If you’re ever craving something really hearty (heavy), unhealthy and satisfying, you need to go to (or order from) Melt Shop. On my way to California to visit my sister, I stopped to meet a friend for lunch at Melt on the way to the airport. They only have a counter and limited outdoor seating, but we were lucky to snag a table and it wasn’t too cold out (this was back at the end of March). Since we were already eating grilled cheese, I decided to go all out and order a soda and a side of “shop tots,” which came sprinkled with Parmesan and with house-made parsley pesto for dipping. The tater tots were standard but the cheese and the fantastic, flavorful sauce really made them outstanding. The sandwich (of which I could only eat half, I was so stuffed) was buttermilk fried chicken, pepper jack cheese, creamy red cabbage slaw, and “melt sauce.” It was very thick and I said, filling, but so good. I’d love to go back and try more of their cheesy creations!
Open: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: 601 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10022 Phone: (212) 759-6358