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Don't want a massive debate about the best delis & pastrami.... Just want to know where to go to get a killer Reuben.....Westside preferably! Thanks.

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  1. We just went to Brent's in Northridge My partner said it matched the best of the Reuben's you can get in Montreal - that is, the gold standard. Looking forward to following this thread.

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    1. re: amybobamy

      You mean Brent's Deli?

      1. re: Dirtywextraolives

        Yes. It is an odd place - feels far more Irish Catholic diner and Jewish deli.

        1. re: amybobamy

          Hahaha, yea I was hoping for something a bit closer to West LA.....won't be going up to Northridge today.... Thanks though, maybe we'll try it when my son has another game up at CSUN.....

    2. I think Brent's http://www.brentsdeli.com/ does an excellent Reuben and Greenblatt's http://www.greenblattsdeli.com/ is another good choice.

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      1. re: Servorg

        Thanks..... Anything in the 310 area code, though??????

        1. re: Dirtywextraolives

          I had a couple at Lenny's http://www.lensdeli.com/ (replacement for Junior's) that had been pretty good and then the last one had too much cheese (for my taste) and the kraut seemed a little on the tasteless side. It may have been a one time stumble but I haven't ordered one since.

          1. re: Servorg

            Lenny's. Okay. Any non-delis? How about a place like Pann's? Don't worry, I'll google their menu myself..... ;0)

            1. re: Dirtywextraolives

              I keep meaning to get over to Label's Table http://labelstables.com/ on Pico and try their version. Pann's may have them on special at times but I've never seen it on their menu.

              1. re: Servorg

                Yeah, I just looked at Pann's menus. Weird they have brisket on the weekend menus, didn't know they had a smoker? Guess they don't make corned beef enough to make Reuben's.....

                1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                  They do ribs and brisket on the weekends as a "regular" special.

                  1. re: Servorg

                    I notice that Ink Sack http://mvink.com/menu/ on Melrose offers a Reuben (at what I'm assuming is only a lunch time menu item, but I'm not sure) and that would be another likely option.

                    1. re: Servorg

                      Not sure it is worth it though, mediocre at best. There are other sandwiches there that are more worthy of ordering.

                      1. re: A5 KOBE

                        Good to have a "hound on the ground" report. I'll strike it off my must have list when I end up getting there one day.

                        1. re: Servorg

                          My feelings exactly regarding the place.

                        2. re: A5 KOBE

                          What was it like, Kobe?

                          1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                            Average tasting, nothing special. Average tasting everything from the russian to the corned beef to the sauerkraut.

                            I much preferred the "Jose Andres" or the banh mi, which had flavors that were interesting and popped.

                            I mean, you can order it and there is nothing wrong with it, but you wished you ordered a different sandwich from there. That is probably as best as I can put it.

                            1. re: A5 KOBE

                              Yea, I get it. I liked the Bahn mi too. Can't for the life of me recall the other sandwich I had there. Clearly it was not memorable.....

                    2. re: Dirtywextraolives

                      No Ruben's at Pann's

                2. re: Servorg

                  Lenny's isn't bad…..

            2. Huckleberry

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              1. re: maudies5

                Now there's a rec I can do.....! Too bad I can't stand the lines and uncomfortable seating..... Thank you though!

                1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                  If the drive to Pann's doesn't put you off then Lenny's ought to be a breeze. While I haven't had one at Nate n' Al's that might be another good place to at least sample.

                  1. re: Servorg

                    Yea, I hear ya.... But in general, I feel like most delis are overpriced for what you get, especially the ones in Beverly Hills....

                    That said, don't know if I will even make it down to Pann's today...I have a sick kid at home.

                  2. re: Dirtywextraolives

                    Get it to go. It travels pretty well for a short time.

                    1. re: maudies5

                      Yes clearly that is the obvious choice.....but then I'd have to park the car.... ;-0

                2. Probably won't help at all, but for lunch on Saturday at Inn of the Seventh Ray I had a unique and tasty "Italian Reuben Panini," all while listening to music that made me think someone should be rubbing oil on my person. It consisted of salami, capicola, Gruyere, watercress, housemade sauerkraut and Russian dressing on anise bread. I know, you're on the hunt for a good, traditional Reuben near our residences, but thought I'd throw it out there anyway; it is a pretty easy drive from PP.

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                  1. re: Wayno

                    LOL! I can so picture that place & the music!! Sandwich sounds good, though, yes I was thinking a bit more traditional....

                  2. While it's not a traditional Reuben, the pastrami sandwich at Plan Check is fantastic. I also like the one at Farmshop.

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                    1. re: whatsfordinner

                      Yes, I really like the nosh too....

                    2. I like the one at the Faculty.
                      http://thefacultyla.net/

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                      1. re: ipsedixit

                        Not really the Westside, but thanks.

                      2. I had a Reuben recently at Short Order at the Farmer's Market and enjoyed it.

                        1. Local 1205 in Venice

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                          1. re: WarrenAdler

                            Thank you! May be able to try this week!

                          2. Factors. They will respect a request for extra lean or fatty, too.

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                            1. re: lesliesue

                              Usually, the question is like "Do you want it Lean or do you want it Good?"

                              1. re: Tripeler

                                I have an aversion to visible animal fat, but I do like a filet.

                                1. re: lesliesue

                                  I guess then it matters how finely the fat is marbled.