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Best Bone Marrow Dishes?

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nickis Apr 8, 2012 08:34 PM

After having some really delicious bone marrow dishes at a few places, I've become obsessed. I've had it at the following places:

Bluestem Brasserie
Haven
Zare at Fly Trap

On my list to try:

Marlowe
Wayfare Tavern

Any other places I should check out?

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  1. CarrieWas218 RE: nickis Apr 8, 2012 08:43 PM

    Bix has always been my favorite place for marrow... That, and their tartare!

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      nickis RE: CarrieWas218 Apr 9, 2012 12:29 AM

      I will add Bix to the list, thank you!

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      hyperbowler RE: nickis Apr 9, 2012 12:12 AM

      Of the ones you've been to, which one was your favorite, and are they all served lengthwise like a bone boat? (I once had it served vertically, like a bone volcano, and found it awful)

      Wayfare's is great.

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        nickis RE: hyperbowler Apr 9, 2012 12:34 AM

        I've never had them bone volcano style. That way looks a bit difficult.

        The marrow at Zare was my favorite. The marrow itself tasted the best and it was served with a bergamot preserve that was amazingly delicious and perfect with the marrow.

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          Robert Lauriston RE: hyperbowler Apr 9, 2012 08:25 AM

          Vertical is traditional. When done that way, they should be served with a special marrow spoon.

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          vulber RE: nickis Apr 9, 2012 10:54 AM

          not necessarily a bone marrow destination spot, but if you're in the area; willi's wine bar

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            susancinsf RE: vulber Apr 9, 2012 12:18 PM

            I agree. The bone marrow was one of my favorites from a very nice meal there.

          2. ChowFun_derek RE: nickis Apr 9, 2012 12:36 PM

            I enjoyed the version at Chez Papa on Portrero Hill SF
            it is available lunch and dinner....I also loved the lamb daube, the semolina with cheeze, the moules, and frites...I'm drowning in my own saliva, I'd better stop here....Grand Marnier Pannacotta
            AARGH!

            http://chezpapasf.com/lunch.html

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              jmarek RE: nickis Apr 9, 2012 01:29 PM

              RN74 has a fantastic stack of long marrow bones cut lengthwise. Completely hedonistic and delicious.

              1. wolfe RE: nickis Apr 9, 2012 01:41 PM

                Cafe Rouge, Berkeley, has them on the menu with the appetizers or sides.
                Bar ribs 6.
                Bar meatballs 6.
                Roasted beef marrow 8.
                Marinated olives 5.
                Spiced nuts 4.
                French fries 6.
                Sautéed greens with garlic and onions 6.

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                  chompinggrounds RE: nickis Apr 18, 2012 04:32 PM

                  I'm a huge fan of bone marrow as well, having had the first taste at Blue Ribbon in NY. I like the bone marrow at Alembic and Locanda. Also, they have a bone marrow pizza at Flour & Water, but I haven't had it...yet!

                  Some other places that I've had it at:
                  State Bird Provisions - salad with bone marrow dressing - not a huge fan, but interesting concept
                  Beast & The Hare - too simple

                  I've had it at both Marlowe and Wayfare and I prefer Wayfare over Marlowe.

                  Happy eatings!

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