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Best risotto

kileygirl Aug 13, 2010 07:34 PM

Looking for the best risotto (preferably lobster risotto) in Manhattan. I've been studying online menus and have found several restaurants that serve risotto, but I would love to hear opinions on the best risotto since I have never been to New York and am not familiar with the various restaurants and their specialties. Ideally, our dinner budget would be $200 or less for two people (no alcohol).

Thanks for any and all help!

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  1. Delucacheesemonger RE: kileygirl Aug 13, 2010 10:00 PM

    They make a risotto at Brasserie 8 1/2 that is a special but otherworldly, has fermented venison in it. WOW

    Brasserie 8 1/2
    9 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019

    1. daffyduck RE: kileygirl Aug 18, 2010 08:02 PM

      not lobster but my favorite is the corn and bacon one at craft. also like the squid inked risotto at 15 east.

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        dkroskens RE: kileygirl Feb 12, 2011 02:00 PM

        Best risotto hands down is at Risottoria in the village. The selection is great, the wait staff is very friendly and fun.

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          NYJewboy RE: dkroskens Feb 23, 2011 06:18 PM

          You have to be joking about Risottoria, They can't seem to get it right; overcooked mush and undercooked crunchy are their hallmarks. I have been there enough times to sense a definite pattern....they have no feel for what they do.

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            NYJewboy RE: NYJewboy Mar 3, 2011 02:09 PM

            I might not get much agreement on this, but I think the best risotto in NYC is at Noodle Pudding in Brooklyn Heights. Try their lobster/seafood or mushroom.

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