Set Aside Your Monday Lunches for E&E Grill House’s $9 Sandwich Special
Last week, we found out that E&E Grill House (on 49th btw. B’way+8th) would be offering all of their lunch-time sandwiches for $9 on Mondays. Since we liked their candied bacon BLT and house made potato chips, we were eager to try their other, pricier sandwiches for the $9 special.
They are indeed pricey for what are seeming sandwich commodities — a grilled chicken with avocado for $12, a cheeseburger for $13, a steak sandwich for $14 and even that BLT, delicious but dear at $11. Whats-more, is that there’s nothing particularly groundbreaking or sexy about the sandwiches to justify that price, and perhaps the most provocative thing that’s happening at E&E Grill House are the Broadway stars that supposedly frequent the place, which they vaingloriously promote on twitter . But we can get behind their effort at making the sandwiches more accessible, and we can also get behind their steak sandwich Monday lunch special.
$9 entitles lunchers to a sandwich, as well as a choice of salad or potato chips. Unless you’re seriously finicky about a healthy lunch, the chips are a no-brainer, as the salad was lamentably plain. No carrots, tomatoes, broccoli or any other cruciferous veggie — just a sad heap of chopped romaine lettuce tossed with a bit of vinaigrette.
The steak sandwich, with a few tweaks, would be a knock out at $9. The steak was tender and blessedly meaty, and just as well, there was melted gruyere which made enough of a presence to compliment the steak, but not weigh down the sandwich. And whomever is in charge of grilling the bread should be assured of job security, as the crunch and toastiness of the fresh roll made all the difference. However, I would encourage you to request the sickly sweet, gloppy BBQ sauce with caramelized onions on the side, as they were far too heavy handed with it on my visit.
The sandwiches may not be the most adventurous, but for the price, portion and quality, they’re certainly worth a visit on Mondays. On my visit, I learned that the Monday special should carry on indefinitely, so I set a repeating Monday lunch placeholder in my Outlook calendar with no end date. Give E&E a try, and you might do just the same.
E & E Grill House, 233 W. 49th Street (btw B’way+8th), 212-505-9909