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162 East 33rd Street, New York City, NY 10016 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #126 of 11,869 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Went as a family for Sunday lunch. Food and service were amazing. We had hot pastrami sandwiches, matzoh ball soup and cheese blintzes. Everything was delicious and place is spotless. Service was great. This place is a true gem. We were the only tourists - rest were locals. Thoroughly recommend !

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Heard a lot of good things about the deli so had to check it out. We got a table at the counter so had a chance to talk with several staff members. Finding out we were from out of town they asked us about what we've been doing and were friendly and engaging. Pickles and slaw were traditionally good, and... More 

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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

More realistic portions here than Carnegie and more traditional Jewish choices. Complementary pickles and cole slaw were delish. Corned beef sammie tender and melt in the mouth. Mushroom barley soup creamy goodness. Complementary chocolate soda shot with the check. Find this place when in Manhattan!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Went here for my first ever new york deli sandwich, was a good choice. I had the hot pastrami and my boyfriend had the royal. The staff were friendly and the service was good. Try it!!

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Hong Kong, China
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We wanted one last pastrami sandwich before leaving NYC. We contemplated queuing outside Carnegie and paying $60 for 2 sandwiches and a salad or go and get yelled at by a bouncer at Katz. Then we saw the review for the 2nd Ave Deli and decided to give it try. We arrived around 3pm and was seated at a booth... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My grandmother made award winning matzo ball soup...sorry Mama but this Matzo Ball soup was to kill for! The house cured corned beef was pretty damn good to but; the soup...YUM!

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Austin, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We just stumbled on 2nd Avenue Deli after a Sunday morning church service and before we needed to be in Times Square for a matinee. I had heard of the 2nd Avenue Deli for years, but had no idea we would be walking right by it. As luck would have it, we beat the brunch crowds by about 20 minutes... More 

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charlotte, nc
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8 reviews 8 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

went there at 3 pm. no line but had to wait 15 minutes for a table for 4 to be available. matzo soup was delicious. very big serving on the sandwich. little pricey but worth the experience if you are an out of tower.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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211 reviews 211 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My husband and I came Here because we had not experienced Jewish deli food. We were unsure about what to order so our incredibly helpful waiter gave us very good tips. He said the pastrami was better than the corned beef, but that we could order the food in a way to try both. He then realized that we could... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Good location and great food. Other similar places are also popular, for me the Hot Pastrami sandwich at the 2nd Avenue Deli the best, simple meat and bread. You can eat a mountain of food if you want here. If the healthy route is your way the Turkey and Cranberry salad is great, but be warned it is huge and... 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>  > Manhattan
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: Delicatessen, Kosher

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