To be honest I wasn’t expecting great things from The American Cheesesteak Co. I had been to another new, uber hyped restaurant a few weeks earlier and was super disappointed so my attitude going in was a little sour. Boy was I wrong. The American Cheesestaek Co. is very good.
The menu is all cheesesteaks, 9 varieties available in 2 sizes with 5 sides, a couple desserts and drinks. This focused menu is something I wish more restaurants would adopt, find a niche and do it well. I was planning to try a traditional cheesesteak but couldn’t resist the call of “Le Bifteck”, shaved prime rib, caramelized onion jam, double cream brie, arugula, Dijon and balsamic drizzle. This sandwich is unreal, tender juicy beef, creamy brie, peppery arugula, savory Dijon and onion jam and and balsamic vinegar wrapped up in a fresh bun, brilliant. This is a top 3 all time sandwich for me and I can’t wait to try the rest of the menu. I had the smaller sandwich and a small side of fries and I was very full when my plate was empty. The fries are quite good as well, double cooked and hand cut daily, which is becoming standard around Vancouver, they were nice and crisp, fresh and well seasoned.
The American Cheesesteak Co. is located at 781 Davie street and its kitchen is led by local celebrity chef Anthony Sedlak. Go check this place out before I go back and eat everything in sight.