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Mar 25, 2014 07:58 PM

Best Grilled Cheese sandwich

Grilled Cheese or as some say "Grill Cheese" is a simple common dish.
However, all too often, the bread isn't cooked properly, or the cheese is barely melted or something else lacks. Even most diners, where you would expect with all their practice, can't seem to get it right.
Well , without any fancy stuff, like different types of cheeses, or adding truffles etc, Telepan Local in Tribeca has a very well made simple Grilled Cheddar with tomato. It is one of the best things on their menu. It also helps fill you up since the other dishes there are pretty small. The food in general at TL is very good, and since they went on Open Table, they are packed every night. The bar is quite comfortable to enjoy their tapas-like dishes. The Grilled Cheese is highly recommended by me.
Any other real good Grilled Cheese around?
EDIT: Sorry, I forgot to search the thread,,, I don't want to get smacked by Kathryn :)

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  1. The Breslin's oven baked 3 cheese sandwich with ham (and you can add an egg). Has cheese melted onto the outside, I believe.

    1. Murray's cheese bar
      "Murray's Melt grilled cheese on thick-cut pullman with a cup of smoky tomato bisque"
      For $3 more you can add bacon to it.....

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      1. re: Ttrockwood

        Ive been to Murray's cheese store but never went to the cheese bar. I guess I'll have to try it.

        1. re: foodwhisperer

          I had a nibble of my nephew's (he was SO not into sharing!) and it was great chewy dense perfectly toasted bread, the tomato soup was what campbells wants to be when it grows up

      2. Lucy's Whey in Chelsea Market offers 3 or so each day.

        1. Melt shop does pretty well. 3 locations in the city. The one near me, 53rd and lex ave is a little takeout place with no tables.

          1. Who says "grill" cheese? Regional thing?

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            1. re: thegforceny

              I say grill cheese. I write grilled cheese.

              @foodwhisperer - I haven't been to this place yet, so I mention it for information purposes only. There's a lot of "stuff" in some of the sandwiches, but others are more austere.


              Many years ago, I was on a post-college, pre-grad school, cross-country trip. I stopped for lunch at a diner in Solon, Iowa and ordered a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich. The waitress said "Grilled cheese? and tomato? on the same sandwich? Ooooookay." But she put the order in, and the cook made the sandwich, and I ate it, and it was very good. They are purists in Solon, Iowa, apparently.

              1. re: thegforceny

                People from Brooklyn say Grill Cheese makes me wonder about who says Corn Beef, and who says Corned Beef.

                  1. re: ipsedixit

                    Filipinos say shave ice too. But many Hawaiians have Filipino blood. Thank you Dole Pineapple, who transplanted these people in Hawaii a few generations ago.

                  2. re: foodwhisperer

                    And Jewish stores say "appetizing" , which drove the English teacher in me crazy when I first moved to NYC.

                    1. re: GaryUES

                      haha New York has it's own language. did anyone ever axe you for a sangwich