Ben’s Best Gourmet Delicatessen
96-40 Queens Blvd., Rego Park
Cuisine: Deli, American, Kosher
Credit Cards: Yes, all major
Sometimes, when you are looking for a meal, you just want something simple. It can be a nice place to sit down and grab a filling sandwich or a classic dinner dish. If that sounds like a good deal to you, then Ben’s Best is the place to be.
It may be called a deli, but Ben’s offers a wide variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options, in addition to a comfortable dining area in the back. Everything feels made to make sure you have an enjoyable meal. The service is impeccable, timely and up for a conversation or two.
Of course, what really matters is the food. In this field, Ben’s gets top marks as well. Heading over there with my girlfriend, we both started with a bowl of Matzo ball soup. When this place says bowl, they certainly mean it. Both of the soups we received were far bigger and heartier than expected, filled to the brim with matzo balls, noodles and chicken. If we were stopping in for a quick lunch rather than dinner, that could have been a whole meal itself.
Since we were there for a big evening meal, however, we both went ahead and ordered the deli’s classic overstuffed sandwiches. And I mean overstuffed. Both my roast turkey sandwich and my girlfriend’s pastrami sandwich were packed to the brim with meat. My sandwich was deliciously flavored and bursting at the seams, making each bite a full one. My girlfriend described her sandwich as absolutely incredible, with the mustard making for the perfect partner to the pastrami.
With so many more sandwich and entrée choices we did not get a chance to try, there’s a very good chance the two of us will be back to Ben’s soon. It is as the name advertises. When it comes to sandwiches, this deli is the best.
– Joe Marvilli