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162 East 33rd Street, New York City, NY 10016 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #210 of 11,598 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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malibu, california
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Couldn't hold a candle to the Matzo Ball soup at Brent's Deli in Greater L.A., my home deli, alas. And my wife's deli meat platter came with dry pastrami. Did enjoy the side dishes with the platter, though, and the place has its Old World charm, plus it was close to where we were staying.

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139 reviews 139 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

I ordered the tongue sandwich but it was bland. Had to add spicy mustard to give it flavor. Wife ordered chopped liver sandwich which was good. Nice feature was the complimentary coleslaw, half turned pickles and small glass of chocolate soda. Located at a very fancy part of NYC and the price reflected that!

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Boulder, Colorado
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254 reviews 254 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

First ate here 40 years ago at the original on Second Ave. in the Village. First time at this new location. The interior is very nice. The waitstaff also very nice, which is a change from the old days. We shared a Matzo Ball soup, which was first rate (fluffy matzo ball). We shared a huge pastrami sandwich, each half... More

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Everything I had was just delicious!!! From the coleslaw all the way to the chocolate soda. I ordered the beef brisket sandwich and It was a great choice. Service was friendly and great! I highly recommend this place!

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119 reviews 119 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We wanted to have breakfast at an authentic NY deli, and this was near our hotel. We weren't disappointed! We were made to feel very welcome, we were the only people in the place, and the food was wonderful. We had a pastrami sandwich and a brisket one, both were huge and came with pickles, the brisket came with a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We came across 2nd Avenue deli and so glad we stopped in the pastrami sandwich was so delicious I need another NY trip to go back there the Matzo ball soup was also very good Service good too Stop in if your nearby you won't leave hungry!

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St Maarten-St Martin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding authentic Jewish deli, best of NY. Like environment better t han Carnegie Deli and much friendlier and less expensive. Covenient location near Grand Central Station.

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los angeles
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78 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I were disappointed in the brunch fare - her eggs poorly prepared with spare fixings. My pastrami was good, but cole slaw was mediocre. Service was inattentive - there are much better places. If you are kosher, as is my wife, it is serviceable. This is the 1st and 75th St venue.

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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you want a sandwich for the taste, and not just to take a picture of a too large sandwich, this is for you. I cant even begin to describe how perfect the pastrami was made so I will just tell you its the best in the city. They put the perfect amount on a sandwich, you get all the... More

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Great Neck, New York, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were regulars at the original deli on 10th St and Second Ave for over 40 years. It was a great place to bring out of town friends for a stomach filling and artery clogging taste of old New York. At its new location, it is even better. Great soups, knishes, thick, luscious sandwiches: pastrami, corned beef, chopped liver, turkey... More

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