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Best Chopped Chicken Liver in NYC?

JeremyEG Oct 22, 2007 08:17 PM

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.


  1. bigmackdaddy Oct 22, 2007 08:28 PM

    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. DoctortedNYC Oct 22, 2007 08:28 PM

      Russ & Daughters

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      1. re: DoctortedNYC
        swf36d Oct 23, 2007 04:55 PM

        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!

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        JMJD Oct 22, 2007 08:38 PM

        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
          addictedtolunch Oct 23, 2007 02:39 AM

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

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          marye Oct 23, 2007 06:03 AM

          Sarge's has very tasty chopped liver

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            rneeno Oct 23, 2007 06:16 AM

            I think that Ben's is outstanding.

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            1. re: rneeno
              Shayna Madel Oct 23, 2007 06:48 AM

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

            2. ellenost Oct 23, 2007 03:12 PM

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

              1. financialdistrictresident Oct 23, 2007 03:21 PM

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

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                1. re: financialdistrictresident
                  JFores Oct 23, 2007 05:40 PM

                  It's returning!?!?!? WHEN?

                  1. re: JFores
                    bigjeff Oct 23, 2007 07:58 PM

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

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                  JFores Oct 23, 2007 05:40 PM

                  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. bigjeff Oct 23, 2007 07:59 PM

                    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 . . .

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