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Ben Ash Delicatessen
Posted by Philly Girls on 12/20/2005
We were at Ben's yesterday (12/19/05), what a disappointment. The only reason we stopped @ Ben's was because the line at Carnegie Deli was 1/2 block long and we did not wanted to wait. We visit NYC frequently and always go to Carnegie & other restaurants. I ordered Latkes, & my friend order Perogies, we both had soup which was very good; my latkes were not made with potatoes it was some kind of cornmeal the taste was nothing like I'm used to. My friends Perogies were some type of dough stuffed with more dough, tasteless. My friends and I as well as my husband & I; visit NYC very frequent; we are only 1 1/2 hrs. from NYC, & we come up to go shopping & go to the Theater, and like to visit different restaurants. Food other than the soup was subpar and the prices are sky high service was poor. For 2 bowls of soup, latkes & perogies, 1 ice tea and 1 decaf coffee the bill was $48 and change. I think this is high for lunch and for what we had.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/08/2005
Menu indicates that you can have eggs the way you like them. When requesting poached eggs the waiter said "We don't make paoched eggs" . When you charge nine dollars for three eggs. The customer should be able to get the eggs the way they want them. Tourist spot or not?
Posted by Monicca on 09/12/2005
Just wanted to let anyone that yes BenAsh is not for everyone but you pay for quality and good service. This is what you will find at Ben Ash. I love going there everyone is so friendly, they have the best bartender around, I often make the trip and let me tell you you have to try their chicken wings, they are the best. Any of their sandwiches are great too, yes the price isn't cheap but trust me you get a great sandwich and not only is it good but you cannot finish the sandwich, that's how big they are. If you want cheap and just thrown together, I recommend a fast food chain, If you want the best sandwich around then go to Ben Ash.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/04/2005
After walking around with our kids most of the afternoon, we stopped in for a few coffees and desert for the kids. My gut feeling after sitting down and looking over the menu for only a few seconds was, "let's get out of here". A brownie was 6 bucks! add another 2 for ice cream and we were at 8.. then of course a sharing charge because my kids wanted to share it.. We just had 2 coffees.. bill was 15.. for a brownie and two coffies.. ok.. so it's nyc.. i understand. but the thing that got me was the place was unclean! Not recommended.
Posted by Andrew Graham on 08/25/2005
I was led to believe by friends that America was an extremely cheap place in which to eat, and that is true, but only in fast-food places. Otherwise, be prepared to part with serious cash. I visited Ben Ash Twice for breakfast, and both time ordered pancakes and bacon. The Pancakes were light and fluffy, but the bacon was nearly all fat, and was extremely tough. For the four of us, breakfast cost over seventy dollars. You can easily find the same food for less in NYC. The cheesecake was very nice, but, then again, it's hard to find a place that's bad for cheesecake in New York.
Posted by Native New Yorker on 08/09/2005
Tried this place because the lines outside Carnegie Deli was long. This place is touristy, waiter slow to take order, try to pass off bottled water when we specifically asked for tap. Forgot to order my soup and delivered sandwiches orders first. I told him to cancel soup but he tried to convince me to take the soup home instead. Received check with 20% tip already calculated on final check acted like it was mandatory. Food not worth the price.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/08/2005
I am a cheesecake nut! Ben Ash has the creamiest fluffiest cheesecake in the city. Hands Down. The service has been excellent the last two visits, but was not always so. They may have new management? Anyways if you love cheesecake this is the place for you.