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Bday dinner--a good place for venison?

curly30 Jan 7, 2008 07:52 PM

My boyfriend's birthday is this weekend and his one request for a dinner out is that he'd like the restaurant to serve venison. I know that Henry's End has rotating game entrees this season, but we've never been and it seems to get mixed reviews here. Has anyone been lately? My boyfriend is a former chef and so I have to be just a tad careful about where I take him. Is there any other place, either in Brooklyn or Manhattan, that anyone could recommend for venison? Thanks!

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    gfood Jan 8, 2008 04:11 AM

    I had a great venison dish two weeks ago at Dressler. Every dish I've tried there has been good, and it is a great place to go and celebrate a birthday.

    Call them, though, as they change their menu, and it may not always be available.

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      erikka Jan 8, 2008 11:43 AM


      Applewood has it occasionally as well but very few restaurants have it on the menu as a regular feature. I'd reccommend making it at home - my father just shipped me steaks and chops from an animal he'd just butchered and it was far better than anything I've had in restaurant and really easy to prepare.

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        gfood Jan 9, 2008 05:35 AM

        Another restaurant that has it on the menu is Palo Santo, but, they also change their menu, so you'll need to call ahead.

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          chow_gal Jan 9, 2008 08:01 AM

          Hi. I walked by The Grocery on Smith Street last night and saw a delicious sounding venison entree on its winter menu.

          Highly recommend it for a birthday celebration.

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            LDubs Jan 9, 2008 08:46 AM

            Strange. I've never had a bad meal at Henry's End, one of my favorite rests anywhere. If they don't have venison this go-round, I would highly highly recommend the Elk Chops that they usually have - sublime. Unreal. Delish. Don't know what else to say. Go. Eat them. Sit back and say "mmmmmmmmm".

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              Brooklyn Enthusiast Jan 9, 2008 09:28 AM

              Never had a bad meal at Henry's End. Think it's fantastic. I haven't had venison there but the Elk Chops are great.

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                curly30 Jan 9, 2008 05:43 PM

                Thanks for all of the feedback! I haven't seen Grocery's menu in awhile -- good to know! I think we will probably give Henry's End a go. The Elk sounds too intriguing. It's going to be a tough choice. I've also been wanting to try Dressler though, so that will have to happen soon.

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