Fodor's Expert Review Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant

$$ Downtown Los Angeles Sandwiches Fodor's Choice

This James Beard Award winner not only has the look and feel of a no-frills Jewish deli from New York, it also has the food to match. The draw here is the hand-cut pastrami: lean, peppery, robust—and with a reputation for being the best in town. Other classics include the #19 (pastrami with Swiss and coleslaw piled high on twice-baked rye), but purists prefer it straight up with Russian dressing. The neighborhood is a little rough around the edges, but if you're in search of a classic deli, it would be wise not to worry and dive in for blintzes, matzo ball soup, and a take-home order of rugelach.

Sandwiches Historical Lively Breakfast Lunch Coffee Family Fodor's Choice $$

Quick Facts

704 S. Alvarado St.
Los Angeles, California  90057, USA


Known For:
  • #19 sandwich
  • Jewish deli classics like matzo ball soup and rugelach
  • No-frills atmosphere
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No dinner, Reservations not accepted

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