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Bone Marrow Madness in NYC

I truly love bone marrow. I grew up eating it mostly in Korean seolleongtang soup and other beef or oxtail broths or sucked out of galbi bones, but as an adult, my eyes were opened to the joys of roasted bone marrow. I had been scrolling through my Twitter feed when I saw this tweet from Michael Voltaggio:

“Colicchio and sons bone marrow with anchovy, need I say more! Great dish.. http://twitpic.com/17ud8h

I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t post about bone marrow earlier (this blog had been saved in “drafts”), as it seems Yelpers have now beaten me to the punch and now I just look like I’m just hopping on the marrow wagon when I’ve been a longtime passenger. Whatever the case, I thought I’d get to typing and put together a little bone marrow roundup for y’all.

I recently had the bone marrow at Jo’s, which is cut lengthwise and topped with anchovies and crusty parsley bread. The anchovy adds another level of complexity that elevates the bone marrow from something that’s already great to something even better.


Still, there’s something to be said for the simplicity of roasted marrow served on its own, with nothing to detract or distract from its ooey gooey rich and fatty goodness. The marrow at Prune is served just this way, the bone served intact and upright with a side of salt and fresh parsley.

Here’s a list of restaurants in NYC where you can try bone marrow different ways. If you try any, let me know what you think! Full list of roasted marrow and marrow soup restos after the jump:

For roasted bone marrow:

  • Jo’s (SoHo/Nolita – 264 Elizabeth Street at Houston) $14 Roasted bone marrow with anchovy and parsley toast
  • Prune (LES – 54 E. 1st St. between 1st and 2nd Ave) $14 Roasted marrow bones, parsley salad, sea salt
  • Colicchio and Sons (MePa – 85 10th Ave. at 15th St.) $10 Bone marrow with egg and white anchovies
  • Blue Ribbon Brasserie (SoHo – 97 Sullivan between Prince & Spring) $16.75 Beef Marrow And Oxtail Marmalade
  • DBGB (NoHo – 299 Bowery at Houston) $13 Beef bone marrow with Katz’s pastrami, watercress, pickled mustard seed, and rye bread toast
  • Double Crown (NoHo – 316 Bowery at Bleeker) $13 Miso glazed bone marrow with orange-olive marmalade
  • Gus and Gabriel (Upper West – 222 W 79th between Broadway and Amsterdam) $9.95 Bone Marrow with lemon butter, pickled onion
  • Minetta Tavern (West Village – 113 MacDougal St. between W. 3rd and Bleecker) $14 Roasted Bone Marrow with baguette soldiers and shallot confit
  • 10 Downing (West Village – 10 Downing St. at 6th Ave.) $8 Small plate of roasted bone marrow with salsa verde and apricot marmalade

For bone marrow in soup:

  • Gahm Mi Oak (Koreatown – 43 W. 32nd at Broadway) $9.97 snowy white ox-bone soup white rice and white noodle, add salt, scallion, and pepper to taste
  • Pho Sure/Baoguette (West Village – 120 Christopher St. at Bedford) $7 Small bowl of bone marrow pho
  • The Breslin (Gramercy – 20 W 29th St. at Broadway) Onion And Bone Marrow Soup with parmesan toast

For more restaurants serving bone marrow, try the “find-a-food” search on Menupages.com.

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I really liked your blog! nice

Comment by Large Plastic Storage Boxes

There’s also Landmarc (2 locations – 1 in TriBeca and the other in the Time Warner Building). Theirs is similar to Prune’s where the bone is intact and standing upright. Please let me know if there are any other restaurants in NYC with Roasted Marrow Bone! 🙂

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