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skippy229 Feb 17, 2008 07:11 AM

I am looking for a good restaurant for calf's liver. I would prefer a French place but that's not essential. Thanks.

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  1. floretbroccoli RE: skippy229 Feb 17, 2008 07:08 PM

    My favorite place for calves' liver -- Pierre au Tunnel -- closed. I'm not sure that I've eaten liver out since they closed.

    I had dinner last week, though, at Allouette on the UWS and their calves' liver was terrific, prepared just as I like it.

    I enjoyed Allouette, and it serves a purpose as a neighborhood place. As I thought back over the meal, though, every dish had some little problem, with the exception of the liver.

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      cimui RE: skippy229 Feb 17, 2008 08:17 PM

      I've had a pretty good (non-overcooked) version topped with sauteed onions, apples, and a rasher of bacon at Vince & Eddie's near Lincoln Center.

      Landmarc also has a sauteed calf's liver on the menu, though I haven't tried it. I could've sworn I've seen it on the menu at Ouest, as well, but couldn't find it on any of the online menus.

      Finally: perhaps not your style, but Akdeniz has a decent Turkish rendition on the appetizers menu served with sumac, onion, parsley, and a nice squirt of lemon. It's fried and cut up into little pieces (and it can be a little hard).

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        cimui RE: cimui Feb 17, 2008 09:37 PM

        The chowhound links:

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        Akdeniz
        19 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

        Vince & Eddie's
        70 West 68th Street, New York, NY 10019

      2. erica RE: skippy229 Feb 18, 2008 02:53 AM

        It has been a few years, but I've had excellent calves liver at Deux Amis on East 51st Street off First. I did NOT like the thick cut and underdone liver at Tribeca Landmarc. But again, this has been more than a year...

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          bronwen RE: erica Feb 18, 2008 06:30 AM

          I like it at 21.

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          David W RE: skippy229 Feb 18, 2008 07:23 AM

          The liver is excellent at the old UWS reliable, La Mirabelle-by the way, you'll want to reserve a place-it's pretty popular among the, er, more established set...
          http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

          If you want to trek to Brooklyn, al di la makes a fine Venetian liver.

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            rrems RE: skippy229 Feb 18, 2008 07:36 AM

            I think the best is the Venetian style at Gonzo. Absolutely delicious. Chez Napoleon is another possibility. I have never ordered it there, but they do all of the other organ meats really well, so I would expect it to be good.

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              cam RE: skippy229 Feb 18, 2008 06:11 PM

              Trestle on 10th (Chelsea) sometimes has a delicious calves liver. Had it about a month ago and it was very, very good.

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                UES Mayor RE: skippy229 Feb 19, 2008 02:24 AM

                This is an easy one! Quatorze Bis-the most delicious preparation you will find. Get it more rare rather than well done.
                http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...

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                  Jackaroo RE: skippy229 Feb 19, 2008 12:32 PM

                  I would second Chez Napoleon. Tout va Bien's calf's liver Lyonnaise is also very good, and classic.

                  letoutvabien.com

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