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Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers

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209 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-398-2367
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Hong Kong, China
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148 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love the matzo ball soup here and several of the other Jewish specialties. Service is good, not great but we go for the food. Family friendly but no outside food allowed (including baby food). they do provide free kosher baby food.

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Thank jctokyo
Long Island, New York
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 6 of us ate here last Saturday for lunch. I didn't expect much as mostly tourists eat here so restaurant doesn't rely on repeat customers. Very disappointing. Corned beef didn't have much taste. Took 20 min to get our food and one persons sandwich came out 15 min after the rest of us were served! Management wasn't... More 

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Thank diane l
Cobbs Creek VA
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 2nd year eating dinner at Ben's after arriving in NYC before going to a Broadway show. Eating here is an experience. The waiter was very helpful and very understanding. The sandwiches are huge. A few of us had the soup and half sandwich. You get a bowl of soup and a manageable sandwich, but all was DELICIOUS.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the sign off 7th Avenue by chance tonight and decided to give it a try. Sooo happy we did. Delicious food, very sweet waiter, good value. Our waiter actually stopped us ordering more and said it was really enough - he was completely right. We almost ate everything we ordered and any more would have been wasted. It... More 

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Thank Joy G
New York
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233 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat at Ben's on Long Island often and are glad we finally visited the midtown one. Son always loved the open faced Turkey and I can never resist the pastrami. The matzo ball soup is to die for!

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Thank W.H. D
Farmingdale, New Jersey, Usa
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Melt in your mouth pastrami!!! Best I've ever had. Coleslaw and pickles as soon as you sit.. were excellent also. With I could review more, but that's all we had. Lol.

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Thank Michelle M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three seniors for dinner after a show. Two had extra lean pastrami sandwiches ($13.99 each) one had the oversized stuffed cabbage appetizer (huge)@$10.49. One round and one square knish. ($3.99 each). Pickles and cole slaw to start. You get good tasting food at a reasonable price. Service by Sam was excellent. These are not overstuffed $20 sandwiches like Katz's, but... More 

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Thank BruceMa135
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second visit, just as marvellous as the first. Excellent chicken soup. Highly recommended for a serious deli meal in NYC.

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Thank Daniel S
Ra'anana, Israel
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the restaurant the last week. Really spacious place and quiet, that is difficult to find in NY for a kosher restaurant... but i think is the only thing i can say good about it. The service was so bad... i asked about what is included in the tuna salad and the waiter replied me impatiently. Finally we decided... More 

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Thank AndreaSchusman
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

less than helpful service. Rarely have I had such tasteless corned beef in my life. Portions are big, which would have been nice if the food was edible.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25
Cuisine
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
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
Description
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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