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Best preparation of sweetbreads

rkn Jun 1, 2005 09:19 PM

Where can I find the best sweetbread dish in Manhattan (or Brooklyn)?

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    Hurner Dec 9, 2008 01:31 PM

    The sweetbread dish at Casa Mono is delectable.

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      JerseyJoe2 Dec 9, 2008 12:42 PM

      Any updates for the new year (and new restaurants)?
      Thanks for the help.

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        Miss Needle Dec 9, 2008 12:57 PM

        I really love the sweetbreads at Prune. A lot of acidity to cut through the richness.

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          Hurner Dec 9, 2008 01:32 PM

          An enthusiastic second to the sweetbreads at Prune. Heaven!

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          rabbiblake Dec 9, 2008 01:09 PM

          The sweetbreads at Convivio are excellent.

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          New Havener Jun 3, 2005 09:52 AM

          My partner and I tried the sweetbreads at Craftbar last night. Very good, but I can now officially say that the preparation at Applewood in Brooklyn (11th St., just above 7th Ave.) is better. So if Craftbar's are among the best in the city, I guess that would mean that Applewood's are, as well.

          If you get out there to try them, get the lamb w/ lentils off the menu as well - very, very good.

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            Dbird Jun 3, 2005 12:41 AM

            I may prefer Craftbar's to Craft's at the moment. La Luncheonette has a fine sweetbread salad.

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              MDekay Jun 2, 2005 11:06 PM

              I have not had them in a while, and they are on the menu only occasionally, but Chantarelle makes a very good preparation in an orange sauce with, I believe, leeks.

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                big o Jun 2, 2005 12:21 PM

                I can't claim to have done much comparison shopping, but I enjoyed the sweetbreads at Blue Ribbon quite a lot.

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                  MM Jun 2, 2005 10:07 AM

                  I haven't been to Craft (although now I am REALLY wanting to try their sweetbreads), but the ones I had at Babbo were prepared quite nicely.

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                    Lucia Jun 2, 2005 08:53 PM

                    I agree that it's Babbo.

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                    I_<3_NYC_FOOD Jun 2, 2005 01:23 AM

                    My vote goes to Craft

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                    1. re: I_<3_NYC_FOOD
                      sam Jun 2, 2005 08:56 AM

                      people seem to love craft's...i like gramercy tavern's a lot...but thats about it as i think the restaurant as a whole is very 'meh'

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                        CTownFeedR Jun 2, 2005 09:19 AM

                        I still think GT's are the best in the city. The Craft sweetbreads, while good, can't hold a candle the the buttery, perfect rendition at GT.


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