Two Times the American Fun on Elgin Street


When two good things come together, it makes double the fun, right? That is exactly how we feel about 5 Points Deli and Longhorn Saloon.

Opened on Elgin Street in Carlton by American brothers Will and Mick Balleau (known for Le Bon Ton and Chingon) it’s bringing together a lot of American goodness in the one address. Downstairs you’ve got 5 Points Deli, an authentic New York Style Deli, while upstairs you’ll find Longhorn, a steak house with a killer meat menu, bar snacks, small bites, home made pasta, a menu column dedicated to the humble potato, and a serious amount of stiff drinks. Nick Stanton (ex Nieuw Amsterdam) is leading the kitchen for both venues.

5 Point Deli eatables 

Downstairs, 5 Points Deli will be dishing up some classic American sandwiches like the World Famous Smoked Pastrami Sandwich – light rye, smoked pastrami, Swiss cheese, mustard, and pickles, the Smoked Turkey Club Sandwich – shaved house smoked turkey breast, bacon, Swiss cheese, baby cos, tomato, and mayo, or the Salmon Bagel – cold smoked salmon, cream cheese, red onion, capers, and dill. Salads like the classic American Cobb salad is served up as well as daily soups and pies.

Longhorn Saloon eatables and drinkables

At Longhorn Saloon there is a lot going on. In the raw and snack bar you can sink your teeth into Coffin Bay oysters, Alaskan king crab legs, cheese fondue with fried bread, and crudités, and even the Le Bon Ton Cheeseburger made with a wagyu beef patty. In the dining room the wood fired steaks are the main event with six cuts on offer from the New York Strip to the Dry Aged Florentina 1.2kg steak made for four. There are plenty of potatoes to accompany your meats with stuffed baked potatoes and fries served with chipotle mayo and Le Bon Ton BBQ sauce up there with our faves. Home made pasta is a perfect choice for those not feeling a steak with home made three cheese gnocchi served with special cheese sauce, mushroom duxelles, and spinach or the tagliolini served with grilled prawns, roast tomato sauce, and chilli.

The wine list is heavy on the local drops with a 2013 Chalmers Nero d’Avola from Heathcote and a 2010 O’Leary Walker Hurtle from Adelaide Hills. The long cocktail list is serious with the Dark and Stormy – Goslings Rum, citrus, and Bundaberg Ginger Beer, the Final Word, a twist on the classic Last Word using whisky instead of Gin – Rye Whisky, Yellow Chartreuse, Maraschino, and fresh citrus, and even a Pina Colada thrown in there. You’ll also find a heavy American Whisky list.

Whether the sun is shining bright or the moon is in full swing, 118 Elgin Street has you covered. 

5 Points Deli & Longhorn Saloon
118 Elgin St, Carlton VIC 3053

About the author

Yoga teacher, writer, blogger, and marketing whiz – it’s safe to say Amy Collins is a busy little lady. Her idea of a stellar evening is yoga class followed by a glass of wine. Her favourite quote: “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”


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