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wannabechef Jun 11, 2007 09:16 PM

I am looking for restaurants that use Oxtail. Fantastic ingredient. Also I do want to know who you think has the best dish using it?

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  1. monku RE: wannabechef Jun 11, 2007 09:24 PM

    Bruddah's in Gardena....oxtail soup or oxtail stew.

    1. ipsedixit RE: wannabechef Jun 11, 2007 09:34 PM

      Jar www.thejar.com for braised oxtail.

      J&J Restaurant also has a great oxtail noodle soup.

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        nitaj RE: wannabechef Jun 11, 2007 09:58 PM

        They serve oxtails at M&M Soul Food and Aunt Kizzy's where they are smothered with gravy . They also have them at Coley's if u want a jamaican/carribean version.

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          GVDub RE: wannabechef Jun 11, 2007 10:16 PM

          I'd also recommend the Armenian style braised oxtail at Old Gyumri in Glendale.

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            Jwsel RE: wannabechef Jun 11, 2007 10:49 PM

            I know it has its detractors, but I've liked the oxtail at Versailles. It's one of the very few items there for which I will pass on the roast pork.

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              littlefrenchgirl RE: Jwsel Jun 28, 2007 06:41 PM

              LOVE the sauteed/braised oxtain at Versailles. Love the sides that go with it too, the rice, plantains, beans. :)

              If only I still lived near one........

            2. pleasurepalate RE: wannabechef Jun 12, 2007 12:28 AM

              There's the Kare-Kare (Oxtail Stew) at Asian Noodles, a Filipino restaurant, in Chinatown, which is pretty good.

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                kure RE: wannabechef Jun 12, 2007 12:44 AM

                Phoenix Inn/Alhambra has a good oxtail dish.

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                  JBC RE: wannabechef Jun 12, 2007 08:42 AM

                  How about an Austrian Oxtail Bouillion from Wolfgang (hit menu):


                  1. mnosyne RE: wannabechef Jun 12, 2007 09:06 AM

                    Angelini Osteria has a most fantastic version with just a touch of chocolate in the sauce!

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                      themook RE: mnosyne Jun 12, 2007 09:55 AM

                      last time i was at Grace they had a very nice oxtail, i believe it was braised. don't know if it's still there.

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                        George RE: mnosyne Jun 12, 2007 03:11 PM

                        I 2nd Angelini. Coda alla vaccinara, it might be a daily special available only once a week, you should check. Takes you right to Testacio, Rome.

                        Cube has been serving a fresh pasta with oxtail ragu each of the last few times I have been there, as a special of the day, perhaps they will continue (or can be convinced to do so...).

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                          Ciao Bob RE: George Jun 28, 2007 07:01 PM

                          3rd! It used to be a special once a week.

                      2. rednyellow RE: wannabechef Jun 12, 2007 01:48 PM

                        I like the braised oxtail at Musso and Frank's for lunch, though it's been a long time since I've been there.

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                          Woolsey RE: rednyellow Jun 12, 2007 02:33 PM

                          This is definitely not in the fancy oxtail category, but I'm often inclined to get the oxtail at Clifton's Cafeteria when they have it.

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                          budlit RE: wannabechef Jun 12, 2007 02:32 PM

                          jamaican oxtail at port royal in santa monica is pretty good

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                            joshekg RE: budlit Jun 12, 2007 05:04 PM

                            I've had the oxtails at port royal and think they are good as well. Mmm, gelataneous oxtails... You could also check out Natraliart another jamaican restaraunt as they serve them as well (most jamaican restaurants will).

                          2. socalqtpi RE: wannabechef Jun 13, 2007 04:39 PM

                            Il Fornaio has an oxtail ravioli on their appetizer list - didn't like it though since it seemed more fatty that meaty to me.
                            I also noticed that there is an oxtail ragu over spaetzle dish on Opus's menu. I'm thinking of trying it this weekend.

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                              QualityMart RE: wannabechef Jun 13, 2007 09:01 PM

                              Ford's Filling Station in Culver City had it last time I was there.

                              1. tatertots RE: wannabechef Jun 16, 2007 12:29 AM

                                Had the Oxtail Dish at El Rincon Criollo (Cuban Restaurant) tonight (Sepulveda Blvd. and Braddock). It was delicious. The meat fell off the bone, the sauce was not too salty. Rice, Black Beans and Plantains too.

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                                  trilby RE: wannabechef Jun 16, 2007 08:29 AM

                                  Max Restaurant in Sherman Oaks will have a special Philippine menu on July 1. Listed on the menu is oxtail Catalan.

                                  1. socalqtpi RE: wannabechef Jun 28, 2007 01:40 PM

                                    There is also an oxtail ravioli dish at Ca' del Sole in North Hollywood.

                                    1. foodie1165 RE: wannabechef Jun 28, 2007 01:51 PM

                                      La Botte in Santa Monica serves the most amazing Oxtail Ravioli (I can't even begin to imagine all the work that goes into this dish). It was seriously the best I've ever had. However, their pheasant entree was horridly dry.

                                      1. mobox RE: wannabechef Jun 28, 2007 02:04 PM

                                        Cuban Bistro in Alhambra. Best oxtail I"ve had.

                                        1. SauceSupreme RE: wannabechef Jun 28, 2007 02:33 PM

                                          Had a great oxtail soup at Jitlada on Sunset.

                                          1. Clare K RE: wannabechef Jun 28, 2007 03:15 PM

                                            The restaurant at the Chateau Marmont has a fantastic Oxtail Ravioli appetizer. It's got a good amount of braised meat inside, no cheese.

                                            Opus usually features something with oxtail; sometimes ravioli (which I've had). It is bursting with lovely oxtail juice.

                                            Clare K.

                                            1. ElJeffe RE: wannabechef Feb 2, 2009 08:59 PM

                                              Animal has an incredible Oxtail ragout over fries with vermont cheddar (their take on Poutine) that would make a Vegetarian need counseling.

                                              Here endeth the thread....

                                              1. burumun RE: wannabechef Feb 3, 2009 08:18 AM

                                                If you want to try the Indonesian version, Ramayani in Westwood has oxtail soup.
                                                So does Simpang Asia on National Blvd in Palms (it might've been a seasonal special though).
                                                Toko Rame in Bellflower also has it, and even fried and then put in soup :)


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                                                  sumo3175 RE: wannabechef Feb 3, 2009 02:34 PM

                                                  If youre looking for upscale oxtail theres a braised oxtail cheek at Gordon Ramseys that is really nice and tender.
                                                  For a cheaper heartier fare, Korean restaurants have an oxtail soup thats boiled for hours and is nice and tender. You add green onions and a little salt to the broth and eat away!

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                                                    JAB RE: sumo3175 Feb 4, 2009 06:07 AM

                                                    Oxtail cheek? Aren't those from opposite ends?

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                                                      New Trial RE: JAB Feb 4, 2009 09:14 PM

                                                      Depends what one means by "cheek."

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                                                        JAB RE: New Trial Feb 5, 2009 05:54 AM


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                                                    annie RE: wannabechef Feb 3, 2009 04:28 PM

                                                    Versailles and most Cuban places have it. Does anyone know what their secret ingredient to their rabo is? Some have said chocolate, some say ancho? The version in Atwater's Baracoa Cuban cafe is OK sometimes if you're jonesing for oxtail.

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                                                      bruinike RE: wannabechef Feb 3, 2009 04:31 PM

                                                      Amazing pasta dish with oxtail ragu at OSTERIA MOZZA!

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