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Croque madame?

Corsica Mar 14, 2008 06:29 AM

I'm craving a croque madame like nobody's business. Can anyone reccommend a place? Thank you so much!!

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    roze Mar 14, 2008 02:04 PM

    The one they serve for brunch at Resto is pretty much as good as it gets in my book. The melted gruyere cheese is so rich and filling...Yum! I want one right now just thiking about it!

    http://nyctastes.blogspot.com/2007/08/resto-brunch.html

    Anothe good one is at L'express. Nice thing about this one is that you can get it at any time since L'express is open 24/7! Enjoy!

    http://nyctastes.blogspot.com/search/...

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      Lucia Mar 14, 2008 11:11 AM

      I usually order a croque monsieur. La Bonne Soupe has a good one. I like the versions at Petite Abeille and Cafe de Bruxelles as well, although they aren't quite traditional.

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        Renguin Mar 14, 2008 01:03 PM

        I like the one at la bonne soupe - they do it with bechamel. I was under the impression that it always had bechamel until i got it at a couple of other places with no signs of it recently. i asked the (french) waitress what the deal was and she said in france a lot of places don't do it with bechamel now. laaaaazyyyyyyyy.

      2. erin07nyc Mar 14, 2008 09:15 AM

        The one served at brunch at EU is great.

        1. Melanie Mar 14, 2008 07:48 AM

          My roommate enjoyed her Croque Madame for brunch at 'Flea Market' in the East Village. I believe they also serve Croque Monsieurs.

          1. MMRuth Mar 14, 2008 06:45 AM

            I haven't had it there, but I believe that Bruni spoke well this week of the one at Bar Boulud.

            http://events.nytimes.com/2008/03/12/...

            He calls it "fantastic". I enjoyed my meal at the bar one Saturday lunch recently - walked it w/o a reservation.

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