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Ben's Kosher Delicatessen

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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 157
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    Very good
  • 68
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  • 24
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  • 19
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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
Meets the Need for Kosher Food

This is a large restaurant with a menu to match. There are tasty pickles and cole slaw served as an appetizer. Portions are large and the server was friendly and eager to please. Prices are about what I expected for the location and the observance to kosher rules.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
tweedybird26
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Floral Park, New York
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Floral Park, New York
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218 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a large restaurant with a menu to match. There are tasty pickles and cole slaw served as an appetizer. Portions are large and the server was friendly and eager to please. Prices are about what I expected for the location and the observance to kosher rules.

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Thank tweedybird26
Livingston, New Jersey
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wide variety of great food and fast friendly great service, What more can you ask for? OK, how about a really funny t-shirt they have for sale? And their frequent diner app? They have those too!

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Thank Dennis M
Alexandria VA
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Carnegie's is temporarily closed and Katz's is farther than we wanted to go. Found Ben's on a deli list with good reviews so we decided to try it. It's a nice, big, well-lit restaurant, sandwiches were large. We liked it so much, we ate here 2 nights in a row. The first night we got the double sandwich which came... More 

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Thank ILiketoTravel55
New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to Bens periodically over they years...last time was in Nov. The food is good...and while very expensive its no more so than other high priced Kosher restaurants in NYC... My main complaint is the service...no matter what you ask for you get a yes and then when it comes its not what I asked for...Last time there I was... More 

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1 Thank johnfD8600OC
Corner Brook, Canada
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219 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped by for lunch. We expected more based on the reviews. We split the hot pastrami & corned beef sandwich. Both were dry, not much taste. The fries were good though. The service wasn't great. The restaurant atmosphere is bland & boring. If you're in the area & hungry, it's ok for a quick bite. If you want a true... More 

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1 Thank Mappie
Dennisport
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend told us about Ben's and we thank him. Service is exceptional and there are so many choices it's difficult to decide. My stuffed corned beef sandwich served as both lunch and dinner. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank DonnaHarwich
West Orange, New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will not go wrong with this place. Pleasant dining atmosphere. Nice seating. We were there on a cold, wintery, miserable, January, Sunday evening. Food was just fine. If you are in mid-town Manhattan and have a desire for a kosher(ish) Jewish delicatessen food - this is the place. The service was as - noted in other reviews - SLUGGISH... More 

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Thank r0bdan
Longwood, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If staying in midtown NYC, you likely knew of and loved to eat at Stage or Carnegie deli's (both are closed, though Carnegie may try to rise from the ashes sometime in 2016 and will be a shadow of its former self). Ben's offers a great range of deli foods and while the portions are not huge, the quality is... More 

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Thank RPhTraveler
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a trip if you are near time's square. A little thread bare, but the pastrami sandwhich was good.

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Thank parisbt
Province of Salerno, Italy
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I splitted two pastrami sandwiches with a friend. The classic pastrami was really good and tasty whereas the brisket one was not good, there was too fat in the meat which snagged in my teeth. We shared also a portion of onion rings..no comment. Portion good, price normal, but I can not advice it.

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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: American, Kosher, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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