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Diane Mehta Oct 18, 2000 09:35 AM

Anyone know good places for venison? I already know of 3: La Luncheonette (w/foie gras), Le Quercy (w/chanterelles), and supposedly Picholine has game every Friday night. Anyone know of others? I love venison.

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    td Oct 18, 2000 11:56 AM

    Lupa has Venison as a special sometimes.

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      Liza Oct 18, 2000 12:55 PM

      If you're in the mood to cook it yourself, there's venison loins wrapped in bacon at Dean and Deluca, and New York State venison prosciutto on sale at Vintage New York on Broome Street.

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        Steven Stern Oct 18, 2000 12:58 PM

        Also, fine venison sausage from Quattro's Farms in the Union Square farmers market.

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        Josh Mittleman Oct 18, 2000 02:14 PM

        The latest Southern NY State Zagat has an index for restaurants that serve game; maybe the NYC edition does, too.

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          Fesones Oct 18, 2000 04:18 PM

          Henry's End in Brooklyn Heights has game and usually venison. Call first...great wine list.

          I had venison at Window's on the world and it was great. This was before the more informal Wild Blue opened. Check them out as they do more game.

          I once had venison at Aureole. Long time ago.

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            HJH Oct 19, 2000 07:01 AM

            Anyone been to Henry's End? I have been meaning to try it since it features game, but never been able to motivate to cross the bridge. If it's good, that would give me incentive to go.

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              David Jacobson Oct 19, 2000 11:56 AM

              Henry's End does it game fest in the fall/winter, give them a call to see if it's started yet, the elk chops are great

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                Chris E. Oct 19, 2000 03:40 PM

                Henry's End is really good -- there's been a number of posts on the Brooklyn board to that effect.

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              Pam Oct 18, 2000 10:11 PM

              Try Wallse, the new swank Austrian joint on W 11th in the West Village. I had an outstanding venison special in a red wine reduction with juniper berries...and they've now added it to their permanent menu. Very different and very delicious!

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                yvonne johnson Oct 19, 2000 11:48 AM

                I had a very good main at Tonic (108 W 18th) a few weeks ago. Venison with quince, tasty juices and brussel sprouts finely shredded and cooked nicely.

                The best venison I've had in Manhattan was at Le Madri (168 w 18th street). This was years ago, so can't vouch for the place now. Coincidence the two places are so near each other.

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                  Shane Oct 19, 2000 03:52 PM

                  Massimo Al Ponte Vecchio is an Italian restaurant at 206 Thompson that just about always offers game, usually as a special (even in the spring, I think!).

                  Eaten there a few times and experiences have been pleasant verging on great each time...esepcially nice service and good food.

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