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162 East 33rd Street, New York City, NY 10016 (Manhattan)
212-689-9000
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Ranked #179 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Kosher
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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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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los angeles
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Good deli, not sure if pastrami is better than Katz's. Friendly service, much more pleasant to sit at. Not too many choices for a late night dessert.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

My husband wanted to try a good Jewish deli in New York on our recent visit. We found this one listed as one of the top 5 on it was in Manhattan. The moment we step inside, our mouths were watering. Expect to have to wait to get a table but the service is fast, yet still very courteous. The... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Just finished lunch at the 2nd Avenue Deli...and we are stuffed! Ordered the Corned Beef and Roast Beef Sandwiches with 2 cokes, YUM! The food arrived quickly, and the sandwiches were so thick (3" or so), we both had to pull some meat out to get a good bite in! Extra bonuses, the sides of pickles and coleslaw, and large... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

As an ex new yorker looking for my fix every time I come back to the city. This hits the spot. All the standards are available. And had lots of them. Wish I could transport this place back to where I live. On second thought maybe not. I would gain way too much weight. GO ENJOY.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My parents and I wanted to get a good deli sandwich and found this restaurant on yelp. It wasn't too close to where we were but worth the trek!! They give you two different types of pickles to start as well as a bowl of cabbage/cole slaw. We got the pastrami and corned beef sandwiches and they were out of... More 

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Alameda, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Fantastic corned beef and pastrami sandwiches loaded about 3 inches high. With a potato knish I was too full for dinner. The pickles were included and we're great. I'll definitely go again when in NY.

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Atlanta
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331 reviews 331 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Definitely one of the best delis in the city - service was pleasant, you aren't seated like sardines, and the pastrami sandwich was excellent. And, of course, the pickles put immediately on the table were heavenly and the health salad that also came automatically was delicious. One of the best NY deli experiences in a long while...

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calif
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146 reviews 146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 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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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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