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2nd Avenue Deli

162 East 33rd Street, New York City, NY 10016 (Manhattan)
212-689-9000
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Ranked #116 of 11,596 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Kosher
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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New York City, New York
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539 reviews 539 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
1,287 helpful votes 1,287 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Second Avenue Deli is not on Second Avenue. However it is a Deli that gives you overstuffed sandwiches. I usually ask for two extra slices of bread and make two full sandwiches out of their large servings. Not inexpensive, but you definitely get your monies worth, Service with a smile and sometimes a good joke.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

This food is pricey for what you get. Our waiter was friendly service was great but would not go back.

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Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

If you're not the type to be bothered by stained menus, tables that need better cleaning, and orders to/from the kitchen being shouted over what sounded like a speaker system, settle in and enjoy some of New York's best pastrami and other deli. The complimentary chocolate seltzer at the end is a nice touch.

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Ocean View, Delaware
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

With all our favorite midtown delicatessens closing, I went to Trip Advisor to help me find another one. Our VERY favorite deli remains Katz's in lower Manhattan, but we were in for a show that night and didn't want to battle rush hour traffic. TA members recommended this one and we tried it. First, you have to really hunt for... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Sorry to report but 2nd Avenue Deli is in serious need of a make over. Our visit last week was troubling on a number of fronts. Frist let me say that I am comparing to other very decent deli restaurants such as Famous 4th Street in Philly or Weiss Deli in Henderson, NV (just south of the Vegas strip). If... More

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Easton, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

For great deli food this is the place to go. It's very New York, slightly away from the crowds of 33rd Street with great service (fast and friendly). And while we are tourists, 2nd Avenue Deli does not feel touristy or gimmicky, it's just a neighborhood place that has great pastrami, corned beef, tongue and matzo ball soup. Love the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We had the Half a Sandwich and Soup and it was more than enough. We got some coleslaw and pickled cucumber (on the house). The service is very fast. The beef was delicious, so the Matzoh balls soup. At the end of the meal, they also offered a weird drink, made of soda and chocolate, I think... the only thing... More

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Just what it's supposed to be. Pastrami is excellent and so is Turkey, very fresh. If you like chopped liver, this is excellent. Cole slaw is very good. Stop by for a sandwich or a bowl of soup. It's always great.

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Brooklyn, New York
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163 reviews 163 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Once on 2nd Avenue and 10th Street in the East Village, the restaurant was forced to move because of high rent increases and city regulations. The original spot is now a Chase Bank branch. Seems like only banks and national chains can still afford the high rents demanded by commercial property landlords. But, not to fear, the restaurant still under... More

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

If you want to have the best sandwiches in New York stop looking because this the best place to have one. Good courteous service, a little bit on the high end on the prices, but is really worth every penny. The corn beef and the pastrami is the best i've ever had.

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