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2nd Avenue Deli

162 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4669
+1 212-689-9000
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“corned beef” (108 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (148 reviews)
“chocolate soda” (64 reviews)
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American, Soups, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
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162 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4669
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First trip to NYC and wanted to try a traditional pastrami sandwich. Was going to go to Katz but got recommended here so tried it instead and I’m glad we did! The sandwich was delicious and they do not skimp on the amount of pastrami....More

Thank blissse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG...sandwiches are the best. Very thick pastrami with melt in your mouth anticipation. The variety of pickles and finished strongly with a must have Chocolate soda! Enjoy the Dr. Browns Celery or Cherry sodas.

Thank vegasrugbyref
Reviewed 1 week ago

went there in the morning with my son before the lunch crowd arrived. We ordered the Pastramei sandwich which we shared since it so big that it is enough for 2. Then some blinches to add something sweet.

Thank Jack T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we arrive in NY, we go straight to 2nd Ave Deli for a pastrami sandwich and potato salad with complementary pickles & cole slaw. And every time, the service and food are just exceptional. This is a real deli with delicious side dishes...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good deli with lots of choice. This is an old school deli dining experience. The sandwiches are really big and going d value. This is a true NYC deli, the counter as you walk in is bursting with choices. The beef brisket was very...More

Thank Hannah D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With a recommendation from the Langham Hotel for the best Salt beef Sandwich in New York, Off we walked, it’s no longer on Second Avenue, but with directions and a map easy to find and SO worth the walk. We went for and had hot...More

Thank murraygellatly2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazingly wonderful Jewish soul food, exactly what I expected and needed. Great pickles, both new and old dills, plus perfect coleslaw. Our waiter was kind,patient and helpful and we ended up with the Twin Double - a roll each of corned beef and pastrami. Divine....More

Thank Juniper2706
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

New York City is the place to get deli food and this restaurant does not disappoint! Starts with free coleslaw, absolutely delicious! Then I had chicken soup with added kreplach, not a delicacy available where I live. The challah on the side was fresh and...More

Thank panpanda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up with delis, it is our soul food. Last time we were in NYC, we loved the Carnegie Deli... this blew the sadly now-closed Carnegie out of the water! The matzah ball soup, with the soup hand-poured over the matzah ball, noodles, and...More

1  Thank SeanAG
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

During our trip to NYC, the family wanted the experience of an authentic Jewish Deli and went here based on great ratings. It didn't disappoint. The staff were fantastic, fun and entertaining. Be prepared for a bit of sticker shock when you open the menu....More

Thank michael w
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4 July 2017|
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Response from robcurtross | Reviewed this property |
Yes -- both locations. The Kashrut certification is online and of course displayed in the store. I can't print a link on TA, but if you search on Google with the following words, you can see it: 2nd Avenue deli NYC kosher
14 August 2016|
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Response from RandellT1 | Reviewed this property |
Rabbi Steinberg. Was at 2nd Ave deli yesterday and it was excellent as usual.
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18 July 2015|
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Response from sonny2122015 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-689-9000
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