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Louie & Johnny's Cheesesteak and Clam Bar - Eastchester

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Louie & Johnny's Cheesesteak and Clam Bar - Eastchester

jhopp217 | Feb 1, 2012 12:53 PM

Finally made it there for lunch. Ordered a large cheesesteak. oh wait, no I didn't. I ordered a steak sandwich, because cheese and toppings are extra. So I got mine with sauteed onions and provolone. The guy talked me into a small, explaining it's a lot of food. I also ordered an order of their Johnnie fries - thick cut fries topped with melted cheddar, diced red onion, bacon and ranch dressing, $14,.50 for lunch.

My initial assessment is that the sandwich is too small to pay $9.50 for. If not for the fries, I would have still been hungry. The meat is too lean and I highly doubt it's rib eye. There was absolutely no seasoning to either the meat or the onions. The sandwich was just bite after bite of blah. Even after doctoring it with salt and pepper this couldn't be saved.

The fries were a pile of much. Soggy and bland. Once again a nice sprinkle of salt would have done wonders. There was maybe a pinch of bacon distributed throughout and even less onion. That was plenty compared to the ranch dressing of which there was none. There was cheese however, melted directly over the middle, touching about 20-25% of the fries.

Not good when you have something in your title and you're the fifth best steak sandwich in the area. The flat iron steaks at Piper's Kilt and The New Quarry are much better and a few dollars less. The sirloin sandwich at Stephen's Green is far superior, as is the steak torta at Burrito Poblano.

I must admit, I was never a fan of their Italian fare in the Yonkers locations and this was right about on the same level. I wish I could blame this on the place being packed, but unfortunately it was empty. I have a feeling it's going to stay that way.

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