Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Langer's Delicatessen

Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant
704 South Alvarado 
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Parking: lot one block east of the restaurant on 7th and Nebraska. Don't forget to get validated!

Crowd: gets very, very busy on the weekends. Arrive before 12:30 to make sure you don't get stuck on a line.


Review: The Pastrami club's first jaunt was to Langer's in November of 2011. We have regretted it ever since because basically nothing else in Los Angeles can compare to their overwhelming pastramaganza. Their "best of the best" Pastrami sandwich was "the greatest pastrami ever, in the world" with "amazing melt-in-your-mouth double baked rye. Crispy and soft at the same time!". 

As for dish choices, most of us selected their famous #19 - double baked rye, juicy pastrami, Russian dressing, cole slaw and swiss cheese. The consensus? "It reigns supreme". Other dishes: The knish with gravy was "excellent", the pickles were "pretty good", while the matzoh ball soup was "better than average, but there are better".

The decor was classic Jewish deli, and the wait staff (who may have been older than the restaurant) were friendly and patient with the group.

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