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Jan 11, 2010 01:00 PM

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).

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          1. 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.

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            1. re: TongoRad

              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:

              1. re: Scott_R

                Hmm- it seems like they've gone a bit upscale with it; it was much cheaper when it was simply called a "French Dip".Hopefully the quality is still up there. I wish I could give you a more recent rec.