NYC Murray Hill/Gramercy Best Sandwiches: Defonte’s of Brooklyn #20 Hot Roast Beef

Date October 5, 2011

Defonte's of Brooklyn #20 Hot Roast Beef

Just in case you forgot, one of New York City’s best roast beef sandwiches is alive and well in Murray Hill. Defonte’s knows that great sandwiches start with great construction. The bottom half of a Brooklyn-baked hero roll is topped with thin slices of fried eggplant, house made fresh mozzarella and rare, machine-sliced house made roast beef. The top half of the hero roll is then held at an angle as hot jus is carefully ladled on. The result is a sandwich that maintains its textural contrast – juicy, fatty, creamy, crispy – and allows each of its ingredients to shine. I like to order my #20 with a side of spicy mustard. You can also ask for it on garlic bread if available. Defonte’s is open seven days a week – it used to be closed Sunday – so now there’s no excuses.

Defonte’s of Brooklyn Link 261 3rd Avenue at 21st Street New York, NY 10010 212-614-1500 Open Daily until 5pm

4 Responses to “NYC Murray Hill/Gramercy Best Sandwiches: Defonte’s of Brooklyn #20 Hot Roast Beef”

  1. L-Bloom said:

    Why have I never been here before?

  2. Mo said:

    Oh wow delicous!

  3. Adam Smitty said:

    NYC Foodguy is back with a bam!

    I prize a place that knows how to stack their sandwiches to look and taste optimal. Long Island delis just aren’t what they used to be…at least not the ones I go to anymore. Nice pictures. You must bring a photographer around with you cause this stuff looks delicious.

    -Smitty-bang-bang

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