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Silver Lake Strip Mall Newcomer Freedman’s Throws Wide the Deli Doors

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The modern Jewish deli reinterpretation begins dinner service

Freedman’s Deli
Inside Freedman’s
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Surprise Jewish deli newcomer Freedman’s is open for dinner as of yesterday, having quietly thrown open the doors for first service last evening. The place aims to be a more modernized version of the traditional deli, while maintaining much of the familiar character (and menu items).

Freedman’s is the work of Jonah Freedman, co-owner sister Amanda Freedman, and Nicholas Papadatos, with chef Liz Johnson (NYC’s MIMI) at the helm. The place is hoping to fill a gap in the Jewish deli scene on the Eastside of the city, and draw in some customers who might otherwise schlep to Brent’s, Langer’s or Canter’s.

As for the space, expect retro wallpaper, a handful of two-tops in the dining room, those ubiquitous booths, and some room for bar space. Check out the Instagram shot below to get a good idea of how the Freedman’s team managed to completely overhaul the corner strip mall restaurant location.

We open! 6 - 11 tonight. Come thru folks #openingnight #silverlake

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Hours for Freedman’s are 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday to start, though the team is taking Thursday off for Thanksgiving next week. The week after that, expect daily dinner service and weekday lunch, with brunch to follow.

2619 Sunset
Los Angeles, CA