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In search of the best chicken parm

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 RE: BarefootContessaJr 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.

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

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      sgordon RE: mahler5 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 RE: mahler5 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 RE: mahler5 Jun 1, 2011 01:18 PM

          John's on East 12th Street, NYC.

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

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          comiendosiempre RE: BarefootContessaJr May 31, 2011 06:32 PM

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

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            detroit1010 RE: BarefootContessaJr 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.

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

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              rrems RE: BarefootContessaJr 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.

              Trattoria di Vino
              2427 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

              235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

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                lnedrive14 RE: rrems 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).

                Piccolo Angolo
                621 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

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                leebeenyc RE: BarefootContessaJr 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/.

                863 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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