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Killer lamb dishes?

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.

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  1. 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

    1. 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

      1. Cumin lamb at Szechuan Gourmet?

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

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

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          1. re: jimmyjazz

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

                1. re: jimmyjazz

                  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

                2. 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

                    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.

                  2. tthe lamb shank at casa mono was delicious

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

                          773 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

                          1. 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.

                            1. 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

                                Please name the taquerias you like.

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


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                                  1. re: LeahBaila

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

                                    1. re: gavspen

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