The oven and counter. Photo via Eater by Molly DeCoudreaux.
A sampling of smørrebrød during brunch service. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
Release the loaves! At last, ~BAR TARTINE~ is opening its sandwich shop this Wednesday August 1st. You’ll be able to come by for sandwiches and more Wed-Fri 10:30am-2:30pm, either dine-in or for takeout. It’s almost like a shop within the restaurant: there’s a counter with a window and the behemoth custom Italian oven looms in the back, baking all kinds of unique and new breads. A look at the preliminary menu shows an array of Scandinavian smørrebrød on rye (which you will already be familiar with if you have come by for brunch in recent months), $6 each or three for $15. Some options include blue cheese, bacon, egg, and avocado; smoked sturgeon with potato and dill sauce; and corned beef with horseradish cream and fried onion. Yeah, I’ll have one of each, thanks.
You can also try some sandwiches on some of the new breads they’re baking, like lentil croquettes on spelt slab bread ($13). Two words: pork melt. There are some soups, salads, and snacks (yes, you can order the langos), along with sweet treats. You can also have some adult beverages to accompany your lunch, or try some of the housemade sodas. And in case you’re wondering, there won’t be any bread for sale just yet—hopefully this fall.
Also of note: Bar Tartine is no longer taking reservations for brunch on Saturday and Sundays (alas!).