The ambiance makes you feel like a VIP. Elegant interior. I chose to sit in the bar area, which had marble tables and fairly cushioned seats. While some of the patrons probably stay at the adjacent hotel, anyone can come on in for food or drinks.
I opted for the Croque Monsieur ($5), which Heathman serves open-faced. The base is a hoagie roll, layered with creamy Mornay sauce (basically a cheese bechamel). Layers of thinly sliced ham are added, then topped with Swiss cheese. I assume it's then put under the broiler to allow that cheese to melt. The cheesy edges of the sandwich took on more of that crispy, baked quality. The small side of greens, dressed in a simple vinaigrette, is a nice peppery addition to the meal. It's a good-sized portion that can pass for a light dinner or a decent-sized snack. And it's fairly nice on the wallet!
|A better shot of the greens|
|Cross-section of the sandwich!|