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skis123 May 31, 2011 05:11 PM

I'm looking for a recommendation for a restaurant that has a delicious lamb option on their menu. My prince range is around $30 per person. Location and type of cuisine is flexible! Thank you!

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    peter j May 31, 2011 05:19 PM

    $30 for the lamb dish? Or $30 including appetizers, dessert, drinks, tax and tip?

    My favorites include:

    - mutton chop at Keens
    - lamb burger at The Breslin
    - smoked lamb link at The Dutch
    - cumin lamb at Szechuan Gourmet
    - cumin lamb burger at Xi'an Famous Foods

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    Keens
    72 West 36th St., New York, NY 10018

    Szechuan Gourmet
    21 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

    The Breslin
    20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

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

    The Dutch
    131 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

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      skis123 May 31, 2011 05:23 PM

      Under $30 per entree. Thanks for your suggestions!

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        Blumie Jun 1, 2011 03:40 PM

        Only tried it once, but I think I might like the lamb burger at Fish Tag better than the one at The Breslin.

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        Fish Tag
        222 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024

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          peter j Jun 1, 2011 03:53 PM

          Right, forgot about Fish Tag, Their lamb burger is great. Less salty than The Breslin.

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          The Breslin
          20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

          Fish Tag
          222 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024

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          diprey11 Jun 1, 2011 05:49 PM

          Cumin lamb at Legend is something not to be missed, although SG has a good rendition too. I am pretty sure it is well under $20 at both places.

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          Legend
          88 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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            JungMann Jun 2, 2011 06:44 AM

            I'm a much bigger fan of the interplay of tastes and textures in the lamb face salad than the cumin lamb at Xi'an. I'll admit, though, that I seem to have an aversion to cumin and lamb -- it just seems incredibly bland and dusty tasting to me.

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              peter j Jun 2, 2011 07:12 AM

              Interesting to note your aversion to cumin and lamb. It's one of my favorite flavor combos, usually very spicy and not bland to me. I'll try the lamb face salad next time I'm at Xi'an.

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              ttournoux Jun 2, 2011 08:13 AM

              I second the lamb burger at the Breslin! It's more expensive, but the Breslin also has a whole lamb dinner (for 8-12 people) that is amazing!

              Manhattan Fine Dining Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/fine-dining-i...

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              The Breslin
              20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

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              gutsofsteel May 31, 2011 05:42 PM

              Lamb 3 Ways at Hearth - but check to see if it's on the menu - it rotates in and out.

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              Hearth
              403 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10009

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                JMJD May 31, 2011 08:30 PM

                Really liked the lamb chops at Devi although it has been a while since I have been there. Not sure if it is under $30 or not.

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                Devi
                8 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003

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                  RGR May 31, 2011 11:46 PM

                  Lamb is one of my favorite foods, and so I order it often in restaurants. Excellent quality lamb chops are expensive, so finding them on a menu for less than $30 is difficult. For example, Keens' signature mutton chop, listed below, is $48. And their double lamb chops are $42.

                  You can sometimes find lamb chops on lunch menus at a cost to fit your budget since portions tend to be smaller. At Tulsi, Hemant's superb Tandoor-Grilled Lamb Chops are $34 at dinner but $24 at lunch.

                  Photo of Hemant's Tandoor-Grilled Lamb Chops: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/5383830244/in/set-72157625768378231

                  Less expensive cuts of lamb and burgers made from those cuts will, of course, be cheaper.

                  On Maialino's lunch menu, Braised Lamb with Black Olives & Spinach is $23.

                  At DBGB, the Lamb Merguez is $14 at lunch and $15 at dinner.

                  Lamb Merguez photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/3971326654/in/set-72157622494353416

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                  DBGB
                  299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

                  Maialino
                  2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

                  Tulsi
                  211 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

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                    Riverman500 Jun 1, 2011 09:46 AM

                    The bar at Ma Peche serves lamb neck banh mi and and also charred rice noodles with spicy lamb, bok choy, and basil. Both are quite tasty.

                    I also like the lamb chops at Babbo and the Duo of Colorado Lamb at Hotel Griffou.

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                    Hotel Griffou
                    21 W 9th St, New York, NY 10011

                    Ma Peche
                    15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

                    1. Bob Martinez Jun 1, 2011 01:46 PM

                      Lots of good suggestions on this thread.

                      I'll add the lamb burger at Belcourt ($15) and the lamb tandir at Turkish Kitchen ($18).

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                      Turkish Kitchen
                      386 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

                      Belcourt
                      84 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

                      1. daffyduck Jun 1, 2011 03:53 PM

                        Lots of good suggestions here, I also like the lamb burger at BLT burger.

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                        BLT Burger
                        470 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                        1. Chinon00 Jun 1, 2011 05:57 PM

                          And the lamb . . lies down . . on Broadway!

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                            rrems Jun 1, 2011 08:15 PM

                            Thanks so much for the chuckle. Not many people will get this...

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