Looking for a "dipped" roast beef sandwich
Long been a fan of them, though it's been a long time since I had one (or, found one worth having).
They had Brennan & Carr on a recent Diner's, Drive-ins, and Dives and, poking around a bit, I was happy to find there's a Rockville Center location,
However, despite the promise of the website, the location is long since closed.
Anyone know where to find one--a place that roasts the beef on the premises and makes the dipping juice? I live in south/east Nassau but don't mind a reasonable drive (I can't easily explain why, but I have a mental block about driving to Brooklyn/Queens).
Well, it's been a while so take this for what it's worth, but I used to get them pretty regularly at both Canterbury Ales locations (primarily Oyster Bay, though). The beef was ribeye roast done in house and the au jus was augmented with simmered sliced onions (sort of like you were dipping into a cup of onion soup)- a really nice accompanment to a pint of porter. I couldn't tell you if they've gone downhill or not, but it may be someplace to try if you're in the area.
Thanks for the info; the closest I found at the OB Canterbury Ales is the "sliced prime steak sandwich":
The Hungtingon OB has a prime rib sandwich for an eye-popping $18:
though I don't know if the meat is thinly-sliced.
BTW, the two locations were opened by the same person, but have been have not been related to each other for 25 years:
Its quite a haul, and not exactly a dipped sandwich, but S & S Dugout in Southport, CT has a hot roast beef sandwich that is just to die for, and plenty sloppy/dipped - in gravy, noy au jus. I have never been able to eat more than 1/2 of one. Total hole in the wall place, but oh-so-good!
It's not exactly what you are looking for. First it's in Port Chester in Westchester not Nassau. It's the best roast beef sandwich, not sure if they have dip. It's at Tarry Market, the market next to the Tarry Lodge restaurant owned by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. They cut the prime rib when you order it. (if you are luckily it's even hot!) They place it in a large roll, top it with salt, pepper and olive oil! It's divine! Give it a try if you even come up this way!
Outback Steakhouse now has a sliced filet mignon sandwich served with decent French Dip. Topped with melted Provolone cheese, and slathered with garlic herb aioli on toasted focaccia. $10.95 includes one side. or $7.95 for 1/2 sandwich & cup of soup at lunchtime 11am-3pm.