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Ben's Kosher Delicatessen

209 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018-4405 (Garment District)
(212) 398-2367
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Ranked #1,462 of 11,372 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Kosher, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Garment District
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Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I was seeking a Jewish Deli experience like the good old days in Brooklyn so I wrote to Ronnie Dragoon, the owner of Ben's and asked him what he thought. Ronnie is hilarious and we started an email correspondence of old jokes. I couldn't wait to go, even though I knew that Ronnie wasn't going to be there. I was... More

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I highly recommend ordering this dish. For more pictures and commentary, check out www.gustatori.com.

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Rochester, New York
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47 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Wanted a good, non-tourist, kosher deli experience and Ben's fit the bill. Extensive menu with all the usual kosher deli fare. Our waiter was a great wise -cracking, fun guy. The food was great and endless pickles!! Looking forward to my next visit.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We ended up here on a sunday morning. Packed house so we figured must be good. my wife had the veggie omelette and i had the southwestern omelette both were average. Potato pancake was extremely greasy. We had one server for over 6 tables therefore making service really slow. would NOt go back there

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Brandon Mb.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We were here in mid March with an EF Tour group, 18 students and 6 chaperones, They were able to accommodate us all in a semi private room. This place is HUGE, but the food in fresh and mostly made on site. fresh cut French fries, etc. Would highly recommend!

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I've been to Ben's once before and decided to take the family there on this trip to NYC. The pickles and coleslaw that was dropped on the table when we arrived was the highlight...downhill from there. My family was not impressed and I was the one that I recommended to go there. My wife is not a big deli fan... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This deli is Kosher style with great soups and sandwiches. I love the stuffed cabbage roll, but only order the appetizer as this will be plenty. Pickles and slaw are on the table and we love with their breads. Combos like pastrami with brisket and many others are all good. Glad I live in Illinois and only get to New... More

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Bel Air, MD
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12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We were looking for a quick bite before catching the bus and came upon Ben's. They had a lot of seating and although busy, we were seated right away. The waiter brought over a bowl of pickles and cole slaw with our menus. None of us follow a Kosher diet, but we all had plenty to choose from. The portions... More

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Kosher diners have limited choices even in a metropolis like NYC. This was our kids first visit to the big apple and and intro to Ben's was an obvious one to tick off our "must do" checklist. We arrived pressed for time as they close at 9pm on sundays. Our waiter made sure to remind us of that on several... More

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Munhall, PA
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had super thick, delicious, pastrami sandwiches on fresh rye bread. They are served with coleslaw and kosher pickles. But the best part of our dining experience was our waiter - Sam - who was simply DELIGHTFUL. He sang, joked and shared short stories with us all during our meal. Would return just to hear more!!! Go Bucs!

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