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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.
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!
Posted by Stacy on 08/18/2007
How Ben Ash stays in business is beyond me, because I can't fathom that they have even a single repeat customer. I recently moved to the city and suggested to a friend that we try this place since I had walked past it several times before. Very long story short - we walked out having been served food that was nearly inedible, treated very rudely by the waitstaff, and $58 poorer for the experience.
Posted by PM on 07/19/2007
So my friends and i went to this resturant thinking oh not so expensive. We get hit with the menu $9 for eggs just an omlette and then to top it off the server comes by with the check and tells us we must add 20% gratuity even though we were just 4 of us. Waste of money...wayy over priced for the boring atmosphere it presents