Citi Field Food Review: Pat LaFrieda’s Filet Mignon Steak Sandwich

Make that 2 for 2 at Citi Field this season for your boy.  Two games, two wins, two stimulating culinary experiences.  Last time was Opening Day, so I had to do it big with Fuku’s Spicy Chicken and Arancini Bro’s Rice Balls.  The only option this time around was a meeting with my main man, Pat LaFrieda, creator of the renowned Filet Mignon Sandwich.  We’ve crossed paths in the past, each one more impressive than its predecessor.

You, the reader, deserves full disclosure that the above picture was not taken by me.  My sandwich was not quite as picture perfect as that, but it was still easy on the eyes.  Although for $17 a piece, I wish it had looked like that.  That’s right, Pat LaFrieda’s Filet Mignon Sandwich will run you a pretty penny, but in my opinion it’s well worth it.

They grill and slice the steak right there in front of you, pile it high on a fresh baguette, top it with sautéed vidalia onions, layer it with sharp Vermont Monterey Jack cheese, and pass it through the broiler for a mouth-watering finishing touch.  The only only only complain is that the roll is too tough, making it a little difficult to eat.  Oh yeah, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the au jus.

Other than your traditional Philly Cheesesteak, where the steak is cut and served very differently, a steak sandwich is best served on a hard roll of some sort.  But the steak is seasoned and cooked to perfection.  The onions provide the sweet element, and that cheese offers a salty punch that brings the sandwich together seamlessly.

You can get yourself a Pat LaFrieda’s Original Filet Mignon Steak Sandwich out in centerfield, to the left of Shake Shack.  Don’t think twice about shelling out for what is arguably the best that Citi Field has to offer.  This is a MUST TRY for any avid Citi Field goer.  Ask anyone who’s experienced it before.  You can thank me later.


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