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Cafe JouJou - Trinity Place

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Cafe JouJou - Trinity Place

mcchowhound | Dec 19, 2005 04:28 PM

Cafe JouJou has filled the large empty space on Trinity Place (next to Bistro Burger and Escape From NY Pizza.) Today may have been the opening day - they were having some trouble with the cash registers, and the sandwich case looked seriously depleted at about 1:15.

I had a grilled prosciutto sandwich which - while a bit on the expensive side at $8.25 - was really good. (The tapenade was amazing.)

It looks as if this is a branch of a restaurant in Washington Heights in New York (not normally prime restaurant export territory.) It has a lot of single seating on a very long counter looking out into the alley. No outdoor tables now, but they may come in better weather. Bizarrely, there was a giant sports-bar-size screen playing some kind of circus tape. (Cirque du Soleil style, not Ringling Brothers.) Luckily the sound was off.

I'd be really interested to know what others think. It has the most eclectic menu imaginable - plates of steak, salmon, etc in the $10 - $12 range, a large number of wraps in the $5.95 range, salads, a very large number of soups, cold sandwiches - including a Vietnamese pork sandwich which looked like a banh mi, housemade potato chips (which looked terrific), eight or nine pastas and a larger number of sauces and a big variety of desserts including a selection of strudels. (And that's just what I remember!)

It looks as if they can't possibly execute well on a range this large, but the prosciutto tapenade really was good...

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