The condiments round table was very eye catching. The floral arrangement added a very nice touch to the table. The condiments table was loaded with toppings, capers, jalapenos, croutons, jalapeno, pickles, breadsticks, etc.
#PickyFacts is that the Croutons are made from the ends of the sandwiches.
The restaurant had many different special touches. Pendant lights, different types of tables, color schemes, etc. There was a board with more details about the design of the restaurant, the color choices, the types of fabric and flooring. It was nice to hear why the different choices were made to complete the full look.
One of the walls included a special Lafayette sign, which was a nice touch. The Seating zones included a booth wall which is for families. A community table, height table for individuals that may come alone, but doesn’t have to feel alone, among the lunch crowd. A great visual effect.
Newk’s has a culinary driven menu that includes Salads, Soups, Pizzas and Sandwiches. One of there best selling salads is the Ahi Tuna Salad. A beautifully presented salad with both color and fresh ingredients. The salad is a Seared, sushi -grade Ahi Tuna with mixed greens, carrots, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, radishes, wonton strips and house-made ginger wasabi dressing. I didn’t try it personally, but I sat near a gentlemen who was ranting and raving about how delicious the salad was.
Newk’s speciality toasted sandwiches are perfectly made. The sandwiches are built with flame-grilled meats, imported cheeses, hand-chopped vegetables and Newcomb family recipes like the chicken salad or pimento cheese.
Below is the Newk’s Club, hand-sliced ham, oven roasted turkey, thick cut Applewood bacon, Ammerlander swiss cheese, aged cheddar cheese, tomatoes, lettuce all topped with mayo and made from scratch honey mustard.
I had the exact sandwich but instead of the pasta, I chose the soup. The Baked Potato soup was topped with sour cream, chives and bacon. The soup was delicious but the potatoes were a bit hard. I won’t dock them hard for that, because I know that there are always kinks that need to be ironed out before opening day. The soup had a great flavor.
All dressings are made daily. Honey Mustard, Sherry Vinaigrette, Greek, Ranch, Cesar, Remoulade, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Ginger Wasabi, Lemon Basil Vinaigrette as well as 2 speciality dressings, Bleu Cheese and Fat-Free Raspberry Vinaigrette.
Below is some of the toppings available for dressings. Hand chopped vegetables, premium meats, nuts and imported cheeses, grapes, carrots, cucumbers, etc.
A Grab n Go section will also be available with salads, sandwiches and a few other options, If you are in a hurry and need to pick up food feel free to check it out.
Hosting a big holiday party, let Newk’s Cater the event for you. Their motto is We Cater…You Party. Sounds good to me. Let Newk’s do the heavy lifting. They deliver, set up and assist with what you need.
Overall my experience at Newk’s was amazing. The food was delicious. The service was exceptional. One disappointment was that there was no dessert for us to try. We were invited for the VIP night, but unfortunately I couldn’t attend because of a prior engagement. But I do intend to go back and try a few other items.