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As the name suggests, Blue Collar doles out good, hearty food for the working class. But don't get confused. This isn't your average greasy spoon. Nothing of the sort. Instead, chef and owner Daniel... Read More
As the name suggests, Blue Collar doles out good, hearty food for the working class. But don't get confused. This isn't your average greasy spoon. Nothing of the sort. Instead, chef and owner Daniel Serfer aims to serve his patrons home-style cooking that will have them talking for days. We're not just talking macaroni and cheese. We're talking a Mac dish made with Cavatappi pasta and trugole, cheddar, and Parmesan cheese to which you can add bacon or rock shrimp. Serfer isn't just serving you a brisket sandwich. He's introducing you to the "Corben," an experience of braised brisket and Dijon on Portuguese muffin dipped into a an aus jus, accompanied by latkes and apple sauce. With influences from the Caribbean, New Orleans, and your Bubbe's kitchen, Serfer creates dishes like Cuban Sandwich Spring Rolls, year-round Chanukah Latkes, and a Shrimp Po' Boy that somehow tie in perfectly together.
- Recommended as Best Value Because: While Blue Collar may not be the most wallet-friendly (grilled mahi mahi for $21), the portion sizes are worth the visit.
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Blue Collar continues to make a name for itself, gaining popularity year after year, placing it prominently on our top 10 this year.
- Best for Homestyle Because: Chef Daniel Serfer's food brings you all the nostalgia of your Jewish-Cuban grandmother's kitchen...if it were back in the Big Easy. Trust us. It works.