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Best Butcher in the City

Just moving in and looking for top notch butcher in Manhattan.

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  1. The best is Lobel's on the upper east side. Expensive.

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    Lobel's Prime Meats
    1096 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028

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    1. re: gutsofsteel

      Yes. Really expensive. Some of my favorites:

      Ottomanelli on Bleecker
      Florence Meat Market on Jones
      One on 9th Avenue around 20th Street - never remember the name.
      There's also a good one on 1st Avenue in Sutton Place the name of which I also forget.
      Also like the meat at Citarella.

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      Citarella
      1313 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021

      Ottomanelli and Sons
      285 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

      Florence Meat Market
      5 Jones St, New York, NY 10014

      Simchick Meats
      988 1st Ave, New York, NY 10022

      Knickerbocker Meat Market
      166 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

      1. re: MMRuth

        Florence is amazing. They cut everything to order.

        Ottomanelli's is great too, particularly if you're looking for wild game or exotic meat.

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        Ottomanelli and Sons
        285 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

        Florence Meat Market
        5 Jones St, New York, NY 10014

        1. re: MMRuth

          "There's also a good one on 1st Avenue in Sutton Place the name of which I also forget."

          Simchick Meats.

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          Simchick Meats
          988 1st Ave, New York, NY 10022

        2. re: gutsofsteel

          Agree re Lobel's but also just had the folks at Cannibal / Resto cut me a 28-day porterhouse . . . slightly more expensive than Lobel's (if you can believe that) but was amazing. Looking fwd to their 8-week aged ribeye . . .

        3. I like the service and the variety at Fairway on Broadway / 75th St.

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          Fairway Market
          2127 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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          1. re: pbjluver

            Same here. I hear the Harlem Fairway's selection is infinite.

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            Fairway Market
            2350 12th Ave, New York, NY 10027

          2. what neighborhood are you in?

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            1. re: pbjluver

              UWS, but have palate and will travel.

            2. I'm very happy with the service and the high quality of meats at Ottomanelli & Sons Meat Market in Bleecker Street.

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              Ottomanelli and Sons
              285 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

              1. Love, love love Pino's -- an old-time Italian butcher at 149 Sullivan Street (just below Houston).

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                Pino's Prime Meats
                149 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012