Before anyone goes spinning their wheels, there was a thread on this forum covering the re-opening of the 2nd Avenue Deli at 162 East 33rd Street a few months ago. (Can’t find it at the moment, sorry.) When they first re-opened, there was a line of people out the door waiting to get in. This is typical when a restaurant gets media coverage in NYC. The last few times I passed there about 6 PM, you could get served without a hassle.