We have been to Albert Hall for dinner (many times), and even had a few brunches, however, lunch was a new adventure. They just started serving lunch a few weeks ago and their menu is quite good. They have a lot of my favorites, and they add really good sandwiches. (I wish they had these as a brunch option too!)
We had our team lunch at Albert Hall and all decided to try the sandwiches. They all came with the delicious duck fat truffle fries that we love so much.
This was the grilled chicken sandwich. It came with braised bacon, roasted red beets and black garlic butter. The combination was great, though the bread was actually too thick to eat in any polite fashion.
Next up was the short ribs sandwich with gorgonzola and baby arugula. While delicious, the bread really overpowered the awesome flavor that I love so much when we get these short ribs as a side to the bone marrow here.
This sandwich was the skillet ribeye with caramelized shallots and leek fondue. We all tried each others, and this was declared the unanimous winner. Chef Bill knows his way around a shallot!
Overall, lunch at Albert Hall is a great choice. You can’t go wrong with the options, and I have been back many times (typically ordered the Bibb lettuce salad). There aren’t many sit down choices in the area, so it’s nice to have a comfortable place to grab a bite in the no man’s land that is 9th Avenue between Penn Station and Port Authority.
Psst… the post summarizing all the dishes from Albert Hall has been updated. Check it out!