Frequently Asked Questions
About The Lobel Family
Peak Dining Experiences Delivered Fresh and Overnight to Your Front Door
Lobel’s of New York is honored that you’re taking time to learn more
about our family’s online butcher shop.
We want you to feel as comfortable and as satisfied purchasing the finest and freshest
meats from us at www.lobels.com as you’d experience at the front counter of
our shop at 1096 Madison Avenue in New York City.
For over 60 years, Manhattan’s elite have trusted the Lobel family to be their source for the world’s best meat and old-fashioned,
personalized customer service. Whether we’re recommending a particular cut, suggesting a recipe, or sharing cooking tips, our goal is to provide
every customer with a peak dining experience—every single time you purchase from us.
“… rated tops in taste … Testers called Lobel's 'delectable' and said they could
cut the steaks with a fork.” —Good Housekeeping, November 2001
That's the taste of over 175 years of Lobel family experience as renowned practitioners
of the butcher's art and purveyors of the finest meat available anywhere—at any
With the Lobel's of New York online butcher shop, we can now extend our signature
quality, service, and selection to customers in all 50 states.
We are proud to offer dry-aged USDA high-prime and Wagyu beef, all-natural veal,
lamb, and poultry, Berkshire pork, heritage meats, and specialty products.
To ensure optimum flavor and freshness, each order is hand-cut, individually vacuum-sealed,
securely packed, and delivered overnight—fresh from our hands to your door.
Our rigorous meat selection process differentiates our product from meat available
in most stores. We only buy USDA prime beef, which accounts for less than 2% of
all beef. But within the prime beef category, We take only the finest cuts, paying
up to a 10% premium to get the best. We then dry age the beef for four to six weeks,
a process our family sees as an art, and one that can mean the difference between
a good and a great tasting piece of meat. Steaks, filets and roasts from Lobel's
are unlike any others on the market, which prompted a Wall Street Journal writer
to note of a Lobel's steak, "It was so perfect—in looks, taste, and texture—that
we were tempted to eat it raw. The buttery flavor was beyond comparison."
Our exacting quality standards are not limited to beef. We also offer USDA prime,
all-natural lamb, selecting the most tender and flavorful lamb on the market. Similarly,
we only sell fresh all-natural veal that is firm, moist, and velvety and comes from
formula-fed animals that are not penned.
More recently, we've expanded our product lines to include the highly prized Wagyu
beef, Berkshire pork, all-natural poultry, artisanal sausages, sauces, condiments
and seasonings, specialty foods, and merchandise.
Lobel Family History
Our family has been purveyors of fine meats for five generations, and we pride ourselves
on upholding the highest standards of quality and personal service.
Nathan Lobel began raising beef cattle in Austria in the 1840s, and with the help
of his son, later added a slaughterhouse to the business. Nathan's grandson Morris
joined the family business as a boy, and in 1911, at the age of 17, he emigrated
to the U.S. He eventually settled in New York, where he opened a butcher shop, first
in the Bronx and later at the current location on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
From the beginning, Morris Lobel was obsessed with service and quality, and he instilled
this obsession in his sons Leon, Nathan, and Stanley, who followed their father
into the family business. Today, Stanley remains active in the store, while his
sons David and Mark and Leon's son Evan have emerged as the fifth generation of
Lobels to carry forward the family commitment to the highest quality standards and
unmatched customer service.
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