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Title: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: nis965 on October 15, 2012, 02:57:12 PM
The Prime Grill group has opened a new restaurant at the Bentley Hotel in NY. Floor to ceiling windows overlooking the east river! From the pictures and the menu it looks like a really interesting place to go. Here is their website http://www.bentleyhotelnyc.com/bentleyprime/index.php. Has anyone been here yet. Would love to hear a good review before going. Thanx!
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: ahecht37 on October 15, 2012, 03:22:28 PM
The Prime Grill group has opened a new restaurant at the Bentley Hotel in NY. Floor to ceiling windows overlooking the east river! From the pictures and the menu it looks like a really interesting place to go. Here is their website http://www.bentleyhotelnyc.com/bentleyprime/index.php. Has anyone been here yet. Would love to hear a good review before going. Thanx!
will be going in the next few days/weeks not sure when, but if u like the prime group there's a newish plaxe on 2nd between 82&83 called prime butcher baker which I like
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: nis965 on October 15, 2012, 03:26:31 PM
Also looking for a nice new place to go out. Prime Butcher and Baker has a restaurant as well?
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: ahecht37 on October 15, 2012, 03:28:11 PM
Also looking for a nice new place to go out. Prime Butcher and Baker has a restaurant as well?
no only takeout, unless u do a chef's table (which is amazing) which (I think) costs abt 3k for 10 ppl
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: nis965 on October 15, 2012, 03:32:34 PM
LOL!
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: ahecht37 on October 15, 2012, 03:33:38 PM
LOL!
no joke
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: ahecht37 on October 15, 2012, 03:35:35 PM
LOL!
what are you looking to spend on a meal? what type of occasion is it, just stam or business?
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: nis965 on October 15, 2012, 03:35:58 PM
It was a "way out of my league" LOL, not a "you must be joking" LOL.  ;)
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: nis965 on October 15, 2012, 03:37:59 PM
what are you looking to spend on a meal? what type of occasion is it, just stam or business?
I'm going to NYC for one night with the mrs was looking for a nice, new, place to go out to eat, have been to the standards already. (Except solo but I cant afford that.... yet!)

Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: ahecht37 on October 15, 2012, 03:45:02 PM
I'm going to NYC for one night with the mrs was looking for a nice, new, place to go out to eat, have been to the standards already. (Except solo but I cant afford that.... yet!)
uv been to pg?
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: AJK on October 15, 2012, 03:45:12 PM
I'm going to NYC for one night with the mrs was looking for a nice, new, place to go out to eat, have been to the standards already. (Except solo but I cant afford that.... yet!)

Don't bother :)
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: nis965 on October 15, 2012, 03:46:48 PM
Don't bother with NYC or don't bother with solo?
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: dvol on October 15, 2012, 03:47:03 PM
http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2012/09/prime-at-the-bentley-kosher-sushi-steaks-open-menu.html

" The pop-up is expected to run for three or four months"
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: ahecht37 on October 15, 2012, 03:47:30 PM
Don't bother :)
what do u recommend?
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: nis965 on October 15, 2012, 03:48:41 PM
uv been to pg?
Actually not..... but from everything I've heard the ambiance is horrible.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: LeeW on October 15, 2012, 03:49:36 PM
Menu seems rather small. Also what does
Quote
The pop-up is expected to run for three or four months
mean? the restaurant is not being expected to last?
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: LeeW on October 15, 2012, 03:50:30 PM
Actually not..... but from everything I've heard the ambiance is horrible.

But the food is fantastic. Also, if the weather is agreeable you can sit outside which is way nicer and roomier.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: nis965 on October 15, 2012, 03:51:14 PM
But the food is fantastic. Also, if the weather is agreeable you can sit outside which is way nicer and roomier.
Ya, but going the first weekend in Dec.....
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: ahecht37 on October 15, 2012, 03:51:20 PM
Actually not..... but from everything I've heard the ambiance is horrible.
part of the reason why they are opening at the Bentley, they are redoing pg
Quote from: dvol link=topic=20953.msg317441#msg317441 date=1350330423" The pop-up is expected to run for three or four months"
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Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: dvol on October 15, 2012, 03:52:14 PM
Menu seems rather small. Also what does  mean? the restaurant is not being expected to last?

Seems that way, pop-ups are only temporary
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: AJK on October 15, 2012, 03:53:23 PM
Don't bother with NYC or don't bother with solo?

Solo.

Recommend Mikey's bistro.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: nis965 on October 15, 2012, 03:53:40 PM
part of the reason why they are opening at the Bentley, they are redoing pg
Good to know, did you see the prices on the bentley menu, they are pretty reasonable.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: dd321 on October 15, 2012, 04:16:32 PM
I'm going to NYC for one night with the mrs was looking for a nice, new, place to go out to eat, have been to the standards already. (Except solo but I cant afford that.... yet!)
imho solo is waste of $
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: dd321 on October 15, 2012, 04:17:26 PM
Solo.

