Grown Up Grilled Cheese – Restaurant Review

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I’m a little behind in sharing reviews of several Lower East Side restaurants I’ve tried lately, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been well fed. After finishing a 10-mile run two weeks ago, I decided it was time to try “Little Muenster,” which is basically a grown up grilled cheese restaurant, or “super fancy grilled cheese,” as they say.

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Located on Stanton, this little restaurant is easy to miss but hard to forget. With a menu filled with various types of grilled cheese, rotating specials and soups/salads, all which can be washed down with a beer, glass of wine or soda, it is understandable why they are always busy. The setting is cute, simple and smells of delicious cheese.

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After careful deliberation, I ordered the Asiago/Parmesan/Muenster/Butternut Squash/Sage Brown Sugar grilled cheese and a Wedge Salad. I figured after 10 miles, I deserved both… I got them to go and contemplated sprinting the last few blocks home because my bag smelled so good. I decided against sprinting and settled into a quick walk, up four flights of stairs (another LES difference – no elevator), and directly to the table. Needless to say, it was worth the wait. My grilled cheese was still hot, with warm cheese pushing at the edges of the bread.

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The flavors mixed together really well and made for a delicious grown up grilled cheese. I liked the light sugar taste and how it accompanied the three different cheese flavors. The butternut squash gave it an unexpected but welcoming taste. I would definitely recommend this sandwich, and probably the other ones even though I haven’t tasted them…..yet! The wedge salad was also fresh and good, which made for the perfect side to my grilled cheese.

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All in all, it was a great experience and worth a trip if you are in the neighborhood. Paying between $8 – $10 for a grilled cheese seems a little expensive, but if you are craving more than american cheese on bread, it is money well spent. I will be going back to try the rest of the menu and plan to bring visiting guests this summer, which means we’ll be washing our grilled cheese down with a beer.

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Check out the menu:

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2 thoughts on “Grown Up Grilled Cheese – Restaurant Review

  1. Pat Miller March 31, 2012 at 12:09 pm Reply

    My mouth is watering, hope to try it soon! Love grown up grilled cheese!!!

  2. anna @ fitscally responsible March 31, 2012 at 1:43 pm Reply

    I love grilled cheese. I will have to try this place out when I visit New York (whenever that may be)!

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