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2nd Avenue Deli
Posted by Angry Sick Person on 12/27/2012
I have been suffering from a horrible cold and the only thing I wanted was some chicken noodle soup. So my husband ordered us some soup from Second Avenue Deli, along with a pastrami sandwich and a chocolate babka. We ordered a quart of the soup. I wish I could post photos on menupages to show you what the soup looked like. It was 95% broth and the rest was just noodles. No chicken, no little pieces of carrrot. Nothing. It basically looks to me like they make one broth and toss it with some noodles to make chicken noodle soup. The pastrami and babka were good, but when you are sick, there is nothing like a good chicken noodle soup and this just is a disgrace to an establishment that claims to be the best at anything.
Posted by Charles on 10/28/2012
After a few months, the 2nd Ave. Deli uptown draws few customers, and empty tables every night tell the truth that prices are simply way too high, even for the UES. Only foreign tourist in midtown, and expense account lunch customers in midtown, pay such prices for sandwiches and soup and such. And to think, you must pay extra for lean meat in your sandwich, if you don't want fat and grizzle. Sorry, 2nd Ave., but your prices are too high and I won't come back to your deserted restaurant.
Posted by Sean on 07/30/2012
Went with a friend on Sunday morning for breakfast: over $50.00 for a disappointing meal. My pastrami hash was tasteless and her potato pancakes were greasy. Eggs on my has were ordered 'over easy' and arrived over and hard. Well, I've been wanting to check it out and I'm glad I did for breakfast and not for dinner. Prices are absurd.
Posted by Ryan W on 06/25/2012
Ordered a large chicken noodle soup for take-out. For $16 I got a quart of tasty broth, a few limp noodles and no chicken. Won't ever go back. Prices are obscene, even for upper east siders.
Posted by Jamie on 04/22/2012
worth every penny! service and quality are impeccable. the only place that makes better matzoh ball soup than me! the level of service and quality are unmatched in the world!! i've had jewish deli all over the place. none like this. I love you second ave deli! so do all of my friends that get it!
Posted by anon on 03/10/2012
I don't know what some reviewers are talking about: there is no better matzoh ball soup in the city, period. Prices are relatively high but so is the quality of the food. This is the real deal. Been there several times and service always lovely. This a like a scene from a Woody Allen movie...love it. Get the soup and 1/2 sandwich special for $16. A huge amount of food and they give you cole slaw and the best pickles and a shot of chocolate soda when you are done. The best.
Posted by Marilyn Reisman on 03/04/2012
Excellent food and great service. The staff bends over backwards to making your visit a pleasurable experience. We had mushroom barley soup like mother used to make, corned beef, brisket, pastrami - loads of calories but well worth it.