HOME > Chowhound > New Orleans >
What's your latest food quest?

best lamb shank/osso bucco?

CheBeret Feb 11, 2009 03:47 PM

I'm having a serious jones for both of these meaty delights and was wondering which restaurants in town do the best versions. I like close to Upperline and have noticed they have lamb shanks - are they worth a visit? I also know that osso bucco is not uncommon in New Orleans and would like to see who does the best job. Ideas?

  1. j
    jeffchow Feb 12, 2009 08:11 AM

    I had a marvelous lamb shank last week at Del Porto in Covington. I don't venture to the North Shore often, but this is a marvelous restaurant.

    Also, I've really enjoyed the osso bucco at Eleven 79 on Annunciation.

    1 Reply
    1. re: jeffchow
      Samuel Smith Feb 12, 2009 07:21 PM

      Must be a Northshore thing, because Dakota serves one as well. Big and meaty, over fontina polenta with roasted pearl onions and charred tomatoes. Rich and delish.

    2. speyerer Feb 12, 2009 09:21 AM

      Isn't Osso Buco made with veal hind shank?

      2 Replies
      1. re: speyerer
        Isabella Feb 13, 2009 02:21 AM

        Not exclusively, Frank. I make a lamb shank osso buco style that would knock your socks off. I've also used beef shanks. Frankly, I prefer both of those to veal.

        That said, I haven't had one is a restaurant that is better than mine.
        One that was equal is at the now shuttered Daniel's.

        The good news is Daniel Tobar just opened 8 months ago a new restaurant,
        DANIEL'S ON THE BAYOU. I just found it & have been 3 times. Very good.
        I've begged him to put lamb shanks/osso buco on the menu or at least have it as a special.

        1. re: Isabella
          CheBeret Feb 14, 2009 10:43 AM

          I've also made killer lamb shank osso bucco style before. Veal is nice but definitely not the way to go. I think my osso bucco is better then anyone else's myself (could be biased) but I live alone right now and my friends aren't big meat-o-vores....boo....

      2. h
        hjacmc Feb 13, 2009 06:20 AM

        Andrea's has an excellent osso bucco; it's served with the marrow in the bone - rich and buttery, use as a garnish.

        1. edible complex Feb 13, 2009 06:29 AM

          Cafe di Blasi, Austin's, Vincent's

          1. c
            CheBeret Feb 13, 2009 02:10 PM

            Dammit, I got no car. Nothing good sort of accessible by streetcar...?
            Upperline lamb shank....worth a shot, y/n?

            Show Hidden Posts