Reviews of Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers (Catering)

211-37 26th Ave, Bayside, NY 11360, United States Located in: The Bay Terrace

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REVIEWS OF Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers IN New York

Edwin Fernandez

Not good

Janine Rosenthal

It's GREAT very busy nice people's

Mad Dog Games

Love this place go all the time the staff is really friendly and the food doesnt take forever to come out

Neal Lerner

Regular customer

mario cat

where cholesterol is not a bad word and lean is not necessarily desirable. but their tongue sandwich with a side of cole slaw...

Jeremy Jacobowitz

This place never disappoints. We had the pastrami on rye with mustard, french fries, and onion rings. The fresh coleslaw and pickles always tastes great as we are waiting for our meal.

Sheldon Bock

Great food, good size portion and very clean restaurant. Been coming here for years.

Beatriz McAllister

Good food, attentive personnel.

Joseph Urbinati

Limited selection. Rude staff.

Ira Schultz

Love the matzoh balls

Stuart Becker

The New York strip was excellent

Edith Kaplan

Delicious food and superior service

River and friends

It was horrible and dry.

Alan Schneider

Great food

Bundy Blunts

The pastrami is on point

Jerry Austin

The food is good, but....Not enough meat on the sandwiches!!! DEFINITELY not like the "old days!!!"

Joseph Collins

Ben's makes a great sandwich

Joel Kaufman

Great chicken soup

Al Jacobson

Great food, good service

Michael Ushak

My goto lunch when visiting family in Bayside. The staff is on point and you cant beat the classic Jewish Deli food. While not necessarily classic I absolutely love their fries and onion rings too.

Alex Weller

Pastrami on rye, no reason to get anything else. Pickles and coleslaw are the best around.

Matthew Reifler

Chicken noodle soup and pastrami sandwiches. 'Nuff said.

Robert Hess

Waitress made up for previous horrible service. I'd go again.

Butch Rin

Wait staff is nice. The management is awful, yelling at staff while you eat (on several occasions), when they ring you up no eye contact & rarely a thank you.

Jo I

The basics are always good. Getting more and more expensive.

Daniel Marder

Its Ben's Kosher in Queens. Great Jewish Soul Food Lousy service what are you going to do? For a Taset of One of the last Surviving Kosher Deli Chains . You just gotta go there.

Beth Frank

Always good.

Allan R.

Any Ben's I visited (Manhattan, Bay Terrace, Greenvale & Woodbury) has always been good. All you can eat pickles and home made cole slaw at your table. Fountain drinks, refilled free all you can drink. All good, but let's remember it's 2018 so if you are looking for a brisket sandwich for 8 bucks, those days are over. Bathrooms clean. In Manhattan ask for Sam the waiter, he's a comedian on the side and has good jokes.

guy aviv

Worst prime rib I ever had!!!! Everything else was "ok" nothing crazy

Explorer Tester

Big portions good food good staff

Eric Wilkerson

The customer service is constantly efficient, awesome ambience, super nice employees. I will return again when I am in the area.

Susan Hillman

Great experience. We had the homemade tomato rice soup and Pastrami on rye. They serve coleslaw and two types of pickles. All the food and service was excellent.

Robert Nisbet

Bought 2 pastrami sandwiches to go. Very good seeded rye bread. Pastrami wasn't trimmed so it had lots of gristle. Very little seasoning on the meat. Wanted old kosher dill pickles but they only had new. Cost was $25 for 2 items. I think that is too much by about $5.

Paul Priore

Food is very over priced but it's ok to eat. The service is slow. We had to wait for water and coffee for 20minutes before we received it. I wouldn't recommend expecting to eat fast, you will be waiting for quite sometime to get your food order. Don't expect to eat and run. Expected wait time at least close to an hour.

Maximo Moses

Best spot to have food when in a hurry. Their customer service is swift, rates are convenient, good vibes. I highly recommend this spot.

