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Ben's Kosher Delicatessen

#1,883 of 11,297 Restaurants in New York City
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Midtown
Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Kosher
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209 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
(212) 398-2367
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Pastrami

This is a nice deli in easy walking distance from Macy's flagship store. Much bigger than you would expect from the street front. The staff is super friendly and accommodating with quick, unobtrusive service. The Pastrami is great, and they just put pickles and cole slaw on the table for people to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
MarcoPoloOfCA
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San Ramon, California
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  • Families with children
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NYC, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Was looking forward to trying the new Scarsdale location since they opened recently. We tried it for dinner. Service was decent. Restaurant is new, so everything is clean. Bathrooms are amusing with pictures of famous Jewish entertainers hung on the walls. The coleslaw and pickles on the table weren't great, but they weren't bad either. I prefer my coleslaw sweeter,... More 

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West Bloomfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Everyone had good meals. I had an Oriental Chicken salad. Our other meals included soup in a pot, pastrami burger, and soup of the day. All were good and we'd go back - just nothing out of the ordinary.

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Bellmore, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

During the course of an 8 day convention, I sent approximately 100 people to Ben's for lunch on tow of our tours. The people coming back from the tours raved about both the food and the service. Working with David the manager was a pure joy. He was very flexible as the numbers changed and would answer my emails almost... More 

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a nice deli in easy walking distance from Macy's flagship store. Much bigger than you would expect from the street front. The staff is super friendly and accommodating with quick, unobtrusive service. The Pastrami is great, and they just put pickles and cole slaw on the table for people to share. They also serve a pretty good variety... More 

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Benbrook, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Definitely the place to get your kosher fix! Knishes, Stuffed Derma, pickles, pastrami & corned beef on rye, matza ball soup, and coleslaw too. We order multiple things and share.

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Cloverdale, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

First know this is a Kosher Deli so NO cheese on your sandwiches. Also, their sandwiches are piled with enough meat to make 2 or more sandwiches. The matzo ball soup was fabulous. They start you out with complimentary slaw that is delicious and a variety of pickles that are yummy, too. It has the look of an old, classic... More 

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Flushing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were here with a group on a bus tour of NYC. They handled our group of 48 with terrific service. The waiters were at our table almost as soon as we sat down. I was amazed at how quickly they took orders and removed used plates. I had the open faced brisket and loved it. The cole slaw was... More 

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Great time! Food was excellent and plentiful! Love the pickles and cole slaw. Excellent service from our waiter, William. I would go back for sure!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Probably one of the best waiters/servers I have ahd in a LONG time. Smart, intelligent with personality and a good sense of humor. My pastrami sandwich was good but neither as lean or as "pink" as I would have liked. But it was still good. The cole slaw and the potato salad were superb. This was very good. A little... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went for an early lunch at 11:00 a.m. Practically had the place to myself. Service was excellent as was the food. The waitress suggested a smaller portion item as I would be power shopping the rest of the afternoon and didn't want to be weighted down. There is not a single kosher restaurant in the state I live in, so... More 

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Additional Information about Ben's Kosher Delicatessen

Address: 209 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
Phone Number: (212) 398-2367
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Kosher

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 209 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 398-2367

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Kosher

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 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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