Iconic Local Deli relaunches under new ownership
Nate’n Al is back on Beverly Drive
By Dolores Quintana
Nate’n Al’s, the historic Jewish Deli that faced a number of challenges during the pandemic, has once again been revived, as What Now Los Angeles reports. This time the restaurant has new co-owners in the form of John Terzian and Brian Toll of the H.Wood Group. The H.Wood Hotel Group will be in charge of day-to-day operations and partners Shelli and Irving Azoff will retain their financial role and will continue to advise Terzian and Toll. After the restaurant was closed for a while and there was a Covid outbreak among the staff, the future of the restaurant was uncertain. However, longtime fans of the restaurant at 414 N. Beverly Drive will be happy to know that this new partnership has not only brought the restaurant back, but they have plans for future brand expansion.
H.Wood Group’s restaurant list includes 40 Love, Bootsy Bellows in Aspen and Los Angeles, Delilah, Harriet’s Rooftop, Mason, Petite Taqueria, Poppy, Shorebar in Cabo San Lucas and Los Angeles, Slab, The Nice Guy and The Peppermint Club. The plan is to retain the charm of the deli and according to an email signed by all co-owners, quoted by Eater Los Angeles, the email stated that “they plan to retain much of the look, of Nate’n Al’s friendliness and menu has been the same for decades.
While other cosmetic changes are already underway to update the restaurant’s look and logo, this partnership has no intention of changing the food that so many people love. Nat’n Al’s classic breakfasts, corned beef and stuffed cabbage will remain on the menu as they have since 1945.