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2nd Avenue Deli
Posted by Schekleman on 11/03/2014
I used to love the old original 2nd Avenue delicatessen at Tenth Street and Second Avenue. Sadly that location is presently a Citibank branch. Everything went in the tank when they moved out of that location.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/05/2014
I was sick as a dog and just wanted some comforting food. I placed my order for matzoh ball soup and kugel at 4:00pm. By 5:30pm, I had made 4 phone calls and still my food had not arrived. It did not arrive until just after six. They had absolutely no explanation for this other than that they were busy! At 4:00pm on a Tuesday! The kugel was gummy and inedible and while the matzoh ball soup was good, it was really nothing special. Will never order from them again.
Posted by egr on 01/04/2014
Took an hour, was expensive and received ..... many incorrect items and they forget some things as well. Big mistake. Should have listened to the other reviews....
Posted by Lynn on 12/10/2013
It was Hanukkah weekend and I wanted latkes. Where better when you live on the UES? A friend and I tried the 2nd Avenue Deli. Neither of us had been to this location before. It was Sunday and not very crowded so we were seated immediately. We were given cole slaw and pickles. So far so good. Then the waitress took our order. She was very nice but pretty clueless about the menu or Matzo brei. She told my friend she could get the matzo brei either scrambled one as an omelette. She needed to get clarification that the omelette was really a "pancake". I ordered a knockwurst. The menu said that for $1.00 you can get potato salad with it. I asked for that and she seemed a bit alarmed. Imagine how I felt when I got the bill and found I was charged $6.95 for a side of potato salad! I complained, they removed the charge. My friend wasn't happy with her matzo brei "pancake". My knockwurst was still a big hot dog but was the cheapest thing on the menu. And with the tip it still cost us about $40.00.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/17/2013
I tried going back a couple of times, hoping that the poor service or dry meat was a fluke, but it wasn't. This place is consistently subpar and consistently expensive. I guess they're hoping that people keep coming back for the name. I won't be one of those people.
Posted by anonymous on 10/05/2013
Not sure what was funnier - the 12 employees standing around stalking our table to clear the plates away ASAP, but never offering a coffee refill, the $19.50 price for the dessert sampler, consisting of 4 cookies, 1 piece of babka and 4 ruglah or the ridiculously high prices for everything except maybe the hot dog...and after seeing this review, they will probably raise the price. For food that is so unhealthy, it is amazing that people pay the prices charged here
Posted by Robert on 04/17/2013
this is New York and I am not sure the prices are that different from the old restaurant. I only had a few things, so I can only comment that the Pastrami is great (order lean), excellent matza ball soup, the pickles and coleslaw are also my favourites. The service is soso - usually the waiter disappears. Have been doing pick up for the last few times, and that is always excellent. I think now that they have been open for a while they have the right rythm. And yes it is still very expensive, but comparable to other restaurants in the area for dinner