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Minetta Tavern tonight

howdini Aug 31, 2012 11:58 AM

l'm taking my son for his 17th bd: he's set on ordering the Black Label, but l can't decide whether to dive in for the bone-in NY Strip, which l understand to be devastating, or pay about the same for an assortment of apps.

Torn, l say! Can the Hounds advise?

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    sam1 RE: howdini Aug 31, 2012 02:14 PM

    i usually get the veal chop or the lamb saddle when im there. the lamb saddle isnt as good as the mutton chop at keens but its very similar. the veal chop is always killer...comes with a sweetbreads salad.

    apps are pretty forgettable at minetta in my opinion.

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      RCC RE: howdini Aug 31, 2012 02:15 PM

      Minetta makes one of the bettter steaks in town. But having done them before, whenever I'm there nowadays, I go for stuff that makes it one of the best bistro/brasserie in town today, steaks notwithstanding. The Huitres et Crepinettes and the Oxtail/Foie Gras Terrine are 2 of my favorites. I also like the Dourade and the Pig'sTrotter dishes.

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        AubWah RE: howdini Aug 31, 2012 03:19 PM

        You're going to Minetta might as well go big or go home instead of trying to scrape by on apps, it's a celebration!!!!

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          r32nissan RE: AubWah Aug 31, 2012 04:10 PM

          Probably too late, but definitely get the cote de beouf.

          My wife and I agree it was the best steak ever.

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          Scott_C RE: howdini Aug 31, 2012 05:31 PM

          The NY Strip is great. Share the pommes aligot.

          1. howdini RE: howdini Aug 31, 2012 05:36 PM

            Thanks all! We shared the marrow app, very generous portions. My son got the awesome Black Label burger, l went for the NY strip as an entree: fantastic! Perfect crust, assertively seasoned. Got it with the stuffed cabbage side, which had a remarkable demi-glace.

            No room for dessert :(

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              kathryn RE: howdini Sep 4, 2012 04:12 PM

              Go back and bring more people, share the cote de boeuf and the mushrooms, and order a souffle!

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                howdini RE: kathryn Sep 4, 2012 05:11 PM

                Twist my arm, why dontcha?

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