Melange Green & Gourmet Does a Delicious Roast Beef Sandwich

Melange Green & Gourmet There used to be a deli called Cafe Express on 7th Ave btw 29th and 30th (they closed couple years ago to make room for a stupid Pret A Manger ) that served my favorite roast beef sandwich. It had roast beef, mayo, fried onions and was sandwiched between 2 delicious slices of focaccia bread. It was such a magnificent sandwich, that I got really sad when I found out the place was closed. Since then I haven’t really eaten a good roast beef sandwich in Midtown during lunch. So when I found out that Melange Green & Gourmet has a roast beef sandwich that was supposed to be great, I knew I had to give it a try.

There isn’t anything particularly special about the roast beef sandwich (aka H3 on the menu) from Melange. There’s no crazy toppings like fried onions, or fancy bread like focaccia. But I think that might be why I enjoyed the sandwich so much. It was just a simple honest sandwich with good ingredients that all came together to make one awesome meal.

Roast beef sandwich

For $5.99, the sandwich came with a cup of soup (I got a split pea soup) and it had roast beef, Swiss cheese, green leaf lettuce, tomato and honey mustard on rye bread. Just like Amy’s chicken cutlet sandwich, the meat to bread ratio was perfect, about 2 parts meat to 1 part bread. The cheese was nice and melty, the fresh lettuce gave the sandwich a nice crispy texture and the honey mustard really pulled the whole sandwich together nicely.

Split pea soup

The soup may look a bit like generic deli soup but it didn’t taste like it. It tasted fresh and tomato-y and was loaded with lots of split peas.

It looks like Melange can’t seem to make a bad sandwich and I’m quite excited to try the rest of the menu. I might just start off with the crabmeat sandwich and work my way down the menu. Anything else at Melange that can’t be missed?  Let us know in the comments.

Melange, 158 E 39th Street (btw. 3rd+Lex), 212-682-1292


  • I haven’t been to Melange Green and Gourmet yet but I sure do love sandwiches. That roast beef is making my mouth water! Midtown is my favorite place in the city to look for delicious lunch spots. I can’t wait to give this a try!

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    I work across the street from them and usually go 2 or 3 times a month. The H5 is my standard (breaded chicken, mozzarella, sundried tomatoes and pesto on french bread). The soup usually needs salt but is always good. Never had a bad sandwich from them and they are always smiling.

  • It looks like there is both roast beef and a hamburger patty (or meatloaf?)(the meat closest to the cheese layer) on the sandwich…….

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    Sandwiches from this place are always very good and reasonably priced for midtown. And the guys working behind the counter are super nice. Also, when you get a sandwich you have a choice of a soup or a side. I usually get a side instead of the mediocre soups. The tabbouleh sucks, but the pesto pasta side is always great. I prefer the sandwiches here to the nearby delis Old Bridge (now “Everyday Gourmet”) and Delmonico.

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