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2nd Avenue Deli
Posted by disappointed on 02/02/2008
I got takeout and the guy behind the counter kept getting my order wrong. He didn't know what I meant by grilled chicken sandwhich even though it's on the menu, and then when I pointed it out to him, he gave me two instead of one. He also gave me a quart of soup, when I asked for a small. 16.50 for a sandwich is ridiculous, plus I waited 15 minutes. There was also a huge argument while I was waiting between an old man behind the register and a delivery man. The old 2nd avenue deli was much faster, and the food was better. Something was not the same about the food in the new location. I don't think they have it together yet.
Posted by dissapointed on 01/26/2008
I ordered matzoh ball soup with rice and a round knish. I got soup w/noodles and a square knish. The soup was so bland it needed lots of salt. And all for this can be yours too for only $20.45.
Posted by anonymous on 01/20/2008
My husband and I have always been big fans of the old 2nd Ave Deli, and could not be more excited to see the deli reopen. The food is as good or even better than the original. The waiters are very friendly, and your meal is ended with a delicious chocolate soda. So what if you have to wait on line to get a table, it is 100% worth the wait, glad to have it around again.
Posted by bo on 01/19/2008
pricey but worth it.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/14/2008
It's truly great to have the original Second Avenue Deli back. I grew up going to this deli and the food here is just as good as I remember. I'm just shocked that the place is so small. I know they have enough draw to have gotten a bigger restaurant than they currently occupy. If you're looking for take out then this is perfect, but sitting down is a bit of a hassle.
Posted by Not a Good Lunch on 01/14/2008
Beware- this is not a good place to go unless you have a group of 3 or 4. The restaurant only has three tables that are two tops and the restaurant REFUSES to seat parties of two at four tops- even if there is no one waiting. Instead, they'll ask you to share a booth with another group. Shared tables are alright. From experience I can now tell you that sharing a booth with strangers can suck. The woman taking names however, didn't alert us that there was a shortage of tables for two- or ask if we'd be ablright sharing when we arrived. She just said it would be a very short wait (read 20 minutes.) Add that the poor service to the fact that the place is cramped and WAY overpriced and you've got one bad experience. Once people get over the newness of this place I hope it improves or shuts down again. It's not worth it.
Posted by me on 01/13/2008
I came here today (Sunday) at 3pm with a party of 4. After waiting for about 30 minutes, we were literally squeezed into a TINY table. A pitcher of water, pickles, and coleslaw were practically thrown down on the table. The waiter came by 30 seconds later and asked us for our order (which we had decided on while standing in line). About 3 minutes later the soup came. The matzoh ball soup was bland - it tasted much better after adding salt and pepper. Before we finished the soup, the sandwiches came. We got turkey/pastrami club, lean pastrami, pastrami, and corned beef. Everything was tasty. We were done in less time than we stood in line! Although the food was good, I don't think I would go back. The whole experience was a disappointment. You would think that when a restaurant would have the chance to start from scratch and open a new restaurant, they would try make it comfortable and organized.