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best place to buy filet mignon in Manhattan or Brooklyn

soopster Feb 12, 2012 12:25 PM

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


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    thegforceny RE: soopster Feb 12, 2012 12:28 PM

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

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

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      Veggo RE: thegforceny Feb 18, 2012 08:39 AM

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

    2. sgordon RE: soopster Feb 12, 2012 12:35 PM

      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

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        RCC RE: sgordon Feb 13, 2012 06:42 AM

        +1 on Ottomanelli on Bleecker.

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          foodwhisperer RE: RCC Feb 14, 2012 10:01 PM

          I second ottomanelli

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        HippieChick RE: soopster Feb 12, 2012 11:23 PM

        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

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          lexismore RE: soopster Feb 13, 2012 08:42 AM

          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.

          Whole Foods
          10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

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

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            Bkeats RE: soopster Feb 14, 2012 09:05 AM

            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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              egit RE: Bkeats Feb 14, 2012 02:19 PM

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

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              Chuck Lawrence RE: soopster Feb 14, 2012 11:51 AM

              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

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                DaphneDuck RE: soopster Feb 18, 2012 08:26 AM

                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

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