Brent's Delicatessen & Restaurant
Northridge, CA 91324
- Daily, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- No Alcohol
- Catering, Delivery, Kosher, Takeout
- Parking Lot Available
- Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Brent's as we know it has been in business since 1969, when Ron Peskin purchased a struggling deli and turned it around. Close to 50 years later (and still operated by the Peskin family), the Jewish-style deli in the same Northridge location continues to do brisk business. It's not only a local favorite but has been at the top of Los Angeles' best deli lists for years. Brent's has the homey, warm feel of delis you may remember from your youth. The hot pastrami, piled high on double-seeded rye, is well-marbled and melts in your mouth the way great pastrami should. The majority of Brent's customers seem to gravitate toward the Black Pastrami Reuben, a unique creation. Pastrami, strongly seasoned with black pepper, is piled on that same grilled rye and topped with melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and a piquant house-made Russian dressing. It's the Reuben of your dreams. It may not be kosher, but it sure tastes wonderful. The encyclopedic menu includes everything from smoked fish appetizing plates to drippy cheeseburgers to grilled liver and sautéed onions. But the pastrami is truly the thing here. And for the perfect pastrami accompaniment: the curiously named yet utterly refreshing Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray soda. —Kayvan Gabbay
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