Since 1928, this L.A. standby has been offering 24-hour casual dining in the heart of the Fairfax district. You'll find the food here authentic and ... More
Canter's Fairfax Restaurant
Since 1928, this L.A. standby has been offering 24-hour casual dining in the heart of the Fairfax district. You'll find the food here authentic and the people-watching amazing. Everyone from The Wallflowers to K.D. Lang and Madonna has stopped in to eat here. Favorites include the in-house pickled corned beef pastrami, the hot corned beef, the tender beef brisket and the many offerings from the in-house bakery. Next door is the Kibitz Room, where there's live music most nights. A full bar and decent wines work well with the food.
This is the best Deli on the West Coast. The Pastrami, The Baglels, The Pickles All to Die For! Best Place I have dined since living in LA. The Waiteress' have a bit of a 'tude but you feel like your in NYC! Definitely a Must Visit!!
This is one of the first places I was introduced to when I moved to LA, and it remains my favorite. The food is great, the portions are generous, the prices are reasonable, and the staff is generally very friendly and funny. Canter's is the only really good deli I've seen out here, and it's even better than the ones I ate at in New York.
Canter's has plenty of accommodation for large groups, and are gracious about the arrangements.
If you sit over on the Kibitz room side, you occasionally get a chance to hear some interesting local bands. If that doesn't entertain you, the people watching will.
I've always loved dining at Canter's. It's more than likely my favorite Jewish delicatessen anywhere. Sure, I've been to places in New York, but they don't compare to Canter's. Well, they compare, buy you know what I mean. The pickles are great! Service can sometimes be off a bit, but don't let that ruin a meal here. I like to head here after a night on the town...if you get my drift.
Great place but the service can be a hit or a miss... I have eaten here a few time and it just happend I got the same bad waiter twice. You the know type the kind who look like if the world is coming to an end... yeah that kind. Beside that it a pretty solid place when it come to the food.
This is my favourite resturaunt ever! It's open 24/7 which is nice when I have a 2 a.m. craving for matzo ball soupe! Everything I've ever had here, I loved. The matzo ball soupe and grilled cheese sandwhich are a great combo and their eclairs are AMAZING! The bakery is fantastic...a must to try are their florintine cookies. YUM!
Late at night, you stumble into Canter's a order a hot open face roastbeef sandwich with mashed potatoes and brown gravy....no better way to end...or extend your evening.
You'll probably bump into some famous faces too. I've seen Gwen Stefani and the gang there, as well as Rodney and Kat from KROQ and everyone in between.
Then after your midnight snack, pop over next door (connecting) and have a drink in the lounge and listen to some music.
Lotta great stuff going on at Canter's. You're welcomed by two things when you enter: a bakery counter with every Jewish pastery under the sun and a deli counter with traditional types of meat I won't touch (e.g. cow tongue). Decor: probably untouched since the mid-60's. Waitress: Been working there since the late 60's. Matzo ball soup and corned beef Ruben: both completely tasty. My buddy says their egg cream sodas are better than those from his favorite deli in NY. Anyway, this place is authentic and the food is phenominal as it should be. Sadly there is nothing like this in the Bay Area.
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