Ben’s In the News

October 21, 2011
Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurants & Caterers Receives 2011 Best of Manhattan Award

U.S. Commerce Association's Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

NEW YORK, NY, October 21, 2011 -- Ben's Kosher Delicatess Restaurants & Caterers has been selected for the 2011 Best of Manhattan Award in the Delicatessen Restaurants category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winner in each category. The 2011 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.


April 27, 2011

Lois Solomon/

Family Dining Review: Ben's New York Kosher Delicatessen In Boca Raton

Best reason to go: I wanted my daughter to taste the foods I grew up with but don't serve anymore because they are too heavy or fattening, such as kreplach (dumplings filled with ground meat), potato knishes, hot pastrami and kasha varnishkes (bowtie pasta, buckwheat and mushrooms). I had mixed success in this endeavor. READ MORE...

April 19, 2011

Rob Petrone/ fios1news/ Long Island Restaurant Hunter

Pastrami Second To None At Ben's Kosher Delicatessen

Rob Petrone interviews General Manager Hal Simon at Ben's in Carle Place about Kosher dining at Ben's. VIEW VIDEO

April 7, 2011
Congratulations, Chef Atilio!

Congratulations to Chef Atilio at Ben's in Boca Raton, who won the Chef's Choice award for "Best Matzo Ball" at the Second Annual Golden Matzah Bowl held at Forest Trace.

September 2, 2010

Andrew Gans/

The Boychick Affair To Return To New York City In Octobe

Beginning Oct. 3 at 3 PM, The Boychick Affair will begin Sunday afternoon performances at Ben's NY Kosher Deli in Manhattan. READ MORE...

February 18, 2010

BWW News Desk

Ben's Deli Unveils CIRCUMCISE ME
Bris-ket Sandwich

Circumcise Me is ( Yisrael Campbell's hilarious show at The Bleecker Street Theater (45 Bleecker Street). Tickets for the show are now on sale through May 16th. Ben's Deli (209 W. 38th Street) is honored the show by unveiling The Circumcise Me "BRIS"-ket sandwich at noon on February 17th. The sandwich is sliced brisket and cole-slaw on rye bread with a pickle (with the ends cut off, of course) and chopped liver on the side. READ MORE...

February 17, 2010

Michael Orback/

'Circumcise Me' 
Extended Through Mid-May

Circumcise Me, the hit off-Broadway play, will have its run at the Bleeker Street Theatre extended until May 16th. READ MORE...

February 11, 2010

John Tanasychuck/

Ben's New York Kosher Delicatessen /
Boca Raton

3-1/2 out of 4 stars
First impression: One visit here and you'll understand why David Sax, author of "Save the Deli" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $24), includes Ben's among his three favorite South Florida spots. READ MORE...


November 8, 2008
A Day Of Thanks & Giving

On Sunday, November 8th, the Mary Brennan INN Soup Kitchen in Hempstead, LI, opened its doors for their annual Day of Thanks & Giving Luncheon Event. The luncheon was catered by Ben’s Kosher Deli with a special tour of their facility.

This year, The INN honored Dave Golbert, Volunteer and Community Advocate, along with Carol Hodkin of Geico Insurance Company. Proceeds from the event go directly towards preparing the Mary Brennan INN for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

For more information about The INN, please contact: Nora Bealey at (516) 486-8506 ext. 108 or

Ronnie Dragoon, owner of Ben’s, and his wife Cindy, along with Ben’s Catering Director, Todd Silverstein, serve the attendees.

October 19, 2009

Jason Perlow/ Off The Broiler

Kosher Orgy: Save The Deli Launch Party At Ben's

For those of you who have been living under a rock the last several years, my friend David Sax has been working diligently on his book Save the Deli, a chronicle of his travels throughout the United States and Canada in his efforts to seek out what remains of our dying Jewish Deli culture. READ MORE