Andre Ragnauth

Excellent kosher food! You've gotta go try 'em out.

Tom Lee

Restaurant is constantly busy. If you ordered take out, expected to wait long time

Alisa Katz

Who doesn't love a pastrami sandwich? Love it! And the derma, kreplach soup, potato salad...

Ricky Eskenazyy

The worst place to eat poor service and the cashier is very disgusting and rude will never go in there again

Janet Liebman

Your typical Jewish Deli, which is becoming rarer in NYC. Waiters who make you feel guilty if you leave food on your plate! Just like home. Dinner plate sized potato latkes. Great corned beef sandwiches. What other type of restaurant serves Dr. Brown's Cel-ray soda?

Debbie Richards

This Ben's Deli is amazing it is clean service is great and of course the food is excellent I try to go once a week if you're looking for a really good Ben's Deli this is the one to go to

Donna Giamette

The best Reubens and the service is fantastic

Sal trucking Sal

There’s not too many kosher deli’s left excellent hotdogs potato pancakes I recommend it

Camila Reyes

This restaurant is no't good ... because the Boss said to 25 workers to dont come back because they wear protesters he doesn't pay their workers... so these place is so bad

Eric Greenberg

given the virtual death of the old-fashioned jewish deli, you have to give ben's credit for keeping the tradition alive. too bad a little something is lost in this re-invention of the deli genre.

Kathy Gluck

Good food parking is louzy

Jon Scheiber

Historical deli with excellent corned beef and pastrami.

Renee Obergfell

Good food but the way you have to pay and pick up things is odd.

Todd McTigue

Excellent quality food and service. Call in orders are done very timely.

Social Media

It’s conveniently located in Bayterrace mall. Plenty of parking. I love their mushroom barley soup. My husband likes their pastrami! I occasionally go there.

Dmitriy Kostylev

Outstanding food, and good service

Tobi J


cesar trujillo

Great brisket and ladkas

jeanne friedman

Not cheap but good food, big portions, and if you have a Ben's loyalty card it becomes more economical.


Classic deli. Jewish Comfort food!

Nicholas Candela

Food was excellent. Some of the best pastrami around. Bottomless coke slaw and pickles were super fresh and truly bottomless.

R Farmer

Very good food. Nice place to go.


good eats, the usual staples of matzo ball soup, potato pancakes and corned beef and pastrami sandwiches make this a perfect spot for dinner before a garden event.

Veronica Blanco

Best kosher place in Queens

Ryan Santos

Double check your order before you leave the building.

sergio gonzalez

Good food but pricey $$$

Zachary Ehrlich

very solid matza ball soup and great turk sandwich. place smells great and plenty of parking

Robert Lee

Matzoh ball soup is great. When you stop by for lunch, service is slow.

Jeffrey Wendler

the good sandwiches make this a convenient stop for sports at the garden, but with no hockey its not being visited as much. service is poor poor poor

Elias Miró

Brisket on Garlic Bread, Half Sour Pickles, Cole Slaw, Gravy on the side, Black Cherry Soda


The service tonight was less then stellar. Busy or not !


Bright fair priced

Steven Santiago

This is one of my favorite places, when I am craving good, old fashion kosher deli. Eating in is awesome, but taking home deli meats for sandwiches or heated knishes at night while watching movies. This is the place to go. Simply fantastic, check it out.

Billy Carlson

"Are you Jewish?" I am asked this every time i walk by. Is it because my nose?

Dreenzy K

Special pastrami was cut for holiday..very moist


The worst dining experience ever! We went to the Bayside location. Our server was terrific but that was it. We ordered potato pancakes which tasted like cardboard! The matzo ball soup was ordinary minus the flavor. We each ordered salads. Once again, no culinary effort here! What a shame; we were really looking forward to eating there. We went during lunch, and were surprised and wondered why the restaurant was pretty empty. That shopping center is a mecca for shoppers looking to spend money. Other dining establishments are always packed!!! After our horrific experience we now know why! What a terrible representative of Jewish Deli fame they are! Seems like we have to travel to 3G's to get a great old fashioned Jewish Deli feel hence meal!!!

