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Best oxtail dishes in Manhattan?

My husband is a huge oxtail fan, and I'd like to take him someplace for oxtail on his birthday this week. We used to go to Momofuku Noodle Bar for the oxtail stew, and he loved it.

Any new favorite oxtail dishes? Would like mid-range pricing...$15-$30 per entree. But am also happy with a cheap Asian oxtail dish, as long as the atmosphere is still pretty cool.


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

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  1. Beef bone marrow with oxtail marmalade at blue ribbon brasserie (drool).

    Blue Ribbon Brasserie
    97 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

    1. Any Jamaican/Caribbean joint should have Oxtail on the menu...I've never had a bad oxtail at these places.

      1. What Chuonfood said - the Marrow & Oxtail at Blue Ribbon is a classic at this point.

        Oxtail & Cotechino at JoeDoe
        Snail & Oxtail Ravioli at Public
        Oxtail Stuffed Peppers at Casa Mono
        Oxtail & Root Vegetables, Oxtail with Poached Eggs & Pimento Polenta on French Toast, Jerk Oxtail French Toast, Jerk Oxtail Soup, and probably twelve other things at Shopsin's General Store
        Oxtail Risotto Balls at Terroir Tribeca

        ...that should be enough to get you started. And that's not even including Chinatown. Lots of oxtail soups and oxtail over noodles to be found... Good Taste, Chanoodle, Ah Ping Snack Bar, Hua Du just to name a few...

        Casa Mono
        52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

        Shopsin's General Store
        120 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

        Hua Du
        31 Division St, New York, NY 10002

        79 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

        210 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

        Ah Ping Snack Bar
        2 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038

        45 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003

        24 Harrison St, New York, NY 10013

        Good Taste
        41 Monroe St, New York, NY 10002

        Good Taste
        41 Monroe St, New York, NY 10002

        1. On more of an up restaurant note, Babbo-Gnocchi with Braised Oxtail.
          The dish might also be at Lupa.

          170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

          110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

          1. For a very good low-end oxtail dish, the stewed oxtail at Xian Famous Foods is excellent, but there's no atmosphere there.

            Xi'an Famous Foods
            88 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

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            1. re: Pan

              Thanks everyone! This is a great list.

              1. re: Pan

                so do we need to bring scuba gear?

              2. Braised oxtails in peanut sauce (Kare-Kare) is amazing. You can get your fix at Grill 21. Ask for sauteed shrimp paste on the side.

                Grill 21
                346 E 21st St, New York, NY 10010

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                1. re: JungMann

                  The Braised Oxtail at Red Rooster is fall-off-the-bone great!

                  Red Rooster
                  310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

                  1. re: JungMann

                    Grill 21 does make good oxtail ( kare kare) and definitely with shrimp paste (alamang). I've had better in Queens and home made, but it has the right taste, and is the best in Manhattan.
                    I've also had a good Oxtail stew at a Korean restaurant at 32 W. 32nd st. and the oxtail at the
                    place of bad reviews ( Golden Crust) is actually very good.

                    New York Kom Tang Soot Bul Kal Bi
                    32 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

                    Grill 21
                    346 E 21st St, New York, NY 10010

                  2. Just found a little Jamaican spot in Spanish Harlem: Walkers Woods Caribbean American restaurant (2135 2nd Ave at 110th St). Not a special occasion place (more like a take your food and run place) but a great spot if you're looking for everyday oxtails in brown sauce with outstanding rice and peas cooked with coconut milk + sweet plantains. The best part? It's $10.

                    Walkers Wood
                    2135 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029

                    1. Rabido asado at Castillo de Jagua on Rivington. ENORMOUS portion with rice & beans for about $10.

                      El Castillo de Jagua
                      113 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

                      1. I use to love the oxtails in lima bean gravy at Negril in Chelsea. They have since which closed and I have not tried them at the sister location.

                        1. Vandaag serves delicious extail croquettes called Bitterballen.

                          103 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003