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2nd Avenue Deli

162 East 33rd Street, New York City, NY 10016 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #144 of 11,654 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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359 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Scottsale, AZ
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

One of the best in NY that never disappoints. Had a great sandwich and then walked it off in Central Park. Friendly staff and great food.

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Hong Kong, China
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Too much meat and no veg. This is unhealthy eating at its worst. We should not have come here, this place is not for everyone.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great to return to 2nd Avenue Deli after a few years absence. Pastrami was incredible. Practically inhaled it. The homemade knish was so good as well. The matzah ball soup was better than any I have had home made. This was a great meal and next trip to NYC this restaurant is a must visit.

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new york
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608 reviews 608 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Well it left Second Av at 10th St some years back. Now it is on 33rd and Third. With another branch uptown, E. Side. No gruffness. Pure niceness. Now if you don't know NY delis--the portions and the prices are enormous. Be prepared to spend $16 for a sandwich so you might as well split it with another person. I... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was at the Second Avenue Deli just last month with my lady friend. We were given a complimentary health salad with a pickle before our meal came and it was delicious! I ordered a pastrami sandwich on rye bread and I have to say that it was one of the best I have ever eaten! She got the garden... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Love the Pastrami and White Fish salad which are both excellent. I have had katz and Carneige Deli and both are good but they tend to be very crowded and noisy. 2nd avenue is much quieter and has a ton of options in addition to the typically deli. This like barbecue and Roast Chicken. The breakfasts are excellent. Unlike Carneige... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Was determined to pull this place into our NYC trip and headed off on an epic walk from Rockefeller to the 74th St branch! Really glad we did. Our waiter Tony was an absolute star- super friendly and made us feel good about our menu choices. We went for a corned beef and a pastrami sandwich and shared half of... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

One of the best pastrami sandwiches I have ever had. Period. Very good pickles (I would expect no less) and some sort of cabbage and carrot thing to munch on while waiting for dinner which was also very good. But if the food was good the people that made and delivered it were even better. These are folks who love... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The pastrami here kicks the butt of carnegie. As do the potato pancakes. Awesome food. Be prepared for the meat sweats.

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Mission Viejo, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This place was wonderful! The food has the best Jewish deli food I had ever been to. Love the matzo ball soup!! The pastrami sandwich was so big, we had to split it. Did I mention the Knish? Even if the food was average, I would go anyway, for the service. The staff was excellent. I will return every time... More

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