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Ben Ash Delicatessen

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    $$$7.01 - $12
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  • Delis, Diners & Coffee Shops, Sandwiches
  • 857 7th Ave, New York NY10019 40.7641794 -73.9810094
  • (At 55th St)
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  • (212) 265-1818
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User Ratings (Based on 92 reviews)

2.035
Food 2.2 Value 1.4
Service 2.2 Atmosphere 2.3

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 265-1818
Fax:
fax
(212) 265-0727
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Hours:
Daily: 6am-3am
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Open Late, Pre/Post Theater, Delivery, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering
Min Delivery:
10.00

User Reviews

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/08/2005

    Best Cheesecake In the City

    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.

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    Posted by Justin on 06/16/2005

    Not recommended

    Went to Ben Ash for lunch this afternoon with some co-interns. We ordered matzo ball soup and potato latkes. Now, all of us are Jewish, so we know our Jewish food well and this stuff tasted poor. The soup broth was more of a chicken noodle than a matzo ball and it didn't mix well with the ball. The taste and the consistency of the ball were good, but the broth was just overwhelming. Moving on to the latkes, when they arrived, you could tell right away it wasn't going to be a pleasant experience. They looked soggy instead of crispy and the taste was just as bad. I don't know what kind of batter they were using, but none of us were a fan. We asked for the latkes to be taken off the bill and they were. Other people at our table ordered a cheeseburger and a turkey burger which they enjoyed...just stay away from the Jewish food.

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/10/2005

    Crabcakes? More like shrimpcakes!

    My husband and I were up from NJ and enjoying the city on 5/31/05. We wanted to grab a quick lunch and decided to try out Ben Ash. We soon realized that the menu was extremely over-priced, but we were hungry and just wanted a quick lunch. The appetizer of mozzerella sticks was not cooked long enough - the cheese inside was still hard. My husband got a turky burger that was practically well done when he'd asked for medium. And I had ordered crabcakes, only to find that there was no crab in them at all - just shrimp. We called the manager over, and explained that we were not happy with the food. He stated that crab is not a flavorful meat, and that is why they put shrimp in the crabcakes. He said, "at least it's whole shrimp, at least we don't grind it up to look like crab." Even after explaining that we eat crabcakes often and that crab meat IS very flavorful, he made no apologies and did not offer to take anything off the bill. Fortunately, seeing "Spamalot" and dinner at Bombay Palace later that night made up for it!

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    Posted by stacey on 05/30/2005

    NYC deli experience

    The staff at ben ash was never extremely friendly but the place was clean and the apple strudel was to die for...We had a pastry and coffee every night after the shows and were always pleased with the taste! The chocolate cigars, almond cresents, and cheesecake were marvelous. We did not ever eat a sandwich but when food was brought to tables nar us, we were amazed at how large the portions were. It was a bit pricey but well worth it!

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    Posted by Wes on 05/04/2005

    Nice place

    Had a pastrami and chopped liver on rye, unbelievably huge. Expensive, yes ($18.95), but it's good for two meals (but just one for me). I'm not big on "atmosphere", so that didn't matter to me. The service was fine. Not real busy, which is just fine with me, too. Bigger than other delis - went to the Stage and sat shoulder to shoulder with strangers. Maybe that's part of the NY experience, but it made me uncomfortable. This place was fine.

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/17/2005

    Cheesecake the way it's meant to be

    It's steep. It doesn't matter. I don't know about the food, but the cheesecake is worth it.

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    Posted by Mike on 04/13/2005

    Oh my...

    We tried a lot of different meals at Ben ash's, breakfast, dinner and dessert, and I must say that everything we had was SUPERB. Anyone who ever visits NYC just has to go to Ben's. I would not miss it for the world. I agree that the food is somewhat expensive but considering the huge portions it is abolsutely worth it. Like one of the waiters said: "In New York we eat a lot.". So there is no need to wait in line at Carnegie's when you can go to Ben Ash's. It is places like this that make NYC great.

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