White Castle may have made the first slider, but gourmet variations of the mini sandwich have found their way onto restaurant menus everywhere. Here are some of the best sliders in New York City.
The gravy meatball sliders are a signature dish at this West Village Mediterranean. Tiny meatballs made with beef, pork and veal are served on homemade garlic buns ($15).
The lamb meatball sliders at this TriBeCa Italian are seasoned with Mediterranean spices and sprinkled with crumbly Caprino cheese ($12).
This Union Square seafooder is known for its sushi and raw bar, but its sliders take a cue from the land. Pork belly cuts sit atop fennel and kale slaw on toasted brioche buns ($10).
This eclectic Lower East Side spot offers an array of sliders on its dinner menu. A creamy and chunky lobster filling makes up the bite-size Rhode Island lobster roll, while the Philly cheesesteak features strips of Kobe beef with a melted truffle and goat cheese topping ($10 and $9).
The little oyster sandwich at this SoHo American is a variation of the New Orleans-style po’ boy. Pickled okra sauce and iceberg lettuce accompany fried oysters on a toasted sesame brioche bun ($5.)
No surprise given its name, this West Village American specializes in pork-themed plates. The sliders feature piles of pulled pork on a toasted bun, secured with a toothpick and a pickle on top ($10).