Rizzo’s French Dip opens on 15th

There’s a new sandwich joint on 15th Ave. between 73rd and 75th, just up from Lunchbox Laboratory.

Rizzo’s French Dips serves up, well, French Dips. They roast their own beef everyday, slice it up and make the au jus from the juices. The sandwiches are $6 and come with a side of macaroni salad. If you want cheese it’s 75 cents more. Gary stopped by and emailed us, “I’m really glad I hit the brakes and went inside. I’ll definitely be back – sooner than later.” The guys in Rizzo’s said that they’re going to add more sandwiches down the line, but for now it’s just the French Dip. They’re open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.


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relaxed_one
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relaxed_one

I'm hitting it tonight!
Anyone know their hours?

NoraBell
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NoraBell

I wish them well. That nail place lasted pretty long in that little building, but it's been a revolving door of businesses otherwise.
Good luck, guys!

squid
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We just updated the post with their hours. They're open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days a week — they'll even be open on the 4th of July

HeatherHeather
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HeatherHeather

Oh man, I wish I wasn't vegetarian sometimes!

plumbe
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plumbe

Wonder where their beef comes from?

22142214
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22142214

The sandwiches are top quality. The beef is very lean and tender and definately tastesl homemade. However, I was expecting a French Dip sandwich to be served with Au Jus. The sandwiches buns are not toasted, but dipped in the au jus, which makes them very soggy to eat. It tastes more like a Philly Sandwich than a French Dip the way it is currently served. I think they should offer the French Dips either with a toasted bun and au jus or they way they currently come, with the bread dipped in au jus. Their macoroni salad is excellent. I'll be back, but I'm taking my French Dip home to tweak it. I'll bake it in the oven to get it crispy, make my own au jus and server it with french fries.

Fauxnothing
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Fauxnothing

From your description, this place sounds authentic, but not the way I personally like a French dip. The beef sounds yummy, but for me, the buns absolutely must be toasted with a thin spread of butter. Au jus absolutely must be served piping hot on the side, with horseradish or hot mustard available.

If you have to take a sandwich home to tweak it, you might as well just make it from scratch yourself. I totally agree with your suggestion that they make the two different styles available. Either untoasted which they dip for you, or toasted with au jus on the side.

Mondoman
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Mondoman

I also agree about toasted w/au jus on the side. Don't make me go back to Arby's!

sparky107
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sparky107

Or you could go to Arby's today for a Free sandwich with purchase of a soft drink.

Silver
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Good god, man. What are you thinking!!??

Silver
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I think I know where my dinner is waiting for me!

wharf_rat
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wharf_rat

Is the meat dipped in the au jus and then put in the bun, or is the bun dipped? Typically it's the former.

Never heard of a toasted French Dip, but I sure like me some extra sauce on the side…regardless, I'll be there…

FremontSheila
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FremontSheila

Dipping the bun is the original way of making the French dip. http://www.philippes.com/ Click on History.

wharf_rat
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wharf_rat

Cool! I've been to Philipe's many times (many moons ago). Mostly I remember the pots of mustard on the table…and the crowds!

Ballardmom
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Ballardmom

The nail place is gone? Those were nice ladies who worked there. But if they have to be gone a place that will completely destroy my attempts to lose weight might as well replace them! I can't wait to try their French dips! I don't think I've had one since I was a little kid. Yuummmm!

nicolascageisanutjob
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nicolascageisanutjob

” The sandwiches buns are not toasted, but dipped in the au jus, which makes them very soggy to eat.”

That's how the originators of the french dip sandwich (Philippe's in LA) serve it.

Personally, I prefer the jus on the side, but I'll this new place a shot.

gmer
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gmer

The building was at it's best when it was a smoke shop. i still remember buying smokes there when I was underage.

Garyzzz
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Garyzzz

This is not a soggy French dip. It's on French bread – not a bun. For those who have enjoyed Philippe's the sandwiches are Philippe style. The bottom half of the bread is dipped – the top is dry. Also like Philippe's the mustard starts as dry powder but it doesn't set, ferment and become as HOT as P's. And the dip is the real thing – not the ubiquitous au jus mix from Cash & Carry served on the side in a plastic cup.

Anyone who's interested in the pedigree of the beef and whether it listened to lullabies might want to go elsewhere.

The owner, Frank, is proud of the fact he used Philippe's as a guide. I'm glad he did. So far he's got it down – just no coffee at 10 cents a cup ;o).

Nice that the Swedes went as soon as they did and enjoyed it. Best of luck to Frank – but if he stays with his plan he doesn't need luck.

nicolascageisanutjob
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nicolascageisanutjob

I've had Philippe's before. I still prefer the other way. As I said, I'll give this place a shot…

FrankRizzo
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FrankRizzo

To answer the question of where our beef comes from, it comes from 100% US raised USDA Select Black Angus Beef which is minimally processed and contains no artificial ingredients.

For those of you who are vegetarians, we can assure you that the fine quality cattle this beef comes from were also vegetarians. ;-)

Please come in and try one of our sandwiches, we're sure you will enjoy it!

Sharon Magliano Feliciano
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“For those of you who are vegetarians, we can assure you that the fine quality cattle this beef comes from were also vegetarians. ;-)”

Rizzo's For the Win!!

As the wife of a Cattle's Rancher's son, I will be stealing this gem for our yearly farm tour!

I cannot wait to come get a french dip, my favorite sandwhich next to a genuine Philly cheesesteak (which I miss dearly!).

FremontSheila
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FremontSheila

Good to know! See you soon.

Mondoman
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Mondoman

Wow, who would have figured I'd learn so much on a French Dip thread? Looks like I'm on my way to converting to the “sloppy style”.

Edward2009
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Edward2009

omg this is the best sandwich i had !!! i love it …

Silver
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I had a (very) late lunch at Rizzo's today and I enjoyed it.

Be aware that the “spicy mustard” has horseradish in it. Since I love horseradish this made me very happy!