1832 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: (310) 315-2761
Fax Number: (310) 315-2761
Fax: (310) 315-2761
Parking: Street, Lot, On Site
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Deli, Caterers, Family Style, Coffee House, Bagels, Pizza
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Good for Kids: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
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11/18/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Let’s start with the noodles. Instead of overwhelming the bowl with larger noodles that tend to get in the way, Fromin’s serves up uber-thin shards like the frayed ends of a comfy pair of blue jeans.
Smaller noodles provide a sort of net, allowing the warm, rich broth to climb aboard with every spoonful. And the soup is worthy of inclusion in every bite with a savory balance between the saltiness of the chicken and sweetness of the carrots.
Best of all, is the glorious ball. The matzo is rich with golden corn flavors and a subtle hint of nuttiness as if the chef had crushed an almond into the meal. The texture and balance of the orb is spot-on with a softness on the outside that gives way to a density inside allowing the sphere to stay just firm enough all the way to the bottom of the bowl.
Oh, and it’s also the least expensive bowl I've found. Mazel nosh.
08/05/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Maybe I'm spoiled, but this was one of the worst corned beef ruebens ever. The meat was lean, but almost tasteless. The portion was not very generous, potato salad and cole slaw were awful. I expected something like this from Denny's. And who said they were cheap? Is $12.95 cheap? The waitress was very nice and the service was good. Problem was with the food.
02/11/2010Provided by Citysearch -
once the food appeared it was a lunch special made in heaven: 1/2 Sandwich and a Bowl Of Soup for $11+tip. Oh yeah, they threw in coleslaw as well, which was, as a coleslaw connoisseur, I would say it was pretty good. On my plate also were BOTH kinds of pickles, the old (well done) ones and the new (rare) ones. Niiiiice touch that signifies the authenticity of this establishment..
12/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
got the pastrami (When in rome, ehh)? awful. had a taste of a friends corned beef hash (brutal), and my wife's salad (horrrrrrible). never again.
I had such high expectations b/c the place was packed and came highly recommended from self-proclaimed, ""deli master""...
06/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
For all those, who can't start a day without a good breakfast, this is a fabulous spot!
We were there on a Monday morning when the place was almost empty. My friend
ordered pancakes with maple sirup and strawberrie jam and I had a potato pancake
along with a vegetable omelette. A bagle with butter and jam came aditionally to my
order. The pancakes were warm, tender and fluffy while straberrie jam came alongside as
much as requested. My potato pancake was crispy fried and spicy while the vegetable
omlette (which based on eggs) contained generous pieces of carrots, cauliflower,
onions, muchrooms, broccoli came heavenly fluffy and lavish. We drank fresh juices
instead of coffee. The service was very kind, chatty and attentive.
04/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I rotate among the various delis in Los Angeles and consitently come back to Fromin's when I'm craving a bagel, lox and cream cheese. They know how to give you a shmear and the lox is just perfection. Salty but not too much. Smooth and silky texture. I can't really attest to their other foods since is the only thing I order but others who come with me and order other things have also been very satisfied. The staff there is also very friendly and my coffee cup stays full.
It has an extensive menu with generous portions that is comparably priced. It's also great as a quick stop to pick up items from the deli, I love their turkey salad, chicken salad with crackers. It's a great pick me up. They have fabulous sandwiches, salads and soups and they deliver.
04/19/2004Provided by Citysearch -
After hearing good things, we ordered Fromin's for a late business dinner and the food was downright terrible. The chicken my salad was undercooked and resembled rubber, and the salad dressing was all oil and very little flavor. The other entrees we ordered did not impress at all. Not only was the food bad, but it took 3 phone calls to get the order right. Lastly, we ordered chocolate cake and were given some sort of brown liquid substance in a cup--yuck! Don't waste your time or money at Fromin's.
On my last visit, we were seated right away, our order was taken, and then the hell began. Our waitress failed to bring half of our food and disappeared for the next 45 min. My order was wrong and iceberg lettuce on my pathetic salad was brown. I asked repeatedly for someone to get our waitress, but she did not show until we finally decided to pay and get out of there. When we pointed out that she had forgotten some of our food, she did not apologize, but only offered to wrap it up to go. I called the owner to complain later that day and he yelled at me, saying that it was my own fault and he had remebered seeing me and said I was ""gazing into my boyfriend's eyes for an hour."" I guess no one ever told him The Customer is always right.
The food is seriously lacking, and the waitstaff could care less. All of our food came out wrong, but we were unable to send it back as we could not find our waitress. There are so many good deli's and diners in this city that it is not worth going here.