2nd Ave Deli since 1954
Cuisine: Jewish deli, Kosher
Neighborhood: Midtown East, Murray Hill
Famous dishes: Pastrami Sandwich. Matzo ball soup. 3 Decker Sandwiches.
Occasions: I was here for lunch with friend. Good for lunch.
Style & Decor: Diner
The 2nd Ave Deli opened in 1954 on the second avenue in East Village. Original location closed in 2005 and reopened one in Upper East Side and one in Murray Hill. A waitress told me this location opened in 2008. 2nd Ave Deli is a one of iconic deli of New York City. I had checked of some of other famous delis in city, pastrami sandwich at Katz’s and Bagels and lox at Russ & Daughters. Carnegie Deli is my next stop but they’re temporarily closed right now, scheduled to reopen on next month.
Me and my friend Lord of the forks were here for lunch to try Pastrami and Brisket sandwiches. Result of patrolling: We both thought Pastrami was better than Brisket. Also Katz’s Pastrami and Brisket are both better than 2nd Ave Deli. BUT like I said this place is Bucket List so you should definitely try their sandwiches while you are in New York.
Read more about history of restaurant here http://www.2ndavedeli.com/about/deli-history/
2nd Ave Deli 162 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 (212) 689-9000
Hot Pastrami Sandwich $18.50 ♥♥♥♥
Pastrami VS Brisket
Pastrami is winner 🙂
Hot Brisket Sandwich $17.50 ♥♥♥
Mustard for sandwiches
Counter seats in front room
At the end of the meal, they offered us a Bosco chocolate soda shot 🙂