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2nd Avenue Deli

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Midtown
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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 266
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  • 135
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 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
Fabulous NYC Deli

My first NYC Deli experience was here and it was unbelievable. I wasn't quite sure what to expect was completely blown away by the patrami sandwich I had. I originally thought that $15 for a sandwich was outrageous(Not being from NYC of course), but I would pay that every day for something of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Goof21
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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456 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

My first NYC Deli experience was here and it was unbelievable. I wasn't quite sure what to expect was completely blown away by the patrami sandwich I had. I originally thought that $15 for a sandwich was outrageous(Not being from NYC of course), but I would pay that every day for something of that quality. Since that visit I have... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Everything was delicious from the matzo ball soup, corned beef, turkey w Russian dressing, cole slaw all heaven and the tasters of chocolate soda, the best. Amazing experience fantastic food!

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Guttenberg, New Jersey
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It might even be the only UES Jewish Deli, but no matter. The restaurant is spacious; the service good; and the sandwiches fantastic. Who needs to schlep to the Lower East Side or Times Square for a comparable feast.

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I love my corned beef, and trust that I have eaten a lot of these sandwiches, so visiting 2nd Ave. on East 33rd was a must during my last trip to NYC. It was enormous and I devoured each last bite! The men behind the deli counter were super nice, gave me a nice portion to try since I ordered... More 

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Luxembourg
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We sat at the counter in this Jewish kosher deli and were very well looked after by lively and helpful staff. Not knowing quite what to order I acted on a recommendation and tried Jewish penicillin and a spinach knish. Both were delicious! My husband's sandwich of hot pastrami, corned beef, coleslaw and salami on rye was exceptionally well received,... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had a pastrami sandwich at the E75th Street location. Worst ever!!! These guys used to be good but the quality has really declined to where the food is not edible. If you want a good pastrami sandwich, head to Katz's. If you get one at 2nd Ave Deli, expect rubbery meat -- not even slices of pastrami but scraps. Pure... More 

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Highland Park, IL
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We try to dine at 2nd Avenue when in NY. The juicy pastrami is fabulous and all of the sandwiches are huge and tasty. The chicken soup is always good and the chopped liver is sweet on rye bread. Every meal comes with a small chocolate phosphate at the end of the meal. New and old pickles on the table... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Ordered a corn beef sandwich (salt beef to the english) perfectly made Very tasty Portion big enough for two people should have half sandwich on menu Friendly staff

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Columbus, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

First of all I should point out that I'm not Jewish. I don't eat kosher food as a rule... Maybe if I was and I did then I would have enjoyed my meal here more. I had the chicken schnitzel sandwich. It was fine, nothing special, pretty bland to be honest. My husband had half a corned beef sandwich and... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have to say this was one of our best "eats" of our vacation. We were welcomed by the owner with "Come on in, I'll give you a good breakfast!" and the service was exemplary. One of my children had a lunch item (the spinach knish) and the rest of us had breakfast we got a great sampling of what... 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: Delicatessen, Kosher

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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