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Ben Ash Delicatessen
Posted by Anonymous on 03/14/2008
I went in to pick up black & white cookies and asked if I could just get a turkey reuben to go. I am still shocked by this, but the price was $24 for the sandwich. Fine, I figured it better be good. When I went back to the office to eat the sandwich, nothing was in the reuben except sauerkraut & turkey! The bread was not toasted, the cheese was not swiss, & there was no russian dressing on the sandwich! For $24 it has to be amazing unfortunately, this was not. The turkey was not even real turkey it was the sliced kind you could buy at any deli. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
Posted by Roberts Family on 01/01/2008
I thought that my cheesecake and root beer float were delicious. My sister had Silver Dollar pancakes and she loved them. As we are from England, we thought it was a real American atmosphere and we give a big well done to Ben Ash.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/26/2007
I'm shocked this place is still in business. Went yesterday after the theatre. Wife and kids each had grilled cheese, which was cold and soggy. I had a pastrami sandwich -- bread stale, meat cold and dry. Just incredibly overpriced - I can't imagine this place would ever have a repeat customer.
Posted by mathmodave on 12/10/2007
I should have walked on when I couldn't see a menu on the outside and the place was nearly empty. Service was poor - for a start, I had to wait ages for them to take my order. I was halfway through my starter when they brought my main course out! Main course (grilled chicken, no mention of BBQ sauce) was smothered in the stuff - couldn't eat it. Had to wait ages for the check - and they brought that out to me without taking away the dirty plate. When I only tipped 10%, was grumbled at and was told that I should tip 20%. I explained why I thought that that was what I thought the service was worth and the waiter seemed to accept my point. Atmosphere was bad - the place was empty so the staff were fooling around. Stay away! I'm not going back.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/08/2007
I was in NYC for the first time last weekend, and on our last day we had lunch at BEN ASH DELICATESSEN , the menu looked good, so we went in. We did not enjoy the food at all, it is definately not worth the price. We had 2 chicken noodle soups (that tasted funny), one foot long hot dog (that was wrinkle beyond recognition), 2 soft drinks and a dessert that was so hard that it could break a window. The bill was $49! On top of everything, we got harrassed by the waitress because she didn't like the tip we had left her.
Posted by NYC Palate on 11/20/2007
First - the service was sluggish and incompetent. They charged us for things that we didn't order and upon mentioning this to the help told us: "I didn't take your order." (Well at least you won't be getting our tip). Second - the food is not good. Third - the price. $15 for a croissant w/ bacon? $4 for Tropicana orange juice that the advertise as "hand squeezed?" Do not, for the love of your wallet and stomach, venture into this establishment.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/17/2007
The window has wonderful looking pastries. That's the highlight. Keep walking. The pastries are OK, but not worth the $13/person minimum charge. This place is a rip-off. Our server was a nice young lady, but not much of a server. She was the highlight of an otherwise infuriating experience. My wife & I are still joking about the $31 bagel, bacon, pastry, and 2 coffees. Ack!