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2nd Avenue Deli

162 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4669
+1 212-689-9000
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“corned beef” (112 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (153 reviews)
“chocolate soda” (65 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
American, Soups, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
162 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4669
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my boyfriend to 2nd Ave Deli for his birthday. We can never resist the pastrami sandwiches when we are in the area and often dine here for special events. The food never disappoints. However, this particular time, the service stood out most of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank danifrancescah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited NYC over the holidays. First stop hotel than a cold walk along 5th Ave. down to 2nd ave.deli. Got there about 10 PM place was empty. Tony our server said the rush had just left. Within 30 mins half the tables were full again....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dennis G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great meal here. Food was excellent and the staff very friendly. Always a must for us when in NYC.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mike C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our kids to NYC the weekend before Christmas and a co-worker that used to live in the area suggested 2nd Avenue Deli. My husband loved the pastrami sandwich and my challah french toast was delicious! At the end of the meal, out waiter...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank carrielouhoo22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What I expected a New York Deli to be. Outstanding sandwiches, great service, and extremely busy. Pastami and Corned beef were fabulous.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank joe n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanting to enjoy at least one authentic meal at a Jewish deli with my family visiting from Asia and my parents, who had recently arrived by Vamoose from Maryland, I suggested we meet at the 2nd Ave Deli, which was not too far a walk...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank michaelmX2466VF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch for two. Wait was relatively short as they keep the tables moving and the host entertains the line up. We ordered the hot brisket sandwich and half sandwich (corned beef) with soup. Both came with coleslaw and pickles. Everything was fresh and quick. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Avro88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What appeared to be one-inch thick Potato Pancakes (3 for $18.95) were at first served to me warm, not hot. I sent them back for that reason and I felt that they were bland. It was after I finished my meal and walked past the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Harvey M
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

The pastrami sandwich is the best pistrami I I’ve ever had. The bread and Cole slaw are also amazing. The meat melts in your mouth. If you like mustard they also have their own mustard that I would buy and use at home. Everything is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 56cherit
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here today. We were greeted by a great host that chatted with us for awhile. I ordered the hot pastrami on rye. Yum!! I left there satisfied but not stuffed. The service and food were great!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ChrisEC1
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July 3, 2017|
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Response from robcurtross | Reviewed this property |
Yes -- both locations. The Kashrut certification is online and of course displayed in the store. I can't print a link on TA, but if you search on Google with the following words, you can see it: 2nd Avenue deli NYC kosher
August 14, 2016|
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Response from RandellT1 | Reviewed this property |
Rabbi Steinberg. Was at 2nd Ave deli yesterday and it was excellent as usual.
July 17, 2015|
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Response from sonny2122015 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4669
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Kips Bay
  • Neighborhood: Kips Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 212-689-9000
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