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Starlight Deli

212 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-3906
+1 212-840-1859
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
“rye bread” (2 reviews)
“pastrami” (4 reviews)
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212 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-3906
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Local diner serving good standard of food but service needs vastly improved. Only two tables occupied but having to ask to order after waiting 10 minutes is not acceptable. Male waiter was indifferent and obviously did not want to be there, maybe he would be...More

Thank Dawn O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you need a quick eat fix, you really can't beat this place. The sandwiches are wonderful, but too much for 1 person....great to be shared by 2. Quick supper: 1 sandwich, 2 drinks, chips to go...under ten dollars IN NEW YORK!! (And a clean...More

Thank I9682MCmichaeld
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Absolutely brilliant - good food and reasonable prices Needs more advertising so people know its out there - get there early as it gets busy quick. thanks for a good night.

Thank steve u
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Go for the experience not the food. I had the strangest pasta primavera dish, nothing like I had ever seen, was not good. Entertainment was totally worth it. Some talented people work there just waiting to be discovered.

Thank Renee R
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Our group of 6 went for breakfast. The food was not very good, prices high. Entertainment was great.

Thank rdppvp
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Whilst in New York for a few days I dropped into Starlite Deli (right by Times Square) to get an authentic New York Pastrami Sandwich & Pickle for my lunch... It was everything I had hoped for, a juicy, tasty, warm and authentically satisfying experience....More

2  Thank Roberts69
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We recently had a Reuben and a Vegeterian whilst visiting NYC from Australia. The Reuben was good, certainly not great. It was quite greasy and not as large as some other reviews claim. Also we were charged $9 for the Reuben, I note in other...More

Thank mirojeanette
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I know that everybody raves about New York deli pastrami sandwiches, but on my annual visits to NYC, I always stop in at Starlite at least once for one of their amazing chicken cutlet sandwiches, complete with thick slabs of fresh mozzarella...fantastic!

Thank eggballdeluxe
Reviewed 15 July 2016

A real NYC pastrami sandwich from a real NYC deli--just what I was looking for and this place doesn't disappoint. They even sell my favorite Dr. Brown's Cream Soda. It's just off of Times Square--stop by for a sandwich or a bagel--you'll be glad you...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I'm not one to eat in Manhattan near Times Square however when I do it has to be Starlight Deli. The best by far for any type of sandwich. They make it for you right then and there, very quick, very efficient, very tasty!!!! Definitely...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-3906
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-840-1859
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