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2nd Ave Deli

Restaurants, Delis Upper East Side
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Pastrami Sandwich at 2nd Ave Deli
Photograph: Melissa SinclairPastrami Sandwich at 2nd Ave Deli
2nd Floor at 2nd Ave Deli
Photograph: Courtesy Danielle G. Adams
2nd Floor at 2nd Ave Deli
Photograph: Courtesy Danielle Adams

Time Out says

The onetime East Village institution, now located in Murray Hill, brought its chopped liver, corned beef and pastrami to a second location on the Upper East Side. Brothers Josh and Jeremy Lebewohl, the founder's nephews, stay true to the original with the same menu of Jewish standards (pastrami sandwiches, matzoh ball soup) the delicatessan has been serving since 1954—plus inventive newcomers (pastrami deviled eggs, Manischewitz cocktails)—at this 70-seat outpost with a second-floor barroom. 



Address: 1442 First Ave
New York
Cross street: at 75th St
Transport: Subway: 6 to 77th St
Price: Average sandwich: $14. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-11pm; Sat, Sun 9am-11pm
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The pastrami at 2nd Avenue Deli is the real deal. Juicy, tender, and served warm. The prices can be a little high, but the sandwiches come piled so high with meat you don't mind so much. They also have chocolate soda, babka, strudel, and other deli classics. 

Great local place to go for deli food if you live around the neighborhood.Can get a little pricey, but can be worth is for what you get.My personal favorites are the pastrami and corned beef. Good portions and good quality meat. There is the option to either sit down or take out if you prefer.Service is usually pretty good but can take a long time if you do not order in advance.Matzo ball soup is also very excellent, not too salty either.There are also great combination sandwiches as well, try the phenomenal pastrami and salami combination if you have a big appetite.