Recently, my fiancé Steven and I had the pleasure of tasting all the best the New York Grilled Cheese (NYGC) has to offer. NYGC has two locations, one in Wilton Manors and the other in Boca Raton. We went to the Wilton Manors location located at 2207 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors. We were excited to enter the pink building with Yellow Sign. As we walked in we see a painted wall the reads “Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese”. As we giggled to ourselves a little, we were greeted by NYGC owner Leor, a handsome Canadian with a Russian background. He told us about how he wanted to do a different spin on a classic sandwich. “Everything is made from scratch and there is nothing artificial about the food.” All melts are served with NYGC famous 4 oz. homemade, creamy tomato basil bisque. Sandwiches look a little different as they are grilled with a waffle iron that was redesigned to toast bread. “The grooves that the waffle iron gives the bread are perfect to soak up the bisque”, said Leor. NYGC also offers delicious sides, sweet desserts along with selected craft beers and fine wines to wash it all down. They are open late on weekends so you can eat with friends after a fun night on the drive.
We started off our tasting with the smaller side items. First, we tried was the Bacon Lollipops ($3.95). Who doesn’t like bacon? These Lollipops are the perfect blend of sweet and salty which is delivered to your mouth on a stick. These meat lollipops are deep fried Applewood bacon that is dipped in a sweet, homemade, maple glaze and gives the customer a heart stopping melt in your mouth adventure.
Next, we tried the Hot Pork Sundae ($8.95), which sounds like a dessert but is anything but. This side item has everything and could even be a meal for someone with a smaller appetite. The base is Waffle fries which are topped with melt-in your-mouth slow roasted BBQ pulled pork, smothered in hot homemade gravy, and covered in rich melted American cheese and sprinkled with cajun seasoning.
Now that we had warmed up our bellies, we ordered one of the sandwiches, the Blue Buffalo ($10.50).This melt combines grilled cheese and chicken wings. The sandwich is served between two perfectly toasted Country Loaf slices, and is filled with panko-crusted boneless Buffalo chicken tenders, mildly spiced housemade Bufalo Sauce, and smothered with ooey gooey American and blue jack cheese.
Leor brought some more sides for us to try as we were enjoying the Buffalo. We tried the Cavatappi Mac and Cheese ($5.95) and it was delicious, it is sure to put a smile on your face. This comfort food classic is house made with Cavatappi macaroni, fresh melted cheese, a sprinkle of chives, all topped with hot crumbled bacon.
We still had a lot to taste so Leor served us two more sandwiches to try. The next melt we tried was The Brooklyn Prokster ($10.50). This mouthwatering blend of housemade, slow roasted pork, melted American-Chedder Cheese, crunchy dill pickles, carmelized onions is smothered with Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce, and served on a fresh waffle-baked country loaf. This sandwich sure does get the juices going and we were ready to try the last melt.
The Wall Steet Grindr ($10.95) is a melt is greard to more of a breakfest type of sandwich but can be enjoyed all day and night. You can taste the toasted garlic bread holding together the layers of thick cut crispy bacon, country style scrambled eggs, golden waffle Fries, savory carmelized oinions and melted American Cheese.
We had two last sides to taste so we went with the Chicken Tenders Boat ($8.95) and Disco Fries ($7.95). The Boat is a perfectly fried side that consists of panko encrusted boneless chicken breast, served with a sweet bistro mustard aioli. The Disco Fries are Canadian inspired and are also referred to as “Poutine”. This side is sure to please the pallet and accompany any melt or by themselves as a late night snack. It starts with their golden waffle fries, smothered in creamy cheese morsels and covered with homemade hot gravy and garnished with chives.
We had just enough room to try a dessert so we decided on the NYGC famous Hell’s Kitchen Bread Pudding ($3.95) which is described as “Made in Hell’s Kitchen but tastes like Heaven on Earth” by the restaurant. This sweet treat is soft bread and homemade custard, topped with white chocolate morsels and finished with marshmallow and mixed berry sauces. This sinful dessert is the perfect way to end your meal at NYGC.
New York Grilled Cheese is the perfect place to grab a quick lunch/ dinner and a fun place to hang out after a night out. The food at NYGC is always fresh and made to order and you can tell when you taste it. Go see Leor and his friendly staff at either location or check out some of their exceptional comfort food today.
2207 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors, FL 33305 (954) 564-6887
493 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (561) 277-0777