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Chicken liver dishes?

david sprague Dec 6, 2008 10:11 AM

who's got the best? appetizers, mains, you name it. prefer gramercy/chelsea/village ideally...but i'll follow the lure of the liver if needed :)


  1. Deb Van D Aug 10, 2010 09:24 AM

    I really like the chicken liver app at Bianca; they deglaze them with balsamic vinegar and it complements them perfectly. As a starter, though, it will spoil your appetite for an entree. Another favorite is the sauteed chicken liver with tiny poori at Banjara. Really, really good. I can't say that I've loved anything else that I've had there, particularly, but I think it's worth a trip for that dish alone.

    97 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

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      taystahl Aug 9, 2010 02:52 PM

      May not be the composed dish that the other posters have recommended, but for straight-up, unadulterated liver goodness, it's tough to beat the chicken liver yakitori at Yakitori Totto...

      Yakitori Totto
      251 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

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        timinchelsea Aug 9, 2010 02:34 PM

        I love chicken livers. Two places that have them as appetizers are Lumi at Lexington and 70th and Bianca at 5 Bleecker btw Bowery and Elizabeth. Both are really excellent. At Lumi, you can get it as a main course and at Bianca, the portion is huge.

        963 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10021

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        1. re: timinchelsea
          bronwen Aug 9, 2010 02:50 PM

          I too love chicken livers, does anyone have a fantastic chicken liver omelet?

        2. Striver Dec 8, 2008 07:55 AM

          My favorite appetizer at Roberto Passon (Italian, 9th & 50th) is chicken livers in a port-based sauce with pears and argula.

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            sugartoof Dec 7, 2008 11:22 AM

            The chicken liver ravioli at Barbone was amazing, but the service and rest of the meal was beyond awful.

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              Lucia Dec 7, 2008 08:21 AM

              I had a great dish at Upstairs at Bouley a couple of years ago. I'm not sure if it's still on the menu.

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                johnnyappleseed Dec 6, 2008 07:48 PM

                Had the chicken liver crostini at Convivio tonight--quite tasty.

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                1. re: johnnyappleseed
                  fishermb Dec 8, 2008 12:10 PM

                  I will second the chicken liver crostini at Convivio, but that said, this will be an expensive meal. Check out Bar Pitti (On 6th Ave at Bleecker), they make a nice chicken liver crostini appetizer and have great, reasonable Italian food to accompany.

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                  scott. Dec 6, 2008 07:16 PM

                  I am going to be in NYC next weekend and i'm a huge chicken liver fan (I was born and raised in the south, raised on fried chicken livers) so I am going to keep an eye on this thread. :)

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                    kobetobiko Dec 6, 2008 02:40 PM

                    On top of the dishes mentioned, may I suggest:
                    - The chicken liver mousse with cracklings at Back Forty
                    - the chicken liver pate (with other meat) and the salad with chicken liver, poached egg, and lardon at Bar Boulud
                    - Chicken liver parfait at Maze of The London Hotel by Gordon Ramsay
                    - Chicken Liver Mousse with truffle and pickled vegetable at EMP

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                      kathryn Dec 6, 2008 10:45 AM

                      For more upscale/haute: the Monday Room has a lovely chicken liver crème caramel with cabernet roasted grapes and crispy parma. Freemans has a Chicken Liver Crostini. Spotted Pig has chicken liver toast.

                      See also
                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/223304 (might be a little old)

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                      1. re: kathryn
                        Miss Needle Dec 6, 2008 11:01 AM

                        I'll second the chicken liver toast at Spotted Pig. Really delicious and luscious.

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                          _emilie_ Dec 8, 2008 08:02 AM

                          I also vote for the chicken liver at Spotted Pig. Yum. And on the topic of liver, they also had an amazing calves liver special there once (as a main). Wow, do they know liver.

                        2. re: kathryn
                          david sprague Dec 7, 2008 10:54 AM


                          i've had freeman's, which is ace....and when i am feeling a little more flush, i'll have to try the monday room. maybe january 21 :)

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