Fodor's Expert Review 2nd Ave Deli

$$ Murray Hill Deli

It may no longer be on 2nd Avenue, but the most recent incarnation of this East Village institution—about a mile uptown, in Midtown—still delivers on its longtime traditional matzo ball soup, overstuffed triple-decker sandwiches filled with house-cured pastrami, and other old-world specialties. Hot open-face sandwiches, like juicy beef brisket, are served with gravy and French fries. Even better, you can now get your fill of kasha varnishkes, carrot tzimmes, and potato kugel until 11 pm nightly. There's also an outpost on the Upper East Side.

Deli Casual Breakfast Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

162 E. 33rd St.
New York, New York  10016, USA


Known For:
  • Long menu of classic deli fare
  • Gefilte fish and lox
  • Brisket and pastrami

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