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Sep 20, 2011 08:47 PM

Pork Chop

Visiting NYC (from Chicago) next weekend and looking for some recommendations for a birthday dinner on Sunday for my husband. He loves pork (pork chops in particular). Are there any restaurants that are similar in price point and and similarly meat-centric to Girl and the Goat, Publican, Gilt Bar, The Purple Pig in Chicago? Greatly appreciate any input!

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  1. Which restaurant in nyc or nearby serves great pork chops?

    I've been to Publican, Purple Pig, and Girl and the Goat in Chicago, and those are all great restaurants but IIRC they either book up well in advance (3 months for GaTG) or have a long wait.

    Are you willing to wait or take a very early/very late reservation time since you're looking so close to your dinner date?

    There are many restaurants in NYC known for pork or pork dishes...not as many that are quite as pork obsessed at Purple Pig though. Maybe the Breslin? Bar Boulud for charcuterie. Otto for similarly themed vegetable antipasti. Prune for a similar take on bone marrow.

    Off the top of my head, I can name signature pork dishes at different restaurants here (not all of them will be as pork focused throughout the menu though):
    Porchetta at Locanda Verde
    Pork chop at Babbo or Little Owl or Torrisi (they may not have it on the menu the night you are here though
    )Maialino al forno at Maialino
    Deep fried bacon at Fatty Cue
    Taiwanese Gua bao at BaoHaus
    Steamed pork buns (a cross between gua bao and peking duck West coast style) at Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssam Bar, or Momofuku Milk Bar
    Roast pork at Great NY Noodletown
    The pork porterhouse at Craft

    Great New York Noodletown
    28 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

    110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

    Momofuku Ssam Bar
    207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

    Little Owl
    90 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014

    1 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

    43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003

    Momofuku Noodle Bar
    171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

    54 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003

    Bar Boulud
    1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

    Locanda Verde
    377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

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

    2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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

    Momofuku Milk Bar
    15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

    Fatty 'Cue
    50 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

    238 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    2 Replies
    1. re: kathryn

      Thank you, Kathryn and Ann! I've got a reservation at Maialino as a back up plan to Babbo (they're booked but will try for a cancellation).

      110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

      2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

      1. re: kathryn

        Kathryn, you are an invaluable resource!

      2. The best pork chop I've ever had in a NY restaurant was the pork chop at Babbo. An immense, meaty, flavorful, perfect piece of meat.Even though I'm not a huge fan of Babbo, whenever I crave pork I head down there.

        110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

        1. The absolute best pork chop I've ever had was at Five Points. And I don't even like pork chop! Their menu changes a lot so it may or may not be on the menu - but if it's on the menu, I would highly recommend it.

          Five Points
          31 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012