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2nd Avenue Deli

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Midtown
Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Kosher
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162 East 33rd Street, New York City, NY 10016
212-689-9000
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 35
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  • 15
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great kosher food

We were keen to try New York kosher deli food and couldn't have enjoyed a better experience. The staff are welcoming and seating is in glassed in booths, so quite intimate. We got advice from the waiter and tried knish (baked potato dumpling), matzo soup with carrots and an outstanding pastrami... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
mbloggs
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sydney
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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sydney
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121 reviews 121 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We were keen to try New York kosher deli food and couldn't have enjoyed a better experience. The staff are welcoming and seating is in glassed in booths, so quite intimate. We got advice from the waiter and tried knish (baked potato dumpling), matzo soup with carrots and an outstanding pastrami sandwich. Service was fast and prices were great.

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Placentia, CA
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I have been craving a pastrami/tongue sandwich..well, I had it today at 2nd Ave Deli. Yumm. Fast service, traditional NY. Oh, how I missed that!

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Richmond
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

After a long day of traveling to NYC, 2nd Avenue Deli was an excellent choice to recharge the spirit. My wife and I shared Blintzes, Pietoges, Knish and potato pancake which were all very good. My son had the Corned Beef and thought it was ok. Our server, Stavros, was very patient with us and attended to all our needs.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

food average, staff average nothing very special would not go again and would not recommend. not kosher but they say they only use kosher meat

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Washington, DC
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Service was very fast, food was plentiful but not the acme of delicatessens I had expected. Maybe it was the huge crowd but the pastrami I had was just OK, a bit dry and way more expensive than even NYC needed to be. BTW, it is on 33rd St between Park and Lex

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We really weren't sure what to order but the waiter was excellent giving us tips what food we should try while there. We ended up ordering the pastrami and corned beef sandwich and sharing the matzoh ball soup. Both sandwiches were great although we both referred the pastrami. It was our first time having matzoh ball soup and it was... More 

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Sacramento, California
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38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Several meals during a week long business meeting were catered by this business. The food was tasty, fresh, and had a lot of variety.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Even thought the restaurant is no longer the dive it used to be.... There is no pastrami in city with this flavor

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London, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

By far the best deli around. Great matza ball soup and I always share the instant heart attack. The soup is so rich. Also love the pickles and coldslaw. Not cheap but so,worth it. If you are only going to one deli while in NYC make it this one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A friend recommended 2nd Ave Deli near 33rd over Carnegie Deli. Made the trip and it was well worth it. Food is fantastic. Best corned beef and pastrami we've ever had. Spinach Knish was out of this world.. a definite must try. Welcoming, friendly, and efficient service. Portions are huge; definitely needs to be shared unless you have a big... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 162 East 33rd Street, New York City, NY 10016
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-689-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Kosher

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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