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2nd Avenue Deli
Posted by Macstibs on 10/27/2008
They've added a delivery fee of $10. Still have great Turkey and Pastrami. Not afraid of their salt like usual. Order taker is now quasi-surly. Kind of a shame... there's just no excuse for not being polite.
Posted by Alyssa on 10/22/2008
i was so excited when 2nd avenue deli re-opened and haven't been disappointed. i love the tasty free cole slaw, pickles (sour & half sour) and gribenes and appreciate the effort of the pickled tomato even though i find them gross. first off, the presentation and flavor and fluffiness of the matzo ball soup can't be beat. and the kasha varnishkes is sublime. i took my vegetarian boyfriend from the midwest there for the first time and he loved the spinach pierogies, kasha varnishkes and free shot of chocolate soda (and his secret bite of matzo ball!) and don't forget the delicious pastrami, corned beef and chopped liver on ryeeven a half sandwich can be split between a sit-down meal and tomorrow's leftovers for lunch. 2nd avenue deli is infinitely tastier and more value for your $$ than the rip-off katz deli. and it's not a tourist trap (when harry met sally etc etc) though i must admit, the rude/kind of incompetent waitstaff at 2nd ave is kind of a turnoff. and the atmosphere is very new yorka surprising lack of touriststotally bizarre, sometimes unpleasant elderly folk are always out and about. and the hand dryer in the bathroom is frightening! also, at 2nd avenue, grab a box of cinnamon raisin rugelah to go.
Posted by Carol on 10/05/2008
I visited NY on Sept 20, and was craving good deli food. Well, I found it. Had a pastrami sandwich. It was the best. And so were the pickles and cole slaw. Wish I could get it here in Wichita, KS.
Posted by mereditor on 10/02/2008
I was craving chopped liver, so I gave this place a try and was thrilled! We were treated to free gribenes and chocolate soda shots, on top of the usual pickles (AMAZING!) and cole slaw (pretty good). My sandwich was pricey, but it was so filled with chopped liver, I could have made a 2nd lunch out of it, and then it's not such a bad price! My friend and I split a latke which was good. She enjoyed her pastrami sandwich a lot. I'd go back!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/16/2008
$15 for a quart of matzah ball soup oy!!!
Posted by Deli Lover on 09/14/2008
Yes, I too yearn for the days of the old 2nd Avenue Deli on 10th and Second Avenue. The place is as comfortable as the 6-Train at rush hour. The service at the new 2nd Avenue Deli is poor...cold, mean, and slow. For the prices they charge, they should be beaming. As for the food. Why 2nd Avenue Deli, why? Their pastrami is fatty, tough, and not very hot. To top it off, it lacks the flavor of the original. I understand that overhead in Manhattan is through the roof. I will pay for quality. This new 2nd Avenue Deli is just so disappointing. Get your act together, because you've lost your loyal followers.
Posted by Glenn on 09/13/2008
Kind of pricey, but we knew that. Our waiter was great. My brisket sandwich was just superb, you can't make that at home. I'd have the exact same thing again and probably never try anything else. The Mrs. had gefilta fish which she liked. The carrots served with were real dull, but I told her to get fries....What, no pickles? Who knew?