The Sandwich Bar  33-01 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, New York

The DItmars area of Astoria is turning into quite the food hot spot, and I’m not talking about the traditional Greek restaurants that Astoria is known for. Ditmars is being built up with an eclectic food culture spanning your traditional Greek to new American to Australian and everything in between.

One such place, The Sandwich Bar, is the perfect spot for a relaxed, low-key lunch.

The Sandwich Bar Astoria

The Sandwich Bar is a small spot with limited inside seating. However, they have a good amount of outside seating so if it’s a nice day out opt for some sun. The delicious menu consists of various appetizers, burgers, hot and cold sandwiches and salads.

Sweet Potato Tots The Sandwich Bar Astoria
Sweet Potato Tots

Sweet potato tots come out piping hot and covered in salt. They’re served with a side of spicy chipotle aioli. Delicious.

Braised Brisket, Chili Mayo, Roasted Peppers, Corn, Onions The Sandwich Bar Astoria
Braised Brisket, Chili Mayo, Roasted Peppers, Corn, Onions

The braised brisket sandwich is covered with chili mayo, chopped roasted red peppers, corn and onions. I’ve never had corn on a sandwich before but it was really good. This sandwich has lot of flavors going on, but the brisket emerged the winner. This sandwich wasn’t for clean eaters either. It was a mess to eat, but well worth it!

Braised Brisket, Chili Mayo, Roasted Peppers, Corn, Onions The Sandwich Bar Astoria
Braised Brisket, Chili Mayo, Roasted Peppers, Corn, Onions
Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Tomato and House Sauce The Sandwich Bar Astoria
Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Tomato and House Sauce

Yes, they also serve 1/2 salad, 1/2 sandwich options. The Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad wasn’t a favorite for Hailey. However, it was an upgraded version of a chicken salad sandwich, with large pieces of chicken breast used instead of your usual mixture of chopped chicken mixed with lots of mayo.

The Verdict

I don’t know if I’d consider these to be gourmet sandwiches, but The Sandwich Bar is trying to play in that space. I don’t think they’ve quite made it to that level, but the sandwich I had was really good and unique – I’ve never had a sandwich with corn on it before. I’d head back to The Sandwich Bar in a heartbeat if I’m looking for a relaxed, low-key lunch spot. 

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