UrbanDaddy is a free exclusive email magazine devoted to keeping you in the know.

New York Home > Food > What a Croque

Published September 26, 2012

What a Croque
An Entire Place Dedicated to One French Sandwich

You’ve described sandwiches as “sensual” before.

People didn’t understand. They gave you funny looks. They hid their sandwiches around you.

But we’re here to reassure you: you’re a visionary. Never change. Don’t lose that sandwich-inspired spark we love so much.

And get yourself to this place as soon as possible.

Carve out an inappropriately long lunch at La Maison du Croque Monsieur, a happy little bi-level house of the buttery French sandwichry known as a croque, soft-opening this weekend in the Village.

Our French is a little rusty, but we think this roughly translates to “the house of the man croque.” Which is weird, definitely. But don’t let that stop you from ingesting grilled gruyère, ham and bread with béchamel at a startling pace.

Because that’s what a croque is—basically a grilled ham-and-cheese, with some French touches and a bunch of different riffs. Like the croque-madame, which slaps a fried egg on top of the whole deal. Proust wrote about them. That’s another croque fact right there.

At this place, you’ve also got a smoked-mozzarella-with-bresaola option. And you’ll eat it in a space that looks like a library, because, why not. Card catalogs and slotted desks with the afternoon sun beaming through a tree upstairs. That’s where you’ll want to be, by the way—upstairs.

All the best sandwich-eating happens upstairs.
  • March 25, 2015

    Bar Talk

    Bar Talk
    The State of New York Bar Food

  • March 24, 2015

    Rice Moves

    Rice Moves
    Your BPC Burrito Stopover

  • March 23, 2015

    Ahead of the Irv

    Ahead of the Irv
    A Union Square Dinner and Drinks Behemoth

  • March 18, 2015

    The Sol of Wit

    The Sol of Wit
    Spanish Seafood Beneath Greenwich Village

  • March 16, 2015

    Better Call Gaul

    Better Call Gaul
    A Foosball Bistro in Hudson Square

© 2015 UrbanDaddy.
All Rights Reserved.