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Apr 21, 2011 12:55 AM

Best Beef Stew in New York City?

Hi, hounds!

Just wondering: what eatery makes the best beef stew in NYC? Traditional and non-traditional stews are welcome. Thanks!

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  1. Off the top of my head:

    "NY Beef Stew" @ Shopsin's General Store
    Kal Bi Jjim (spicy short ribs w/ chestnuts) or Taro Gukbob (spicy beef stew) @ at various places in Koreatown - Shilla comes to mind, as does Kum Gang San.
    Classic beef stew @ Katz's Delicatessen
    Beef Cheek Carbonade @ Resto
    Barolo-Braised Beef Cheeks @ SD26
    Sauerbraten (vinegar-marinated beef) @ Prime Meats (Brooklyn), Heartbreak, Heidelberg...
    Braised Short Ribs @ Colicchio & Sons, Joseph Leonard, The Smith... many others
    Coconut Braised Short Ribs @ Kittichai
    Boeuf Bourguignon @ Les Halles (or Elk Bourguignon @ Aquavit)

    Out in Brooklyn:
    "Glechik" Stew with pan-fried potato varenyky @ Cafe Glechik (Brighton Beach)
    Braised Beef Hearts And Tongues, Short Ribs, etc (menu changes daily, so check beforehand) @ Applewood (Park Slope)

    etc, etc etc... lotta good beef in this town.

    Katz's Delicatessen
    205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

    65 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022

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

    111 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016

    37 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

    1648 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

    Kum Gang San
    49 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

    60 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

    Les Halles
    15 John Street, New York, NY 10038

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

    The Smith
    55 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

    Joseph Leonard
    170 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014

    19 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010

    Colicchio & Sons
    85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

    29 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10003

    1 Reply
    1. re: sgordon

      Thanks for the AWESOME suggestions! Sorry for the late reply; been away from the 'Net for most of the day. Looks like I have a beef-stew crawl coming up!

    2. La Caridad on 78th and bway does it for me. Simple but tasty over yellow rice!!! da bomb!!

      La Caridad 78
      2199 Broadway, New York, NY 10024