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In search of the best chicken parm

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BarefootContessaJr May 31, 2011 11:50 AM

My dad's favorite food of all time is chicken parmesean--so I am trying to find the best place in NYC to take him for Father's Day. Anywhere in Manhattan...

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    mahler5 May 31, 2011 02:34 PM

    Torrisi's Italian Specialties. Only available at lunch. No reservations, so arrive as they open, order at the counter, and grab a table immediately.

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    Torrisi Italian Specialties
    250 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

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      sgordon May 31, 2011 04:07 PM

      Second vote for TIS, but keep in mind it's a Chicken Parm Sandwich, not a plated dish. Might not be what you're looking for.

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        coasts May 31, 2011 06:20 PM

        i'll be the naysayer here and vote against TIS. i love their turkey sandwich, but the chicken parm is tasteless. had it once only, but wouldn't go back for it. could have been an off day...

        unfortunately, i can't offer a better suggestion, but i'm interested to hear others. my sister-in-law also loves this dish and will be visiting soon.

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          unionsquareyes Jun 1, 2011 01:18 PM

          John's on East 12th Street, NYC.

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          John's of 12th Street
          302 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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          comiendosiempre May 31, 2011 06:32 PM

          Pietro's, in the east 40s, has an outstanding chicken Parma.

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            detroit1010 May 31, 2011 07:33 PM

            Two suggestions; The Palm (steakhouse) and Tony Di Napoli's. They're both great. Il Mulino, while very expensive for chicken parm, is also solid.

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            Il Mulino
            86 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012

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              rrems May 31, 2011 07:59 PM

              Accademia di Vino (I've been to the one on the west side, they also have an east side location), and Rubirosa both have excellent chicken parm.

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              Trattoria di Vino
              2427 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

              Rubirosa
              235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

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                lnedrive14 Jun 1, 2011 04:23 PM

                Second rubirosa. Also piccolo angolo's was pretty good from what I remember (but it's been a while).

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                Piccolo Angolo
                621 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

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                leebeenyc Jun 2, 2011 10:58 AM

                Bello on 9th avenue and 56th street has really good classic chicken parmesian my husband and I go there all the time just for their chicken parmesian http://www.bellorestaurant.com/. Il Vagabondo also has a great chicken parmesian on the upper eastside and as a bonus has bocci http://www.ilvagabondo.com/.

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                Bello
                863 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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