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Chutzpah

12214 Fairfax Towne Center, Fairfax, VA - (703) 385-8883
Chutzpah is a modest-size storefront with an immodest personality. It features gigantic sandwiches, smoked fish platters, bagel plates, hot or cold borscht, and a full repertoire of Dr. Brown's sodas. Matzoh ball chicken noodle soup is as homey as can be. Latkes are excellent. Walk out with a nice black and white cookie.
85% Approval Rating (7 votes)

Scorecard

3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Reuben Sandwich
Eggs Benedict
Wiener Schnitzel
codfish sandwich
Chicken Noodle Matzoh Ball Soup
Pastrami Sandwich

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Following mouthwatering tips from users of the Roadfood.com forums, we took an hour out of our schedule in Washington for lunch at Chutzpah. Located at the far end of a Fairfax shopping center, it is a modest-size storefront with an immodest personality. Billing itself ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

12214 Fairfax Towne Center, Fairfax, VA
(703) 385-8883

http://chutzpahdeli.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Known as Eggs Benedict Chutzpah Style, where the English muffins are replaced with crispy potato latkes.
"Known as Eggs Benedict Chutzpah Style, where the English muffins are replaced with crispy potato latkes."
Cliff Strutz





The Reuben defies neat-and-tidy eating. Halfway through the mighty sandwich, piles of sauerkraut had spilled out along with a good portion of the corned beef. By the end, my plate was nothing more than an assortment of sandwich ingredients, and a joy to pick and pluck.
"The Reuben defies neat-and-tidy eating. Halfway through the mighty sandwich, piles of sauerkraut had spilled out along with a good portion of the corned beef. By the end, my plate was nothing more than an assortment of sandwich ingredients, and a joy to pick and pluck."
Michael Stern


The matzoh ball is large, tender and tasty; the shreds and hunks of chicken are rich with flavor; the vegetables still have a bit of al dente crunch, and noodles down below add ballast. All these ingredients are suspended in a salubrious chicken stock, the very perfume of which induces serenity.
"The matzoh ball is large, tender and tasty; the shreds and hunks of chicken are rich with flavor; the vegetables still have a bit of al dente crunch, and noodles down below add ballast. All these ingredients are suspended in a salubrious chicken stock, the very perfume of which induces serenity."
Michael Stern


Meals at Chutzpah begin with a bowl of crunchy cole slaw and snapping-crisp pickles.
"Meals at Chutzpah begin with a bowl of crunchy cole slaw and snapping-crisp pickles."
Michael Stern


Dr. Brown's brand soda is the traditional New York deli drink. Here is a tall diet black cherry, which I ordered as a balance to my multi-thousand calorie Reuben sandwich. Jane got a celery-flavored Cel Ray, which fascinated our waitress, who had never tried one. We offered her a sip.
"Dr. Brown's brand soda is the traditional New York deli drink. Here is a tall diet black cherry, which I ordered as a balance to my multi-thousand calorie Reuben sandwich. Jane got a celery-flavored Cel Ray, which fascinated our waitress, who had never tried one. We offered her a sip. "I'm not that brave!" she said, but we twisted her arm and she wound up liking it."
Michael Stern


Jane got her wiener schnitzel with a potato pancake on the side. That's apple sauce in the cup to the rear of the plate.
"Jane got her wiener schnitzel with a potato pancake on the side. That's apple sauce in the cup to the rear of the plate."
Michael Stern


While Chutzpah is in many ways a true New York style deli, its location is something else: at the far end of a sprawling suburban mall.
"While Chutzpah is in many ways a true New York style deli, its location is something else: at the far end of a sprawling suburban mall. "
Michael Stern



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