To conclude Club Sandwich Power Hour, let's take a look at what happens when non-greasy spoons offer this greasy spoon standby. Generally one of two things happen at nice restaurants making a down-home club: either the sandwich in question is an upscale, fancy club made with ingredients like fresh tuna or lobster or duck, or its a traditional club sandwich that is nevertheless incredibly expensive just by virtue of where it's served. Either way, these are for the high-rollers among us.
At the lowest end of the baller club sandwich spectrum are the sub-$20 options. Most of these are fairly typical clubs, like the $16 turkey club at Tribeca Grill or the $19.50 grilled chicken club at Smith & Wollensky. But Blue Ribbon definitely brings it, serving a roast duck club with sweet potato chips for $19.75.
True ballers, though, don't mess around. They're going for the $20 club at The Mark or the $22 sandwiches at The Carlyle or the Waldorf-Astoria hotel restaurants. $25 gets a high-roller a yellowfin tuna club at Brasserie 8 1/2.
These are still too small-fries for the biggest guns. Those wanting to go all-out with their expensive club sandwiches, the ones for whom price is no object, will head to Bobby Flay's Times Square restaurant Bar Américain, which offers a sandwich that is possibly the most expensive club sandwich in town. At $29 on the lunch menu (cheaper than a room service club in Geneva or Paris, sure, but still not cheap) the lobster club comes with ham, arugula, and a green onion dressing, with a side of barbecue chips.
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