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“In a class by itself for hero joints.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Defonte's of Brooklyn

Defonte's of Brooklyn
Ranked #4,546 of 13,479 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $5 - $10
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
New York City, New York
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315 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“In a class by itself for hero joints.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

It is hard to rate DeFonte's against restaurants as it is simply a hero and fast food spot (although expensive for the genre). When the Brooklyn waterfront legend opened a branch in Manhattan we were fortunate enough for it to be located across the street from our Co-Op ar; apartment. The real heros are made with finest ingrediants and breads. I had the chicken parmigiana hero on Friday and as the jumbo sandwich is cut in half, had half for lunch and half for dinner. Amazing meatball parmigiana and other treats make DeFonte's in a class by itself in the sandwich shop category. Sure it's more expensive than Subway and others but it sure is worth it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Peter S
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English first
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Over priced sandwich”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

Had the steak pizza aioli sandwich with a drink for $15. They have no place to sit. Fortunately there wasn't a big line when I went. Stopped by because triple d recommended it. Sandwich was average at best, would've been really disappointed If I had waited in line for it. Probably wont try it a second time.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank anonymous59185
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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Defontes is the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

Love this place, always visit when in NYC. Been to both the Brooklyn Red Hook and Manhattan stores. Sandwiches are beyond this world, try the Cuban or the Nicky Special. You will never be able to have a normal sandwich again.

Service is fast, friendly and the subs are amazing value.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Platelicker
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Los Angeles, California
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140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Best Sandwich shop in Manhattan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

Truly spectacular. A must! You like Italian Heroes you say? Scratch that. You LOVE Italian heroes? This place is for you!!!

Visited August 2012
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Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
“The Sinatra is outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

The best deli sandwiches I have ever tasted. I had the Hot roast beef with eggplant and my wife had the Sinatra, we split so we each had a half.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Robert J
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