Schnitz opens in the East Village

The Smorgasburg sandwich favorite launches a brick-and-mortar schnitzel shop.

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  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Lt. Dan at Schnitz

  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Sweet Onion at Schnitz

  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Caesar Schnitz at Schnitz

  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Schnitz

Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

Lt. Dan at Schnitz


Milanese, tonkatsu, panado: It seems every country has a breaded-and-fried cutlet to call its own. This schnitzel shop—an offshoot of the popular Smorgasburg vendor, launched in 2011—focuses on the Israeli variety, a thicker cut made of chicken thigh instead of the customary breast. Sibling owners Yoni Erlich and Donna Magen go beyond basic chicken for their fast-casual spot, decorated with faux Schnitz Chronicle newspapers and printed gray banquettes. Built on a Tom Cat Bakery pretzel hero, the Grumpy Russian features pork loin, pickled cherries and Gorgonzola; the Yonz tops butternut-squash-and-corn schnitzel with honey-sriracha mayo; and the Lt. Dan—a cheeky tribute to Forrest Gump—pairs shrimp with jicama-fennel slaw. Hopsy Dazy and Ommegang Witte are on tap for those who want their sandwich with a side of beer.See the menu below. 177 First Ave at 11th St (646-861-3923)

MENU:

Schnitzel Sandwiches
Bamberg: Chicken schnitzel topped with pickled cucumbers, daikon, ginger and shallots and a caramelized onion dijon mustard.
$10.00

Sweet Onion: Chicken schnitzel topped with pickled cabbage, jicama, raddish and cilantro with a roasted beet tzatziki.
$9.00

Mrs. Child: Chicken schnitzel topped with Schnitz Greens and a celery root remoulade.
$9.00

Caesar Schnitz: Chicken schnitzel topped with black kale caesar salad, a fried egg and grana padano.
$10.00

Grumpy Russian: Pork loin schnitzel topped with Schnitz Greens, pickled cherries and gorgonzola spread.
$9.00

S.L.T.: Pork belly schnitzel topped with Schnitz Greens, pickled tomatoes and mayo.
$14.00

Lt. Dan: Shrimp schnitzel topped with a jicama-fennel slaw and a lemongrass mayo.
$11.00

The Yonz: Butternut squash and corn schnitzel topped with jicama-fennel slaw and honey-sriracha mayo.
$7.00

Sides & Salads
Schnitz Fries
$4.00

Roasted Head of Cauliflower
$5.00

Jicama-Scallion Slaw
$4.00

Aba's Chicken Soup
$4.00

Schnitz Greens: Black kale, green and red cabbage, mint, basil and green apples with red wine vinaigrette.
$4.00

Black Kale Caesar Salad: Romaine hearts, black kale, with caesar dressing.
$5.00

Mediterranean Salad: Cucumbers, grape tomatoes, peppadew peppers, Israeli pickles, kalamata olives and preserved lemons.
$5.00

Pickled Veggies
Cucumbers, Daikon, Ginger & Shallots
$3.00

Red Cabbage, Jicama, Radish & Cilantro
$3.00

Cherries
$3.00

Tomatoes
$3.00


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