Now Open • 23 Cedar Street, Dobbs Ferry
Broccoli’s Luncheonette Opens on National Sandwich Day
The new kid on the block in Dobbs Ferry offers sandwiches, salads, and hot dishes with fresh ingredients made in- house by Chef Evan Kalogiannis.
Dobbs Ferry, NY—While many ran to the polls to cast their vote on Election Day, Dobbs Ferry native Scott Broccoli and Chef Evan Kalogiannis introduced their new concept, Broccoli’s Luncheonette, to the community with a soft launch on National Sandwich Day.
While the luncheonette concept was in his sights long before COVID—Broccoli recognized the need to serve those on- the-go in the their community while running The Rare Bit—he used quarantined time to pivot. The restaurant’s private party space was closed off to create a quick-service spot, complete with a sandwich station, steam trays for hot items, and plexiglass to serve customers safely.
“We are here to serve our community.” Broccoli said. “There aren’t a lot of quick meal options in Dobbs Ferry, especially for the High School and Mercy College students. Broccoli’s Luncheonette offers affordable meals to those students, as well as to families in the area who are looking for easy dinner options to squeeze between school and kids’ activities.”
The diverse menu offers signature sandwiches, customizable salads, falafel bowls, baked rigatoni, chicken fingers, mac and cheese and more. And with items coming out of the shared Rare Bit kitchen, customers can expect the same from- scratch, fresh-made ingredients with a more casual feel.
The Epic Chicken Scarp Sandwich, for example, stacks house made sausage with a chicken cutlet and hot peppers between a hearty roll. The sandwich—created first at Broccoli’s Luncheonette—is sure to become a crowd favorite.
Broccoli’s devotion to his town translates through signature sandwich names—The Dobbs Dip, a not-so-traditional steak sandwich with melted Swiss, caramelized onions, and horseradish, and The Ferry Fisherman’s Catch is a stellar fish sandwich served with shredded lettuce and tartar on brioche.
There is also, of course, a bit of Southern influence sprinkled in by Kalogiannis. The Alligator Po Boy and Jambalaya (with rice, andouille sausage, chicken, and house made holy trinity sauce) are prime examples of his nod to New Orleans.
The menu also features vegetarian and vegan options like the House Made Vegan Burger—a black bean burger with lettuce, onions, roasted red pepper, tahini, and tomato jam served on an everything bun.
While the signature salads showcase Kalogiannis’ creativity, customers can use their own inspiration to create a light meal with the luncheonette’s customizable salad option with over 24 toppings.
The Broccoli’s Luncheonette online ordering system also caters to a busier lifestyle. Customers simply order online, select their pick up time, and the order will ready, waiting, and completely contact-less. While Broccoli has plans to offer breakfast and dinner, the location is currently open Monday-Friday for lunch only.
While you can’t dine in at the luncheonette, Broccoli welcomes those who would like a spot to enjoy their lunch at The Rare Bit.
Broccoli’s Luncheonette: 23 Cedar Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522; 914-693-8000, broccolisluncheonette.com
Hours: Monday- Friday 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM; closed Saturday and Sunday