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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 #1,186 of 11,659 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:00 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
Neighborhood: Garment District
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Vancouver, B.C.
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252 reviews 252 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
399 helpful votes 399 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Having sampled many a (famous) deli from Montreal to Los Angeles to New York, I must say that Ben's on 38th Street doesn't disappoint! A clean and comfortable atmosphere accompanied by first-rate service and an excellent pastrami sandwich with fairly reasonable pricing: what more can one want?!? [Its no Schwartz's (Montreal), but certainly superior to either Cantor's (Los Angeles) or... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This restaurant delivers consistently good food in a nice environment. There are booths for those that do not like being shoulder to shoulder.

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Stopped on way to train station . Wife wanted corned beef sandwich. Just happened to stop at light and turned head and voilà. Each split corned beef and pastrami sandwiches. Draft beer choices limited to 3. Pickles and Cole slaw provided. Tasty. Only 4 blocks from Penn station and 4 from Times Square.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a large group of 11 there, and Norma took care of us. She gave us good and honest opinions of the menu items and was very pleasant. There are deli items for those that want that, but far more including breakfast items at night. The potato pancakes were amazing and large. They really were filling! Easy to get... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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42 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Unfortunately I found Ben's on the last day of our visit to New York City, otherwise we would have lunched there every day, Their food is great, fresh and tasty. The corned beef sandwich was excellent, piled high, juicy and tasty. We shared one and it was big enough that both of us were satisfied. They have a vast menu... More

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tel aviv
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I've made a habit of dining at Ben's every time I'm in NYC - and I'm never disappointed. It was mid-day, the place was full, and noisy, but the coleslaw and pickles were delicious. We ordered the "old-fashioned" chicken salad sandwich and the burger, and loved them, finishing with coffee and apple strudel. The service was friendly and efficient. Recommended,... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ben's had me at the free coleslaw and half sour pickles. OMG! The kosher pastrami sandwich feeds two easily. But don't forget the Dr.Brown drinks. YUMMY!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Good kosher food, great service, great value for money! Excellent take-out Shabbat meals, very generous and tasty. We stayed a few days in NYC with the kids and loved the food. We also needed to get Shabbat take-out meals already on Thursday since we were leaving NYC early on Friday morning. This was no problem for David who gave us... More

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44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Why stand inline at Katz Deli when you can have the same for cheaper at Ben's. Great service and food is really good. Just the fit-out of the restaurant and the staff, most of whom are older, make this a great restaurant. SHARE a meal. The combination pastrami & corn-beef with chunky fries was huge! It comes with a large... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stopped by for breakfast and it did not appear to be open yet, but they let us order anyway. We got a pastrami sandwich and a knish. Even though they were not doing table service yet, the friendly man showed us to a table and then brought our good out to us. The pastrami was delicious, with fluffy bread,... More

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