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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” (110 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (152 reviews)
“chocolate soda” (65 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 00:00 Hours
American, Soups, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
162 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4669
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The pastrami sandwich is the best pistrami I I’ve ever had. The bread and Cole slaw are also amazing. The meat melts in your mouth. If you like mustard they also have their own mustard that I would buy and use at home. Everything is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 56cherit
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had lunch here today. We were greeted by a great host that chatted with us for awhile. I ordered the hot pastrami on rye. Yum!! I left there satisfied but not stuffed. The service and food were great!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ChrisEC1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to enkoy at this landmark, one of the few kosher delis left (feh kosher-style). Still, I get the pastrami each time I come. Why mess with perfection? Piled high on New York rye bread accompanied by the requisite amount of mustard (the perfect condiment...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Falafelsryummy
Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother and I were looking for a true new york deli experience.We went in ,the waiter seemed uninterested. the forks and knives were dirty and the food was tasteless. ohh did I forget to say that i paid 18 dollars for a horrible tuna...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wkaddah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family visited this restaurant several years ago and were pleased. So, a reunion called for another trip to the deli. After being seated, a bus person delivered pickles and slaw. They were both fine. The waitress seemed harried and uninterested. We ordered a number...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank schimmelart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great sandwiches ( pastrami) . Good service , average prices . Great atmosphere . We have been coming to this place and it’s second avenue predecessor since 1993 and I LOVE IT !

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Rick M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of seven all loved our food, however, I am going to focus upon my food for this review. I ordered the soup and half sandwich, and it was delightful. I assumed I would love my pastrami the most, and I did absolutely love...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank memberat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bagel and smoked salmon with a pastrami sandwich were nice. The staff were very friendly but the service was inefficient. The traditional deli was charming but empty and when we received the bill plus tax and tip we discovered why.....

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bergamascothomas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I dined here for breakfast one cold morning, this is ine if my daughters favorite places to eat. She and her friends frequent this place. One could just walk in. A lot of couples and families , young and old frequent this...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank claudiah962
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good Matzo Ball Soup, but the Corned Beef did not have much of a taste although there was plenty of it. Surprised that the Tongue is always served COLD, and the cut was pretty fatty, so we asked to exchange it for the Brisket...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SEM12533
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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 |
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
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4669
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Kips Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Kips Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 212-689-9000
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