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2nd Avenue Deli

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162 East 33rd Street, New York City, NY 10016
6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were welcomed in by friendly faces and patience (as we couldn't decide what to order) When the food arrived, we thought we had died and gone to heaven! It looks amazing and tasted heavenly! The only down side was that I couldn't fit more into my stomach! I would recommend this place over and over again!

Thank Becci M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great kosher deli with lots of options. The corned beef is especially good. The only not traditional about the deli is that the service was FRIENDLY and pleasant. The staff is welcoming and happy to have you there.

Thank Cabot J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Without looking at us, the older, female waitress announced that they were famous for their pastrami, so the tourist in me went straight for the hot pastrami sandwich. Served with a bowl of coleslaw, a couple of condiments and a tray of pickles, it was fantastic. Very "light" for such a ridiculously meat-packed sandwich. And after the meal we were... More 

Thank Kiran N
Kingston, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yesterday's lunch poor. Mushroom barley soup lukewarm and thickened with flour. "Challah" bread sliced very thin...and tasted like white bread. Cole slaw flavored like a mild detergent. I remember the old days when this was the best deli in NYC. Not any more, based on yesterday's lunch!

Thank Fresser2014
Galway, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a good deli for lunch and knew that the 2nd Avenue Deli was within a short walking distance from Penn Station and our hotel. It's not very big and was a little crowded but we were seated immediately and enjoyed the ambiance while waiting for our order. The style is reminiscent of delis depicted in classic... More 

Thank Farialengli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a huge part of New York history and culture. It must be experienced first hand. There are not many kosher delis left in Manhattan, so a visit to this one is a must. Following the knishes and pickles we had the huge sandwiches. I needed to experience the Pastrami and the Corned Beef, the latter was what we... More 

Thank Alan G
Washington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i got the triple decker, and it was great. but, a bit overwhelming. wish i had stuck with the pastrami - and kept it simple. my wife liked the soup - even though it was 95 degrees out. my son had the beef brisket. i didn't think it had enough taste - but he liked it. expensive.

Thank mattva1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in an area with good delis, but love to try great ones when I get to New York. I knew from experience that the pastrami/corned beef/salami three-decker my teenage son wanted ($28!) would be big enough to share, and it was still too much food for us. Yet the waiter seemed reluctant to split the order. Of course... More 

Thank cavatica
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually make a pilgrimage to the 2nd Ave Delhi whenever in NYC....the last time I went was when it was on 2nd Ave. I remember the old days and for some reason, it didn't seem as good as previous times....perhaps I ordered the wrong thing,or my tastes have changed? I ordered Gefilte Fish and an extra lean Pastrami sandwich?... More 

Thank 164export
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is consistently excellent ...a very friendly place where you can be put back into an era of the old fashioned New York deli,s and coffe shops that used to be on every corner ...where you could get pastrami and corn beef sandwiches that were 3 inches thick ..where you could get the smoked fish selection that nowadays is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Soups, Kosher, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
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 East 33rd Street, New York City, NY 10016
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-689-9000

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