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Dec 12, 2006 07:33 PM

Art's Deli -- Anyone Been Recently?

I'll likely be in the Studio City area next week and wondered how the chow at Art's rates these days, especially the pastrami and corned beef sandwiches and sides?

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  1. Overrated and overpriced

    1. Yet, the consolation prize of being much better than Jerry's not too far away.
      If you are going for either lunch or breakfast, go to Hugo's on Riverside Drive just 200 feet east of Coldwater Canyon unless the jones of a sandwich proves too overwhelming.

      1. I eat at Art’s Deli at least 3 times a week for business lunches. I find their food and service to be fabulous. I try to mix it up and depending on my mood, I eat either sandwiches, or soup or a large salad. The corned beef and pastrami sandwiches are huge and delicious. I am a big coleslaw fan and it goes with the sandwiches perfectly.

        On Sunday’s after going to the farmer’s market we go as a family and my husband swears by their combo fish plate. I usually get one variety or another of an egg dish. On the way out we split a black and white cookie that’s from Bea’s Bakery.

        1. It's your typical "let's pretend we're a Jewish deli, but serve ham and cheese sandwiches and charge people $15 for one of them" delis. If you like that sort of thing -- and honestly, sometimes I just want a chicken in the pot -- go for it.

          Marv's Deli on Magnolia and Whitsett, though, is far, far superior sandwich-wise... and Brent's Deli in Northridge, though further away, blows both of them out of the water.

          For pastrami, of course, hand-cut at Langer's is the way to go, but come heavy because it's a crappy neighbourhood.

          6 Replies
          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            Ended up going to Marv's and must say quite retro and if you will downscale which suits me just fine. Very nice deli sandwiches at reasonable prices, good corned beef, brisket & rye bread, sides (pickles, slaw) rather blah, Dr Brown sodas offer partial redemption. Anyways, recommended if you happen to be in the area.

            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              When I lived in the valley, 20 years ago, Marv's used to carry a unique hot dog that no one else had. I can't even describe what was so differently delicious; maybe the spices, maybe the snap, the fact that they weren't as salty as other dogs, but they were always the hot dog of choice on our grill. If Marv's still carries them, it would be worth a try.

              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                news for everyone.
                Langers also serves ham and cheese. I don't think brent's ha a hekhsher. don't know about Marv's.

                1. re: Jerome

                  Marv's is not kosher, either. Most of the delis discussed on this board are kosher style, not kosher.

                  1. re: Jerome

                    I don't know too many actual kosher delis here -- there aren't any delis that I know of in our various Koshervilles, and none of the goyisha delis are kosher.

                  2. I beg to differ. I have been to Brent's numerous times recently as well. Both Art's And Brent's menu items and prices are almost identical. I find the food at both to be excellent. My husband's fish plate at Brent's costs more than at Art's, by the way. I also get Art's chicken in the pot once in a while and it is wonderful.