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Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers

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209 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-398-2367
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was such a delightful place to eat and Sam was half the reason. I grew up in restaurants, so I am really picky about service and - well, pretty much everything to do with restaurants. Sam was the epitome of a good waiter. Told us all about the food, the restaurant, threw in some great corny jokes and made... More 

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Thank Linda B
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only was the chicken soup, pastrami on rye and chicken salad all great, but our waiter Sam was extremely entertaining. And the atmosphere was delightful.

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Thank lauraconn57
Benskosherdeli, Owner at Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you loved our soup, pastrami, chicken salad and service. Hope to see you again real soon. More 

Lantzville, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found by chance. Great and huge corned beef sandwich. Same for potato pancakes. Cole slaw and pickles on table as soon as you are seated. Reasonable prices.

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Thank skst
Benskosherdeli, Owner at Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're thrilled that you loved our corned beef sandwich, potato pancakes and pickles. We hope to see you again real soon. More 

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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service at great and filling. Seems like all meals are large portions and very filling. Great Potato Pancakes. There is something for all age. The corned beef on rye is fantastic. I think they have the best rye bread around.

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Thank ED R
Benskosherdeli, Owner at Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are so thrilled you enjoyed our portions and potato pancakes. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Seminole, Florida
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172 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge portions, great soup, great service and a fair price. Our server was a blast and made our experience worth every penny. The coleslaw plate and pickles to start were great and the soup and sandwich deal was a great combo.

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Thank Rschrader
Benskosherdeli, Owner at Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our portions, soup and service. Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review! More 

Sicklerville, New Jersey
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stop when we arrived in the city and our last before leaving the city. The restaurant: nice and clean. A++++ The bathroom: very small, I had to side step into the stall but it was clean. A+++ The food: we only ordered a knish as we had to save our appetites for or dinner. On the... More 

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Thank CocoaLily
Benskosherdeli, Owner at Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Ben's experience! Thank you for the review--we hope to see you again soon! More 

NJ
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had pastrami and corned beef- overstuffed sandwiches. Delicious. First start with a pickle and cole slaw plate. Not super large sandwiches like other delis but good and reasonable.

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Thank NJItalian
Benskosherdeli, Owner at Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! More 

NC
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers definitely satiated a native New Jersey girl's longing for a real hot pastrami special and square knish; however, not much else in the way of wow. The portions are large but the prices are comparable to that portion size. The service is mediocre at best with snarky hostesses who seem annoyed at people presenting... More 

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Thank ShamLNC
Benskosherdeli, Owner at Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our slaw, cucumbers, and pickles. Thank you for your helpful review. Rest assured, the waitress problem will be addressed ASAP. More 

Laramie, Wyoming
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for an authentic New York deli experience and were very pleased with the quality of the food and service at Ben's. When you are seated, you are brought out a dish of pickles ((half sour and half dill), and a dish of coleslaw, which was not over-sauced. We each had Matzo Ball Soup; the matzo balls were... More 

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Benskosherdeli, Owner at Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your Ben's experience. We hope to see you again real soon. More 

Dresher, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in NYC last week, we were walking up 7th Ave. looking for a place for lunch when we spotted this restaurant on 38th St. just west of 7th Ave. It is a large and attractive restaurant with many tables. The menu is large and has what you would expect at a Jewish restaurant. By New York or even Philadelphia... More 

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Benskosherdeli, Owner at Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable experience at Ben's. Thank you so much for your review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25
Cuisine
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-398-2367
Description
To some, delicatessen is something you put between two slices of bread. To me, it's a calling. I am committed to preserving the traditional cuisine of my Eastern European heritage, amidst all that's required to operate a modern restaurant. This is our pledge, from the Ben's family to you: Fresh food, freshly prepared and courteously served in a clean, well-maintained restaurant faithfully observing the Kosher dietary laws. I urge you to bring anything less to my personal attention by calling 1-888-344-BENS or filling out my "Ask Ronnie" form and submitting it with your questions or comments. Your complete satisfaction is our goal. Any concerns will receive my prompt attention. - Ronnie Dragoon - Owner.

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