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Bone Marrow

AC041 Jul 14, 2006 03:38 PM

Hi All -

I love the bone marrow at Blue Ribbon. Does anyone else know of any other restaurant in the city where you can get bone marrow as good as the one at Blue Ribbon?


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    gymbeaux Jul 29, 2006 11:56 PM

    Try Stone Park in park slope. I'm sure it's a trek for you but a lot of great things are happening in that neighborhood and not at Manhattan prices.

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      howdyyall Jul 28, 2006 11:44 PM

      try PRUNE on e 1st, between 1 & 2 aves. it's been a while since i had it there, so i'm not sure that it's still on the menu, but it was tasty.

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      1. re: howdyyall
        gutsofsteel Jul 29, 2006 03:41 PM

        Cafe d'Alsace on the upper east side does a very good bone marrow - it's an appetizer course.

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        johnnyappleseed Jul 28, 2006 11:00 PM

        This past February I was lucky enough to taste the bone marrow appetizer at St. John in London. It was absolutely out of this world--unctuous marrow, fine grey sea salt, and a bright parsley salad all came together perfectly. After coming back home, I found myself craving this dish. So, I went to Blue Ribbon, and I admit, I was disappointed. The marmalade was nice, but in my opinion, obscured the flavor of the marrow. Eating sans marmalade was just too intense. Is there a place in NYC that serves marrow without any fancy trappings but with balanced flavor?

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          censorone Jul 28, 2006 08:33 PM

          You might want to try Quality Meats in midtown, the bone marrow i had there was great (standard 2 bones served with toast, sea salt and some type of marmalade), plus the room and service is terrific!

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            eddiefreddie Jul 28, 2006 07:17 PM

            Yea, maybe I caught blue ribbon on an off night with the bone marrow. It's a terrific spot (means a lot coming from a chowhound!)


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              devil Jul 14, 2006 05:56 PM

              The pot au feu at Cafe des Artistes. The gomtang at NY Gomtang.

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                Phil E Jul 14, 2006 05:09 PM

                Landmarc has a good version.

                1. tupac17616 Jul 14, 2006 04:33 PM

                  Quality Meats has a marrow appetizer that is delicious.

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                    vegas dreams Jul 14, 2006 04:22 PM

                    Crispo on 14th does a great version.....You can also just sit and eat at the bar

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                      eddiefreddie Jul 15, 2006 11:36 AM

                      This doesn't answer your question, but I would like to share my opinion of Blue Ribbon's Bone Marrow.

                      People rave and it is a GREAT spot to go. I just didn't think the bone marrow was "off the hook". My problem is the marrow was a brownish color, which indicates blood. To properly prepare the dish, you first soak the marrow in milk to draw out the blood. I was disappointed with the preparation.

                      Thanks for mentioning this dish. Sorry for stepping off your topic a bit- it's just been on my mind.

                      1. re: eddiefreddie
                        Davis Jul 15, 2006 10:10 PM

                        Wow. I've had the bone marrow at BR many times and it has never been anything but creamy white. Perhaps you caught them on a bad day.

                      2. re: vegas dreams
                        kenito799 Jul 29, 2006 04:24 PM

                        I second Crispo--last time we were there (last week) the bones were HUGE, split lengthwise, delicious white juicy marrow to spread on toasted bread or regular bread, with caramelized onions and raisins, we always order it there

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