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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 good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“coleslaw” (91 reviews)
“corned beef” (69 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (65 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
209 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best pastrami in the world!!!! Really. Also the matzoball soup is a delicatessen. Every time in New York we came back here. Totally worth

Thank Paula Irina Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were part of an extended-family Christmas gathering in New York City. One family friend simply couldn’t stop talking about the pastrami at Ben’s, and so this became a dinner destination. Sadly, she wouldn’t stop talking about the pastrami even after we...More

Thank Andreas G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a huge pastrami sandwich which was very good - however, their staff need lessons in manners and courtesy. Some of them were damn rude.

Thank LBMK55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were salivating for a authentic Jewish Deli and found Ben's. It was more of an art-deco restaurant. It was mid afternoon and almost empty. Ordered corned beef sandwich on rye and it was huge. Thought it was strange that the bread was plain with...More

Thank SanJuanderer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ben's is very convenient and not overly crowded, so we're always seated promptly. So what if it's not as famous as other places like Katz's or Barney Greengrass' -- Ben's offers solid kosher fare, generously served, and ultimately comforting (and reasonably priced!). We always make...More

Thank Chang- G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service and very good food. We tried a couple of kosher dishes and of course the corned beef sandwiches. everything was very good and reasonably priced. This restaurant is a better option than the touristy ones in Times Square.

Thank PatWPittsburgh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being from the South my wife has always wanted to eat at a Kosher Deli like the ones she has seen on T.V. Well one night for dinner we went to this deli and were not disappointed. The roast beef sandwich and chicken dinner were...More

Thank cujo53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately not the best meal we’ve had , service was poor forgot some of our order and no apology given, cold and tasteless as well . Not more I can say .

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a yardstick for what a NYC kosher deli should be. So many places call themselves "NY style" delis these days that the real thing gets muddled. No confusion about this place. Endless choices. All the classics. Great sandwiches and soup. We had...More

Thank Zzakey S
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Worked in garment district for years and always come to Bens. It is always amazing and great at food and service.

Thank Lee R
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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