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Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers

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209 W 38th St, New York City, NY 10018-4405
+1 212-398-2367
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been visiting NYC on a regular basis since 2004. I stumbled upon Ben's by accident and I went in to get something to eat. The food was excellent and I have been going ever since. I can not go to NYC without going to Ben's. Counting down the days until my next visit to NYC and also Ben's

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Thank Marc H
Goshen, NY
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were going to MSG for an event and after having a nice experience at Ben's last year, we decided to go again. After all, it's a casual deli with fast service, right? We arrived at 6:15; our game at MSG (4 blocks away) was at 8:00. We had a party of 6 adults and 10 kids. The first inkling... More 

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

We are sincerely sorry to hear about your experience, but appreciate your review. At Ben's, we strive for excellent customer service, but we need people like you to let us know when something needs to change. Please be assured we will address the problem ASAP. Again, we are sorry for your negative experience. More 

Nova Scotia, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my first trip to NYC and I wanted to try matzo ball soup from a real kosher deli. While walking back to our hotel from the Empire State Building we noticed Ben's Kosher Deli and decided to give it a try. I got a bowl of matzo ball soup to go (because we had theatre tickets and wanted... More 

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Thank phenders2001
Benskosherdeli, Owner at Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

This is the type of stuff we love to hear! We are so glad to hear your enjoyed our signature matzo ball soup. Thank you for the great review. More 

Douglas, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked to spend a few days in NYC, & on the recommendation of the travel agent, made sure that we made time to visit Ben's. On arrival we were quickly seated in the most wonderful eatery, the fixtures & fittings evocative of the 1930's. Our server - James - who was fantastic, explained the dishes on the menu and... More 

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

Nothing makes us happier than satisfied customers. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our food, service and rich history. Thank you for your review and visit! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ben's is always a good experience. If you want, you can get in and out quickly. Food is authentic NY and is very good. Price is reasonable for NY.

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Thank mmkbx75
Benskosherdeli, Owner at Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review and visit--we hope to see you again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just love this place from the moment you walk in the smell reminds me of my youth at Blooms in London's Whitechapel a miserable waiter gives you a menu and the choices are sublime. Then it arrives the finest coleslaw in the world ( no ones giving the recipe away only to say its marinated for 24hrs) when the... More 

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

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Ben's experience. Thank you for the review--we hope to see you again next time you're in town! More 

Philadelphia, New York
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1,045 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you are seated, you are brought out a dish of pickles and a dish of coleslaw! WOW! The coleslaw alone is worth the trip! The place was packed, but it seemed that everyone was quickly seated. And the waitstaff was good. We had corn beef sandwiches, and they were delicious, as good as any I have had at those... More 

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Thank annarc6
Benskosherdeli, Owner at Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, responded to this review

We are ecstatic to hear that you loved the Ben's experience. Thank you for the review--we look forward to your next visit! More 

San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

In all the years I have been visiting NY, I can't believe that I never found this place, especially since it's in the middle of everything. Great matzo ball soup, but could use a few carrots and chunks of chicken. I had the brisket sandwich which was great, but I was surprised that there wasn't any condiments offered other than... More 

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

We are so glad you found us, too! Thanks for the review and the visit--we hope to see you again real soon. More 

Amherst, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

I had a hot beef open faced sandwich that just melted in my mouth. They off all you can eat coleslaw and pickles, both of which are so tasty. The coleslaw is simple with out a lot of dressing - light and refreshing for coleslaw.

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

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed out coleslaw and open-faced sandwich. More 

Abingdon, MD
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

been going to Ben's the past few years when in NYC...friendly prompt service...delicious corned beef sandwiches and great pickles on the side!

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

Thank you so much for your review--we hope to see you the next time you're in town! 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, 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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
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 W 38th St, New York City, NY 10018-4405
  • 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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