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Ben's Kosher Delicatessen

#1,661 of 11,429 Restaurants in New York City
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Neighborhood:
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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 56
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  • 18
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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
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Best corned beef sammich of my life. It was cooked perfectly. It was sliced thinly. It was fresh and hot and everything my aching feet wanted after a hot day touring the city. If I were a local, I'd be here all the time. Everything we sampled (and shared) was amazing, from the sandwich to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Best corned beef sammich of my life. It was cooked perfectly. It was sliced thinly. It was fresh and hot and everything my aching feet wanted after a hot day touring the city. If I were a local, I'd be here all the time. Everything we sampled (and shared) was amazing, from the sandwich to the slaw to the cabbage... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had pastrami sandwich and potato and spinach knish. Delicious! Good atmos of bickering waiters and extras from a Woody Allen movie.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We chose Ben's to enjoy a sit down meal after walking most of the day around the city. The restaurant was spacious and very quiet at the time we were there for a late lunch around 4 pm. The restaurant was nice and cool which was nice for it was a very hot day.My daughter had egg salad sandwich which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent traditional delicatessen with in house cured meat, family style coleslaw and pickles. The service was quick and the food was very tasty and good portion size.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

It's hard not to like a place that brings you wonderful pickles and cole slaw when seated...it just gets better from there with wonderful selections of perfectly prepared deli options

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We enjoyed our meal here. We had the best chopped liver and viennas. Strangely the salt beef wasn't so good. It was lukewarm and a bit dry. The rest of the meal made up for it though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Chose Ben's as the spot to indoctrinate my son into real NY deli. We arrived hungry after an all-day travel marathon from Seattle. I was excited for Deli. My son was excited to eat. After discussing the importance and meaning of having a good Jewish deli around (something completely absent from Seattle life) we hunkered down with the menu. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stereotypical Jewish Deli in the heart of the fashion district. Love the matzoh ball soup and over-stuffed sandwiches on fresh rye bread. Yum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This deli is a much better value than waiting in line forever for awful service, overpriced food and cramped seating (ex. Carnegie Deli) in the Theatre District. The food here is really good, the service is decent and the atmosphere is kind of retro diner. We really liked that they give you free pickles and coleslaw. NOTE: You can tell... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

While we were in town we got together with some family relatives here for lunch. In the middle of work day, some people could only get out for an hour, and this was just perfect. Great location, it was easy to break from our sightseeing for this lunch, and then continue on. Good food, huge portions, awesome pickles they offer... More 

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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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