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Killer lamb dishes?

bux Dec 3, 2010 05:21 PM

Baby sheep is my weakness. I'm specifically looking for Indian restaurants that do lamb vindaloo and/or achari gosht particularly well, but any cuisine will do. I find it overcooked and dry so often that I am starting to lose faith.

  1. LeahBaila Dec 10, 2010 09:49 AM

    I really enjoyed the "Lamb Porterhouse" at The Lion.


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      gavspen Dec 10, 2010 12:10 PM

      Same cut as Keen's? The "double sided" (so to speak) loin chop? How does it compare?

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        LeahBaila Dec 10, 2010 12:12 PM

        I've never had Keen's version, though I've been meaning to try it for years.

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      harryharry Dec 9, 2010 12:46 PM

      Just saw lamb short ribs on the menu at Lupa - would love to know if anyone has tried those - and what exactly is the cut - across the bones (flanken) or English cut?

      170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

      1. sgordon Dec 7, 2010 08:04 AM

        But as to lamb dishes... I'm sure some of these have been mentioned already:

        The Mutton Chop @ Keens
        Lamb Burgers @ The Breslin, 10 Downing, The Sunburnt Cow
        All kinds of stuff @ Xi'an Famous Foods
        Lamb Fries (when he has them - they tend to be on special) @ JoeDoe
        Lamb Kidneys @ Beacon
        7-Hour Lamb Shank @ Artisanal (Saturdays only)
        Lamb Porterhouse, Smoked Lamb Cobb Salad @ Mesa Grill (yeah, I know... Bobby Flay... but it's really good, what can I say?)
        Lamb Tenderloin Salad, Orecchiette with Lamb Ragu, Lamb alla Puttanesca @ Del Posto
        Lamb Tenderloin w/ Mint Orzo @ The Orchard
        Lamb’s Tongue Vinaigrette, Lamb Prosciutto, Mint "Love Letters" with Spicy Lamb, Lamb Chops "Scottadita", Lamb Brain "Francobolli" @ Babbo
        Smoked Lamb Bolognese @ August

        ...not to mention Barbacoa Tacos at any number of places.

        ...and I'm sure I forgot a few, too.

        110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

        Del Posto
        85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

        Mesa Grill
        102 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

        The Sunburnt Cow
        137 Ave C, New York, NY 10009

        45 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003

        10 Downing
        10 Downing Street, New York, NY 10014

        The Breslin
        20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

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        1. re: sgordon
          Pan Dec 7, 2010 05:10 PM

          Please name the taquerias you like.

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          JMJD Dec 6, 2010 05:31 PM

          The lamb chops at Devi were always very good...yogurt marinated, I think, served with a great pear chutney. Have seen here that they've changed ownership though so not sure if it's still on the menu or as good as it has been.

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            harrison Dec 6, 2010 11:02 AM

            Anything lamb out of the Taboon at Taboon....52nd/10th

            773 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

            1. Bob Martinez Dec 6, 2010 08:50 AM

              The lamb tandir at Turkish Kitchen is terrific. I also strongly recommend the lamb burger at Belcourt.

              Turkish Kitchen
              386 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

              84 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

              1. daffyduck Dec 6, 2010 08:12 AM

                I second Keens, Xian, I also like the lamb burger at BLT Burger.
                If you're ever in Queens the Muslim lamb chop at Fu Run, the Lamb vindaloo at Southern Spice, and any lamb dish at Mombar or Kebab Cafe.

                BLT Burger
                470 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                1. thew Dec 4, 2010 10:57 AM

                  tthe lamb shank at casa mono was delicious

                  1. loratliff Dec 4, 2010 10:53 AM

                    The lamb burger at The Breslin is one of my all-time favorite lamb dishes. Betcha you can't eat more than half of it!

                    The Breslin
                    20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

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                    1. re: loratliff
                      rose water Dec 6, 2010 12:09 PM

                      It might be more accurate to say that you shouldn't eat more than half of it. I ate the whole damn tasty thing, and was stuffed for days.

                      Second the Xian Famous Foods cumin lamb noodles. I think it is not exaggerating to say that that is my absolute favorite food in NYC these days.

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                      jimmyjazz Dec 4, 2010 10:29 AM

                      spicy lamb noodles or lamb sandwich at Xi'ans Famous Foods. ridiculously good and cheap

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                        ciomar Dec 4, 2010 10:49 AM

                        Lamb Sandwich is the best.! OMG now i have to go get one.

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                          hungrycomposer Dec 4, 2010 11:24 AM

                          second - or third Xi'an

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                            bux Dec 5, 2010 05:52 AM

                            Sounds intriguing! Thank you.

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                              JungMann Dec 6, 2010 06:27 AM

                              The lamb salad or noodles are my personal preference. The lamb sandwich is just a ton of cumin -- it fails to do it for me.

                              As for the lamb vindaloo, I've failed to find a place that gets the balance of sour and savory right. Thankfully it's not too difficult to make from scratch, so I make vindaloo at home. Bhatti and Dhaba both make achari gosht, which might make them worth a visit.

                              100 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

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                              kathryn Dec 4, 2010 07:58 AM

                              Cumin lamb at Szechuan Gourmet?

                              Szechuan Gourmet
                              21 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

                              1. princeofpork Dec 4, 2010 07:45 AM

                                Although I feel Rosa Mexicano is a little to popular these days they have a lamb shank wrapped in banana leaves that is fantastic

                                Rosa Mexicano
                                9 E. 18th St., New York, NY 10003

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                                  fishermb Dec 4, 2010 07:20 AM

                                  While none are Indian, I've recently had fantastic lamb at DBGB, Keens and Little Owl.

                                  Little Owl
                                  90 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014

                                  299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

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