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2nd Avenue Deli

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

A year ago, I saw an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee in which Seinfeld goes to lunch with Jim Gaffigan. Supposedly, pastrami is Gaffigan's favorite thing to eat and 2nd Ave Deli is his favorite place to eat it. I don't know if that's true, but it was enough to pique my interest and go. I'm so glad... More 

Thank Sole F
Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Deli on a Saturday for lunch,it's right around the corner from the Dumont Hotel. The soup and pastrami sandwich were great. You also get pickles and coleslaw with the lunch. Pricey but worth it.

Thank frcia
Andover, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The big question we had, would this be as good as the original 2nd Ave. Deli. YES! IT IS! I love gelfilte fish and there is so much awful gelfilte around, but always on the search for good, I ordered the gelfilte - ah wonderful, and when they brought out the mild (red) horseradish, I asked for and got the... More 

Thank Richard F
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

previous reporters got it right. excellent corned beef and the brisket and pastrami are right up there. service is...ny deli! better than katz but thats not saying much. off lunch hour, reasonable wait time. check out the display up front and ask your questions while you wait, not while the waiter is taking your order. definitely a must for out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great traditional New York deli specialising in great pastrami sandwiches! Extremely tasty with excellent service!

Thank Michael-James_Lee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant proper kosher deli food. If only we could have something like this in london! This is a treat for anyone whether or not they keep kosher.

Thank Nick B
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to them all...the Carnegie, when it was really good, Katz's Deli, Ben's, Stage Deli and more....and this restaurant, not only has the atmosphere, but the impatient waiters, great food (especially Pastrami and/or Corned Beef sandwiches) and an egg cream at the end of dinner...Prices are NYC high, but well worth it...

Thank mlesser1
Palmer, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pastrami melted in our mouth!!! It was delicious. The pickles are amazing - taste like they were just picked from the garden.

Thank goose1126
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have had the three deckers sandwich, it was delicious and filling. It is more than enough to share for two people. However, the price is high for what you get in value.

Thank ericalam307
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pastrami and brisket sandwiches are excellent. Strangely enough, since there is no dairy in that deli, we were given sour cream with our strudel, but could not get real milk for our coffee. The service was really slow, but the food is so good that I would recommend the place anyway.

Thank Kilese

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, 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 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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