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Seeking restaurant with to-die-for lamb chops

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Mickey C Apr 25, 2013 09:46 PM

Only other requirement: Gotta be able to get a table tomorrow (Saturday) night. Other positive attributes welcome, but of secondary importance. Posting this on outer boros board too. Much obliged.

  1. sgordon Apr 26, 2013 01:28 PM

    +1 for Ai Fiori (though I dislike the room) and of course Keen's.

    If you can get into Babbo, their chops "Scottadita" are kind of great.

    Check availability at our better Indian places as well: Tulsi makes fantastic lamb, and Junoon as well.

    They weren't chops, but there was a fantastic lamb dish (tenderloin & sweetbreads) at Aquavit last time we went, about ten days ago, though it sounds like you're looking more for a big ol' hunk o' meat kind of dish.

    1. ipsedixit Apr 26, 2013 08:03 AM

      Peter Luger

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        c oliver Apr 26, 2013 08:16 AM

        With the love Peter Luger gets, I'm honestly shocked that one could get a res only one day out.

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          erica Apr 27, 2013 06:12 AM

          Of course, I forgot Peter Luger. I actually liked the lamb chops as much as the steak for two!

          In the Indian vein,, Moti MAhal Delux turns out memorable lamb chops and you could get in last minute, perhaps. YOu need one order of lamb shops for one diner, do not plan to share.

          http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/05/din...

      2. erica Apr 26, 2013 07:56 AM

        Ai Fiori. Layered with duck foie and netted in crepinette. Very rich.
        Recvied much laudatory press when it opened.

        $40; recommend starting with a pasta course; we liked the trofie nero.

        On the expensive side but value is good.

        http://www.aifiorinyc.com/file/5717/Web%20Dinner%20Menu%204.1.pdf#toolbar=0&navpanes=0

        http://nymag.com/bestofny/food/2011/lamb/

        http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/din...

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          Mike C. Miller Apr 29, 2013 03:04 AM

          Great dish. I hd it when I dined there two trips back and have even craving it ever since.

        2. Spiritchaser Apr 26, 2013 07:53 AM

          The "Mutton" chop at Keens is beyond compare in NYC. If you want lamb in it's purist, most deliscious form this is what you want.

          1. Motosport Apr 26, 2013 07:35 AM

            If you are looking for rack of lamb try Byblos.
            It's a Mediterranean restaurant. They make an amazing rack of lamb.

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