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Ben Ash Delicatessen

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    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$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 Anonymous on 03/14/2008

    Overpriced and unappetizing

    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.

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    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.

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    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.

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    Posted by mathmodave on 12/10/2007

    Stay away

    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.

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    Posted by Anonymous on 12/08/2007

    Not recommended

    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.

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    Posted by NYC Palate on 11/20/2007

    Not recommended

    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.

  • Ben Ash Delicatessen

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/17/2007

    Don't be lured by the window

    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!

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