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2nd Avenue Deli
Posted by Lisa on 07/30/2009
2nd Ave Deli -- my go to for comfort food -- is not the same as it once was since it moved from the village to murray hill. Very expensive and quality has declined. I ordered a burger one night and it was microwaved! But -- still the best matzah ball soup I have ever had!
Posted by cygirl on 06/25/2009
I got a $15 corn beef sandwich that had maybe 5 thin slices of meat. The corn beef here is really good, but you are going to pay for it!
Posted by digby on 06/22/2009
I was prepared to pay the $14 for a sandwich expecting it to be big and overstuffed like many other pricey NY delis. Big letdown. Even after greasing the carver, my brisket sandwich was tiny - like you would make a child for their lunchbox. I couldn't believe it. Everyone is friendly and the place is cleaner than similar spots but wow is it expensive for what you get. For the record, the brisket is very good.
Posted by NY Foodie on 06/05/2009
I do not understand where some of the negative reviews came from. I ate here for lunch today and not only was the food excellent (a delicious matoh ball soup w/ a matzoh the size of a graprefuit, with half a pastrami sandwich) but the service was great. The watier was friendly, attentive and offered taste after taste of some of the deli's best specialties from gribenes to Bosco soda. A wonderful place for comfort food.
Posted by TT on 05/23/2009
The entrees came out with at least 10 minutes intervals between them, the fish did not smell fresh, the chicken was extremely dry. I understand that these aren't typically what one would order at this kind of place, but then why are they even on the menu? The chopped liver was ok, nothing more. The manager that came to our table to figure out something with the bill was arrogant and didn't help. The only good thing that I can say is that our waiter seemed like a nice guy that was having a bad day.
Posted by Gramercy Foodie on 05/17/2009
For years, the only good thing about having a cold was getting to order "chicken in the pot" from the 2nd Ave. Deli. Now there's nothing good about it. The matzoh balls had a strange soapy taste; the chicken had no taste at all - more like naked tofu than chicken. The broth was o.k. but for $34, with one extra matzoh ball -ugh- and a so-so tip, even Campbell's has to be a better bet.
Posted by DS on 03/16/2009
I went to 2nd ave deli this weekend and really enjoyed it. The sandwiches were as memorable as any great kosher deli. My dad had a triple decker that was over stuffed like a good old dagwood sandwich. Mom and sis also had tripple deckers and even had left overs for the next day. I had the potatoe pancakes which were a little crispy, and well done. As well as a cornbeef sandwich which was very tasty. The resturant is alot smaller and very busy. Though the prices are a bit high.