Black Tree Sandwich Shop

Restaurants, Contemporary American Lower East Side
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Sandwich slingers Macnair Sillick and Sandy Hall—who got their start with a pop-up at Crown Inn—go brick-and-mortar with a Lower East Side sub shop. Snag a stool at the 12-seat bar for upscale creations: house-smoked duck banh mi with duck pâté and spicy aioli; cider-braised pork belly with brown-butter applesauce; and marinated cremini mushrooms with sautéed kale and Landaff cheese. Cocktails are mixed with house-made bitters: A celery-mint variety flavors the gin-and-cucumber zipper Keep It Green, while a cherry flavor is mixed into the Under the Tree along with vodka, lovage syrup and cranberry tonic. Empire State beers (Bluepoint, Ommegang, Southampton) and wines (Channing Daughters, Paumanok) are also available. Keeping with the DIY feel, the 30-seat space is decorated with antique gilded mirrors, steel sourced from a 1940s factory and bowling-alley wood tables.


Venue name: Black Tree Sandwich Shop
Address: 131 Orchard St
New York
Cross street: between Delancey and Rivington Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Wed 5pm–midnight; Thu noon–midnight; Fri, Sat noon–2am; Sun noon–midnight
Transport: Subway: J, Z, M to Delancey–Essex Sts
Price: Average sandwich: $11. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Moving across the street from this place was one of the best decisions I've ever made - no joke!! The staff is the best, so it's the type of place where you can go by yourself and post up at the bar for a couple hours, no judgements. They have yummy wine and beer on tap (try the coffee beer, amazing), along with good seasonal cocktails. Their menu changes weekly so you can't get bored - every week it centers around an animal. I have been to cow week, chicken week, seafood week, and goat week - each time the menu offers something amazing.

They also have a few staples that remain in the menu at all times - order the burrata, whatever kale salad they have on the menu, and the bao (no matter what animal).

So good - can't wait to try their williamsburg location!


Went here last night for a company party, they basically shut down the restaurants (sans the bar) and let us take up the entire seating area. They were super accommodating to my annoying eating ways and even had multiple options for me and my co -workers who did not want to partake in the lamb tasting menu. The appetizers were life - changing, we had the PumKing Artichoke Dip, the Dipalo Burrata, Fall salad and Kale Salad. By the time we had our main course I was too full to continue, that and the fact that the waiter refused to let our glasses be empty. At the end of the night we got free desert and pickleback shots!

I would definitely suggest coming here for an intimate dinner and a great experience, everybody was super wonderful.