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Feb 17, 2008 07:11 AM

A good place for Calf's liver

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. 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.

    1. 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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      1. re: cimui

        The chowhound links:

        19 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

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

      2. 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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        1. 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...

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

          1. 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.