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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 305
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  • 157
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 16
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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
Yummmy

Delicious warm and inviting delicious food- kosher deli everything is yummy- we went twice just hop into a cab and enjoy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
GaryMimi
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Truckee, California
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We waited all day to try a sandwich at 2nd Ave Deli after reading in a few articles that it was one of New York City's best & we could NOT have been more disappointed. We ordered the oven roasted turkey sandwich (which was about $19) & it was mounds & mounds of turkey (triple the amount anyone wants or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Delicious warm and inviting delicious food- kosher deli everything is yummy- we went twice just hop into a cab and enjoy!

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New London, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This place has been in business forever, with good reason. The food is hearty, plentiful and delicious! And the staff was outstanding! We really enjoyed our visit and will go back again!

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OP, KS
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

So, my husband wanted NY deli and we happened upon this place which was highly recommended by friends at home. Overall, we thought it was good, but not great or incredible. My husband liked his corned beef sandwich and the pickles. My mother's matzo ball soup is much better than what I was served here. My niece also had soup... More 

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 464 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I loved everything about this place. We were greeted like family and served like royalty. The food was wonderful and reasonably priced--especially in light of the huge portions. The City has no better deli!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A classic Jewish deli in mid-town. Great service and classis menu. Open for breakfast and lunch (at least). The sandwiches are large and flavoursome Worth the walk

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lively and delicious spot for breakfast/brunch/lunch. Got the history of the deli (new-ish at this location); great service. Fully kosher.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food matches the old school ambiance and it's all AWESOME. I recommend everything. Jewish deli NYC favorite. My issue was that I wanted to eat everything. My sandwich was packed with meat. If I had to give some criticism it would be the price. A little on the high side. Go now!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The place it's very good. The food was delicious and the plates where huge the price it's a it high I think but if ur in NY why not. I recommend it but I would also recommend to order half portions as of right now I can't walk haha.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

There were highs and lows here. Great sandwiches, pickled salads, pastrami, but the potato pancakes were absolutely horrible. We went late and the staff was slow to get our order, bring the food and give us our check.

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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: 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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