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Now that Veritas has completely revamped itself, I'm at a loss on where to find quality seared foie gras without sitting through a 3+ course meal. I know that quite a few restaurants have it, but many of these require advance reservations and main dish etc, where I just want foie gras and a glass of wine. Any suggestions on where to go?

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Veritas
43 East 20th St., New York, NY 10003

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  1. Tommaso, in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. 1464 86th Street

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    1. re: bigmackdaddy

      I wonder if they still have the woman singing " the weather outside is delightful..." at Tommaso. I like the veal chop there.
      Back to foie gras, Cercle Rouge has excellent seared foie gras ( everyday they serve it differently), I've had great foie gras at jean georges, Sushi gari will give it to you on rice, Paradou has a foie gras tasting of which one or two are seared definitely good place for foie gras.

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      Paradou
      8 Little West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

      Cercle Rouge
      241 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013

    2. Momofuku Noodle Bar
      AOC
      Casa Mono
      Les Halles
      Public (the blueberry / black vinegar relish it's served with is excellent)
      The Modern Bar Room
      Morimoto (get a glass of sake and an order of "Oysters Foie Gras" - because hot seared foie gras on ice cold oysters is really good. And the tounge of uni over each each bite doesn't hurt, either. Then follow it with the Foie Gras Chawan Mushi and, to finish, the Unagi/Foie Bi Bim Bap.)

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      Casa Mono
      52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

      The Modern
      9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

      AOC
      314 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

      Momofuku Noodle Bar
      171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

      Les Halles
      411 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016

      Morimoto
      88 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

      Public
      210 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

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      1. re: sgordon

        The foie prep at Momofuku Noodle Bar changes all the time, though. Sometimes it's a terrine, sometimes it's seared.

        The Casa Mono prep is really good (with five onions).

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        Casa Mono
        52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

        Momofuku Noodle Bar
        171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

        1. re: kathryn

          Currently it's seared. Had it last night, actually - with pears two ways & powdered smoked tea. Excellent. Though the dish I'm remembering most this morning is the smoked hamachi with apples, butternut squash, and candied olives. Raw bay scallops with coconut & umeboshi were pretty right on as well.

          1. re: sgordon

            The seared foie gras at Momofuku Noodle Bar was really good last night but I wasn't really digging the apple foam, and we found the apple? radish? matchsticks difficult to pick up with a fork. Ended up using a knife and fork for the foie, and chopsticks for the garnishes!

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            Momofuku Noodle Bar
            171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

            1. re: kathryn

              kathryn:

              Is Noodle Bar the only one of the Momofuku restaurants to serve seared foie gras?

              1. re: ellenost

                I believe so. There's no foie on the menu at Ssam and Ko's is frozen/shaved, yes?

                1. re: kathryn

                  Yes, Ko has kept the frozend shaved foie gras on the menu (I believe) since the beginning (or at least for the past 2 1/2 years since I've been dining there). Sounds like I need to make a return visit to Noodle Bar.

          2. re: kathryn

            Casa Mono's version is fantastic!

            I'm more a terrine guy myself, but that dish was damned memorable.

            http://uhockey.blogspot.com

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            Casa Mono
            52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

          3. re: sgordon

            How is AOC's foie?

            1. re: sgordon

              Is the presentation of "hot seared foie gras on ice cold oysters" as simple (and as good) as it sounds?

              1. re: conradical

                @conradical: yeah, it's bascially an oyster on the half chell topped with a seared cube of foie gras and a tounge of uni, and a little sweet sauce to tie it all together. Simple, but crazy luxurious. They're pricey - it's like, $20 for an order of three as I recall - but they're not "overpriced" given the ingredients involved. As to the taste - they're actually better than they sound. The fattiness of the foie cut by the brininess of the oysters... dang. It's kind of a magical counterintuitive marriage.

                1. re: sgordon

                  I assume timing is everything to avoid wierdly congealed fois gras and to heighten the cold/hot contrast?

              2. re: sgordon

                i love the Modern Bar Room, but out of all the dishes I've tried there I found the seared fois gras to be the weakest. I haven't had that much experience with eating seared fois gras though.

              3. I had some goods at 21 Club.

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                21 Club
                21 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

                1. Thanks for the recs. Can't believe I didn't think of the modern, it's right by the office too.

                  1. Two favorites:
                    Raouls: Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras with endive, grapes and samos 24.00
                    Taboon: charcoal grilled hudson valley foie gras, quince marmalade, caramelized pistachio, black tahini and toasted brioche 22.00

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                    Taboon
                    773 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

                    1. I like the way Gotham Bar and Grill does it.
                      SEARED FOIE GRAS
                      shiro plums, ginger and sesame
                      50 year aged balsamic vinegar

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                      Gotham Bar and Grill
                      12 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003

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                      1. re: AdamD

                        Scalini Fedeli has it

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                        Scalini Fedeli
                        165 Duane Street, New York, NY 10013

                      2. Ma Peche has a luscious seared foie gras with huckleberries and chestnuts. Not sure how long it will remain on their menu, so hurry in!

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                        Ma Peche
                        15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

                        1. Bumping this thread!

                          The pan-seared foie gras on spiced french toast with pineapple chutney, maple glaze and crispy bacon that I LOVED at the Monday Room is on the menu at Public now (not sure when this change occurred but I assume in the last year). Pineapple, maple, bacon, seared foie...Mmmm.

                          The Bar Room at the Modern's prep is now a terrine. :(

                          None of the Momofukus are currently serving hot/seared foie gras.

                          Has anybody had the prep at Union Square Cafe? It's pan-seared and served with Kabocha Polenta, Caramelized Apples, Parsnip Chips.

                          Any other good preparations popping up lately?

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                          The Modern
                          9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

                          Union Square Cafe
                          21 East 16th St., New York, NY 10003

                          Public
                          210 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

                          The Monday Room
                          210 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

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                          1. re: kathryn

                            If it is still on the menu I recently had an incredible seared foie at La Silhoutte, best warm prep I've had in a while.

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                            La Silhouette
                            362 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

                            1. re: Spiritchaser

                              I had the seared foie gras at La Silhouette recently. Presuming it's the same one you had, it's prepared "a la Plancha" and accompanied by caramelized pears, toasted hazelnuts, and spaghetti squash confit. Seriously delicious!

                              Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

                              http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com.

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                              La Silhouette
                              362 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

                              1. re: RGR

                                Yes, that's the one! Fantastic.

                            2. re: kathryn

                              My sister raved about the seared foie gras at Union Square Cafe that she had last week.

                              We both adore the seared foie gras prep that we recently had at Bouley; it was the largest portion that I've had since the main course portion that I used to have at Taillevent in Paris.

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                              Union Square Cafe
                              21 East 16th St., New York, NY 10003

                              Bouley
                              163 Duane St, New York, NY 10013

                              1. re: ellenost

                                I've had it at bouley circa 2007. To this day it's the biggest I've had.