A Sandwich a Day: Croque Monsieur from Le Gamin

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

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.


[Photo: Carey Jones]

It's a classic croque monsieur ($9.50) you'll find at Le Gamin, an irresistibly charming French café in Prospect Heights. Thick-sliced white country bread and a thick layer of ham; melted Swiss and a ladle of pleasantly light, nutmeg-laced béchamel. Nothing you've never eaten before, and not quite the best of its kind: we would've liked it a little ham-and-cheesier, a little less dominated by bread and béchamel. But it's hard to complain about—particularly when you're sitting out in Le Gamin's back garden with a glass of rosé on a warm summer afternoon. Next time, we'll try a crepe.

Le Gamin

556 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11238 (map) 718-789-5171