NYC Sandwiches: Is the Freshly Fried Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich at Van Horn & Company in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn worth $15 with tax and tip?

Date October 24, 2013

Looks good doesn’t it?  Well this food porn perfection cost me $15 including tip ($12 without tip).  And while this sandwich is tasty – a big piece of juicy, freshly fried buttermilk chicken topped with crisp cabbage slaw all inside a perfectly toasted sesame seed bun – it is a bit under-seasoned.  If I’m in the neighborhood again, I’m more likely to use my $12 a few blocks south, at Esposito’s Pork Store, where for the same price you get to choose from one of over 20 gut-busting Italian heroes made on fresh Caputo’s bakery hero rolls.  Or I may trek even further south to Court Street Grocers, where the huge, creative house made sandwiches offer bigger flavor and satisfaction.  At Van Horn, you’re paying for the restaurant experience – Esposito’s is a butcher shop and deli, Court Street Grocers is a sandwich shop – so if attentive service and JCrew catalog atmosphere makes you feel better about paying $15 for a chicken sandwich (with tip), you will not be disappointed.  And at that point you may as well get Van Horn’s grilled pimento cheese sandwich with bacon and lettuce too, because after all, you only live once, might as well make it count.

Van Horn & Company (Website)
231 Court St at Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 596-9707

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