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Dec 7, 2010 11:12 AM

Best restaurant in NYC for lamb chops?

My wife and I will be in NYC just before our second wedding anniversary, and I was thinking of taking her out to a place with lamb chops – which is probably her favorite meat meal.

I know that steakhouses have been discussed ad nauseam, but I'd like to see what people recommend for lamb chops. Anyone?

What should I be looking at... La Carne Grill, The Prime Grille, Le Marais?

Besides delicious lamb chops, I'd like good service and a nice ambience. Not always where kosher restaurants excel, I know, but it can't hurt to ask.

I'm not much of a lamb person myself, but do enjoy a good steak (or something a little more interesting) so if you have a follow-on suggestion for me as well, I'd appreciate it!

Thank you, and Happy Hanukkah!

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  1. I believe Prime Grill has lamb chops on the menu, but they're more known for steak.

    Le Marais is much louder and noisier than the other places you mentioned, also a little bit cheaper. They excel at steak, but the other entrees I've had there were just ok. Anyway... they don't have lamb chops on the menu.. but they do have a braised lamb dish.

    Mike's Bistro has lamb chops on their menu (not cheap, but sooo good). They also have a fabulous aged steak-- I forget the name but it's the kosher version of filet mignon. Everything I've had there has always been excellent- my favorite appetizer is the arugula and mushroom 'caesar' salad. Service is very professional, prompt, and very good at making food and wine recommendations. Husband feels very comfortable taking non Jewish business clients there.

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    1. re: cheesecake17

      Thanks cheesecake ;-)

      Mike's sounds pretty good... haven't heard of it before. I've heard of Le Marais and the Prime Grill, of course, but it's always good to see what people suggest.

      Looking at the menu, I'm pretty certain that my wife will be ordering the "roasted and marinated beet salad" followed by the lamb chops.

      Thanks again, and if anyone else wants to chime in, I'm all ears!

      1. re: ttobba

        I think you would enjoy Mike's. It's a smallish place, with a glassed in front space, a main dining area, and a smaller kind of cozy upstairs. Definitely make a reservation and request a table upstais- it's much quieter and a great atmosphere for a special occasion. They have a tasting menu too.. but not sure if you could arrange for lamb chops on that menu.