New York Grilled Cheese Co


Pros: Great sandwiches.

Cons: Service can be slow. limited selection.

I’d heard about the New York Grilled Cheese co for a while. But hadn’t got around to checking it out until now. I’d always been curious about it so I decided to give it a try.

It took a little searching to find it at first. The way Fort Lauderdale is laid out can be confusing even to longtime residents like yours truly. And this is a small restaurant. But the outside is unmistakable as you can see in the picture above.

It isn’t quite fast food. But it is a more or less seat yourself type operation ala Steak and Shake. It can take a while to get your food. But that’s not too big a deal if you’re not in a hurry.

Menu wise, New York Grilled Cheese Co lives up to its name. Menu items include Blue Buffalo, which is Blue Jack & American-Cheddar cheeses with buffalo chicken on toasted country loaf, SoHo Sweet Cheeses, which works well for those wanting something sweeter and consists of Brie cheese, caramelized onions, crunchy bacon and berry marmalade on toasted oatmeal wheat bread, The Brooklyn Porkster which consists of American-Cheddar cheese, homemade BBQ pulled pork with bbq sauce, caramelized onions, and crunchy dill pickles on toasted country loaf and Manhattan Grilled Mac ’n Cheese which consists of Gooey American-Cheddar cheese and homemade mac and cheese stuffed between two slices of toasted country loaf. For those in the mood for a standard Grilled Cheese, there is The Broadway Classic which is American-Cheddar and Swiss cheeses on toasted sourdough bread with melted garlic butter. All of the sandwiches are cooked on a waffle iron and served with a small cup of tomato bisque for the purpose of dipping. Sides include regular fries, sweet potato fries, mac and cheese and bacon lollipops. The fries are all waffle fries in keeping with the waffle theme of the sandwiches.

As far as drinks go, they have beer, wine and sodas.

I opted for The Broadway classic and fries.

The restaurant isn’t the largest I’ve been in. But it’s spread out widely enough not to feel crowded. There are a variety of different pictures on the wall giving it just enough atmosphere and music usually plays via Pandora. This afternoon, it was contemporary R&B.

The only real problem I can think of people might have with this place is the somewhat limited menu. It’s pretty much all grilled cheese with a variety of different variations as I noted above. I don’t mind at all. But this is not the place to go if you’re looking for a burger or chicken nuggets. Also it can be a while before getting the food. But they do have call ahead.

If you like grilled cheese (and who doesn’t) and live in the Fort Lauderdale area and still haven’t checked out New York Grilled Cheese co, I’d suggest you do so as soon as you get a chance. It’s heavenly comfort food done in some ways you might not have thought possible.

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