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Apr 10, 2011 03:57 PM

Best Veal Chop???

My husband is on a veal chop mission. Many years ago, he felt that Da Mimmo's had the greatest veal chop. Now, I am in a time warp--but believe it was in the mid-1990's. That was the last time we dined there and don't even know why we haven't returned.

Of late, Hubby has slacked off of his usual dining out entree of lambchops and/or steak and has returned to THE VEAL CHOP.

Here are his (and my opinion)--Prime Rib. Yes, unbelievably huge and succulent. Perfectly grilled.

Second choice would be Sotto Sopra. Large portion, but the accompanying vegetables are the factor to push this in to the top favorite.

Fleming's has an excellent veal chop, but not spectacular compared to the first two choices.

Oregon Grille does farily well by their veal chop. We like the atmosphere and the Oysters Muir. This restaurant doesn't get much lovin', but the music is nice, service is above par--just needs to be tweaked to bring it up to very good to excellent.

Haven't delved into vealchops at any other place of late since this is Hubby's recent food fetish. It certainly isn't something I would attempt to prepare at home since I am not an accomplished cook. I stick to the basics that I am comfortable preparing and save the more elaborate meals for when we dine out about 3 or 4 times a week.

But, we are interested in broadening our horizons for the ultimate vealchop. As for me, I am into any entree with oysters. But, that is another subject. Happy Spring to all--FoiGras

Da Mimmo
217 South High Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Sotto Sopra Restaurant
405 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Oregon Grille
1201 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21030

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  1. My favorite veal chop is at il Porto in Frederick. Nearly 2" thick, brushed with olive oil, rosemary and coarse salt and grilled to perfection. By contrast, I was served a terrible one at Smith and Wollensky. Dry, tasteless--seemed like it was boiled. I sent it back.

    1. This may not be what you're looking for since it's not what I'd call juicy, and it's certainly not gourmet, but great fun: I've clipped a quote from the menu at Filomena in Georgetown: " A 20 ounce Veal Chop, thinly pounded, crisply breaded and pan fried. Topped with Tomato Sauce, melted fresh Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese. Served with Rigatoni Pasta with Tomato Sauce on the side. $40" I personally think it's a bit pricey but it is quite the spectacle and, I have to say, quite tasty. For a proper, thick juicy veal chop cooked just right, I'd revisit Mimmo's or perhaps look at Tosca, Posto, or call Al Tiramisu to see when they will have it on special. Hope this helps!

      Al Tiramisu
      2014 P Street, Washington, DC 20036

      1. I really love the Veal Chop at the steakhouse at the Greenbrier if you are ever down that way, really good.

        In this area I recommend trying: Tosca now has a veal rack, but their veal dishes are always outstanding. Seems a lot of places I normally get it at don't have it on their Spring menu. Normally Bistro Bis and Blue Duck have some sort of rendition.

        Bistro Bis
        15 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

        1. I wonder if DaDominico is still good. I think that it is not under the same ownership as back in the day when they had the best Veal chop anywhere. It was fantastic plus there was the guy singing in the background. I think that the Palm has a good veal chop as does The Prime Rib

          Prime Rib
          2020 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

          1. If you're willing to venture beyond the rotation of places you frequently mention in Baltimore, the veal chop for two at Obelisk is quite tasty. A recent version came with rapini, roasted fingerling potatoes and cippoline onions.