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best place to buy filet mignon in Manhattan or Brooklyn

any suggestions for the best place to buy filet mignon steaks in manhattan or brooklyn (williamsburg, dumbo, or cobble hill areas)?

i don't mean restaurants, to make at home

thanks!

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  1. lobel's. Will NOT be cheap. Maybe $80/lb?

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

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    1. re: thegforceny

      Holy shit! $76.98 a pound! I just called them from Texas.

    2. Oh lord, skip Lobel's, overpriced trap. Is their quality great? Yes. But there are a number of other butchers with equal quality at far better prices.

      Ottomanelli and Sons on Bleecker is the one I usually go with. But there are lots of others. Lobel's is a joke.

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

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

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      1. re: sgordon

        +1 on Ottomanelli on Bleecker.

      2. East Village Meat Market, 2nd Avenue @ 9th Street. Great prices, including for filet and club steak, usually around $20 or so a pound, but their sirloin is my absolute fave, $12 a pound. Something about the way they cut it. But all their meat is good. Try the ham off the bone, $8 a lb.

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        East Village Meat Market
        139 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

        1. I'm not the biggest fan of the store overall, but I've found the beef at Whole Foods (specifically Union Square and Columbus Circle locations) to be fantastic.

          They have filet mignon for $30 a pound.

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          Whole Foods
          10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

          Whole Foods
          40 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

          1. I don't know if you posted on the OB board for Brooklyn but in Cobble Hill, Staubitz is a favorite.

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            1. re: Bkeats

              I tend to go to Los Paisanos, but only because it's a little bit closer to me. They're both very good.

            2. Agata & Valentina - their guys will cut you a nice piece of filet mignon. I bought some recently on sale, so it tasted even better.
              Citarella has nice filet mignon.

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              Citarella
              424 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

              Agata & Valentina
              1505 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021

              1. When I lived in Midtown, I used to buy all my meat (including filet migon (~$10/lb)) at Big Apple Meat Market at 9th and 42nd. Don't be put off the by the location and its appearance -- it looks really sketchy, but the prices can't be beat and the filet mignon I bought there was superb.

                Granted, I haven't been there since I moved uptown, but if you're adventurous definitely check it out.

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                Big Apple Meat Market
                575 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036