Definition of Monte Cristo in English:

Monte Cristo

Pronunciation /ˌmän(t)ē ˈkristō/ /ˌmɑn(t)i ˈkrɪstoʊ/

nounMonte Cristos

North American
  • A fried or grilled sandwich with cheese and ham or turkey, typically dipped in egg before being cooked.

    ‘the delicious Monte Cristo with prosciutto and gouda’
    • ‘The Monte Cristo ($6.75) is slightly untraditional - it's served on thick cut bread with back bacon - but it was also really good.’
    • ‘The Monte Cristo sandwich is the best, and it's only served at lunchtime.’
    • ‘Soon the waitress brought forth two Monte Cristo sandwiches.’
    • ‘My friend the Monte Cristo connoisseur reckons the Homestead's triple-decker sandwich of fresh turkey, ham and Swiss cheese is the second best he's had.’
    • ‘They have the most heavenly Monte Cristo sandwich.’
    • ‘Mangiamele plans to create a more chef-driven menu, but don't worry, favorites like the Monte Cristo will still be coming out of the kitchen.’
    • ‘The sandwiches we sampled for lunch were decent enough - a slim reuben ($13) grilled on some good, dark rye, and a monte cristo sandwich ($13) with bacon, brie and pear dipped in egg and grilled in a slightly messy, but otherwise adequate variation on the classic.’
    • ‘I ordered the monte cristo sandwich with hashbrowns, because at these types of Greek diners I always order the monte cristo and hashbrowns.’
    • ‘My wife ordered the Monte Cristo at $7.75, it was a fresh baked turkey, grilled ham and Swiss on golden brown French toast.’
    • ‘I had a Monte Cristo and it was very tasty.’
    • ‘The monte cristo, burgers, and salads are very good.’
    • ‘It wasn't the restaurant itself that I was craving but actually one dish in particular that has been on their menu for over a decade, the Monte Cristo.’
    • ‘After slowly devouring the Monte Cristo, I nodded with satisfaction and rubbed my stomach for good luck.’
    • ‘To those who don't know, the Monte Cristo is a greasy manifestation of gluttony.’
    • ‘I had a warm spinach appetizer that came with tomatoes and cheese, a cup of their soup of the day, and a turkey sandwich while my boyfriend had the Monte Cristo - all were delicious!’
    • ‘The sandwiches are all good, (I enjoy the monte cristo sandwich because not many places offer that unhealthy delight).’
    • ‘I thought Monte Cristo sandwiches are supposed to be lightly battered then deep-fried?’
    • ‘While many of the dinner items are also available earlier in the day, lighter dishes include the cleverly named Monte Frisco, a twist on the classic Monte Cristo, with turkey, ham and Gouda cheese atop San Francisco's favorite, sourdough bread.’
    • ‘The breakfast menu's Hawaiian French Toast is the foundation for the just-as-tasty Monte Cristo ($7.79) with shaved turkey and ham and nutty Havarti cheese.’
    • ‘Euro Cafe offers Reuben and Monte Cristo sandwiches, bratwurst, fresh German potato salad, and plum and poppyseed cakes.’


1920s from the name of Alexandre Dumas' novel The Count of Monte Cristo.