Theresa Esposito

Love the food

jewelry shades

Like the picles

Christopher Neal

I can understand what Junior M. said about the service; while ours was friendly enough, they weren't exactly mavens of the menu. When I asked for advice regarding a few different items, I may have been asking their opinion on foreign policy. That said, I was there at about 8:30 on a Wednesday night and the restaurant was not busy at all. That aside, the food was solid (I ordered stuffed cabbage which came with a huge latke, and peas/carrots, and my fiancee got the pastrami omelette which also came with a latke). I can't speak to the quality of the deli meat, but my meal was good, and big enough to take home for a 2nd meal, and it was only about 16 dollars, which for a kosher meal is quite cheap.

Erik Rubin

Flavorless food, slow service and got the order wrong. Couldn't get anything wright.

tyuyui hgj

Awesome and yummy food, I like the mood the place has, and the staff members were friendly. I will definitely come back again.

Chenee Lopez

I go over just for a pastrami sandwich and coleslaw as often as i can

Marlene Glazer

consistently excellent food have been coming here over 20 years and its always really good.

Irfaan Irfaan

I used to come here for the Roast Beef Sandwich. It was always tasty in the past. However this time it was so bland. The rye bread was clammy. Luckily I had the brown gravy to help me out. Not sure if I'll go back there.

Ante hater

"Are you Jewish?" I replied back are you? They said of course and then said something to me in another language.

Jerome Rosenthal

Great food wonderful staff quick service

Elad Arye

Nice cool place great food great service

Jamey Kohn

Love this place. Good food and a great family restaurant.

Sonia Siegel

Food was very good tonight.

Alexander Kouguell

Have been going to Ben’s for years.The food and service have always been great,

mtalou .

This place has great food

Ivan 2013

The worth service evere!! Rood waiters!!!agressive stuff!!!terrible service!!!!

Deb C

Delicious pastrami

Jacob Landau

Great service real authentic Jewish food

Carol Hoffman

Most of the time service is slow. Delivery is another story. It great y in game,Delivery food is theterrific usually.

El Vis

Another masterpiece at out table. Pastrami a little dry, but nommed it up. Mashed potatoes and gravy are pretty good might i add.

Robert Nason

Ben's knows how to do deli. Period.

ej shortell

There are several Ben's Delis throughout the area. Ii like the corned beef sandwiches. All of the sandwiches are good. I like the potato knishes, matzo ball soup, fried potato pancakes. Everything is good. Service is good. The price are not expensive.

Ben Kaminow

Good, but pricey.

Joseph Pisicchio

Bens Kosher is a legendary Bayside Restruant! The food is always on point but a Little on the price side. The staff is is very knowledgeable and service is swift, Great parking outside! Great place to go after a movie.Those sour pickles…wow

Barbara Rizzo


cypro 99

Not my favorite Ben's but it's in a great location if you're in the mood for a nice Pastrami on Rye sandwich.

Gina DeLorenzo

Delicious, authentic Jewish Deli/Restaurant.

Edward Brandwein

One of the last great Jewish delis out there. The pastrami is awesome as is the matzo ball soup. Lots of choices on the menu and plenty of parking. Bring your appetite.

Lisa Kest-fein

I recommend the potato soup. It was so good. The portion was so big that I had to take half of it home. Their stuffed cabbage is great!.

Gerald Siesser

The place is okay . For deli food I'd give it a 7 out of 10

ccchazi calogero

Great pastrami & corned beef

Janine leino

I love bens so much the people are so nice and helpful

Naomi H.

Kosher food. Delicious food. Lots of hot dogs too. And of course other kosher foods.

Kelly Buquo

Would definitely recommend trying this place. Great ambience, delightful dishes, good service. Keep up the good work.

