When Austrian baker Anton “Tony” Schabas brought his scratch-made rye bread to the Waldorf Astoria decades ago, it wasn’t long before his recipe began to generate some buzz. President John F. Kennedy dubbed it the best rye bread he’d ever had, and he actually had fresh loaves shipped to the White House. Many years later, Tony’s great-grandson, Matt, carries on his legacy and masterfully crafts cuisine at Matt and Tony’s All Day Kitchen + Bar.
The menu begins with Tony’s signature rye loaf served simply with salted whipped butter. Pair it with a craft cocktail, such as the Strawberry Pimms Cup, and another small plate, like the bacon and bleu cheese mussels or the kale bowl. In the mood for brunch? You’re in luck, because it’s served all day at Matt and Tony’s. Order a round of chicken and waffles, cornflake-crusted French toast, or biscuits and gravy to enjoy alongside a brunch beverage like the M+T bloody mary or the sparkling sangria. If you prefer a booze-free drink, Matt and Tony’s also offers a slate of tasty mocktails like the Del Ray Cooler, a mix of grapefruit, lime, and ginger with sparkling water and a splash of seed lip spice.