Five Points Deli and Longhorn Saloon

Closed Temporarily – due to smoke and smell complaints from neighbours

Five Points Deli and Longhorn Saloon

Closed Temporarily

118 Elgin Street Carlton 3053
(03) 9348 4794

Five Points Deli and Longhorn Saloon is large and multi-pronged. Downstairs, where the walls are covered with beaten copper and dulled gold, the Five Points Deli acts as a a made-to-order sandwich bar until 4:30pm, and you’d better be hungry.

The pastrami sandwiches and Reubens are an absolute mission, with layer-after-layer of rich, house-smoked beef, Swiss cheese and condiments squashed between light or dark rye. Attack the accompanying house-made chips and zingy pickle first, because otherwise they’ll probably get left over.

For the less ambitious, a cheeseburger, salmon bagel, soup, salad or sweet pie might do the trick.

At night, Five Points' counter becomes a New York-style raw bar, packed with oysters, clams, fish and king-crab legs poking out from mounds of ice.

Traverse the grand, sunlit staircase and you’re in a different world. Longhorn Saloon is named in honour of a shady bar where owners, brothers Will and Mick Balleau tasted their first beers, and the fit out – rough-hewn timbers, naked bricks, wrought iron – reflects this, as does the rock‘n’roll soundtrack.

The freshness of the raw bar takes the edge off Longhorn's menu, which is overwhelmingly meat and carb-heavy. Six cuts of steak get cooked on a wood-fired grill out back. The largest, a T-bone, weighs in at a whopping 1200 grams. The other options are potatoes done six ways, pasta or salad.

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Features

  • bar food
  • American
  • Burgers
  • Seafood