Nate ’n Al’s, the iconic Beverly Hills deli, is set to reopen for takeout and delivery starting tomorrow. The restaurant closed in March after 75 years, laying off its entire staff and offering fans an uncertain sense of its future. At the time, multiple people associated with Nate ‘n Al’s told Eater that the restaurant’s current lease was running out, and that a long-proposed new location on Canon Drive had fallen through.
Today reps for the ownership consortium behind the iconic Jewish deli — known for its entertainment industry power-broker breakfast meetings and daytime celebrity sightings — tell Eater that a new deal has been struck with the landlords at the current location to allow Nate ‘n Al’s to remain in service for the time being. There is still no certain future timeline, and it remains unknown whether or not the Azoff family that controls the ownership group will push forward with the Canon Drive space long-term. That’s all to say: Nate ‘n Al’s is back, but for how long, and where, is still unknown.
As the LA Times first reported, the restaurant is set to reopen with a truncated menu that includes classics like matzo ball soup, sandwiches, salads, and bagels, plus larger-format family meals with brisket, corned beef, pastrami, and the like. Hours will run 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with delivery done in-house instead of on any app. The opening menu is below.
It’s also worth noting that iconic Nate ‘n Al’s server Gloria Leon is back at the restaurant. Leon worked at the restaurant for 41 years and was said to have become an in-demand deli personality once Nate ‘n Al’s closed in March. Now she’ll be answering phones and working inside the restaurant during the day.