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So many things to choose from in the bakery, and they're (almost) all delicious. They'll even let you sample a little if you're having trouble deciding. Great for late night breakfast cravings. It's a diner, so that's how the decor goes, but it's spacious and has yummy comfort food.
Canter's fairfax restaurant has the best bagel in the neighborhood. The coffee is even better than starbuck. Love the location and service is great
Classic deli, with an amazing ceiling. The food is average. It's not amazing, but not terrible - some dishes are classic and excellent, though. Parking is mostly street - one small lot nearby.
The plates of pickles they give you when you sit are reason enough to visit. The menu is enormous and they have something for pretty much everyone. Huge salads and sandwiches that are the stuff of legends. The cobb salad is enough for two people to share. My old standard is ‘The Marilyn’ which is a simple grilled cheese and fries. The service is always great and hard to resist the bakery counter when paying the check.
08/10/2011Provided by Citysearch
This is a great spot when the items are fresh and just out the oven.. The staff is always friendly and accommodating and the pastries are to die for! I always bring my nephew here for cookies and cupcakes and he never wants to leave... Keep up the good work!
02/21/2011Provided by Citysearch
I was hoping to capture a bit of New York style dining. I particularly have had a craving for a knish. The one I had at Canter's was dry and salty...downright bad. My friend asked for a rueben mix of corned beef and pastrami. The waitress made a hand gesture similar to what an umpire makes to indicate an out, and said...NO, we can't do that. They can't make half corned beef and half pastrami. My friend settled for pastrami.
I thought about what had gone down and decided that I nicely needed to speak to the waitress when she returned to our table with our food. I explained that he wanted the meats mixed, not one half one meat and the other half another meat. She said, ""Oh, that's three dollars more."" So, they could have honored my friends request. For some reason she didn't want to try to accomodate. She was happy being surly I guess.
My sandwich was really bad, as dry as the knish, as was my friend's. The subpar food is way overpriced, too. Needless to say, we won't return.
02/15/2011Provided by Citysearch
i ordered a salami sandwich, then waitress suggested i order tuna instead so i did. 10 minutes later i got salami sandwich made of 2 pieces of dry bread and 2 inches of impossible to eat dried out salami. might as well bite into the nearest cactus. then she charged me 20 $ for tuna sandwich and told me that salami i ordered wouldnt even be good for a homeless person. I left hungry, upset and very much confused. thank God there's Damianos pizza across the street
01/09/2010Provided by Citysearch
I have been to many delis in my lifetime. Born and raised in Cleveland, we had some of the best! NYC has incredible places as well. I have been living in LA for over 22 years and been to Brent's, Junior's, Weiler's and a list of others. SInce I live in the Valley, it's not often I have an opportunity to go over the hill and since Canter's has a great name, I exposed my sons to it several years ago. We were not impressed then but nothing compares to our visit yesterday.
With the waitress smoking outside telling us to enter another door, to not greeting us walking in to Canter's. Settling us into an old uncomfortable booth where we waited for the ""expected basket of bread, pickles, etc."" to arrive. We instead received nothing. We ordered a Chef's Salad and Matzo Ball soup with 1/2 Pastrami sandwich. The Matzo Ball soup arrived in a tiny bowl with liquid and a Ball, nothing else, no veggies, noodles or anything. Bland tasting. 1/2 Pastrami resembled more of 1/4 sandwich with a lot less meat than is customary in delis. Our Chef Salads were less than awe inspiring., with a few pieces of ham and turkey lined on a big bed of wilted lettuce. When we asked for bread, our waitress was taken aback and brought out some bagel chips and than 3 pickles. As you start to eat the urge of more bread, etc. consumes you and you ask for more. Her response was I can bring 1 or 2 slices. I believe for over $30.00 for lunch should entitle you to the same quality as you can get from Brent's or the others. Instead, their 50 years of business has been all about pocketing the money and not reinvesting anything into the business or the customers. I will take BRENT's over Canter's any day of the week. Canter's cannot even remotely compare and urge anyone not to spend their hard earned dollars on such a sub-standard place!
11/29/2009Provided by Citysearch
I've been driving out to canter's for many years from Riverside. I've always loved it. I once thought the prices for the sandwiches were a bit high but then I realized that for the size and taste it was priced right. The cream cheese cake is the best anywhere! I love going late at night. It reminds me of when I used to go after a good punk concert back in the 1980s. This place is like home to me.
The decor is the best eames-era anywhere in LA. The history of the place is interesting and the staff are great. There are times we've met celebrities and wonderful people there.
We always hit the bakery on the way out and talk to the people at the counter. I pick up some salmon at the deli counter too.
I just wish they were closer to home.
11/02/2009Provided by Citysearch
Surprised to see some negative reviews. We've never had a bad experience at Canter's. And we've been going there for 10 years now and continue to do so every time we're in L.A.
Staff has ALWAYS been friendly, service is prompt, prices are comparable to other delis. The bakery is to die for.
And P. S. - They thank you on your way out.
10/22/2009Provided by Citysearch
If anyone thinks that Canter's is a good deli, go back to the McDonalds that you came from.
I've been going to Canter's on & off for over 50 years. What was once a pretty decent deli has evolved into an overpriced, deteriorating quality wannabe. The food is not good. There's no other way to put it. And it's too bad. If you want to complain, they'll laugh at you. The manager's act like they're doing you a favor by just seating you. A once good spot is now a ""Beware"" place.
04/23/2009Provided by Citysearch
I'm biased because I'm part of The F.O.C.K.R.s (Friends of Canter's Kibitz Room) but Tuesdays are a blast here.
We want everyone to know that we're back (started in '92).
We play every Tuesday at 10 and it's always FREE.
We have some of the best players in L.A. in the core band and as it is a controlled but accepting jam we invite and encourage talented guest performers to sit in with us.
You never know who may turn up and reward you with a great time and stories to take home with you.
See you next Tuesday.
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