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Venison!!!! I am craving it but oh so hard to find. Where is it on the menu currently?

Its so infrequently on menus and I love it. Anyone been out in last couple of days and saw it on the menu?

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  1. Where in Jersey are you....or how far are you willing to travel?

    1. Haven't seen on a menu lately BUT if you have a food store near you that carries D'Artangan products (Wegman's sometimes, Trader Joe's, King's in some locations, or of course a good gourment food store) I've gotten their Venison several times and cooked it myself at home, extremely good quality, and it great.

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      1. It's still a little early, but I've had venison at The Shipwreck Grill in Brielle in the fall. Usually around late October-early November.

        Shipwreck Grill
        720 Ashley Ave, Brielle, NJ 08730

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        1. re: fwalsifer

          Same situation at Brandl in Belmar. I know I had it there last fall (and it was good).

          703 Belmar Plaza, Belmar, NJ 07719

        2. Stage Left in New Brunswick occasionally has venison chili on their bar menu; they don't right now but it's worth checking fwiw.

          Stage Left
          5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

          1. Seems to me venison is more of a fall/winter menu item. Amanda's in Hoboken usually has it on the menu come fall. I would call and ask if and when they might be featuring it.


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            1. re: ttoommyy

              Clydz in New Brunswick usually has it.. I saw it on the menu a few months ago when I was there.


              Axis Venison Rack Chop over dried cranberry calico rice, carrots and burgundy demi 29.
              petit portion 20.

              55 Paterson St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

              1. re: MarlboroMan

                Chef at Sublime in Gladstone says a venison osso bucco will be on his new fall menu at the end of September, early October the latest.

            2. At the moment I know of only two restaurants that are serving venison dishes. These are the Sergeantsville Inn and the Frenchtown Inn, both in Hunterdon County. Many restaurants are still on their summer menus so you'll probably see more venison as we move into fall and winter.



              1. Park Steakhouse, Park Ridge

                Park Steakhouse
                151 Kinderkamack Rd, Park Ridge, NJ 07656

                1. I love how the OP has never once acknowledged our responses. Oh well...

                  1. It is often on the menu at the Saddle River Inn in the fall. I'd call and ask first though.

                    Saddle River Inn
                    2 Barnstable Ct, Saddle River, NJ 07458

                    1. Venison osso bucco is on the Restaurant Week (next week) menu at Filomena's Lakeview in Deptford S.J.

                      1. I had an excellent vension dish at my favorite Keyport restaurant on Saturday night. It was a vension duo - prefectly done "rare" vension steak and vension stew accompanied by smashed potatoes. It wasa special so you may want to phone the super friendly chef to see if it is available on the night you plan on going there. Of course, even if the vension isn't avaiable there are always other excellent dishes you could enjoy.

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                        1. re: zidecar

                          Just a word of caution,; with the economy as it is and unemployment rate high, more than a few folks have taken to selling venison.
                          The poaching of deer is illegal as well as buying it, granted there is an abundance of deer in all counties of New Jersey, actually an over population in some areas, but do not risk a fine and/or imprisonment your craving, buy only Farm Raised venison.

                          1. re: zidecar

                            OOOPS! Of course I meant VENISON - without spell check my bad typing always gets the better of me.

                          2. Spargos Grill in Manalapan is haveing a game night 10/21/10, and its on the menu

                            1. Venison is on the fall menu at Lorena's in Maplewood:


                              1. Venison is definitely on the menu at the Saddle River Inn. I had some Friday night and it was outstanding.

                                Saddle River Inn
                                2 Barnstable Ct, Saddle River, NJ 07458

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                                1. re: briansnat

                                  Saddle River Inn is always a good bet for game, and knows how to prepare it.

                                  We dined at Bistro 18 in Montclair the other night; one of our party - who often orders game when available - had venison (as I recall, it was a special) and enjoyed it very much.

                                  Saddle River Inn
                                  2 Barnstable Ct, Saddle River, NJ 07458

                                  Bistro 18
                                  18 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

                                2. The Tewksbury Inn in Oldwick now has an appetizer of venison carpaccio on both its lunch and dinner menus.

                                  Tewksbury Inn
                                  55 Main St, Oldwick, NJ 07830

                                  1. Call ahead, but Coltello Ristorante in Crosswicks has had an awesome venison special the last couple weeks! It's killer, absolutely tender, and pretty darn delicious! -mJ

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                                    1. re: njfoodies

                                      My wife ordered it at Cafe Panache in Ramsey on Saturday night. We both liked my filet mignon better.

                                      Cafe Panache
                                      130 E Main St, Ramsey, NJ 07446