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2nd Avenue Deli

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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162 East 33rd Street, New York City, NY 10016
+1 212-689-9000
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here after reading the article about the best pastrami sandwitches in New York in The Wall Street Journal. Obviously had the pastrami sandwitch and it was deleicious. We had sweet pepper in the other sandwitch and coleslaw in the other and we recommend the coleslaw. The staff was very friendly and service was fast. Highly recommended.

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Thank Antti M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a great place. One of the few remaining true Jewish Delis in NYC. Pastrami is made in-house and was amazing. Knishes, Matzo Ball Soup, it just goes on and one. Deli Counter and Dining Room seating. Our waitress was wonderful, fun, and friendly, and the food incredible. There's a sweet treat at the end. So glad 2nd Avenue... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No other sandwiches can compare to those served here. I have never had so much tender, delicious, corner beef on a sandwich. This is quintessential NY. Have lunch here when you're in Manhattan. It's a unique experience. The pickles are fantastic!

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Thank cnft
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A New York institution with great cold cuts, the cole slaw and pickles are very tasty along with the knishes. I like the pastrami the best with a bowl of hot mushroom barley soup

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Thank AMNYC1988
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good I recommend the corned beef or the pastrani. Only thing I didn't like is that Soul is his name forgot our chocolate soda and he expected a tip. Don't expect one even though I was going to give you one anyways.

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Thank Jonathan H
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can not go wrong with any thing on menu. Fresh onion rings and home made lemonade to compartment great deli. Pastrami fantastic

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Thank Zathros5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food, friendly staff. Pricey pricey, but worth it. Waiter even let me sample the brisket, pastrami, and corned beef to help me decide. Ended up with an outstanding Pastrami sandwich.

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Thank Michael H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the real deal-no dairy with meat. Very good, really good, stuffed cabbage and matzo-ball soup. I can't wait to try more of their menu.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want an unforgettable NYC deli experience, this is the place. Waitress was tired and not real friendly but everything and everyone else made up for it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are just a few Jewish delis in NYC and 2nd ave is in the top 5. With the Carnegie closing its moving up. Or just maybe less competition. Wonderful fluffy matzo ball soup, great lean corned beef and my favorite knishes. They have both baked and fired. Only true jewish new yorkers know to always pick the baked. Great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Kosher
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 East 33rd Street, New York City, NY 10016
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-689-9000

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