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Ben Ash Delicatessen
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.
Posted by NYC-dweller on 04/11/2010
Well, the food is decent although when I order lox an eggs typically its scrambled but they serve the lox strips separately and I had to mix it in my eggs. The thing that bothered my party was the old 2 foot jars of ancient sauerkraut still hissing by windows and our table. Get rid of these displays and maybe the food will go down better.
Posted by ed on 12/29/2009
I have been eating in NY for over 40 Years. Ben Ash Deli is grossly overpriced, and has some of the worst food that I have ever eaten-ANYWHERE! Inedible pastrami, and brisket. A personal pizza that cost $18.00.
Posted by Tina on 12/27/2009
I ordered the cookies and cream cheesecake and it was wonderful. Expensive, but worth the price because it was huge and took me a long time to finish it. I haven't tried any of there other food because deli food isn't really my thing but I am surprised that everyone who eats there is complaining about how much money they were charged. I mean when you look at the menu you see the prices and you can choose to stay and pay or leave. In any case look at the area. Most places around there are priced for tourists and apparently they are paying since the place is still open. BUt who in their right mind would even order a $25 sandwich?
Posted by Jeff Jacobs on 12/06/2009
Rubbery Pastrami, Dried out Hot dogs, soggy fries, and stale breads, thats what this place is about. Its sad really, with the location, and the build out as a NY Deli, this place could have a line out the door and put Carnegie out of business. Chalk it up to an out of touch owner, and a belligerent and clueless staff of chefs, who really no nothing about this type of food. Seems sad...
Posted by MAM on 11/09/2009
We went Saturday night before Jersey Boys. $4 drafts and Appletinis for the Ladies. Started with appetizers and ended with Reubens and Pastrami. Each sandwich was piled high. My wife ordered a Pasts and Chicken dish. She didn't like it. Our waiter took it back, brought her another meal of her choice, "fast" and didn't charge us. New York at it's best! Off to the show, back afterwqards for more drinks and dessert. Greated by the staff like we had been coming for years. I would highly recommend this deli!
Posted by GF on 10/30/2009
I ordered their gefilte fish, for 4 bucks(!). It looked and tasted like it came right from the jar at the grocery store. Something I never buy, no explanation needed. They should check out some kosher delis and make it the same delicious, homemade way that they do....