A roast beef sandwich that originated at Brennan & Carr - an eatery that first opened in 1938 in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn - has been brough east by the owners of Brooklyn Dip & Burger in East Meadow.
The same sliced, steamed beef on a soft roll doused in au jus that Brooklynites love at a kind of squat, low slung, throwback of a restaurant is being offered at the newly opened Brooklyn Dip & Burger. In business just over two months now (don’t look for a website yet, they don’t have one but they do have a Facebook page), people have expressed mixed feelings on the sandwich, which they have either loved or hated.
On Yelp. Ed G. from Oceanside heralded the eastward migration of this famous roast beef sandwich.
“If you've ever been to Brennan & Carr, you know how addicting their roast beef sandwich is - especially with the top of the roll dipped in au jus,” he wrote. “Brooklyn Dip & Burger carries on that tradition with their roast beef sandwich which contains a mound of perfectly rare roast beef and a slice of American cheese on that half dipped roll. It's absolute roast beef perfection.”
Aside from their signature sandwich ($11.95), the menu also features a giant Bavarian pretzel ($9.95) as a starter, two Brooklyn-themed burgers (around $12), soups, salads, and a classic pizza ($14). A $7.25 milkshake comes in chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, which can be spiked for $3 more.
Location: 1850 Front St, East Meadow, (516) 222-8000.