HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
Are you making a specialty food?
TELL US

Is Tony Luke's still open?????

s
steakrules85 Mar 14, 2007 06:06 PM

I went walking around 9th today near 42nd and didn't see it. I looked it up online and it said between 41st and 42nd. Did they close down? When you go to the tony lukes home and click on tony lukes nyc it takes you to a page called danielas gourmet. What is up with this?

  1. ultraclay Mar 16, 2007 03:54 PM

    I went there a couple days after they changed the name. It confused the hell out of me. I don't know why they would change it to something as generic as 'Shorty's."

    It's definitely not as good as the original. I spoke to the owner briefly and he said that they get the pork sent up from the original Tony Luke's. I found the pork to be a little dry. It definitely needed a little more juice on it, but the bread was already somewhat soggy. It was still good, just not perfection.

    I'd definitely go back, but I also don't know anywhere else in NY to get a philly style roast pork sandwich. . . .

    :::::c::
    http://www.ultraclay.com/

    1. j
      johleer Mar 15, 2007 11:20 PM

      I would stick with shortys/tony luke. Last sandwich there was super bowl sunday--after the change, very busy and the taste was as good as previous visits. maybe give them another chance?

      1. m
        mas Mar 15, 2007 10:56 AM

        can anybody recommend a good replacement for the pork/greens sandwich in NYC? i just had one at DiNic's in philly and am addicted.

        1. d
          david sprague Mar 15, 2007 10:49 AM

          downhill confirmed. tried the tony luke holy grail -- pork/broccoli rabe, etc -- on a post-turnover visit and was let down. not a horrible, horrible experience, but there was something missing -- a little seasoning, something in the provolone perhaps -- that made me pine for the "good old days."

          1. BackyardChef Mar 15, 2007 10:36 AM

            I've heard mixed things about quality....maybe downhill....Have you heard anything about that?

            I owe you a phone call nycbbq......

            1. nycbbq Mar 14, 2007 07:43 PM

              It is now named Shorty's. Same menu, same staff, different bread.

              1. m
                MRS Mar 14, 2007 06:18 PM

                I believe it has closed, and turned into something else. Sorry.

                Show Hidden Posts