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162 East 33rd Street, New York City, NY 10016 (Manhattan)
212-689-9000
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Ranked #197 of 11,692 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Kosher
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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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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calif
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141 reviews 141 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I had the matzo ball soup and half of a corn beef sandwich. Soup broth was subtle and flavorful and matzo ball was tender. Husband had the pastrami sandwich. Both meats melted in our mouth - so delicious. Really liked the slaw - fresh tasting.

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modi'in
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

great atmosphere- and the mushroom barley soup is heaven, the pastrami sandwich heaven , and the health salad and pickles simply great! never can i be in n.y. and not visit the deli!!!

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food was top notch. The pastrami was outstanding. Had corned beef and brisket that were very good. Atmosphere was good for a deli in NYC. It was clean and comfortable.

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New York City, New York
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152 reviews 152 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I never know if a deli is good or bad, delis staff always tends to rush you through the menu even when they're not busy. Not sure if they think everyone is a tourist just poking around. Same at 2nd Avenue Deli. Been sitting by the counter, and really liked their matzoh ball soup. I even went for a second... More

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Orange County
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Matza Ball soup, chopped liver, brisket sandwhich....oh my!! Everything was sooo good and very authentic! Rye bread was so soft and the challah was amazing! Dr Browns Cherry soda topped it off! You muuuuuust go for that real deli feel!!

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Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Decided to pop here for our last meal before our flight back and we weren't disappointed The sandwiches were HUGE and I have honestly never tasted brisket beef or pastrami like it. Melt in the mouth and totally amazing A must visit in NYC

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The smells when you first come through the entrance doors and sounds coming from the booths tell you that it's authentic. Go for the pastrami and try to make it to dessert...If not they will serve everyone at your table a shot glass of a chocolate egg cream...

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We are from the south and are not able to eat at a REAL deli like those in NYC. We went to breakfast/lunch on a Sunday, arriving shortly after they opened. We had no wait time and were seated promptly. Matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, homemade pickles, cole slaw and pastrami sandwiches. WOW! Everything was delicious! The only problem was... More

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Greensboro NC
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174 reviews 174 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We took the Big Onion Walking Tour of the East Village, and passed the site of the famous original Second Avenue Deli. The tour guide pointed out that the Second Avenue Deli has been reincarnated by nephews of the former owner at this location on 33rd Street; we had to go for a late lunch. We were warmly welcomed upon... More

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Melville, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The pastrami at this place is the best I've ever had anywhere in the city. Better than Carnegie, better than Katz, much better than Stage or Sarges. It is always stacked high, but is melt in your mouth moist and tender because its cooked perfectly and hand sliced. The seasoning on the patrami is perfect. The corned beef is similarly... 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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