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Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers

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Fri., 01-18

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2018 Winner

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Chicken Fingers
Our own, with special dipping sauce
Fried Kreplach
With sauteed onions
Potted Mini Meatballs
In brown gravy
Chopped Liver
Garnished with lettuce, tomato and onion
Our Unique Chicken Fricassee^
With mini meatballs in brown gravy
Beef Tongue Polonaise
In our delicious raisin gravy
Homemade Stuffed Derma
With brown gravy
Nova Scotia Salmon
With onion, lettuce and tomato
Gefilte Fish
With horseradish
Beef Frank Combo
Hebrew National beef frank, fresh-cut fries or a knish and fountain soda
With a Matzo Ball $5.49
With a Kreplach $5.49
With Noodles or Rice $4.99
Care for another Kreplach or Matzo Ball? ea1.99
Ronnie's Old-Fashioned Chicken Soup
Mushroom Barley Soup
With One Matzo Ball or Kreplach $9.99
Grandma's Chicken Soup
A Schissel
Chicken in the pot without the chicken or if you prefer, we'll fill your big bowl with just mushroom barley or our daily homemade soup
Sunday - Chicken A La Reine
Monday - Chef's Choice
Tuesday - Split Pea
Wednesday - maybe Lentil, maybe Lima Bean
Thursday - Chef's Choice
Friday - maybe Potato, maybe Cabbage
Saturday - Vegetable
Prepared in our kitchens the old-fashioned way!
Homemade Mashed Potatoes
Plain or with sauteed onions
Potato Pancake
Our Own Round Baked Knishes
Tender pastry stuffed with savory filling. An Eastern European treat! Potato, Kashe or Spinach
Kashe Varnishkas
Egg Barley & Mushrooms
Homemade Stuffed Derma
Fruit Noodle Pudding
Spinach Log
Fresh Vegetable of the Day
Baked Idaho Potato
evenings only
Square Potato Knish
Baked Beans
Peas & Carrots
Sweet or Hot Peppers
hot or cold
French Fried Potatoes
French Fried Onion Rings
Made on the premises with the freshest ingredients
Old-Fashioned Potato Salad
Macaroni Salad
Israeli Salad
Pasta Salad
Health Salad
Cucumber Salad
House Garden Salad
Hey Kids! Ask for our special menu with all your Bens favorites in smaller portions made just for you! And don't forget your Ben's lollipop! Free: Ben's offers complimentary kosher baby food for infants and Free Cheerios for toddlers
Dressing Selections: Russian, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Oriental, Honey Mustard, Fat-Free Italian, Poppyseed, Creamy Garlic
With a Seasoned Grilled Chicken Breast $15.99
With Grilled Fresh Salmon $16.99
Caesar Salad
Creamy garlic dressing over crisp romaine with homemade croutons
Spinach Salad
Fresh spinach with chopped egg, red onion and mushrooms in a poppy seed dressing topped with crumbled, grilled pastrami
One Meat $15.99
Two Meats $17.99
Chef Salad
Crisp romaine, peppers, radish, hard-boiled egg, tomato, black olives, and your choice of meats: Roast Beef, Turkey, Corned Beef, Salami, Bologna, Smoked Turkey Breast or Tongue
Soup and Salad Combo
A bowl of soup with a house garden salad
Grilled Chicken & Avocado Salad
Mixed garden greens, cherry tomatoes and red onions with a homemade Basil & Sweet Honey Mustard dressing, topped with grilled chicken breast and avocado
Grilled Salmon Salad
Romaine, mesclun and spinach leaves, cherry tomatoes and red onions tossed with Classic French Vinaigrette topped with grilled salmon and homemade croutons
With Raspberry Vinaigrette $9.99
With Seasoned, Grilled Chicken Breast $16.99
Mesclun Salad
Roasted walnut topping, shredded carrot, seasonal pepper and sliced mushrooms
Salad Orientale
An oriental chicken breast and crunchy noodles, crisp romaine, carrots, peppers, mushrooms, scallions, water chestnuts and snow peas in an Asian dressing
House Garden Salad
Mixed salad greens and fresh tomato
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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Soups, Deli
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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent pastrami sandwich on rye bread, when you you walk in and you are sat down at table by the waiter you are served pickles and cawl slaw. The french fries are chunks of potatoes,, everything was outstanding including the esrvice. I highly recommend when...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Minerva E
Reviewed 2 days ago

Pastrami Sandwich was very good, although not the best I have had. French fries were fresh, hot and tasty. Pickles and cole slaw served at the table were a nice addition. The deli is in some ways like a step back in time. I enjoyed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ben's is an historic fixture in mid-town, offering traditional deli foods along with all-American classics like Turkey dinners every Thursday. The portions are generous, and they are accompanied by coleslaw and free-flow pickles (two varieties) that my wife cannot get enough of! The pastrami and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Joshua G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited mid morning before the lunch hour rush. The restaurant has an interesting mock Art Deco decor, the menu is comprehensive and the staff entertaining. Our experience was certainly enhanced by having George wait on us. Great fun and incredible food, a place that...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MartinAngloKiwi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ben’s offers anything you would want in a Kosher Deli. We stuck with the tried and true corned beef on rye. It was delicious and huge. We took half home. The French fries were also delicious. We topped it off with a cream soda.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Peg B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was also on our list of highly rated places to eat and we weren't disappointed... It was fairly quiet it being a Sunday night so we were seated straight away. which always a bonus. The menu is extensive and all sounds delicious, in the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CapDeathCarpet
Reviewed 1 week ago

NYC is loaded with great traditional delis, but this one is at the top of the charts. It's old, a little tired, nothing fancy, but if you're looking for a good solid corned beef sandwich, this is the place. I was by myself and in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SkipCohen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were jonesing for a NYC deli hot pastrami sandwich. Ben's was good but not great. Sorry but will probably not go back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BradM57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third visit to this establishment and the knish was good, but the service is consistently horrible. Today was the straw that broke the camel's back. The first time we had a surly elderly woman. The second time an obnoxious older man and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ShamLNC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ben's a great place for delicatessen food. The sandwiches are overstuffed, the portions are generous and the food is consistently good. Wait staff is always fun, telling jokes. Plenty of space to eat and never rushed out the door.

Date of visit: November 2018
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October 1, 2017|
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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|
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Response from viatoripatuit1 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest to ask them whenever you visit them again
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