In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.

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[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

The best bites at Maison Kayser are the ones that stay closest to the bread, and the open-faced lunch and dinner tartines are no exception. Here chicken breast joins artichokes, olives, tomatoes, and arugula on a fat slice of a tangy boule. An ample spread of herb mayo becomes the dominant flavor, a sort of Franco-American chicken salad that's kind to mayo lovers and less amenable to those disinclined. But if you're up for a mild chicken and creamy spread kind of lunch, this is the way to do chicken salad right. The price is a little steep at $16, but for the portion, and for the Upper East Side, not unreasonable.

Maison Kayser

1294 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10021 (map)
212-744-3100
maison-kayser-usa.com

About the author: Max Falkowitz is the editor of Serious Eats: New York. You can follow him on Twitter at @maxfalkowitz.

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