If there’s a better steak sandwich in New York City than the one at Pastis, nychowgirl hasn’t heard about it. Expect a generous pile of sliced meat, sweet caramelized onions, melted Gruyere, and frisee on crusty bread. It’s on the menu from lunch through post-midnight supper.
At Westville, well-seasoned beef gets a boost from tasty yet mild horseradish mayonnaise. Alongside the sandwich comes a good-sized salad.
Mooncake Foods hollows out a baguette and fills it with grilled skirt steak plus roasted red peppers and fresh dill mayonnaise. The most delicious steak sandwich ever, declares bigjeff, who adds that it’s a steal at $6.50.
Sapa works in miniatures at happy hour, when it serves little bites of beef and onion marmalade on onion brioche. Tasty, tiny, and just $3 each, says thievery.
Others recommend the steak sandwiches at Chez Laurence, Schiller’s Liquor Bar, and Delmonico’s, whose several options include sliced sirloin on sourdough with three sauces, on the bar menu. In Brooklyn, there’s a hound-endorsed sandwich of grilled rib eye with mushrooms, onions, and roasted garlic on focaccia at Downtown Atlantic. It’s no longer on the menu, but they’ll still make it if you ask.
Westville [Greenwich Village]
210 W. 10th St., between Bleecker and W. 4th Sts., Manhattan
Mooncake Foods [Soho]
28 Watts St., at 6th Ave., Manhattan
Chez Laurence [Midtown East]
245 Madison Ave., at E. 38th St., Manhattan