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

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    Very good
  • 36
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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
Excellent Deli In The UES

We wanted some genuine deli so we tried 2nd Avenue deli. Excellent! Started with the free pickles and salad, both were good. The pastrami sandwich was excellent. Knish was great. Kasha was perfect. Belintz was great. Latka was very good. Kugel was great. Service was great. Outstanding authentic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Marc L
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Santa Barbara, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Santa Barbara, California
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286 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We wanted some genuine deli so we tried 2nd Avenue deli. Excellent! Started with the free pickles and salad, both were good. The pastrami sandwich was excellent. Knish was great. Kasha was perfect. Belintz was great. Latka was very good. Kugel was great. Service was great. Outstanding authentic deli in the UES. Highly recommended.

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Dallas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Yes, it's not really "kosher" if it's open on the Sabbath, but 2nd Ave Deli uses only kosher meats and ingredients and, other than being open on Sabbath, is kosher. With that out of the way, the food there is a bit overpriced, but the quality is very good and the sandwiches are big enough to share. We particularly like... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My wife -- who is Jewish and from Brooklyn -- and I visited the city and went here with a Jewish friend who lives in the neighborhood. Both proclaimed this place the real thing -- an authentic Jewish Deli. (Earlier my wife went to the Carnegie Deli and was disappointed. My wife had the chopped chicken liver and pronounced it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Best jewish-style deli in NY and Kosher. Corned Beef, Pastrami and Brisket are outstanding, and Knishes are among the best I've had

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florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Classic NY deli with really good food. Not sure how they are kosher serving blintzes and corned beef together, but I didn't ask. Everything about this place says NY deli. Go on an off time, I imagine the lines get long around meal time!!

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Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I last went to the 2nd Avenue Deli in 1989, at its original Lower East Side location. It was excellent, exactly what you want a deli to be, with great food, atmosphere, & the right kind of wait staff. At its new location, nearly a generation later, it is still outstanding. The new decor - part diner, part tiled subway... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had a late breakfast/early lunch - everything was amazing. The prices are not cheap, but they packed up half of my sandwich and my husband and I shared it later on. Service was charming, and everything was so clean! Even the restrooms were spotless. The pickles were just like Baba's home made. Overall one of the best experiences we... More 

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Crescent City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Oh, the pastrami sandwich, the matzoh ball soup, the borscht soup, the chocolate babka dessert........can it get much better? Probably not. Easy to find location at 33rd and 3rd avenue. We had spent the day at the Whitney Museum, so the deli dinner just hit the spot. Cozy seating, no long wait, decent and friendly service.... Lots to love! Go... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Excellent deli just off of 3rd Avenue. I got the Twin Double for takeout. Corned beef and pastrami piled high on two Kaiser rolls. Way too much to eat at one sitting, so I saved one for breakfast the next day. The meat was to die for. Warm, piled high and melted in my mouth. Exceptional! A tad on the... More 

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Encinitas, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a truly authentic Jewish deli. The sandwiches are about 4 inches thick, the mustard fantastic, and you will leave the restaurant absolutely gorged. Not for the health-conscious or those on a diet.

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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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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: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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