Jacqueline’s Bistro is the quintessential definition of a hidden sandwich spot. Located in the industrial northwest side of town, there’s no way you would know about it unless you live or work in the area. A bunch of co-workers love this place so I decided to finally check it out for myself on a Friday afternoon. I went at 12:30pm and the place had a small lineup but the employees working the counter are fast, friendly and efficient.
The interior is pretty tiny but there are a decent amount of patio style tables and chairs to sit at. There’s room for about 10-15 people but it seems most people do takeout. The hours are 8:30am to 3:30pm. Jacqueline’s pretty much caters solely to the breakfast and lunch crowd.
While I was waiting in line, I was able to snag a few photos. The main menu’s options are on the black chalkboard where you can pick sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts (cookies and banana bread). They also have a few daily specials that sound appetizing.
Sandwich and large soup combo ($9.95)
I went with the soup and sandwich combo. There were two soups to choose from and obviously, I went with the clam chowder. How can you ever say no to that? The clam chowdah was very good – hearty, filled with lots of potato chunks and a good amount of clams.
I also choose the roasted turkey sandwich on brown bread. The sandwich is simple – turkey, cheese, tomato, red onions, lettuce and mayo but it’s freshly made and tastes homemade (kind of like how your mom OR dad made you lunches back in the day, just waaaay better).
Jacqueline’s knows what they are doing. The sandwiches are simple but tasty and filling, especially if you get the combo. I was surprisingly stuffed and sufficiently satisfied (say that ten times fast).
12816 – 141 Street