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Jul 7, 2008 08:25 AM

Onion Rings

Looking for great homemade onion rings. The East Villiage/Gramercy area ideally but willing to go elsewhere on a good recommendation. Many thanks!

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  1. Molly's has great onion rings. It's on 3rd ave. I believe between 22nd and 23rd street.

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    1. Definitely try Stand on 12th between 5th & University- good burgers and excellent onion rings.

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      1. re: Spends Rent on Food

        Didn't really care for the onion rings at Stand. Batter was too thick, not crunchy and didn't add much flavor. RUB's onion strings are pretty decent, though a little too greasy, so I'm still searching for the elusive apogee of onion ring goodness.

        1. re: JungMann

          Maybe it was an off night?
          I too don't care for batter that's too thick and not crunchy - which is precisely why I love Stand.

          Each time I've been there it's been very lightly battered and crisp.

          1. re: Spends Rent on Food

            I went back to try the rings again and got an order straight out of the fryer. They just weren't my style. I wouldn't call the batter light. It's got a definite thickness and heaviness to it, especially considering how much grease they absorbed. Flavor was okay, but not something I would go back for.

      2. when i saw the title of the post, i immediately thought molly's and stand even before i read the replies. i would love to see what others come up with as i have a serious OR craving right now.

        1. I love the onion strings at RUB - the best I've ever had, and consistently great. But note that they are string, not rings, so they may not be exactly what you're looking for.

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          1. re: LloydG

            Seconded! The rub reminded me of the Cajun fries at Five Guys.

          2. BLT Prime has awesome giantic onion rings.

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            1. re: kobetobiko

              Second the BLT Prime suggestion!