We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers

209 W 38th St, New York City, NY 10018-4405
+1 212-398-2367
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“coleslaw” (99 reviews)
“corned beef” (67 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (72 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Soups, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
209 W 38th St, New York City, NY 10018-4405
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (783)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 694 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The place is OK. I found the meat a little fatty and the turkey a bit dry. Service was also just OK. The hostess was pleasant and the waiter was prompt, but not much in the way of personality. The prices were a bit high,...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of my gotta-do's fullfilled! Ben's is a classy, art deco deli in the old school way. Waiters were FANTASTIC, the food, FANTASTIC. I didn't want to leave! The free pickles SNAPPED when ya bit in....the corned beef/pastrami was da bomb.

Thank ladytattoo7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for something like Katz without having to spend 30minutes on the subway. Ben’s came highly recommended and it was great. The pickles and coleslaw were a delicious start to the meal. My husband got the corned beef...and liked it. (He likes Katz’s...More

Thank Wynne W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here a few times and never a disappointed. They put a try of Kosher pickles out on the table as well as a try of coleslaw, both very good. Abundant menu with Kosher food. The sandwiches are very good. They do not...More

Thank Cheri D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Bens before Shabbos on a Friday afternoon. They are strictly kosher but are able to open on Shabbos due to special arrangements. It means whereas other kosher restaurants close at 2pm we were able to take a later lunch there. Bens offers a...More

Thank MrChipsManchester
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

they start you with free pickles and cole slaw. I don't like pickles much but they were good pickles and the cole slaw is excellent. We had great pastrami and turkey sandwiches and awesome fries. Excellent service!

Thank sherjoer6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here on a weekday at 11:30 AM. The place was virtually empty. My husband had a nova, onions and eggs omelette with burnt toast. I had a salad with grilled chicken and avocado. the chicken was not really grilled-it was more like day...More

Thank Kabear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm in NYC and I've been eating food that was catered from here for quite some time, but I had never gotten the opportunity to visit the place in person - until last night. Very good, solid kosher deli. The staples you would expect from...More

Thank nyackgirl47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our waiter was friendly and accommodating. We got the Deli Double and it was delicious! I wish I lived closer.

Thank Jughead76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful Kosher delicatessen in midtown Manhattan. Spacious restaurant with a long counter to the left, as one enters, to order food to take home. On the right is the dining area with plenty of seating. There are also a couple of private rooms for parties....More

Thank ronco0807
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
Nearby HotelsSee all 482 hotels in New York City
Moxy NYC Times Square
917 reviews
.15 km away
Hotel Shocard at Times Square
365 reviews
.21 km away
Manhattan Broadway Hotel
737 reviews
.21 km away
AC Hotel by Marriott New York Times Square
127 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Black Iron Burger
466 reviews
.10 km away
Carragher's Pub & Restaurant
368 reviews
.09 km away
The Skylark
225 reviews
.05 km away
District Tap House
165 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
230 reviews
.20 km away
Trip to Bountiful
27 reviews
.15 km away
Style Room NYC Shopping Tour Experiences
681 reviews
.07 km away
City Running Tours
490 reviews
.17 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
October 1, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from GaryMage | Reviewed this property |
Ben's is a fully kosher, non Glatt restaurant supervised by Rabbi Paul Plotkin, founding chairman of the kashruth sub-committee of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly of America. 
October 1, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from viatoripatuit1 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest to ask them whenever you visit them again
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 W 38th St, New York City, NY 10018-4405
  • 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing