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Ribeye for Two at Del Posto/Babbo

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steakrules85 Apr 29, 2008 05:41 AM

For those of you who have eaten the ribeye for two I have heard it it amazing. When I went to Babbo recently I saw many people order it and have voiced several times that I regretted not ordering it since I'm a huge steak lover. My question is is the ribeye at these two places the same? I am sure it probably is since they are both Batali restaurants. I am going to Del Posto in a few weeks and am going to get the ribeye for two since I missed out on it at Babbo. I'm hoping it is just as good if not better. Please opine.

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Del Posto
85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

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    comiendosiempre Jul 22, 2011 06:47 PM

    Ok, maybe not Italian but: the cajun ribeye at the Post House, where it has been for many years, is absolutely terrific. One of the best steaks in Manhattan. Yes, Batali does some great grilled meats but I'm always inclined to order more complex dishes at his restaurants.

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    Post House
    28 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10021

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      goodtimeguy Jun 17, 2011 12:32 AM

      I went to DP for lunch back in April, which was my first time dining there in over 4 years. It was amazing.. it really was. The pasta, especially this orecchiette with crispy lamb bits... sick shit!
      he Ribeye was no joke! After 3 courses when that thing landed on the table, it appeared more than sufficient. Rosy in color, juicy in texture, steely and fatty, succulent in every way, it was nothing short of brilliant. The bone was a marvelous chew when it was all said and done. Frankly the 2004 Col d' Orcia Brunello raised the entire experience ten fold...

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      Del Posto
      85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

      1. tbone Jun 14, 2011 02:53 PM

        The ribeye at Babbo is AMAZING!!!

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          conordog May 21, 2011 07:00 PM

          Can't speak to the del posto ribeye. Have had their veal chop and while veal chop isn't my favorite thing, it was solid-not special.

          The babbo ribeye however... Wow. Your palette should already be sufficiently lubed just having finished hopefully your third course of pasta. The preparation is brilliant. Steak and potatoes. If I recall there were maybe a couple mushrooms- porcini maybe, but just a couple. A few roasted potatoes and then a couple cloves of perfectly roasted garlic. Most of the people I dined with passed over the garlic as if it were a garnish, not me. I parceled it out with each bite. And then the key, the drizzle of some very HQ balsamic and olive oil over the meat. More people should prepare steak this way. Not sure why more places haven't stolen it.

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            JoLi May 24, 2011 01:00 PM

            Completely agree!! I ALWAYS get the Rib Eye when I go to Babbo, it is one of the best steaks ever! The drizzle of olive aoil and the balsamic is soooo good, I started doing it at home too!

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            Babbo
            110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

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              smilingal Jun 17, 2011 11:17 AM

              JoLi - please describe the finish - is it simply just a drizzle of olive oil and then a drizzle of balsamic over the steaks? Also- not to divert the thread - but wondering what else you like to do in preparing your steaks? I used to make terrific steaks - everyone always raved - and I seem to have lost my mojo. I think I futzed around too much trying recipes - but now I can't seem to get my way back. Hoping to find someone else's tried and true method.

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                JoLi Jun 25, 2011 12:09 PM

                smilingal, the prep at Babbo is indeed very simple, i think they literally broil it with salt and pepper, they bring the whole thing to the table, cut into it tableside and finish it off with a drizzle of this amazing olive oil and amazing balsamic vinegar... Obviously the quality of the meat matters with such a simple preparation. I'm all for simple prep with steaks and the olive oil and balsamic vinegar are amazing!

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                Babbo
                110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

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                  smilingal Jun 25, 2011 12:37 PM

                  yes, I agree about the simple prep being the best. I am not sure what I have done differently to loose my touch. I will be trying the olive oil and balsamic vinegar drizzle the next time.

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                    deepfry7 Jul 1, 2011 12:36 PM

                    I had the steak at Babbo about a month ago. Anybody know the balsamic vinegar they use? If not, I'll call up the restaurant.

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                    Babbo
                    110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

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                      JoLi Jul 11, 2011 09:57 AM

                      Let us know when you find out! I bet they sell it at Eataly.

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                      Eataly
                      200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

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                        deepfry7 Jul 11, 2011 11:08 AM

                        It's this.

                        http://www.babbonyc.com/in-balsamicvi...

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                          JoLi Jul 22, 2011 06:16 AM

                          Oooh, thanks so much!

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              steakrules85 May 1, 2008 06:23 AM

              Well so much for that! I just checked the menu yesterday and it looks like Del Posto just revamped their menu for spring. They have substituted the Ribeye for a Beef Tenderloin. Still very curious on how the steak compared about both DP and Babbo.

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