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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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American, Soups, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher
$$ - $$$
162 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4669
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Reviewed yesterday

I grew up in Chicago surrounded by authentic Jewish delis, and having lived in Northern California for forty years, I so miss that cuisine. Therefore, I always run to the 2nd Avenue Deli when I am in New York. The food meets the food of...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the real thing--a NYC Icon-its been around for many years and the food is absolutely the best! The wait staff if wonderful--not cute-but the way it is supposed to be. You can purchase basically anything you eat at the deli counter on the...More

Thank dazow
Reviewed 5 days ago

This spot has the food spot on and frankly that's all that I care about. The Pastrami is amazing, the other dishes are all solidly executed, and the gribenes (which is nearly impossible to find these days) keeps me coming back at least monthly. I...More

Thank GlobetrotterNYC212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avoid the crowds and queues at Katz's and come here instead. The service was so attentive and friendly and relaxed. We came for breakfast which was a leisurely affair - and ordered a few dishes so that we could try a variety of kosher food....More

Thank dumpling_18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed dinner at the midtown location of the 2nd Avenue Deli. This kosher restaurant does not serve any dairy products. There are many meat and chicken options, but soup, fish, salads, vegetables and side dishes are also available. When entering the restaurant, you will...More

Thank LCL-travels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love to eat at 2nd Avenue Deli , when we come to New York. The food is delicious and they give you very large portions. The atmosphere is that of local dining instead of a tourist area.

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife had read a review in the Montreal Gazette that this restaurant was serving Reuben sandwiches the proper way, and we weren't disappointed. She had a great time of enjoying it, but she raved about the assortment of pickles (and Cole slaw salad) that...More

Thank UrbanExplorers2ofUs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Man the Pastrami sandwiches were piled high and a terrific balance of lean and fatty...the knish, both fried and baked were tasty especially paired with Dr Browns’ black cherry and cream sodas. Thanks to Steve for the excellent hospitality and Bassem (?sp) was the best...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finally a deli with great pastrami! Friendly staff, great food and nice atmosphere! Easy simple and enjoyable

Thank Jack T
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Constant queues and very tight space make this not worth the bother as the sandwiches are only very average.

Thank 977mike
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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