HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >


Best rabbit dish in Manhattan

I've been having quite the rabbit craving lately... what's your take on the best dish serving up our furry friends in Manhattan? Bonus points for non-pasta based dishes...

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Early this year at Ouest: Roasted leg & grilled loin w/ roasted garlic capellini and mushrooms in a light mushroom broth. Best rabbitt dish I've had in a long time.

    1. REMI in midtown did a pretty darn good rabbit dish as I recall. Northern Italian cuisine.

      1. Roasted rabbit with garlic, white wine, potatoes and rosemary at La Grolla (Amsterdam & 80th) may not be the best dish in town, but it's very satisfying.

        1. My partner had the rabbit at Olana tonight, and it was a wow. But even better is the rabbit with snails I had at Picholine. I can't imagine anything better.

          1 Reply
          1. re: rrems

            Sorry for mentioning a pasta dish, but I always get a craving fot the Rabbit Ragout at I Trulli on E. 27th St.

          2. Wow thanks all. This sounds great, post labor day I'll be up to my ears in rabbit goodness.

            Does anyone find it interesting that most of the restaurants serving quality rabbit that you've mentioned are located midtown and north? Is rabbit seen as "stodgy" and not downtown "hip?" Perhaps game is something we'll see more of south of Houston soon? Just a thought...

            3 Replies
            1. re: Skookum

              If you want cold rabbit, I had an excellent rabbit and artichoke terrine at Bar Milano, as part of their 4-course Restaurant Week menu. (Not sure if it's on their regular menu though.) They get the prize for the best, and most generous, RW meal I had this summer.

              1. re: Boswell

                Good rabbit terrine at Bar Boulud, too.

              2. re: Skookum

                Fuzhou Restaurant at 1 East Broadway in Chinatown - in the place formerly occupied by Goodies serves "Rabbit with Foo Chow Sauce" for $9.95.

              3. Toscana on Carmine does a coniglio arrosto over polenta as well as a papardelle al ragu with rabbit. However, you have to call the restaurant and ask Franco when it's on. I have had a couple dinners where I went from a half portion of the papardelle into the roasted rabbit entree and it was phenomenal. The rabbit was perfectly moist, which isn't easy, as it tends to overcook and get dry very easily. Visitors whom I've taken there insist on going back for it.

                1. Rabbit gnocchi at Peasant is soooo gooood I crave it all the time. Thewhole rabbit at Cookshop is great and, suprisingly, the rabbit entree at Bar Stuzzichini is very tender and delicious.

                  1. Wallse has a lovely rabbit dish as an appetizer - with spatzle, corn, tarragon and more.

                    1. Elettaria has a great curried rabbit samosa

                      1. Chengdu Sister's Rabbit at Grand Sichuan Eastern.

                        1. La Masseria on 48th between 7th & 8th does a fantastic rabbit dish, cooked with herbs & such in a delicious sauce. Now you've got me craving it...

                          1. Anyone have an opinion about the rabbit dish from Perry St.? That's my #1 so far, wondering how it stacks up to some of the below.

                            1. I'm surprised no one has mentioned the rabbit pasta dish at Kefi. (I know the OP would prefer non pasta but it was delicious!) Not to mention extremely affordable.

                              I had rabbit curry at Vong. Many hounders really aren't fans of Vong and to be honest I can say I'm a huge fan. But if you want something a little different, it does fit the bill and it was one of the better dishes I had there.

                              505 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

                              200 East 54th Street, New York, NY 10022

                              1 Reply
                              1. re: kelea

                                Another good place if you want... Its in Park Slope its called Tempo. Its pricey but their rabbit is out of this world. They are on 5th Ave at the corner of Garfield PL. Same street as blue ribbon and next to the deli and sorbet Tempo store.