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French Butcher on 2nd Ave/22nd-23rd St.

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French Butcher on 2nd Ave/22nd-23rd St.

RebeccaBG | Jun 19, 2005 09:12 PM

I have only read glowing posts about this establishent, but I find it the most unpleasant place to shop. I've been in this store about 1/2 a dozen times, and have yet to have the proprietor relate to me in any friendly manner. Perhaps you have to be a regular or someone who buys unusual cuts/types of meat for the man to avoid seeming annyoyed that you ask for some routine item. I don't find his regular cuts of meat to be anything but ordinary. And some of his prices for these regular cuts are very high. I don't eat meat that often, but I grew up eating it almost every night, and my mother bought the greatest aged steaks and other meat from a terrific butcher, so I know good beef, lamb, veal, and pork well. I have observed this man waiting on other people, and have never seen a semblance of a smile cross his face. I'd rather get pasture fed beef and lamb from Whole Foods. Although some of their young workers don't know that much about meat, they are receptive to learning and they are quite pleasant to deal with, and the meat is quite good. If I were to choose one person who should probably NOT be dealing with the public, it would be the proprietor of the French Butcher. Sorry to go on so long about this, but every visit and every piece of meat had been such a disappointment.

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