Son of a ’wich! Bar Reis Opens Shop Serving 100 Mini-Sammies

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Bar Reis.
Bar Reis. Photo: Robert K. Chin

Reis Goldberg, owner of Park Slope’s Bar Reis, is getting in on the sandwich trend. Big time. (Or small time?) Inspired by a restaurant in Spain that serves 100 montaditos at the same price, he has replaced a former hair salon next to his bar with Reis 100 Sandwich Factory. When it opens next Thursday, it will serve 100 varieties of mini-sandwiches made with custom baguettes from Caputo Bakery (available in white or whole wheat). Seventy of them will sell for $3.50, and those with more expensive ingredients such as housemade duck pâté will go for $5 (also made in-house: egg salad, hummus, jellies, tofu spread, chutney, and eventually pickled cornichons).

Bar Reis.
Bar Reis. Photo: Robert K. Chin

Reis says many of the sandwiches will consist of traditional combinations (of mostly three ingredients each) as well as reinterpretations (there’s a classic BLT as well as versions with Cheddar and with avocado), but one thing consulting chef Adam Ross (of Amalia and Aspen Social Club) didn’t come up with was a bánh mì. At least, not yet. And don’t even think about asking for substitutions. For the sake of simplicity, Reis is laying down the law: “You don’t want my duck sandwich with beet radish? Don’t order it — order another sandwich.” The shop will be open till 2 a.m., and since it has just eight seats and doesn’t serve booze, you’re probably going to want to savor your mini-sammie (or two or three) at Bar Reis next door.

Reis 100 Sandwich Factory, 375-B Fifth Ave., nr. 6th St.; Park Slope, Brooklyn