What You'll Get
Like a high-stakes game of Jenga, stacking sandwich ingredients requires concentration, foresight, and the removal of tasteless wooden blocks. Build a savory tower with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of deli fare, drinks, and more at Canter's Deli on Fairfax Avenue.
Since 1931, Canter's Deli has appeased the appetites of celebrities and hungry laypeople alike with a menu renowned for its gourmet deli sandwiches and homemade pickles. Empty belly sacks can peruse Canter's selection of sandwiches and breakfast goods at any hour of the day or night, and adult palates can imbibe full-bar mainstays such as beer, wine, and liquor in Canter's full-service lounge, affectionately called the Kibitz Room.
Hot pastrami on rye ($11.75), matzo ball soup ($6.50), and Canter's famous barley bean soup ($5.75) activate listless taste buds, and 13 different salads options ($5.25-$13.50) join forces to create an ultimate hunger-stopping outing. Breakfast-minded gourmands delight in eye-opening batches of lox and scrambled eggs ($10.25). Roast turkey with stuffing ($16.25) or char-broiled barbecue skinless chicken breast ($16.25) dinner entrees include choice of appetizer or soup and more. Draft beer and imported bottles are doled out to parched patrons, and drinks such as a Bloody Mary ($6.75) or a glass of wine ($4.75-$5.95) are exchanged for cash and write-in votes for president.
With its stately stone and wood-paneled walls, welcoming display of baked goods, swanky circular booths, and 1.5 hours of free parking with validation, Canter's cultivates a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Throughout the decades, Canter's has maintained a classic Los Angeles vibe that has been featured in several Hollywood films, and it is the perfect place to savor a late-night bite or pose for a photo next to your favorite semi-famous pay phone.
- You want New York Deli? You got it here. Generous portions and they can get you in and out if you're in a hurry or let you linger if you're not. Chicken rice soup is great. – Victoria R, Zagat
- People from all walks of life come here to commune in late-night foodery. Makes for a random, lovely atmosphere. – Kori S., Yelp, 1/26/11
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only at listed location. Dine-in only. Valid for alcohol with purchase of food item. Must use in 1 visit. No cash value. No cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Canter's Deli
In October 2012, the Canter's Deli menu was updated to make way for lots of new options. It now features panini-style melts that offer a lighter taste of East Coast deli trademarks. For example, the little dip (brisket, onion gravy, and muenster cheese, pressed and grilled). The burgers have been updated, too. Thick-cut bacon, avocado, tomato, red onion, and blue cheese make up the Black and Blue burger. The bun is challah bread baked right on the premises.
But the trademarks aren't going anywhere soon. You can get a corned-beef Reuben and a hot pastrami. Another signature sandwich is Matt's Special—turkey, coleslaw, and russian dressing on challah bread. You can also try the matzo ball soup , another very popular menu item. Breakfast favorites, such as buttermilk pancakes, chocolate chip banana pancakes, and corned beef hash and eggs, are served all day, and dinner entrees, including stuffed cabbage and a selection of salads, round out the menu.
Canter's offers domestic and premium beers and features eight new choices from the tap that are served in a 14 oz. glass. Red and white wines complement a list of specialty cocktails and classics, such as the bloody mary and strawberry margarita.
Canter's has hosted a few famous faces over the years, including President Obama, who visited in 2014.