April 3, 2007 Web Shopping Review - Joanne


Lobel's of New York

Order Placed: 12/16/2006
Order Arrived: 12/21/2006 (as expected)

After hearing and reading so much about the great butcher Lobel’s in New York, we finally placed an order with them for Christmas dinner. So, despite the hefty pricetag, we ordered enough for a few dinners along with a 5lb Waygu Rib Roast (Prime).

Wagyu Roast from Lobels
The interesting thing to me on this order (which arrived as expected and was nicely packaged) was the actual weight of what was ordered. All of the beef was nicely marbled. The Dry-Aged Prime Rib Roast was absolutely heavenly and we are eager to order it again despite the hefty pricetag. The steaks were clearly superior to most we’ve tried. The pork was really good but we have had pork just as good elsewhere. We liked the hot dogs but did not love them.

So you ask where does the meat come from?

From their website:
"All Lobel's of New York meat products meet one or more of those labeling criteria. For example, our Wagyu beef is free-range and all-natural. Our heritage pork comes from pigs that are pasture-raised on a 100% vegetarian diet and live a stress-free life grazing freely on a small farm in the rolling hills of Upstate New York. And all our poultry is either certified organic, all-natural, free-range, or a combination of these three.
Lobel's of New York order
What we ordered:
1lb of Ground Veal
2x 10oz Kurobuta Pork Tenderloin
2x 12oz All-Natural Prime Boneless Rib Steak
1x 16oz Lobel’s Hot Dog
1x 5lbs Dry-Aged Waygu Bone-in Rib Roast
3x 6oz All-Natural Prime Filet Mignon
1x 8oz All Natural Prime Filet Mignon
8x 8oz Pork Rib Chop

What we got:
1lb Ground Veal = 1lb 3oz
Kurobuta Pork Tenderloin = both at 1lb 2oz
12oz All-Natural Prime Boneless Rib Steak = 11¾oz, 13 1/2oz
5lbs Dry-Aged Waygu Bone-in Rib Roast = 6lbs 4oz
6oz All-Natural Prime Filet Mignon = 8oz, 8 1/4oz, 7¾ oz
16oz Lobel’s Hot Dog
8oz All Natural Prime Filet Mignon = 8 3/4oz
8oz Pork Rib Chop = 14oz, 11oz, 11 1/4oz, 13.5oz, 14.5oz, 11¾oz, 11oz, 11 1/4oz

Beautiful Marbeling of Lobels Waygu Roast
April 2007 update: We've just placed and received our second order with Lobel's and everything arrived as expected. The roast we ordered was about 5lbs 5oz this time and all the items we ordered were either spot on the weight or over.

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