George Cmar

The pastrami and corned beef was delicious the waitress was wonderful

Joy Bobrow

Yummy pastrami and coleslaw and pickles!

Angelo Ianiro

Disappointed! For weeks I was arranging with my colleagues to have a nice office lunch from Ben’s deli in Bayside. We finally ordered lunch(key word) which came for breakfast! When we called to complain their manager gave us the excuse that due to the distance we don’t want to be late so we came early. The delivery time per my confirmation with their receptionist was 11:30-12:30. In addition the food was cold! Not a great first impression to our office looking for more of a selection of lunch options.

Arden Himmelbrand

This is a large kosher deli located in the Bay terrace Mall, offering both eat in and take out, with large portions and typical deli food.It is a little higher priced because it is kosher. Food is pretty good and the service is good but the atmosphere is not romantic. Service is generally very good. It is very loud and sometimes carrying on a conversation is difficult. You go to this restaurant not for fancy food, although there is a nice variety of meals including soup, coleslaw, main dish with two vegetables, in addition to hearty sandwiches, but when you want to leave stuffed to the gills and satisfied.

Danny Tom

Used to visit this Ben's when we lived in Queens. This one is located in the Bay Terrace shopping center. This area has changed alot since we moved out to Long Island. This location has alot of parking, so that shouldn't be an issue. Also, the wait is usually very the dinning area is very spacious. The wait staff is very friendly and quick. They set you up with the cole slaw, pickles, cucumbers and are always ready to take your order. I almost always order the overstuffed hot pastrami on club. Throw some mustard on there and I'm a very happy man. :) The fries are sometimes hit or miss... sometimes they seem a little undercooked. I only wish I could pay at the bill at the table instead of waiting on line at the register up front.

John Wu

Great service. Huge portions of authentic Kosher comfort food. Great spices on their pastrami. Knishes to die for. Staff is helpful to newcomers.

Sherry Taylor

Yummy hot dogs!

Mark Kugelman

Just what you would expect. Consistent old style Jewish deli across the whole chain.

Beverly sessum

the moment you walk in they greetyou and will take your order...take out is speedy

Khola Shaikh

Delicious pastrami sandwiches!!


Great corned beef.

Steve Frankel

Food was good service was good plenty of parking and the prices are reasonable fo

A. Cintron

The deli guy was so personable and made sure to go over my order several times to make sure it was all there. He even asked "are you sure you don't want soup" so I said why not. The food here is always good. A nice weekday staple to give yourself the night off from cooking. A little pricey but worth it for once in awhile.

Shaye Finkelstein

Wait was a little long but they made up for it with the delicious food.

Jim Christopoulos

Best place for hot dogs and kinishes


Pastrami baby!

wiesia p

Food was horible, stay away if you value your life.

Sunayna Ramdeo

Typical kosher deli type fare, but nothing in comparison to the more famous restaurants in this category, such as Katz's and 2nd Ave Deli.

Samsung GS6

Pretty good food and service.

Harvey Beringer

I recently noticed a mistake on Ben’s menu. It had “pastrami sandwich” but it should be changed to “fat sandwich”. I had the fatiest pastrami sandwich ever!

Robert Newman

Had my Dads 90th and just recently his 95th birthday parties here. They do a great job. The food was very good and the service was excellent..Looking forward to our next party there!!

Adele Katz

I had a sore throat and bad cold and I just wanted Ben’s chicken soup which I had always enjoyed, delicious soup with lots of noodles and pieces of chicken! What was given to me was chicken broth with a few noodles covering the bottom of the container, very few and no pieces of chicken, I was very disappointed, The quality at Ben’s has deteriorated!

Dario Kemp

Awesome food, very welcoming staff, always great character. They charge convenient pricing and the food quality is excellent. Highly recommended.

