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Jun 4, 2008 11:36 AM

searching for best Monte Cristo sandwich in L.A.

hey there, wise food folks of the Los Angeles area....who has the digs on the best Monte Cristo sandwich in the area? I totally appreciate your offerings. Many thanks.

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  1. Doesn't seem like a lot of help, but maybe you can use this old thread and let US know where the best Monte Cristo is:

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    1. re: andytseng

      twenty years ago I used to get great monte cristo's at the Rancho Park Golf Course cafe. I haven't seen an MC on a menu in a long time.

    2. I seem to remember having it once when I was living near 3rd St. I guess that means you'll have to look through the usual suspects around that neighborhood, like BLD or Toast or maybe Kings Road.

      1. Try Campanille on Thursday nights. It's grilled cheese night and their sandwiches are, for the most part, outstanding.

        I'm a big fan of their Croque Monseur, but i hear that the monte cristo is money too.

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        1. re: cut off finger

          I don't recall a Monte Cristo on the Thursday night sandwich menu but agree that the Croque Monsieur is fantastic--paired with the right wine, it can be pure bliss!

        2. For my money the best Monte Cristo ever served was at the Tail Of The Cock both in Studio city and in Los angeles on La Cienega. Alas both are gone. But, fear not there is a very good version made at none other than Art's Delicatessen in Studio City. It may be the closest to the Tail that I've had. Disneyland in one of their restaurants also served a vey good version but to pay to get in to the park just to get a sandwich (if they still serve them) makes Art's the better value as well as a great sandwich. Even when I was young (many moons ago) we used to call them a heart attack on a plate but they sure are tasty.

          1. Red White and Bluezz in Pasadena does a fine version ... but only at brunch.

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              I went to Cafe Verde on Sunday-from a recommendation I think you made to someone else on the board. There was a Monte Cristo on the menu-have you had it? Our meal was fab BTW! I loved the tiny space, service, ambience and food! I love a place where I want to know what is on everyone else's plate because it all looks delicious. Thanks.

              1. re: Densible

                Never had the opportunity to try the monte cristo at Cafe Verde but I agree, the place is a charming little place nestled in old town Pasadena.