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May 31, 2011 05:11 PM

Lamb in manhattan

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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  1. $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

    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

    7 Replies
    1. re: peter j

      Under $30 per entree. Thanks for your suggestions!

      1. re: peter j

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

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

        1. re: Blumie

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

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

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

        2. re: peter j

          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.

          88 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011

          1. re: peter j

            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.

            1. re: JungMann

              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.

            2. re: peter j

              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:

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

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

              403 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10009

              1. 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.

                8 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003

                1. 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:

                  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:


                  299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

                  2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

                  211 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

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