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2nd Avenue Deli

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Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Kosher
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162 East 33rd Street, New York City, NY 10016
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Do Not Miss this NYC Deli!

One of the best delis we've been to. The service was excellent! The food was 100% deli delicious. Exactly what we were looking for. The Challah french Toast and the Pastrami sandwich were some of the best we've ever had. We look forward to going back again and again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Business meetings
  • Local cuisine
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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best delis we've been to. The service was excellent! The food was 100% deli delicious. Exactly what we were looking for. The Challah french Toast and the Pastrami sandwich were some of the best we've ever had. We look forward to going back again and again.

Thank barb777
New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our party of three people went for dinner. We ordered dinners, beverages, and dessert. The bus staff tried to remove our dishes while we still were still eating. After exactly one hour after being seated ,the hostess came over to our table to ask us to vacate it claiming that there were a line of people waiting for tables. We... More 

Thank susan d
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Split pea soup with kreplach, and the triple decker chopped liver/egg salad sandwich. Outstanding. HUGE portions. But $80 for two people for lunch?

Thank VWillas
Boulder, Colorado
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had intended to visit Katz's Deli and allowed ourselves to be persuaded to try this deli instead. Mistake. Unassuming exterior and pretty unassuming interior. Significant wait to get a table. Our table ordered pierogies and sandwiches of corned beef and pastrami. The pierogies were bland, practically tasteless and totally pointless. The corned beef was thin, dry and profoundly disappointing.... More 

Thank GRW720
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hot Pastrami & Salt Beef sandwiches to die for. Great place, no need to book in advance, very good service.

Thank DC56
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270 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've tried most of the famous delis in Manhattan. We were in the area and found ourselves looking for a deli we hadn't tried yet and wound up here. They seated our party of five at a four top table. Service was friendly and pretty fast. The Health Salad (cole slaw without the mayo) was good. I had an onion... More 

Thank milril44
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prepare for a wait but it's worth it! Unbeatable pastrami, matzo ball soup (for the soul) and smoked turkey with Russian dressing. We look forward to the next trip.

Thank Shanna J
Calgary, AB Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After more than week of fine dining aboard the Queen Mary 2, our arrival in NYC required a visit to the Second Avenue Deli for comfort food. We had learned about the place watching a documentary called "Deli Man" just a week or so earlier, and found the East 33rd Street location not far from our hotel. The service was... More 

Thank mcd095
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69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd heard the legend of the 2nd Avenue Deli for years and were not disappointed. It's a quiet, small, and unassuming space in the Murray Hill area of the city but we weren't there for ambiance, we wanted Jewish comfort food and that's what we got. It's always nice to be warmly welcomed and Steve, the host, regaled us with... More 

Thank DiamondGirl1011
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently moved out of NYC and have been craving food from here ever since! What's not to love about 2nd Avenue Deli?! The food is always delicious (highly recommend the matzoh ball soup, pastrami sandwich, hot open turkey...these are my favorites). The hosts, hostess, servers are all fantastic. It's a NY staple and definitely a place to check out if... 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: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine


Open Hours
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am

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