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2nd Avenue Deli

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162 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4669
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 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are a European couple (British and German) and stopped in at the 2nd Ave Deli during our New England and New York road trip stop in NYC. It is a place I remember visiting as a child and wanted to go back. The service is very personable and the menu is full of interesting Jewish dishes. The quality of... More 

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Highland Park, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When in New York, we always go to 2nd avenue deli. The sandwiches are heaping with meat without a crazy price. The juicy pastrami is the best ever and the chopped liver has a certain sweetness that sets in apart from others. The pickles and cole slaw when you sit down are a great start and the chocolate phosphate to... More 

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Herzlia, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably not for the faint of heart, you do need an ambulance or to at least be in very good shape, or simply be extremely hungry in order to get all that goodness in your mouth… so good... Try the Reuben sandwich

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the waitstaff were pleasant and were helpful with our questions. This restaurant has fantastic old-fashioned Jewish food. It's not "kosher" but it is terrific. The portions are huge - way too much to eat in one meal, but they'll box up the remainder to take home. We don't dare eat there too often, or our weight would skyrocket, but... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old and rather famous NY Jewish deli offers a conservative menu. I had a matzo ball soup and half of corned beef sandwich. My wife had a chopped liver sandwich. Everything was really good. You will not be surprised: is this a good thing? It is: for you will get exactly what you are expecting to get if you... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were excited by the prospect of eating at a New York diner but made the mistake of not ordering the meat sandwiches as the waiter recommended. Clearly their sandwiches must be the go to items on the menu because the potato pancakes were bland and overcooked, the spinach knish looked like it had been sitting too long and was... More 

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Morris, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a roast beef sandwich and my friends had turkey sandwiches. The food was delicious and the portions were huge. It tasted just as good the next day when I had the leftovers for lunch, too. It is a bit on the expensive side, but it's New York City and really, you get two meals' worth of food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing, portions are very large so be prepared to take some home. The waiters were super friendly. Overall a great lunch experience and will definitely return

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West Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must visit for me when ever I come to N.Y. The best corne,d beef and pastrami sanwitches ever. It is the real thing. I have tried them in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal. The very best are here. This is one of the places

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New York, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The manager is a delightful wise guy, the servers are pleasant and the food is excellent. It is on the high end price-wise because it is Kosher and has extra costs to cover as a result --- but it's worth it. Love the Deli's "signatures" -- delicious cole slaw and pickles at the outset and a "shot" of chocolate egg... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Kosher
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, 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 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4669
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-689-9000

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