Like building a skyscraper, building a deli sandwich requires careful planning, sound structural integrity, and a single toothpick to hold the entire thing together. Enjoy professionally fashioned edible towers with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of deli fare at Fromin's Delicatessen Restaurant in Santa Monica.
Open seven days a week, including holidays, Fromin's Delicatessen is at diners’ beck and call with a versatile menu of classic deli fare tinged with California flair. All-day breakfast service parades hotcake sandwiches ($8.95) and 19 omelets ($7.95–$12.95) toward prime tabletop real estate. Special dinners—Fromin’s spin on the traditional dinner special⎯aim forks toward seafood fettuccine ($15.45–$17.95) or marinated tenderloin skirt steak ($17.45–$19.95), and sky-high sandwiches that double as step stools layer deli meat such as corned beef or pastrami with coleslaw and russian dressing ($12.45).
Glass display cases spotlight blocks of meats, cheeses, and trapped cat burglars glistening at the large deli counter as guests enjoy piled-high sandwiches in leather-clad booths and chairs or carry out their fare for at-home munching.
Fromin's Delicatessen & Restaurant
Operated by two friends with a lifetime of experience in the deli industry, Fromin's Delicatessen & Restaurant has conquered appetites with generously sized sandwiches, burgers, and California-tinged diner-style dinners for more than 30 years. The owners bring a wealth of life experiences to the table as they ply their culinary trade, with Maurice Solomon being a survivor of Nazi-occupied Belgium and Dennis Fromin being a fourth-generation deli operator. The longtime buddies staff the counter themselves, whipping up blintzes and omelets all day long, and layering towering sandwiches with chicken salad, hot pastrami, and corned beef. The pair's commitment to preparing traditional delicatessen fare runs deep. Dennis draws from decades of family tradition and Maurice proudly sports the name “Deli King” on his license plate and library card.