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Croque Madame?

kansel Nov 13, 2009 12:06 PM

Bonjour chowhounders...

One of my favourite meals is Croque Madame. I've heard that DBGB do a great one for Brunch but we won't arrive in NYC until the Sunday evening and then leave on the Thursday, so brunch is out.

Can anyone recommend good Croque Madame anywhere in Manhattan on a weekday?

Merci Beaucoup :)

299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

  1. kelea Nov 13, 2009 12:47 PM

    French Roast on the UWS has it on their menu as well.

    French Roast
    78 W 11th St, New York, NY 10011

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      fm1963 Nov 13, 2009 12:31 PM

      Bar Boulud also does an amazing rendition. Available on their lunch menu.

      Bar Boulud
      1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

      1. LeahBaila Nov 13, 2009 12:22 PM

        L'Express makes my favorite croque in town because it closely mirrors what I've had in France. DBGB's version was fine, but not as authentic. The cheese reminded me of the stuff that Pizza Hut uses, the egg was over-cooked and the sandwich wasn't as warm as it could have been. While a large helping of cheese and bread is always welcome in any arena, I still think that L'Express has a leg up on the competition.


        249 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10003

        299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

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        1. re: LeahBaila
          roze Nov 13, 2009 12:56 PM

          I have to second Leah's suggesstion of L'express. They make an awesome Croque and the best part is that it is open 24 hours a day so no matter when you have a craving you can get it satisfied there.


        2. r
          roro1831 Nov 13, 2009 12:15 PM

          Pastis has it on the lunch menu everyday.

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