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
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.
Ottomanelli and Sons
285 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
Lobel's Prime Meats
1096 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028
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.
East Village Meat Market
139 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
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.
10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019
40 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003
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.
424 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Agata & Valentina
1505 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021
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.
Big Apple Meat Market
575 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036