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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
09:00 - 21:00
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I stopped in for a quick and light lunch before the theater, knowing that we were having a big dinner afterwards. The waiter was not very friendly in fact he was downright rude because all we ordered was soup and passed a nasty remark about the fact that we weren't ordering a full lunch. ot make matters... More 

Thank Rosemary S
New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've come here often. This time we brought some friends. Our entrees were: ribeye, stuffed cabbage, pastrami sandwich, and a burger. (Don't be like our out-of-town friend who asked if they could make it a cheeseburger.) Everyone was happy -- the food was good, the price was right -- what's not to like? Of course we'll be back. Note: their... More 

Thank Chris W
north bay
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the day in Manhattan, and someone on the subway that if I was going to Times Square I should "walk down to 38th St and get a little deli". So I checked out Ben's and had the pastrami and rye served with slaw, a kosher dill, and 2 half pickled cukes that I did not enjoy so much. Next... More 

Thank kanadakid
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A long-time favorite, Ben's is an authentic Kosher Deli with food that would make Bubbie and Zadie proud. Sandwiches are big and tasty, don't overlook the hot dogs or knishes, and enjoy!

Thank PhotogWayne
Rome, Italy
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930 reviews
568 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ben's is a NYC classic, big, noisy, full of people and...good food. Must try the overstuffed deli sandwich, the beef Franks, excellent cole slow...try everything!

Thank Romanbiker
Rochester, New York
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and spent a long weekend in NyC for the first time so we wanted to try some of the various ethnic places for dinner. Ben's was a block from where we were staying and the menu was enticing. I had the stuffed cabbage rolls and my wife choose the Hawaiian chicken. Both were excellent and plentiful - we... More 

1 Thank Runr4Jesus
Berryville, Virginia
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like this place - nice entrance, not ambience, nice staff. Food was great - I stuck with the basics - hot pastrami with potato salad. If you are looking for a good deli in this area, it's worth finding it, there are a lot of chains and so-so restaurants with "deli" in the title, you might as well have... More 

Thank Doug S
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for kosher food in midtown Manhattan I would definitely recommend going to Ben's kosher delicatessen. I took the grilled chicken and the rest of my family took steak and burger all were kosher meat. The nice thing about it is that the place is open on shabbath too (they have interesting way of doing it). We... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really wanted an authentic Jewish deli meal during our first trip to NYC. We had tried to go to Katz's earlier in the week, but that turned out to be frustrating ( described in a different review). We were so pleased to find Ben's Kosher Deli! It's large, comfortable, and the food is great. Such a contrast to Katz's.... More 

Thank OrindaLady
Mount Dora, FL
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I ate dinner here last Friday, looking forward to the Deli experience. It was our first trip to NYC and the restaurant was within a few blocks of our hotel (see separate rating on Elements Hotel). The restaurant was bright, noisy (quieter after a group of students left). Our waiter was friendly and presented a tray of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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
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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