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Starlight Deli

212 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-3906 (Manhattan)
212-840-1859
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Ranked #4,410 of 11,372 restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Neighborhood: Manhattan
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English first
Medford, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

stopped in before leaving NY for sandwiches to go for my son and I. Corned beef was tough, fatty and nasty. Couldn't chew it, it was so tough. Try another place if you want Corned Beef!

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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We were in a rush to get something quick to eat before a Broadway show, and this was a great find. The sandwiches are reasonably priced and portions are enormous. I would highly recommend the Honey Moon (Corned beef and Pastrami on Rye). Service was very attentive and friendly. We were too full to eat our macaroon after the sandwiches,... More

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Orange Park, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Had an amazing sandwich late one night and then made my family go back the next day for lunch too!!!

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Mansfield, Texas
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264 reviews 264 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We went here on a recommendation primarily because of the purported entertainment value. From that perspective we were not disappointed. All of the wait staff are aspiring broadway performers. They sing while they serve with each taking turns. They were all very talented, and some were just amazing. They announced at one point that 16 of their former co-workers had... More

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

If you took away the singing -- you would think this was a way overpriced, below average eatery. It got three stars here only because the waiters could sing a lick -- some could. There were a few singers you wanted to pay to stop singing. This breakfast deli is in the heart of Times Square -- so great big... More

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Covina, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

.This is the restaurant I wanted to review, casual dining, great entertainment, affordable prices and good menu choices. They make their own Sangria wine, also very good. A fun place to eat if you don't mind sitting tight and close up to your neighbor and it isn't quiet .. Would go there again next time I'm in NYC.

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It was a true NYC tourist event. Young families would love this. The burgers were good, the shakes were great. The friendly staff made it fun.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch before a matinee show. It was the worst 1 1/2 hour I spent in NYC including LaGuardia airport. The staff was unable to juggle waiting tables, bussing, keeping restrooms clean and performing. The food was substandard. The performances were loud. You couldn't talk among yourselves. Forget about refills and be sure you order all... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

A classic New York take out deli. If you want classic American sandwiches and coffee "to go" served with attitude...this is your place. Freshly made food, good value food, served with minimal wait and friendly staff. My family had a Cubano (roasted pork, swiss cheese, mardarderella and dill pickle chips) pancakes with bacon and ham, and a speciality roll called... More

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Was just in New York City and wanting to check out the Starlight Deli at 212 W 44th St. after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor mentioning that the waiter and waitresses sing. This address is located near 7th Ave. and the name is Star Lite Deli NOT Starlight Deli. It is a small Deli where you can buy food... More

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