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Jul 20, 2006 06:48 PM

Pork Chops

Best friend loves pork chops. Want to take him out for dinner on his birthday. Nothing fancy as he hates to dress up. Any where in Manhattan. Suggestions, please. Thx.

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  1. Esperanto, 9th St. & Ave. C does nice pork chops, and the price is right. Very casual, very fun, and usually live Latin or Brazilian music. Great Caipirinhas & mojitos too.

    1. I love the fried pork chops at El Deportivo. It has a garlic-y breading. Very casual place, a luncheonette really, but them chops were so good I was gnawing the breading off the bone.

      Also, grilled pork chop at Chestnut in Brooklyn is fabulous. Stuffed with fig served atop polenta. Just terrific and you can get it as part of the 3-course $25 prix fixe on Tues-Wed. One of the best bargains around. This would be the great place to celebrate a friend's birthday.

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      1. re: Pupster

        Yes, yes, yes: Chestnut. When I read the post title, that was the place I thought of. Since this is the Manhattan Board, I hesitated to comment, but since Pupster made the original suggestion, I feel free to support it.

      2. How about Excellent Pork Chop House in Chinatown on Doyers St. Everything is really cheap and your friend definitely won't have to worry about dressing up. Plus, the food's great.

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        1. re: Greg

          I love that name, Excellent Pork Chop House. Years ago there was a place on Doyers called House of Dumpling, Home of Noodle.

        2. Its hard to believe, but Houston's actually has one of the best pork chops I've ever had. The one on 28th street actually doesn't have it on the menu anymore, but I've been told that the one in the 50s still does.
          Another good one is Five Points, but truthfully, Houstons is better.

          1. I can't believe I am writing these places again but both the new Saigon Grill and Lanan on University place have really really good pork chops. and cheap too.