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3.1 miles from Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

Attended a private event here. Th e private room was small,?crowded and noisy. The first course was a small Cesar salad with turkey cubes. It was ok. Next was soup. I had chicken noodle. The. Roth was fine but had few noodles. For entree I...selected a pastrami sandwich. It was very large and I took half home. All were served with coke slaw and pickles on the table. This was good Jewish deli. There is no parking. Street parking is very, very difficult.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

great delicious kosher deli, big dining room and even a party room for events. one of a kind, a true kosher deli!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

We went out with our family and Parents.So there was all ages involved..Everyone Enjoyed..The Deli is really delicious.Service is fast and efficient..We really loved our meal.. A real,Genuine ,kosher Deli!!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

I had a very good pastrami sandwich at Essen. It was fresh and tasty. Very good pickles. Cole slaw was o k. All in all- a very good option on the Ave.J area.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019

I used their website to order. Their confirmation said would be ready in 20 minutes. When I got to the restaurant, I gave my name and was told the order would be finished in a few minutes. A few minutes afterwards I was told they...did not start the order. They claimed something went wrong with the website order (but I had a confirmation which I printed). I had to wait about 30 minutes after I got there to get my order.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Food was great. A large variety of great and tasty meats. Good value. Place a little run down but otherwise all was great.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

This is the type of deli that NYC had when I was a kid! I’m so happy it’s here. Pastrami and corned beef sandwiches are fantastic. Nice rye bread. Hearty matzoh ball soup, Cole slaw done the right way and nice crunchy pickles. Fried knish...reminds me of the tasty knishes that you could buy at any frankfurter stand as a kid. They’ve all been replaced by shish kabob and falafel carts. The lunch special is the best deal-sandwich, soup and a drink for $19. The sandwich is hearty. Bring your appetite. Enjoy! They also have celery soda😀More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

As you enter in the front is a large glass case with all the deli meats, salads and other specialties to order for take home. At the end of the counter and to the left is a nice size dining room with table service. Whenever...here the staff and wait people are friendly and helpful. Sandwiches are huge. Luckily you can order soup and a half sandwich which is prefect. Once seated you can peruse the large menu. Any type of sandwich or other old time cooked Jewish meals are available. Once you order, pickles and a bowl of Cole slaw are brought to the table. This time I and my companion ordered the soup and half sandwich for lunch. We both got the chicken soup but this time with kreplach which I haven't had for years. Usually I get the Matzo Ball soup. The kreplach were delicious. We both decided on the corned beef for our half sandwiches. Everything was great and we will both be back.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

The menu and portions are generous and the Romanian pastrami and corned beef sandwich was outstanding. No fat and piled so high I could not fit the sandwich in my mouth. The half sour pickles are the best I have ever tasted and do not...miss the fried pickles. Johnny,our waiter, made sure we had a great experience. .More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

I eat in Essen often the food and service is always good when I walk in the owners and well as the staff give me a warm welcome

Date of visit: November 2018
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Essen NY Deli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4