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Manhattan & NJ (Bergen County) Restaurant Reviews

Ian Hunter's Guide to Manhattan and Bergen County, NJ's Best Restaurants, Bars, and Gourmet Markets

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Bayard Street Meat Market: Butcher.79 Elizabeth @ Grand; 23/17/13/I; Any animal meat you can think of. Meat lover’s heaven; Has fish but mainstay is beef, pork & duck. Has food court with sushi. Oh so cheap.
Biancardi Meats: Butcher. 2350 Arthur Av @ 187th; Bronx; 27/23/25/M; Family owned butcher; Beef is best; Tons of cuts. Value pricing and family-run service; Worth the trip to the Bronx.
Calabria Pork Store: Butcher. 2338 Arthur Av @ 187th; Bronx; 28/21/24/M; Endless selection of sausages and salamis; Fresh mozz & various Italian goods. Swine heaven.
East Village Meat Market:Butcher. 139 2nd Av @ 9th; 28/25/25//M; Veal; Lamb; Smoked sausages; Ukrainian. F’in good. Eastern Europe style and absolutely brilliant; Personal service.
Esposito Meat Market: Butcher. 500 Ninth @ 38th; 25/19/25/M; Italian sausages; Game; Full butcher; Chicken; Lamb. Friendly & old school feel.
Faicco’s Pork Store: Butcher. 260 Bleecker St @ 6th-7th Av; 28/23/25/M; Pork-O-Rama; Butcher; Sausages; Salami; Italian feel; Homemade sauces; Mozzarella; Inexpensive for area and worth a trip.
Fischer Bros: Butcher. 230 72nd @ BWay-West End; 27/19/22/E; Kosher butcher; Tons of prepared foods; Best Kosher meat. Super pricy; Cash only.
Florence Meat Market: Butcher. 5 Jones @ Bleecker- W4th; 29/19/28/M; Honest incredibly friendly staff; Steaks; Veal; Rack of Lamb. Possibly the best butcher shop in NYC. Lobel’s at ½ price.
Jeffrey’s on Essex: Butcher. 120 Essex @ Delancey – Rivington; Essex Market; 25/20/27/M; Top of the line, helpful service; Fun, entertaining owner; Very inexpensive prices on all types of meat.
Le Marais: Butcher. 150 46th @ 6th-7th; 26/21/19/E; God-Like quality; Kosher; French Steakhouse; Venison, Steaks, lamb. Shares quarters with a brasserie of same name. Icy service.
Les Halles Market: Butcher. 411 Park @ 28-9th; 26/23/20/E; Butcher; Terrific cuts; Perfect steaks; Produce; Groceries too. Incredible bread & pastries too.
Lobel’s Prime Meats: Butcher. 1096 Madison @ 82nd; 29/25/27/VE; #1 in city for Meats. Sirloin, lamb, chicken. Temple of prime meat; Endless offerings; Filets melt in mouth; Royal treatment; 5th generation family ownership; Best meat on planet but pricy.
Los Paisanos:  Butcher. 162 Smith Street Brooklyn;  Cobble Hill;  28/25/26/M;  Highest rating on Yelp imaginable; Amazing meatballs; Beef, pork, poultry, lamb, veal.  They have large assortment of exotic meats- check out website.  Perfect ranking in Yelp.  
Ottomanelli Brothers: Butcher. 395 Amsterdam @ 79th; 24/18/23/E; Institution; Ultra Friendly family staff; Game; Lamb; Old School; Pork; Great cuts. Old school all the way.
Ottomanelli & Sons: Butcher. 285 Bleecker @ Jones St & 7th; 27/21/26/E; Institution; Ultra Friendly family staff; Game; Lamb; Hard to find meats- Kangaroo to Quail; Knowledgeable. Loyal customers.
Ottomanelli Brothers: Butcher. 1549 York @ 82nd; 24/18/23/E; Institution; Ultra Friendly family staff; Game; Lamb; Old School; Pork; Great cuts. Old school all the way.
Pino’s Prime Meats: Butcher. 149 Sullivan @ Houston-Prince; 27/25/24/M; Old time family butcher; They go the extra mile to help you; Prime meats; sausages; salami; Wild game; Italian owners. Owner relocated from London. Huge assortment of cuts and types of meats.     
Salumeria Biellese: Butcher. 376 8th Av @ 29th; 29/18/24/M; Best sausage; 40 types; Deli counter for sandwiches; Sausage King. Mind boggling array; Supplies 5-star restaurants. Best in city –period.
Schaller & Weber: Butcher. 1654 2nd @ 85th; 27/22/23/M; True German Butcher. Friendly staff. Wursts; Cold cuts; Sausages; Jaw dropping selection of meats.
Schatzie’s Prime Meats: Butcher. 1200 Madison @ 87-8th; 25/17/22/E; High end butcher; Veal breast; BBQ chicken; Roast Turkey. Owner is extremely friendly and welcoming; Poultry & Game excellent.
Simchick, L: Butcher. 988 1st @ 54-5th; 28/19/25/E; Butcher; Top Quality; Ready for the Oven Meat; Awesome. Poultry. Great staff. Old school feel; Prepared foods; Marinated steaks.
Staubitz Market:  Butcher. 222 Court @ Baltic-Warren; Brooklyn; 29/23/25/E; Butcher; Since 1917; Friendly; Hand trimmed Prime beef;Game Meats like pheasant, venison, boar; Top of food chain quality.