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Where's your favorite chicken parmigiana served at?

Lamericano Oct 22, 2013 11:28 AM

I'm on a wicked chick-parm kick. Please tell me your favorite place to get it.

Money's no object on the chickparm. Just so you know.

  1. wench31 Oct 24, 2013 08:43 PM

    They have chicken parm pizza pie at Quality Italian.

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      sushiman Oct 24, 2013 08:32 PM

      THe Palm, Pietros and Il Paiolo in Brooklyn when they make it ( but they do not call it that. I think they say Cotoletta.)

      THe new chef from Emilia Romagna can fry his ass off. They put red sauce on it and then grated cheese at the table. Perfect.

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        pauliface Oct 23, 2013 07:25 PM

        Well you said favorite and not best. I don't know the best in NYC but I know my favorite.

        Dish on 8th Avenue has a nice chicken parm sub that I get pretty much every time I come to NYC. I supposed it originally got the honor from convenience to where I stay and little competition nearby. But it still does the trick for me every time. Not gonna win a michelin star but the balance of chicken/crust/tomato/cheese is just right for me, and in my book that's more important than any one ingredient's quality.

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        1. re: pauliface
          Lamericano Oct 24, 2013 12:02 PM

          That sounds delish.

          When it comes to food, I never say "best". Too subjective.

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          Ttrockwood Oct 23, 2013 03:26 PM

          Maybe someone else can speak up, but quality italian apparently has a huge chicken parm that looks more like a pizza than a sandwich...haven't tried it myself

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          1. re: Ttrockwood
            fooder Oct 24, 2013 04:09 PM

            I haven't had it myself, but I think it's made from layering different pieces of chicken flesh, so it's not from one cutlet, which might make it very different texturally, if not taste-wise, from the chicken parm we all know and love.

            1. re: Ttrockwood
              ipsedixit Oct 24, 2013 08:24 PM

              It's not very good, unless all you care about is size.

            2. jon Oct 22, 2013 03:21 PM

              if you eat veal, the veal parm at carbone is unreal.

              as for down and dirty chicken parm, the sandwich version at esposito's in carroll gardens is stellar.

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              1. re: jon
                Lamericano Oct 23, 2013 08:47 AM

                Carbone cost me $500 for me and my wife last time. Minchia.

                I'll try Esposito's.

                Thank you, all.

                Keep 'em coming if you got 'em.

                1. re: Lamericano
                  shoeman Oct 23, 2013 09:03 AM

                  Holy smokes - I thought you were kidding. I just saw the prices at Carbone's wow. $54 for veal parm.

                  1. re: Lamericano
                    jon Oct 23, 2013 03:05 PM

                    you said money was no object!

                    1. re: jon
                      Lamericano Oct 24, 2013 12:01 PM

                      It's not. I had the chickparm at The Palm in East Hampton over the summer. ~$40 and that's what kicked off my chick-a-parm-a-rama.

                      1. re: Lamericano
                        Sneakeater Oct 24, 2013 03:55 PM

                        By all means have the veal parm at Carbone, then.

                        It's world-beating (it's also two meals -- it's crazy to finish it) (and they give you a nice brioche roll to eat the leftovers on when you take half home).

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                  Ttrockwood Oct 22, 2013 01:22 PM

                  Assuming you mean as a sandwich?

                  Seriouseats.com loves this one in brooklyn:

                  Defonte's version is great, but be sure you're hungry- its big

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                  1. re: Ttrockwood
                    Lamericano Oct 24, 2013 12:03 PM

                    Not a sandwich necessarily. Sometimes I like to eat my chickparm with a knife and fork. You know. Like the Royal Family.

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                    SomeRandomIdiot Oct 22, 2013 12:59 PM

                    I liked the chicken parm at the Palm and Benjamin steakhouse

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                      Scott_C Oct 22, 2013 11:46 AM

                      Trattoria dell'Arte serves a crispy chicken parm with sliced pepperoni. I love it.

                      Viand Cafe on Madison Avenue also does chicken parm very well.

                      I wasn't impressed with the version at Parm, which was a bit soggy and lackluster in comparison.

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