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2nd Avenue Deli

162 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016
+1 212-689-9000
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“corned beef” (116 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (130 reviews)
“chocolate soda” (59 reviews)
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American, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher
$$ - $$$
162 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visits to 'Second Avenue Deli's) ( 33rd Street and First Avenue) provide 'yummy' Jewish style delicatessen food. Corn Beef, Tongue, Pastrami, potatoes pancakes, etc. Food tastes of bygone eras. Forget the calorie and low fat count (You can still get a low fat meal such...More

Thank gibby30
Reviewed 5 days ago

We needed to visit a real Jewish deli during our trip to New York. This particular deli had a good rating and good comments. Well, those comments were deserved. This is classic Jewish food, with good quality food and large portions. They bring out a...More

Thank littlewhitedog
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The waitress brought us pickles and Cole slaw which were very tasty,especially the pickles. I had the corn beef sandwich which was tasty with mustard and a side of French fries, My companion had the cholent and Kishaka which she enjoyed, Worth a visit

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food, we were waiting out the rain in our hotel room and had the food delivered via Postmates. The salad sampler and my chicken salad sandwich were amazing. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank createandcapturelife
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our meal at the very kosher Second Avenue Deli was everything we could've hoped. We wanted an interesting but lighter meal before we enjoyed a Broadway show that evening. The selection was immense, and choosing became a real challenge. I enjoyed a creamy flavorful cup...More

Thank TeamRealMcCoy
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time back in about two years and it is still as good as ever. Great kosher food, NYC deli atmosphere and good service. Give it a try!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank jacy2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this place several times over many years. Always a warm welcome, friendly service & food that could feed a family. Without doubt the best corn beef sandwich I've had in the US to date. Guessing there are others equally as good. But to...More

Thank Clive B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great setting and very good service. Very good brisket and pastrami, but the sandwiches lack vegetables unless you pay for them. The turkey sandwich was the kind you would make at home. Didn't like the free pickles. Moreover it was really expensive.

Thank alejandro l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a large group to the Deli yesterday. It is a strick kosher deli with all of the best things you want in a New York deli. New pickles and vinager Cole slaw to start. Amazing matzo ball soup and the broth!?! Truly...More

Thank Buffalogirl41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here after a long morning visiting the city for a doctors appointment. The deli was recommended to us by one of the staff at the office. I enjoyed the half pastrami sandwich with a cup of matzo ball soup. Let me just...More

Thank Marianne A
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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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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
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-689-9000
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