Omer Ozkarakaya

Catering service is very poor. We ordered lunch to our office in Jamaica, NY and we got charged for $25 as the delivery fee. Then we have been told to expect the delivery between 11:00am to 12:30pm since we are located outside the area. Delivery guy called around 10:30am to come upstairs. You cannot deliver lunch at 10:30am! I can't even rate the food because I know it doesn't taste same as freshly made

David Fiedler

This is a totally legit Kosher deli, and it even smells right! Great service and good food. The pastrami doesn't taste quite like I remember from the 60s, but it's probably a lot healthier these days and it was very good. Coleslaw tasted homemade and also good.

Davidoff Lewis

The reviews of the food are accurate but SERIOUSLY as it is already takes MANY NIGHTS ten minutes to pay e.g. for CB to go at 6pm on a Saturday.... I know the take home pay per hour, few hours you give her to cashier is not great but HIRING A NEW YOUNG LADY .... who does not have PLEASE or THANK YOU in her vocabulary? Not challenged enough, maybe she wants to fill take out orders?

Elyse Amsterdam

Best coleslaw ever

Mickey Dunne

Delicious, giant sized sandwiches, great knishes too. Not too many places around anymore to get a meal like this, so it's a real treat when I am able to get there.

Thomas Cecchino

Best Pastrami sandwich in Queens, New York. Worth the wait for a table and the waiters give it the deli flavor

George Tsourounis

Sit down service is great, but for there to go sucks. There food is really good.

S Scuba

Great Kosher Jewish restaurant. They offer dining in or takeout. Parking lot available.

Gerard Rodriguez

Simply the Best. No if, ands or buts. The place to go when you get the pastrami Jones.

Jack Heller

Good food.

Pat Lapp

Really good kosher deli. A bit pricey but still good.

Heather Stevenson

Great food and service.

Stella Mariss

Service, food and great prices! It's the flu season and yours truly was affected by it. After a visit to the urgent care center I decided I needed to get some chicken soup. I am from the 'old school' so therefore I know someone chicken soup had some miracle qualities to cure the cold. I went to Ben's Kosher Deli and Restaurant and was told to try the chicken in a pot. I DID!!! it was as close to my grandma's home made soup as it can get. The soup in a pot can easily feed 2 people. I ate as much as I could fill my stomach. I took the rest to go. I did not regret this at all and will surely visit Ben's Kosher Deli and Restaurant again!


It is nice restaurant. lot choices.

Jerry Gluck

A little pricey, but we're worth it... Yummy!

Andreas Vagelatos

The corned beef rules and the matzo ball soup is great too. Delis like this are always just a bit pricey but they give you so much food it’s worth it!

Catherine Grdovic

just love this place, for a delicious warm pastrami sandwich with hardly any fat on it and an old fashioned cream soda. Does not get any better and the French fries are real!

TheSpeeding Turtle

Always have a great time there. Staff is friendly and its like eating a home cooked meal.

Andrea K

Nice half a sandwich & salad, soup option is satisfying and good.

Michele Chesnicka

This deli is excellent. Everything is good. Convenient parking. Plenty of seating. Highly recommend.

Apollo Herring

Would surely recommend trying this place. Awesome ambience, fresh dishes, excellent service. Keep it up.

Vincenzo Ricatto


Celeste Friedlich

Love this place. Husband loves it and my 3 year old loves the cookie/ candy treat she always gets.

marc starsky

Good kosher deli


This was my first time ever in Ben's Deli. I ordered a pastrami sandwich and it was delicious. Also the waitress and staff are very friendly

Marilyn Fitzgerald

Service terrible...... cashier very rude,,,,, but food was excellent...... went on a Saturday afternoon..

Michael LaPerch

Very good food with friendly attentive staff

A Wagner

Definitely a place worth stopping by, the food is fantastic and well prepared, the rates are convenient and it is constantly well organized there. Highly recommended.

Pete Fontana

I went to Ben's for a hot dog and fries and was disappointed

Modi Li

My family have been ordering from Ben’s for a long time. Best corn beef in New York! We had great experience every time we went.

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