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May 16, 2012 06:48 PM

Who makes the best bone marrow ?

I have always loved all kinds of bone marrow. Even the bits of marrow in chicken bones. I've enjoyed the marrow in Osso bucco as well. One of my favorite bone barrow dishes was the bulalo from Tagaytay, Philippines, where they make a beef shank and knee soup.
Recently I had the bone marrow appetizer at Minetta. it looked great with the toast soldiers. When I tasted it I was quite disappointed. It was unlike any I have had before; It was almost like a glob of uncooked fat sitting in the bone. Usually it is my favorite dish. Maybe i'm missing something and this is the "real" way to eat it.
The bone marrow dish at Recette, although prepared differently is delicious.
The bone marrow at Kin Shop, is absolutely delicious. It is so flavorful, you just want to lick the bones afterwards.
I''m interested to know, who has a bone marrow dish that is the best you have had. I am also interested to know what you thought of Minetta's bone marrow and if it usually comes out differently than what I was served, a glob of what appeared to be uncooked fat.

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  1. I don't care for bone marrow, but Mr. R. loves it. He ordered the bone marrow dish at NoMad and gave it high praise.

    Photo of NoMad's Bone Marrow dish:

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    1. re: RGR

      I also had the bone marrow at NoMad and found it underwhelming overall - but still a good dish.

      I personally love bone marrow in all forms and particularly liked the minetta tavern presentation (but had the marrow that came with the cote de beoufe - not the appetizer) so my opinion may not be what you are looking for.

      The bone marrow at Blue Ribbon was very good also but played second fiddle in my opinion to the ox-tail marmalade it was served with.

      Finally, I've heard the dish at Prune is excellent, but have yet to try it.

      Good luck and I'd really like to try some of the places that you mention in your post. A little more detail if you have time? Thanks.

      Also, try this:

      1. re: RGR

        That bone marrow at Nomad looks really good. I have to get to Nomad

          1. re: The Professor

            I think EWSflash was being clever with interpretation of wording. The OP asked who MAKES as opposed to something like who PREPARES.

            That being said The NoMad makes a decent marrow dish, Blue Hill at Stone Barns makes a fantastic marrow bones sliced long ways. And even though it doesn't apply the hands down best marrow I've ever had was at St Jones (but I had to mention it).

            1. re: Spiritchaser

              I love the stone barns preparation. The caviar adds just enough saltiness and texture. Really wonderful.

              1. re: Spiritchaser

                Did you mean St John, in London? Yes, a lovely bone marrow dish, with parsley salad. Closer to home, I had a good bone marrow dish at a simple bistro on the upper west side that I cant remember the name of......real helpful, I know. I though it was French Roast, but I just looked at their menu and no bone marrow....maybe they took it off.

                1. re: gavspen

                  Yes, St John's London, yummmmmmmmmmmmm

              1. Blue Ribbon at 97 Sullivan Street in Soho.

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                1. re: Tommy D.

                  The New Blue Ribbon at the Thompson Hotel LES, has good bone marrow. I had some the other night.

                2. I enjoyed Marea's bone marrow and octopus fusili but I don't know if I can call it the best because it was the only time I had ever had it.