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Ben Ash Delicatessen
Posted by Paul Lem on 12/19/2010
My son wanted to go to Carnegie Deli, but was crowded so we opted for Benash Deli instead. What a mistake. There were 8 of us in the party. Food came out at 4 different times. Sandwich was okay. Soup would have been better if they opened a can of Campbells.Dinners were not right, and 1 came out burned to a crisp.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/05/2010
I 0rdered the dollar pancakes. They were like small frisbees. Unedible. Fruit was served on plate with pancakes and fruit juice soaked into pancakes. They tried to seat us by a broken front door in 30 degree weather. People would leave because they were not waited on. 12/5/2010
Posted by ga on 10/02/2010
Pastrami is tough and the soups taste like they came from a can. I guess they get their business from the overflow of the Carneige across the street who don't know what they are in for.
Posted by BrianL on 07/11/2010
While you expect high prices and reasonably bad service from the "touristy" places, this one takes the cake. Horrendous service - even after trying to flag every waiter in the place down for 15 minutes, still no service, and place was a quarter empty. Food grossly overpriced. Bowl of cole slaw "for the table" was rancid, and pickles were moldy. I had the pleasure of "remembering" my meal several times that day in various forms. Many many many better experiences in the City.
Posted by Vlap77 on 05/21/2010
Restaurants have a very short span in New York. How this one survives baffles me. With horrendous service, laughable (not in a happy way) prices, subpar food and an unwelcome atmosphere, this "deli/restaurant" still exists. Why, oh why?! Please close it down.
Posted by Dr BuZ on 05/02/2010
From Katz' Deli on NY Lower East Side, to PJ Bernstein on NY Upper East Side to Nate & Al in Beverly Hills, to Cantors on Fairfax in Los Angeles, or back on the 7th Avenue NY Carnegie Deli and the Stage Deli, Ben As wins for serving the worst potato knish in the U.S.A. The crust was like rubber! Most of the potato filling was tasteless. I was the only one at the take-out counter and it took 20 minutes to get it. I will not go back
Posted by Parlin Ed on 04/16/2010
Came with another couple. Read the reviews but tried the place any way. It is a tourist trap on the main ave. with a flashy name. The food was expensive and nothing to speak of. The mushroom soup was warm and very plain. The brisket was dry. The waiter was friendly and did his best to help us. His service was good.