If you are looking for an elevated take on French dip (along with other traditional American comfort foods), check out Maison Pickle on the Upper East Side. This new restaurant, which officially opens to the public on Saturday, January 14, specializes in classic cocktails and modern versions of old food favorites.
Maison Pickle’s signature item is its five, yes five, different takes on French dip, a sandwich consisting of hot roasted meat, a French roll soaked in meat juices, and a cup of extra jus on the side for dipping. This restaurant offers a classic roast beef, a deluxe version featuring Gruyere cheese and fried onions, a version topped with a slice of seared foie gras, and sandwiches featuring pork or lamb in place of the beef.
Other interesting takes on well-known dishes at this restaurant include clams casino featuring bone marrow, flounder Rockefeller, pig’s head confit, and black and white icebox pie for dessert. Start your meal with one of their breads baked in-house, namely the pull-apart garlic bread, as an appetizer. You can also browse their menu of simple and tasty cocktails like The American Trilogy, a mix of rye and applejack on the rocks.
Maison Pickle is owned and operated by Jacob Hadjigeorgis, owner of the nearby Jacob’s Pickles. The appreciation for fun drinks and comfort food found at Jacob’s Pickles radiates over to Maison Pickle, though the former focuses on Southern cuisine while the latter serves the stuff of turn-of-the-century high society. Check them both out to get your nostalgia fix!
One of the many good things that NYC has to offer is the huge selection of restaurants that call the city home. A few minutes ago, I read a recent article about a pickle restaurant on the Upper West Side that serves different versions of French dip sandwiches.
Maison Pickle restaurant is slated to open for business on Saturday, January 14, in the Broadway space formerly occupied by Ouest restaurant. The owner of Maison Pickle is Jacob Hadjigeorgis, who also owns another pickle-themed NYC eatery named Jacob’s Pickles, on Amsterdam Avenue.
According to the food article that I just read, Maison Pickle will be offering five variations on the classic French dip sandwich. A French dip sandwich usually consists of sliced roast beef on a French roll with au jus. While that classic version of the sandwich will be served at Maison Pickle, the other varieties certainly have a lot to offer.
Among the varieties of French dip that will be served are one that is topped with seared foie gras, and another that features fried onions and Gruyere fondue. Pork and lamb versions of the sandwich are also available.
In addition to the assortment of French dip sandwiches that will be available at Maison Pickle, the kitchen will producing a range of other dishes. These include gourmet deviled eggs, chicken livers on toast with gravy, beef tartare with spicy aioli and hollandaise, and flounder Rockefeller.
Actually, a nice French dip sandwich can be a delicious item to eat. It sounds like Maison Pickle has some very creative versions on their menu. One thing that I do find to be remarkable, however, is that there really are pickle-themed restaurants.