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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%
Travellers talk about
“corned beef” (118 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (133 reviews)
“chocolate soda” (60 reviews)
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American, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher
$$ - $$$
162 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4669
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the food here meets NYC deli standards, but the chicken soup consistently falls short, apparently a result of trying to stretch the base ingredient-- chicken-- too far. This has been the case over time, not just from one order. Of you don't need...More

Thank Joehellis1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best pastrami sandwich ever. Huge portions though, consider this when ordering. Service was wonderful and the place was super warm and cozy even if outside it was freezing. Delicious kosher options.

Thank Ivonne F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in hoping for a nice kosher lunch . We got do much more ! Really tasty Kosher food that was 100% wholesome tasty, delicious and a pleasure to devour. The service matches the food, welcoming and friendly staff helped us to choose from...More

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted my kids to get a feel of a good NYC Jewish Kosher Deli. They liked it but frankly didn’t get it. I loved my Pastrami hash although found it to be very expensive. Loved the soda pop at the end. Great opportunity to explain...More

Thank Joeluba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place serves a great pastrami sandwich but also has a lot of options in the menu. A nice option for lunch or breakfast. Just be careful because it isn’t located in the 2nd Avenue, it’s located in the 33th st between the 3rd and...More

Thank mpm2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible restaurant! The authentic Jewish atmosphere and cuisine are wonderful, as is the service. Each course, appetizers, and desserts display such great a great variety as that of New York itself. This will certainly be a must visit for me and my family.

Thank Asher T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Happy with it. Happy to come back. Satisfies my hunger. Brings back memories! It should probably be on second avenue though. Lots of variety

Thank Tyssen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Began with delicious complimentary pickles, two kinds and tart cole slaw- the best! The matzoh ball soup was yummy. Good fresh veggie omelet with challah bread. The pastrami sandwich was to die for!!!!!! And we ended with complimentary shots of chocolate cream soda!

Thank AlwaysUpForGoodFood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met at the door by a man my age telling his waiter to find a seat for "these two nice people". The pickles were mouthwatering, the service was both friendly and efficient, the cole slaw was great, and the pastrami sandwich was PERFECT in evert...More

Thank leoo849
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Look no further for a great New York Deli! We were visiting New York for 4 nights and wanted to treat ourselves to an authentic Jewish deli sandwich and 2nd Ave Deli did not disappoint. We stayed in Midtown so was a nice walk to...More

Thank Koozzz
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Questions & Answers
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 |
Should trip adviser decide my answer is inappropriate, don't post it. It is my honest answer which is trying to help the questioner decide what choice to make. I am suggesting a viable alternative to be constructive.
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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
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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