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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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“matzo ball soup” (143 reviews)
“chocolate soda” (62 reviews)
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American, Soups, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher
$$ - $$$
162 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4669
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Reviewed yesterday

We ate here twice on our trip. I had a pastrami sandwich and a bagel with lox. Both meals were excellent, and the service was great too. They brought us a "shot" of chocolate soda at the end of each meal, and like everything else,...More

Thank Dallas_Traveler3
Reviewed 2 days ago

I came here twice for breakfast during a 4 night stay in NYC. The food is great, the service was excellent and the owner very funny while he makes the rounds and chats with the regulars. I had the pastrami sandwich on the first day...More

Thank Cai L
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was recommended by a neighbor who visits "the City" often. Glad he did. Stereotypical Jewish Deli, wisecracking owner, large sandwiches, emphasis on Jewish/kosher food. Service staff seemed to know most of the customers. Always a good sign.

Thank KirkinPA
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very attentive waiters. Good meats and the homemade thousand island dressing is wonderful! Lots of options on the menu. Seems to be popular with the locals as well. They give you homemade pickles too.

Thank Nascar109
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went there for breakfast keen to try an alternative to Katz’s which I go to on every trip to NYC. I ordered the plate with one pastrami and one salt beef sandwich. They were tasty for sure but the price was exorbitant. The service was...More

Thank Graywolf1971
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. The Matzoh ball soup and the meats (corned beef, pastrami and brisket) are awesome. Note the soup and half sandwich option on the menu and the "heart attack" sandwich

Thank HillelSo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We flew in from Maine to see the Red Sox play the Yankees. We had a recommendation to try the 2nd Avenue Deli ( actually 162 E 133rd Street). Our party of five were promptly seated and gave our drinks and food orders. All the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is very little that can come close to a good pastrami sandwich from 2nd Avenue Deli. They have superb meats and the rye bread is heavenly. The problem is that it is very hard to substantiate their prices. $22 for a sandwich, even for...More

Thank funtootravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great deli on East side of town. Stopped in with some associates. Had the salami sandwich and it was huge. A lot of extra meat on this sandwich if this is what you want. Everything we tried was good. Cost wise is the only downside...More

Thank jarrod l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

.....was to eat an authentic pastrami sandwich....and he was not disappointed! This is the place to go, not only for pastrami though-the choice is incredible. Everyone is so welcoming and service is excellent.

Thank JustineV25
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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 |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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