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Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers

209 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-398-2367
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“coleslaw” (86 reviews)
“corned beef” (67 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (60 reviews)
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American, Soups, Delicatessen, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
209 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

With "kosher deli" on the NYC weekend to-do list, we decided on Ben's as it was nearer to our hotel and fit the itinerary. We ordered a meal to share, which was welcomed and quickly served. The matzoh ball soup was nice (large), and pickles...More

Thank MissMallory66
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The place was nice a very clean. Very prompt service. The food was great. I ordered a reuben and it was great! Highly recommended.

Thank Ahmad S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ben's is one of those classic New York places that looks like the godfather of every deli on the West Coast (Canter's, etc). It's huge. They bring pickles and cole slaw right away. I've seen complaints about the service here, but my husband and I...More

Thank kim_munson
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went and there was a set menu picked by the wedding party. There were great horderves and hearty sandwiches as the main course. Dessert was assorted danish and cookies. It was a great meal and a great family time. I would like to thank...More

Thank phyllis z
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I were in NYC to go to see Beautiful the Carole King musical (GO SEE IT!) and she was craving a pastrami sandwich. Since the Carnegie Deli is closed we looked on YELP and found Ben's. Easily walkable from Port Authority and...More

Thank Kathi E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped there for lunch before taking the train back to Syracuse. Amazing unlimited pickles- so good. I had a Rueben with latkes and apple sauce. The meat was fantastic. Great service with witty wait staff and friendly manager.

Thank John A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First attempted to visit this location on Friday evening, but was closed due to a Jewish holiday. Went back the following Sunday and wish I has not! I thought the prices for what I got were over the top! My server George acted as if...More

Thank brake4bears
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now that I moved out of the NY/NJ area I do have the occasion to return on business to NYC. With many great restaurants, I find when I am to dine alone I usually head to Ben’s for a bowl of soup (they are all...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New York at its best. A great burger and the unlimited soft drinks package a good bargain. Service was good, I asked if they had a Cheese Burger, oblivous for the fact this was a kosher restaurant (or the fact that cheese and meat are...More

Thank Diskdr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Solid NYC Jewish deli. Wide selection of "deli" classics. Excellent chicken soup with terrif kreplach. Good pastrami and corned beef with just the right amount of fat. Excellent kasha varnishkis. If you can't get to second Avenue Deli this is a decent substitute.

Thank IraAllen
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2 October 2017|
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Response from GaryMage | Reviewed this property |
Ben's is a fully kosher, non Glatt restaurant supervised by Rabbi Paul Plotkin, founding chairman of the kashruth sub-committee of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly of America. 
2 October 2017|
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Response from viatoripatuit1 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest to ask them whenever you visit them again
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-398-2367
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To some, delicatessen is something you put between two slices of bread. To me, it's a calling. I am committed to preserving the traditional cuisine of my Eastern European heritage, amidst all that's required to operate a modern restaurant. This is our pledge, from the Ben's family to you: Fresh food, freshly prepared and courteously served in a clean, well-maintained restaurant faithfully observing the Kosher dietary laws. I urge you to bring anything less to my personal attention by calling 1-888-344-BENS or filling out my "Ask Ronnie" form and submitting it with your questions or comments. Your complete satisfaction is our goal. Any concerns will receive my prompt attention. - Ronnie Dragoon - Owner.
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