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Best Chopped Chicken Liver in NYC?

Looking for the real deal. A place with great Matzoh Ball Soup would be nice too but the liver is really what I'm looking for. Thanks in advance for your help.


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  1. If it's to eat in Sammy's Rumanian for the chopped chicken liver. I don't think they have matzoh ball but they do have a splendid kreplach and chicken noodle. If it's from a deli, well to be honest it all tastes the same to me. But what do I know...

      1. re: DoctortedNYC

        I second that. When I come to the city from PA, I take an ice chest so I can bring Russ and Daughters chopped liver home!

      2. I don't partake myself so I can't vouch, but my mother loved the chopped liver from Barney Greengrass on the UWS, and she usually makes her own.

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        1. re: JMJD

          Barney Greengrass won the title long ago and never relinquished it, so I hear.

        2. Sarge's has very tasty chopped liver

          1. I think that Ben's is outstanding.

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            1. re: rneeno

              Can't speak for the other places mentioned, but Ben's liver and soup are great.

            2. I love Sarge's chopped liver and matzoh ball soup.

              1. Second Avenue Deli. I await the return in a new location.

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                  1. re: JFores

                    not when, but where; on third avenue in kips bay! should be opening around now . . .

                1. Barney Greengrass, but I don't know about their matzoh ball soup. I know they've got it, but that's just not their realm of supreme and utter dominance (I miss them... London sucks...)

                  1. sammy's is fun and extremely rough; I always get a chopped liver all the way in Rego Park from Knish Nosh; they've got tons of other deli yummies but their chopped liver (eat it that day!) is delicious, and almost always sold out if you go too late . . .