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Ben's Kosher Delicatessen

209 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018 (Garment District)
(212) 398-2367
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Ranked #1,500 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Kosher
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We visited Ben's on a Saturday, right after it opened. No problem with lines or crowds, which built up quickly as noon neared. The service was excellent and the food was very good. Standard kosher food, which is getting harder to find in NYC. The soup with rice was hot and went great with the cold day outside, The pastrami... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ben's Kosher Deli was the first place we ate in NY during our stay. The place is very nice and the service was very helpful and friendly. The food was very good and consist of different known Jewish dishes. Great place for Kosher food in the middle of Manhattan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We were in a hurry to catch our bus home, but wanted one last chance at a good New York meal, so we stopped in and couldn't have been happier. Service was quick and pleasant. Our server, Samuel, even taught us the correct words to the classic "Hold Me Closer Tony Danza" by Elton John. Loved it. Recommend.

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North York, Ont
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We only had an hour flight but when we could not check into hotel we went for something to eat. My brother and his friends had been here before. We only had to wait a few min for a table of 6. It was pretty busy. Our server was friendly and took our drink order right away. Everyone got something... More 

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Kinnelon, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great sandwiches, cole slaw and pickles, but the wait staff needs help. They are rude and abrupt. They walked past my table several times as I was trying to place my order. They drop your plate on your table and move on quickly. They never came back to see if I needed anything else or if my order was satisfactory.... More 

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We wanted to good deli while in Manhattan and on a rainy cool day in November this was perfect. Good sandwiches, good service, very good cole slaw and pickles.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My wife had a conference in NY and Ben's was the closest deli to our hotel. We went on a Friday, about 5 PM. Not crowded and contrary to some reviews, our waiter was friendly and made us feel welcome. I had difficulty choosing from the many sandwiches and opted for the pastrami. I would have liked 1/2 pastrami and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

If you need a quick bite before a show than stop at Bens Deli. They have an extensive menu with lots to choose from. If you order a warm entree by the time it gets to you it might not be warm enough so stick with the sandwiches which are really truly overstuffed. The corned bef and pastrami looked great!... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Stopped by Bens in NYC, my husband and I had colds and wanted something homely and comforting, we opted for the soup and half sandwich. Husband had chicken noodle, myself the minestrone and both opted for pastrami. The soups were thick, hearty and delicious, and the sandwiches were wonderful, lovely peppered pastrami and free sauerkraut was a touch! Waiter was... More 

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Richboro, PA
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We just wanted something that tastes like home food. The food was good, portions are huge and the price is right. Loved the pickles.

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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>  > Garment District
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Kosher

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