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Roast Goose?

brillatsavarin Dec 27, 2007 11:32 AM

Can anyone suggest or recommend a restaurant that serves goose?

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    RGR RE: brillatsavarin Dec 27, 2007 12:34 PM

    The good news is that Rolf's serves roast goose. The bad news is that even though the restaurant is in our nabe, we've never been there because the consensus has always been that the food's mediocre at best. The further bad news is that unless some restaurant is running a roast goose special, Rolf's is the only restaurant I know of that is definitely serving it.


    1. DarthEater RE: brillatsavarin Dec 27, 2007 01:20 PM

      Cantonese style?

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        was_bk RE: brillatsavarin Dec 28, 2007 03:51 AM

        Silver Swan often serves goose around the holidays

        Call ahead to make sure they have it


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          racer x RE: brillatsavarin Dec 29, 2007 11:46 AM

          I vaguely recall a place on the north side of E.60th between Madison and Park(?) that I think used to have goose seasonally, but I think that place closed. You may want to call some of the places that serve game as well as German, Austrian, and other Eastern European restaurants to ask if they have goose as a special.

          Have you considered looking outside of Manhattan? Try posting on the Outer Boroughs board. In the past, Zlata Praha in Astoria listed goose on the menu seasonally and weekends, as did Kabab Cafe, also in Astoria.

          1. bigmackdaddy RE: brillatsavarin Dec 29, 2007 06:55 PM

            NY Noodletown has it once in awhile.

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              Barry Strugatz RE: brillatsavarin Dec 18, 2008 07:37 PM

              Also looking for roast goose...Chinese, German, Czech, whatever.....

              1. baldwinwood RE: brillatsavarin Dec 19, 2008 04:07 AM

                Union Square Cafe often has goose as a special this time of year.

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                  Barry Strugatz RE: brillatsavarin Nov 19, 2009 05:56 AM

                  Any 2009 suggestions?

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                    ExFlexitarian RE: brillatsavarin Nov 19, 2009 06:15 AM

                    I've been craving roast goose ever since I had it in Hong Kong last year. Is there a particular reason why restaurants don't serve goose?

                    I've heard rumors that there are legal barriers to procuring/serving goose, but googling around hasn't yielded a definitive answer on that. Is it just a matter of consumer taste (or lack thereof)?

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                      Yaxpac RE: ExFlexitarian Nov 19, 2009 06:22 AM

                      There is a Czech place in Astoria that serves Roast Goose on weekends. Aside from the goose and duck the rest of the food is horrendous though. I forget the name but it is on 31st off of 30th ave.

                      I don't know of any legal barriers but the thing with goose is that you get very little meat off the big bird so it is not that cost efficient.

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                        buttertart RE: Yaxpac Nov 19, 2009 09:41 AM

                        Zlata Praha. The goose is good there (I didn't mind the other food I've had there, actually). The fact that they are not widely served must be a result of the fact that they are expensive and low-yield as you say (1 12-lb goose feeds maybe 6 people if you're lucky).

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                          Barry Strugatz RE: buttertart Nov 19, 2009 01:19 PM

                          Just heard that Rolf's on 22 and Third serves goose after Thanksgiving for the season.

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                            buttertart RE: Barry Strugatz Nov 20, 2009 05:11 AM

                            Thanks, had wondered about that place but never eaten there.

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                              Jas Hop RE: buttertart Nov 21, 2009 07:36 AM

                              Telepan has Goose around the Christmas Holidays. I enjoyed a great dinner on Christmas Eve last year.

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                                buttertart RE: Jas Hop Nov 23, 2009 05:33 AM

                                Wow, good to know - we'll be in the city for Christmas this year.

                            2. re: Barry Strugatz
                              RGR RE: Barry Strugatz Nov 23, 2009 06:20 AM

                              Barry and buttertart,

                              Re: Rolf's. You might want to read my previous post, the very first one on this thread.

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                                buttertart RE: RGR Nov 23, 2009 06:53 AM

                                Well noted now and when first read - problem is that certain people I'm married to will go anywhere to eat goose.

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                                  RGR RE: buttertart Nov 23, 2009 07:34 AM

                                  You might want to contact the following German/Austrian restaurants to see if they might be serving goose as a special during the holiday season:


                                  If they aren't, and you can't talk your husband out of going to Rolf's, Good Luck!

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                                    buttertart RE: RGR Nov 23, 2009 08:04 AM

                                    Thanks for pointers, wifely persuasion skills being mustered.

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                                      wrayb RE: RGR Dec 29, 2010 07:19 PM

                                      Recently went to Heidelberg and liked the goose. The first time for me so I'm no expert but I liked it and the Oktober fest amber beer. Quaffed!

                                      1. re: wrayb
                                        buttertart RE: wrayb Dec 30, 2010 06:49 AM

                                        Good to know they have it - at almost $80.00 a bird at the cheapest I'm not about to lash out for another one any time soon.

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