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Ben Ash Delicatessen

  • RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Delis, Diners & Coffee Shops, Sandwiches
  • 857 7th Ave, New York NY10019 40.7642 -73.981006
  • (At 55th St)
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  • (212) 265-1818
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User Ratings (Based on 94 reviews)

Food 2.2 Value 1.5
Service 2.2 Atmosphere 2.3

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 265-1818
(212) 265-0727
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Daily: 6am-3am
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Catering, Delivery, Late Night, Pre/Post Theater, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible
Min Delivery:

User Reviews

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    Posted by Vlap77 on 05/21/2010

    Avoid Like the Plague

    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.

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    Posted by Dr BuZ on 05/02/2010

    Winner for the Worst Potato Knish in U.S.A

    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

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    Posted by Parlin Ed on 04/16/2010

    Had much better elsewhere

    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.

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    Posted by NYC-dweller on 04/11/2010

    unappetizing large pickled bottles displayed

    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.

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    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.

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    Posted by Tina on 12/27/2009

    Great Cheesecake

    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?

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    Posted by Jeff Jacobs on 12/06/2009

    Not good

    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...

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