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what are your favorite dishes at nyc restaurant's?

jon Feb 15, 2006 08:50 AM

i was just curious what everyone's favorite dishes (not meals) were at nyc's restaurant's? i'll start it off...

i love the gnoccheti with wild boar ragu at assenzio on 4th b/t a&b. it may be one of my most favorite dishes in manhattan. the gnocceti is perfectly cooked and the ragu has a great earthy flavor with carrots and potatoes.

i also love one of the dessert's at suba: they are little sugared donuts with warm milk chocolate in the middle. i don't remember the name, but wow are the incredible!

anyone else care to share?

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    steve h Jul 19, 2006 01:56 AM

    fluke ceviches at le bernardin, salumi and tocai at lupa, mussels at casa mono, crudo AND spaghetti neri at esca, potato chips at bar americain, porterhouse at keens, oysters at shaffer city, foie gras and wine at veritas, burgers at pj clarkes/molly's/shake shack.

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      theannerska Jul 18, 2006 11:59 PM

      - Popeye Eggs or the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes at Sarabeth's
      - Waldorf Chicken Salad at CPK (yes, yes I know)
      - the Summer Bries sandwich at Serendipity - granny apple slices, baked brie, roasted turkey
      - pistachio gelato at Otto
      - cream puffs at Beard Papa
      - cannolis at Rocco's
      - the Honey Oat (?) with tofu-scallion cream cheese at Ess-A-Bagel

      1. Ali B Jul 18, 2006 10:42 PM

        These are some of my Manhattan favorites that I keep going back for again and again and again...

        -the Gnocchi at Sette Mezzo
        -the Papaya Salad, and the Mango w/ sweet sticky rice dessert at Pam Real Thai
        -Peking Duck at Mainland
        -Cheese Omelet & grits at Pink Teacup
        -Paté w/ mushrooms at Bar Carrera
        -Veggie Burger at Houston's (I'm sorry, but I have to put that on here, it is SO good!)
        -Steak for Two and Ben & Jack's Salad at Ben and Jacks
        -Sophie's chopped salad at Mesa Grill

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          nyufoodie Feb 16, 2006 05:18 PM

          bucatini amatriciana at lupa
          olive oil gelato at otto
          shoe string fries at spotted pig
          burger and fries at burger joint/le parker meridien
          bu loc lac and papaya salad at saigon grill
          tamarind duck @ wondee siam 2
          apple cider doughnuts @ hearth
          buta kakuni @ sakagura
          fluke ceviche tasting @ le bernardin
          pistachio mousse @ fauchon
          bbq pork chops @ nha trang
          bbq pork chops on rice @ nicky's
          beef sate @ nyonya
          chicken skin yakitori @ village yokocho
          lasagna @ max's
          fried chicken @ mama's
          roasted chicken @ casa adela
          pistachio cupcake @ sugar sweet sunshine
          blueberry pancakes @ clinton st. baking co.
          sticky toffee pudding @ schiller's
          bacon wrapped dates @ 1492
          mango mousse @ devi
          and the list goes on and on.

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            Brian W Feb 16, 2006 03:49 PM

            Last month I had liguini alla vongole at Coppola's on W79 Street. It was just about as good as when I had it in Rome at Ristorante 34.

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              NativeNewYorker Feb 16, 2006 11:30 AM

              Mu Shoo Chicken
              Pan fried Dumplings

              at Our Place II on 55th Street bewteen Lex and 3rd

              Best in the city. Period.

              (The seafood dishes are terrible, rest is fine.)

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                VinoEd Feb 16, 2006 08:08 AM

                damn, i'm getting hungry

                lamb chops @ devi
                onion soup at baltazar
                gnudi at spotted pig
                wontons at great ny noodletown
                razor clams at peasant

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                  Tom Steele Feb 15, 2006 12:20 PM

                  The roasted organic chicken at Gramercy Tavern (or anything I've ever tasted there)

                  The Alaskan Black Cod, marinated overnight in honey and vinegar and roasted in a blistering oven, at BLT Fish

                  The burnt ends of brisket at R.U.B.

                  Tandoori venison at Tamarind

                  The frîtes and boudin noir at Les Halles

                  The crab cake at Four Seasons

                  The seafood sausage at Chanterelle

                  The garlic bread/gorgonzola fondue at Michael Jordan's

                  Turbot with comté crust in champagne sauce at Le Perigord

                  Sturgeon with caviar beurre blanc at Petrossian


                  Cubano at Cafecito on Avenue C

                  Banh Mi at the Broome Street purveyor

                  The Shack Burger at Shake Shack (I'm counting the days till March 15)

                  The New York Special (prosciutto, provolone, mortadella, salami, roasted pepper, mushrooms) at the Italian Food Center on Grand Street

                  AND GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

                  The Cubano at Spanish-American Food on E. 13th St.

                  Stuffed jalapeños at The Alamo

                  Alsatian "pizza" at Lutèce (under Soltner)

                  Fresh fettucine with sautéed cod cheeks, tomato confit, and asparagus tips, wound through with sevruga caviar at La Fourchette (Marc Murphy)

                  Beignets filled with bittersweet chocolate at Tam-Tam

                  Boned lamb rack wrapped in a lamb's caul, slathered with ratatouille, then wrapped tightly with bok choy at Tatou (Neal Myers)

                  I, too, could go on . . . .

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                    Nehna Feb 15, 2006 11:45 AM

                    veal/sweatbread wrapped in cabbage dish at Hearth....now I'm craving it again.

                    giant tempura prawns at Honmura An

                    steak burritos at rocking horse

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                      Jay Feb 15, 2006 11:23 AM

                      Avocado toast at Cafe Gitane
                      Grilled Corn at Cafe Habana
                      The Lobster Roll at Mermaid Inn
                      The Spotted Pig Burger and Gnudi
                      The meatballs at 'Inoteca
                      Steak Frites at Pastis

                      The list can go on...

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                        macaroon Feb 15, 2006 10:53 AM

                        i love pork dishes at Lupa.
                        also love pork chops at lanan.
                        omg, i didnt know i was such a pork lover.

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                          CornflakeGirl Feb 15, 2006 10:13 AM

                          I love the Gnudi at The Spotted Pig and the Orange Sour Cream Donuts w/Mexican hot chocolate at Good.

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