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Defonte's is not bad


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Defonte's is not bad

steakrules85 | Mar 15, 2010 04:28 PM

Just had the roast beef with eggplant and fresh mozzarella.

Would give it more like a 3.5 instead of a 4 but the service was very good and they delivered on my request for bloody rare roast beef.

The reason I am not giving it higher is because by the time I brought it back to my office it was cold and rather soggy. The top of the bread was barely bread anymore. As for the roast beef it was perfectly rare but needed a heaping helping of some salt and pepper which helped.
I think they should load on a little more mozzarella and eggplant, which could have been crispier. Overall though a really good hearty sandwich and for $10 its a ton of food. I ate half and then just ate all the stuff out of the bread for the second half.

I am now regretting it because I am busting at the seams. They get kudos for giving he a HUGE container or the au jus to go with tons of delicious chunky onions. I popped that in the microwave and dipped the sandwich in it which really helped a bunch. Will definitely go back.

Defonte's Sandwich Shop
261 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

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