Be careful how you order takeout here. I ordered chicken soup with two matzo balls on the side. I'm looking at the receipt - $13.90 for a quart of soup and $ 2.50 EACH for the matzo balls. With tax, it was over $20 for some soup. And it was just chicken soup - nothing wonderful, nothing out of the ordinary - just what you'd get at a decent local deli. The matzo balls were light and fluffy, but again, nothing special. I've had better matzo ball soup at the Moonrock diner on W. 57th Street - to name one good but not famous local place- for a whole lot less. Given the fuss made over the 2nd Avenue Deli's chicken soup, not even considering the astonishingly high price - I was disappointed and annoyed.