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Best butcher in NYC

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Looking for what people deem as the best butcher in NYC for overall quality, including price. Is there actually a place in the city that is reasonable?

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    1. Oppenhimer's W 98 st and Bway.

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      1. re: FAL

        ALways loved Oppenheimers when I lived in the city... I have discussed them on recent threads about UWS butchers...

      2. Recent thread from Manhattan board: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

        But for price is no object, you gotta hand it to Lobel's.

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        1. re: Pupster

          Lobel's IS excellent but sometimes almost insultingly expensive. The meat department at Grace's Marketplace is superb (as is Grace's fish/seafood dept...one of the city's best). There is also a butcher on the East Side of Third Avenue @ 78/79th Street which is excellent. I can't recall the name right now but it's absolutely first-class...

        2. I love Ottomanelli's on Bleeker & 7th Ave. Quality is great... ask for Frank, he's awesome. There is another one on York and 82nd but the staff isn't as friendly. I worked on a couple food shows and we purchased all our meat from here. You just have to be explicit about what you want and how you want it. Good luck!

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