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Bay Area Rabbit Recommendations?

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Havalinah May 8, 2007 05:45 PM

Hello Chowhounds,

Can anyone recommend local restaurants w/good rabbit entree?

Thanks!

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  1. Scott M RE: Havalinah May 8, 2007 05:49 PM

    Not always on the menu:

    Delfina
    Myth

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      Jeni Bean RE: Havalinah May 8, 2007 05:51 PM

      Not generally my favorite restaurant because it is overpriced, in my opionion, and not all the dishes are good, is B44. A co-worker of mine ordered the paella with rabbit and it was better than some of their other paella preparations.

      JB

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        Robert Lauriston RE: Jeni Bean May 9, 2007 08:16 AM

        I'm not crazy about their paellas (except for the arros negra), but I like the roast rabbit with picada sauce.

      2. grishnackh RE: Havalinah May 8, 2007 06:22 PM

        Grilled half rabbit is always on the menu at Il Pollaio, an Italian grill in North Beach.

        http://sanfrancisco.menupages.com/res...

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          scenicrec RE: Havalinah May 8, 2007 06:52 PM

          Paprika Rabbit at Aziza

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            ML8000 RE: Havalinah May 8, 2007 07:11 PM

            Lulu use to serve it. I've had it done three way there. It was good. I'd really like to try rabbit at a Basque restaurant, or fire roasted. Seems like a rustic approach could be very good.

            1. Breego RE: Havalinah May 8, 2007 08:44 PM

              The new Bar Bambino has a nice rabbit with paparadelle. Simply prepared, probably just a few herbs and olive oil with bunny meat.

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                poulet_roti RE: Havalinah May 8, 2007 10:06 PM

                Go to Firenze by Night over in North Beach - they have an excellent paparadelle with a rabbit ragu. Overall, the restaurant is good not great, but this dish is very comforting.

                1. LikeFrogButOOOH RE: Havalinah May 8, 2007 10:13 PM

                  If you're willing to travel to Sonoma County, Farmhouse in Forestville has a very famous dish called Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit. I've heard lots about it and even read about it in a magazine but have not tried it myself. I loved my past visit to the restaurant though and will be looking to return to try the rabbit (prepared three ways). Hope this helps!

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                    lamoufette RE: LikeFrogButOOOH May 9, 2007 06:34 AM

                    I've had rabbit 3 ways at the Farmhouse and it's good! Have it with whatever Pinot Noir the sommolier recommends.

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                      Kathleen M RE: LikeFrogButOOOH May 9, 2007 03:04 PM

                      My husband got the Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit at Farmhouse Inn and LOVED it. He let me have a bit of the loin, and it was indeed heavenly. I had the fish and it was also excellent. In fact, everything we had was memorable and wonderful. I've written a long post about our dinner there, but it goes back a way.

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                        coolbean98 RE: LikeFrogButOOOH May 14, 2007 04:46 PM

                        OMG, I love the Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit at Farmhouse. The tiny little leg confit was favorite, but really, the other two preparations were just as good. Best rabbit I've ever had!

                        But that's not too local (well, for me at least) - I think the last time I had it in SF was at Lulu.

                      2. Carrie 218 RE: Havalinah May 9, 2007 06:52 AM

                        In less than one week I had the rabbit at Myth and at Aziza - both remarkably different and both remarkably good. I would hedge Aziza's rabbit slightly better in moisture and presentation (you got a full leg" to gnaw on as well as medallions). Myth's was great as well but so rich I had to save half of it for breakfast the next day and THAT was quite well enjoyed!

                        1. Chris Rising RE: Havalinah May 9, 2007 07:01 AM

                          Town Hall.

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                            Michael Rodriguez RE: Havalinah May 9, 2007 08:00 AM

                            Caffe Verbena in Oakland (11th and Broadway) has rabbit on the menu. I've enjoyed it several times. Yum.

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                              SteveG RE: Havalinah May 9, 2007 12:23 PM

                              My BF had a wonderful braised rabbit entree at Incanto. Call ahead to see if it's still on the menu, since things like this tend to be seasonal and change often.

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                                Robert Lauriston RE: SteveG May 9, 2007 12:59 PM

                                Incanto's menu changes daily, so it's always good to call first if you have your heart set on a particular dish.

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                                kellypw RE: Havalinah May 9, 2007 12:33 PM

                                Albona has one of the best braised rabbit entrees I've ever had, although I admit my last visit there was over three years ago. You may want to check more recent postings on CH to see if the quality is still up to par. I believe thats a staple on the menu

                                http://albonarestaurant.com/menus.html#

                                Boulevard had a to-die-for rabbit risotto with rabbit loin appetizer that melted in ones mouth. I never saw the item again :-(

                                1. Robert Lauriston RE: Havalinah May 14, 2007 03:42 PM

                                  Walking by Perbacco I noticed that they had a pasta with rabbit, bacon, porcini, and favas on the menu today.

                                  1. maria lorraine RE: Havalinah May 14, 2007 08:06 PM

                                    Does Quince still have their tagliatelle with braised rabbit? I could have died right then and there after having eaten it.

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                                      Madge RE: Havalinah May 15, 2007 12:50 AM

                                      Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit at the Farmhouse is awfully darn tasty.
                                      If Chez Panisse has it on the menu (only had it upstairs) expect delicious-ness.
                                      I feel, that in terms of overall treatment, Italians/Italian cuisine does rabbit best. Either braised, fricasse or properly roasted.
                                      Report findings, please and bon appetit.

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