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Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers

209 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-398-2367
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
209 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Eating Jewish deli food is part of the experience of visiting New York City. My good friend took us to this fantastic deli and I am so glad she did! The friendly, wise cracking waiter. The homey atmosphere. And the food was to die for!...More

Thank panpanda
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being tourists we wanted to experience a New York deli so after searching the Internet, this one came up that was close to times square. The food was excellent as was the service. Go there!

Thank Kathy155004
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go to Ben's for lunch prior to going to see a Broadway play. It was very crowded when we entered,always a great sign.The food was just average but the waiter was excellent.

Thank len16107
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is everything a deli should be. Fabulous matzoh ball soup. Extra lean pastrami. Mustard. We were going to get takeout but were so taken by the great service we ate there and had a happy hour beer ($4!) I will dream about this...More

Thank Mlb27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to Ben's for years and after each time I swear I'll never be back. This time I went because I was too lazy to walk to 2nd Ave Deli. A mistake that will not happen again. Not only was Ben's not good...More

Thank nycnyuguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here to have a quick bite before heading to a play....we were not disappointed. The service was quick. the food delicious, plus we made it to the theater in plenty of time. All of the food was good ..... served hot and with...More

Thank Pepsi38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love their chicken fricasee. And their large stuffed sandwiches. Only go occasional now as all the nitrites are not good for me. Their great sandwiches and the free pickles and coke slaw are the best around. Other appetizers are quite good as well and they...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed everything about our lunch at Ben's. Between the two of us we tried the potato pancakes (one was a bit over cooked), Kreplach soup, and a corn beef sandwich. We had more than enough food to sample and enjoyed it...More

Thank CinderChicago
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in here for a quick bite and were not disappointed. This was the first Kosher meal I had eaten and it tasted good. Very busy as it was lunch time and the workers of NY were all here. Still able to find us...More

Thank Skytourist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't realize that this was a kosher deli when we first got there. I really wanted a bagel with cream cheese and wonder why i didn't see it on the menu... still not making the connection i ordered a chicken salad sandwich and asked...More

Thank Cin4513
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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09:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-398-2367
  • E-mail
To some, delicatessen is something you put between two slices of bread. To me, it's a calling. I am committed to preserving the traditional cuisine of my Eastern European heritage, amidst all that's required to operate a modern restaurant. This is our pledge, from the Ben's family to you: Fresh food, freshly prepared and courteously served in a clean, well-maintained restaurant faithfully observing the Kosher dietary laws. I urge you to bring anything less to my personal attention by calling 1-888-344-BENS or filling out my "Ask Ronnie" form and submitting it with your questions or comments. Your complete satisfaction is our goal. Any concerns will receive my prompt attention. - Ronnie Dragoon - Owner.
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