Sadelle’s Is Now Serving Lunch

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The lobster salad with string beans, potatoes, tomatos, chives.
The lobster salad with string beans, potatoes, tomatos, chives. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

We admit it. We’ve been obsessing over Sadelle’s to what some might say is an unhealthy degree. But that was all about Melissa Weller’s bagels, babkas, and assorted sweets. Now we’re ready to move on (at least for a moment) to savory food — in this case, Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi’s takes on Ur-coffee-shop classics. As of today, the restaurant is open for seated breakfast and lunch, with dinner launching soon. You’ve got your pancake-style LEO (lox, eggs, and onion), your cheese blintzes with blueberry compote, your (salami-wrapped) pigs in a blanket. There are sandwiches on house-baked bread (and bagels, naturally), and a few heartier mains. Especially noteworthy are the chopped-lettuce salads, seven composed bowls that promise to make the joint as much a destination for Soho ladies (and gentlemen) who lunch as for dessert fiends. Speaking of which, Weller plans to offer New York–style cheesecake, seasonal pie, and an ultra-classic hot-fudge sundae, made with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge based on a Ruth Reichl recipe. Take a look at some of the food and the space.

Ham-and-turkey triple-decker: The triple-deckers were inspired by the sloppy joe sandwiches at Town Hall Delicatessen in South Orange, New Jersey.
Ham-and-turkey triple-decker: The triple-deckers were inspired by the sloppy joe sandwiches at Town Hall Delicatessen in South Orange, New Jersey. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev
The inverted-bagel tuna melt: Partner Jeff Zalaznick came up with this idea as a way to prevent the seeds on a toasted bagel from being burnt.
The inverted-bagel tuna melt: Partner Jeff Zalaznick came up with this idea as a way to prevent the seeds on a toasted bagel from being burnt. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev
Grilled shrimp with coconut rice
Grilled shrimp with coconut rice Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev
Beverly salad: turkey, cheddar, bacon, beet, tomato.
Beverly salad: turkey, cheddar, bacon, beet, tomato. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev
Freddy salad: shrimp, hearts of palm, avocado, radish, cucumber.
Freddy salad: shrimp, hearts of palm, avocado, radish, cucumber. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev
Cobb salad: chicken, bacon, egg, avocado, tomato.
Cobb salad: chicken, bacon, egg, avocado, tomato. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev
Vegetable salad: string bean, mushroom, tomato, corn, red onion.
Vegetable salad: string bean, mushroom, tomato, corn, red onion. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev
The space was designed by Ken Fulk; that’s the “bagel theater” in the background.
The space was designed by Ken Fulk; that’s the “bagel theater” in the background. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev
The communal table is reserved for walk-in diners.
The communal table is reserved for walk-in diners. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev
Smoked-salmon slicing.
Smoked-salmon slicing. Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev
Sadelle’s Launches Lunch