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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“corned beef” (108 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (148 reviews)
“chocolate soda” (64 reviews)
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American, Soups, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
162 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4669
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Reviewed yesterday

The ambience here is just great. It starts with the manager who's a real comedian, the friendly servers, the happy diners at surrounding tables. We had to wait about a half hour for a table at lunch, which is typical. Some of the food was...More

Thank LATraveler1727
Reviewed yesterday

Had the corned beef sandwich. My wife had turkey and chopped liver. With a Dr. Browns cream soda. Does not get much better than this. Expensive but worth it. It's the real deal.

Thank AndreLePlume
Reviewed 2 days ago

I used to go to this deli when it actually was on 2nd Ave on the lower East Side. This is my first visit to this location. It's still great! We had chicken in the pot, mushroom and barley soup and a corn beef sandwich....More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 3 days ago

As aficionados, we ordered the full plate, with meat, salads, chopped liver and bread; WOW! Enough for 6 (around $90.00)....I haven't had a hot pastrami sandwich like this in years. Great food, super fresh, clean and just fun...a REAL deli!

Thank Beinman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great pastrami and stuffed chicken Ambience not as great as original site Chicken soup is great Matzah balls divine

Thank Larry G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Until this past week, I hadn't been to 2nd Ave Deli in years. And it was just like I remembered: a classic, traditional Kosher deli. My husband and I stopped by for a late breakfast/early lunch. Hot pastrami on rye for him; noodle kugel for...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is worth of a visit: overcrowded but quite friendly. Pastrami medium, prices a bit expensive.

Thank daniele5551
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a great kosher meat restaurant for a typical NY deli experience. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful with both eat in or take out meals. We had the pastrami sandwich cut lean on delicious soft rye and a knish- perfect!!! Check late night hours...More

1  Thank Robin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a NYC Water Taxi tour out to the Statue of Liberty and on to Ellis Island, we found the perfect spot for a New York Minute stop for lunch. Manhattan at its finest! As a Philly boy, my Dad introduced me to Corned Beef...More

Thank SOCALGourmet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our last stop in NY and a great way to finish the trip. Very tasty pastrami and soup :) Definitely would come again.

Thank FloridaVirgo
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Questions & Answers
3 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
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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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