc standards

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AnnapMDHiker
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Were staying in Times Square. Kids wanted donuts, we wanted bagels. Delivered good quality on both. Service was friendly even though they were busy.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is not the place where waiters sing and there are no tables to eat in. I think many people as mentioned are confusing this place with stardust diner. Starlite deli is a small yet great quality deli frequented by lots of new yorkers. I had the honey moon sandwich (corned beef and pastrami) and my mum had a tuna... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a really fun place. The staff sings and performs while serving the meals. The food is well prepared home cooking of good quality. Service is lightning quick and the prices are reasonable. So if you are looking for some entertainment and a quick bite - this is a really great place to check out!

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Logan, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Staying at the nearby Marriott Marquis, we didn't have time for a sit-down meal before our show on our first night in New York. We picked up sandwiches at the Starlight Deli. My Reuben had so little sauerkraut that I was half finished before I was convinced there was any. It just wasn't very flavorful. The meat was OK but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 212 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-3906
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-840-1859

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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