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Modernizing a 115-Year-Old Mainstay

"Judging from their collection of butcher shops, restaurants and mail-order condiments, the Ottomanelli brothers know as much about business as they do about meat."

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Ottomanelli Brothers wins the Luxist Awards' Readers' Choice Award for BEST ONLINE MEAT

Since 1900, it has been catering to the carnivores of New York City with its unbeatable steaks, filet mignon, steak burgers, prime rib, lamb, veal, seafood and more. Savvy New Yorkers traveling throughout New England are easily spotted by the Ottomanelli’s green thermal bags they carry, which are filled with the butcher’s delicious steaks, steak burgers, chicken, sausages and more. As Ottomanelli die-hards can attest, once you’ve become accustomed to eating Ottomanelli’s meats, it is impossible to dine on anything else.

A family-owned and operated business that dates back to 1900, members of the Ottomanelli family are still found clad in their white aprons behind the counters of their butcher shops. Today under the leadership of the fourth and fifth generation of Ottomanelli’s, products are enjoyed by discerning consumers across the country and around the world. Family patriarchs and cochairmen, Nicolo and Joseph Ottomanelli are credited with turning the family meat business into a multifaceted mini-empire, which includes meat markets, cafes, packaged goods, bakeries and a thriving online operation. The Ottomanelli brothers butcher shops are located on the upper east and upper west sides of Manhattan with a third location located in Flushing, N.Y. New Yorkers who’d rather sit down and order a delicious grilled steak can frequent one of the family’s restaurant locations on Manhattan’s upper east side.

All products are flash frozen and packed with dry ice in a reusable keep fresh” cooler and shipped via FedEx Priority Overnight Service. Ottomanelli’s also offers a selection of BBO sauces (hot and mild are both offered), delicious steak sauce and wonderful pasta sauces (including marinara. white clam, red clam and Alfredo varieties). Orders can be placed online or by calling Ottomanelli’s toll free number at (888) OTTOBRO.
ZAGAT Survey on Ottomanelli Brothers
"New York City Gourmet Shopping & Entertaining"

This “old-school” Upper East Side butcher and its separately owned crosstown cousin keep carnivores happy with “top-quality” cuts, including prime meats, poultry and game, alongside “excellent” Italian accented prepared foods (baked ziti, lasagna); factor in “excellent value” (though still not cheap) prices and “knowledgeable, helpful” service, and surveyors ask “how can you go wrong?”; N.B. the York Avenue location offers online ordering.
The New York Times, Dining In
Excerpted from "Home Again On the Kitchen Range" by Marian Burros

Nick Ottomanelli has been watching buffalo muscle in on prime beef at the three Ottomanelli Brothers butcher shops in Manhattan and Queens his family owns. “Prime beef sales have gone down 8 to 10 percent.” Mr. Ottomanelli said. “Bison took off, and sales have increased 15 percent over the past year.” The change is especially striking because a buffalo rib-eye steak sells for $18.95 a pound at his shops, while the prime rib-eye is $16.95.

I cooked four rib-eyes, two of them grass-fed, two grain-finished. Ottomanelli Brothers' grass-fed was the best: more than an inch thick, tender, full of beefy flavor.
The New York Times, Dining In
"Finding Dry-Aged Beef in Manhatten"
Excerpted from "Finding Dry-Aged Beef in Manhatten" by by Florence Fabricant

These are some of the shops and restaurant markets that do their own dry-aging or sell beef dry-aged elsewhere... Ottomanelli Brothers - Steaks and ribs are dry-aged by the York Avenue store.
Gensler, M. Auther Gensler Jr., FAIA Chairman

Dear Nick:

The celebration of my 70th birthday party with many of my friends and family and colleagues at the Bohemian Grove in California was a marvelous success.

The repeat “performance” by you and the Ottomanelli Famliy is once again, as you did for my 65th birthday, in delivering sixty (60) superb New York Strip Steaks, was the highlight of the birthday luncheon. Thank you.

Very truly yours,
M. Auther Gensler FAIA, RIBA
CarnegieHill News
"New Shops on the Block" by Marion E. Morey

Ottomanelli NY Grill,
Three NY Locations (93rd Street).
The renowned Ottomanelli Brothers have opened a deluxe new kitchen for catering and take out. Chef Kathleen Weber and staff provide dry-aged beef cuts, favorite Italian meals, homemade soups, and scrumptious desserts, all of the finest quality imaginable. Telephone: 212-426-6886. Open seven days a week, currently 11:00 am - 10:00pm, with deliveries 11:30am - 9:30pm.
Town & Country Magazine
"Living Well"

"Ottomanelli Bros. Ages their beef to perfection. Great Beef Wellington, milk-fed veal and free-range orgainic chickens, Since 1900."

"Ottomanelli Bakery Lines form around the block in the morning for the halfpound muffins, but they're worth the wait."
New York Best

"Annoyingly, most butchers seem to keep bankers' hours. You can get around this by finding out who delivers. Simchick's in Turtle Bay, and Ottomanelli Brothers on the Upper East Side, for example, can be trusted to bring gorgeous prime steaks to your midtown office, or leave them with the doorman, on relatively short notice."
Chateaubriand, the Queen of Roasts. Easy to prepare, delicious, tender and oven ready.
Italian American Restuarants with a Family Tradition.
~Since 1900~

Three NY Locations

• New Carnegie Hill News
• New York Magazine
• New York Times
• Town & Country
• ZAGAT Survey
OTTOMANELLI BROTHERS • 1549 York Avenue (Corner of 82nd Street) • T: 212.772.7900 • F: 212.772.8436