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2nd Avenue Deli

162 East 33rd Street, New York City, NY 10016 (Manhattan)
212-689-9000
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Ranked #222 of 11,664 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Kosher
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I walked 2 miles to the 2nd Ave Deli because of reviews here for the best Reuben sandwich in NYC. A Reuben is not even on the menu. The cheapest sandwich is $13, and bologna sandwiches are $15. I'll never return.

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Amsterdam
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Came in search of an authentic jewish deli experience. Pastrami sandwich was good, brisket was dry, overall though the quality did not live up to the hype. Decent deli but would not go out of my way for it again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Definitely recommend. Very friendly. Prompt service. Tasty breakfast. Large portions. Extremely clean restaurant and bathroom.

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Columbus, Ohio
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33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

OK food - I don't understand all the hype? I have had MUCH BETTER corned beef on rye sandwiches at many different restaurants in Ohio (and forget about ordering a Reuben here). The staff were all top notch but we would definitely not return in the future.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Absolutely delicious pastrami sandwich. My first choice was ruben, but being rooted in their kosher principles, this was not offered. Unlike other delis with globs of fatty meat and bread soaked in the oils, the pastrami was relatively lean, a moderate mouthful. Soup stock was added to the matzo ball soup at the table to keep the matzo from being... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They say you can't go home again. This used to be my all time favorite five star deli, when it was on Second Ave., as the name implies. The food is still good - though a bit expensive. But in its new location its just not the same as in years gone by. There's no Molly Picon room, just for... More

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Binghamton, New York
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30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Everything is a bit better than Katz or Carnegie deli-motzoh ball soup included. Corned beef, pastrami, and salami is superb. Portions aren't quite as large as Carnegie deli, but don't worry, you still get plenty. Even the turkey is great-more flavor than you would expect from turkey. Not likely to find a better deli in Manhattan.

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Columbus, OH
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46 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We did take-out and were impressed with the quality and quantity we received. We had enough food for two meals. The place is certified Kosher but is open on Shabbat.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have frequented this deli, since it was located at its original location on 2nd avenue. Back then, it was a neighborhood deli and it catered to its customers. In their move uptown, they lost that philosophy. I have special dietary health needs and simply requested a substitute of a baked potato, instead of the French fries. They honored my... More

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South Daytona, Florida, United States
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18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Our first time and we'll worth the price. We had the corned beef sandwich and a hot salami sandwich with matzoh ball soup. The noodle Kugel was perfect texture but could have had apples and walnuts to make it perfect. You get free Cole slaw that was tasty and of course kosher pickles. If you want great Jewish food, come... More

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