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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 38
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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 Take-Out!

Been to other well-regarded delis on previous NYC visits but read good reviews about this place before my trip so I kept it as a late-night option. Well, this became my plan B on a rainy night after a mediocre late off-Broadway show. Tired and wet, I found the place empty (11:30pm) except for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
DavidT
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This deli is near a friends apartment and not feeling well I stopped by for some Matzoh Ball Soup. To take home. A quart was around $13.00 and was very mediocre, tasteless. I thought I'd get a sandwich for my friend. A sandwich was $29.00! Even for Manhattan, outrageous. There we many better deli's in the city. Unless you want... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Been to other well-regarded delis on previous NYC visits but read good reviews about this place before my trip so I kept it as a late-night option. Well, this became my plan B on a rainy night after a mediocre late off-Broadway show. Tired and wet, I found the place empty (11:30pm) except for staff so decided to take my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great pastrami sandwiches. Tasty matzah ball soup. What else needs be said... A proper deli serving great comfort food.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great sandwich with gherkins and mustard albeit quite expensive. I was very surprised when I got the bill for 20 USD

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You can't go to NY without experiencing 2nd Avenue Deli. They have everything you would want in a deli atmosphere. You get large portions for sandwiches. The soups are wonderful. The Matza balls are large and fluffy. It is a fun place to go and be relaxed. There is a variety of choices not just sandwiches.

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Yardley, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Whether you prefer kosher food or not, this is the real deal of Jewish-style deli-restaurants. Our party of six was seated in about 25 minutes on a Saturday at 1pm in the summer. Not bad! The service was terrific and the host and hostess were two of the nicest and entertaining people I have ever met in front of a... More 

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Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This famous and well known deli keeps his reputation for more then 50 years. His sandwiches, the old corn beef wery tasty sandwich, the matzabal soups and all other delicious meals are served in a nice atmosphere and in reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wanted traditional Jewish bagels-and-lox, got their smoked salmon platter, shared among 3. Nova lox, Pastramied lox, kippered salmon & salmon salad. The kippered salmon was the best I've ever had -moist & flavorful! My son got corned beef -fresh & delicious. Place was immaculately clean, hard 5o find in NYC, even the restrooms! A comfortable place with great Jewish food.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I had the chicken soup and corned beef half-sandwich. This came with gherkins, mustard and salad. Plenty of food together with nice ice water. And the food was delicious!

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Larbert, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were recommended this place by friends. Previously we had eaten at the Carnegie Deli, however this place is far superior. The meats are lovely and tender and moist. Huge range of options, I had soup and half a corn beef sandwich, which still beat me! Family opted for a double bun option, and one brisket sandwich. Pickles and sauerkraut... More 

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Additional Information about 2nd Avenue Deli

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

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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, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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