Recommend Mikey's bistro.
mikes bistro. recommend wolf n lamb
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: E on October 15, 2012, 04:20:32 PM
was just here last night, nice looking restaurant (kosher wise) food was decent nothing amazing, service was pretty bad missing some basic things like steak knives.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: ahecht37 on October 15, 2012, 04:28:05 PM
was just here last night, nice looking restaurant (kosher wise) food was decent nothing amazing, service was pretty bad missing some basic things like steak knives.
where
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: Dan on October 15, 2012, 05:18:23 PM
Solo.

Recommend Mikey's bistro.
Mike's, PrimeKo (skip the steak though), and Le Marais top my list of NYC eateries.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: ahecht37 on October 15, 2012, 05:24:20 PM
Mike's, PrimeKo (skip the steak though), and Le Marais top my list of NYC eateries.
I've heard mixed reviews about Mike's, and le marais has tiny portions
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: myb821 on October 15, 2012, 05:28:02 PM
I've heard mixed reviews about Mike's, and le marais has tiny portions
mikes in my opinion rocks
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: ahecht37 on October 15, 2012, 05:29:31 PM
mikes in my opinion rocks
from what everyone here seems to be saying, I will need to try it
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: Dan on October 15, 2012, 05:32:40 PM
I've heard mixed reviews about Mike's, and le marais has tiny portions
Mike's has incredible steak, ribs, and drinks.  Good apps (dumplings and Gnocchi) too. And 30% off with Savored.
I've never left Le Marais hungry and I think it's very well priced considering you get great fries/mashed potatoes and a salad included with a steak.  Pepper Steak and warm choc cake with ice cream is hard to beat.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: ahecht37 on October 15, 2012, 05:34:15 PM
Mike's has incredible steak, ribs, and drinks.  Good apps (dumplings and Gnocchi) too. And 30% off with Savored.
I've never left Le Marais hungry and I think it's very well priced considering you get great fries/mashed potatoes and a salad included with a steak.  Pepper Steak and warm choc cake with ice cream is hard to beat.
whats savored?
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: David B on October 15, 2012, 05:36:10 PM
whats savored?

Savored is a reservations site that gives discounts on your meal....


Dan - did you ever find a later than-6:00 PM reservation for Mike's on Savored??
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: Dan on October 15, 2012, 05:37:37 PM
Savored is a reservations site that gives discounts on your meal....


Dan - did you ever find a later than-6:00 PM reservation for Mike's on Savored??
I showed up 40 minutes late and had no problem. I did call to confirm that though as it was due to traffic.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: David B on October 15, 2012, 05:38:44 PM
I showed up 40 minutes late and had no problem. I did call to confirm that though as it was due to traffic.

Got it....thanks
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: E on October 15, 2012, 05:40:05 PM
where
Prime Bentley 
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 15, 2012, 05:40:28 PM
part of the reason why they are opening at the Bentley, they are redoing pg

Incorrect. Perhaps the other way around.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: David B on October 15, 2012, 05:40:32 PM
Good to know, did you see the prices on the bentley menu, they are pretty reasonable.

+1 on the prices -- especially relative to other 'Prime Group' restaurants

Lee W - make sure you saw the other menu page to click....still a relatively small menu, but much bigger than when I thought ti was only one page.
 
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 15, 2012, 05:42:05 PM
PrimeKo
My favorite.

Le Marais is GREAT value but the ambience and area suck IMHO
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: LeeW on October 15, 2012, 05:46:30 PM
mikes bistro. recommend wolf n lamb

Meh. Wolf n Lamb is a nice place but not as good as PG. Mike's is extremely overrated, loud noisy and sub par food. Le Marais is always loud and dark, I can  never see what I am eating. If you want something nice a bit cheaper than PG, try Abigael's . Prob the best place in the city IMO is Tevere 84. Great ambiance and food that is tasty and different. 
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: Dan on October 15, 2012, 05:51:34 PM
Meh. Wolf n Lamb is a nice place but not as good as PG. Mike's is extremely overrated, loud noisy and sub par food. Le Marais is always loud and dark, I can  never see what I am eating. If you want something nice a bit cheaper than PG, try Abigael's . Prob the best place in the city IMO is Tevere 84. Great ambiance and food that is tasty and different. 
Mike's is infinitely better than TPG, IMHO.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 15, 2012, 05:54:40 PM
Can a mod rename this thread eateries in Manhattan? Long overdue thread anyway.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: dd321 on October 15, 2012, 05:55:51 PM
Meh. Wolf n Lamb is a nice place but not as good as PG. Mike's is extremely overrated, loud noisy and sub par food. Le Marais is always loud and dark, I can  never see what I am eating. If you want something nice a bit cheaper than PG, try Abigael's . Prob the best place in the city IMO is Tevere 84. Great ambiance and food that is tasty and different.
yes tevere 84 is gr8
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: David B on October 15, 2012, 09:21:40 PM
My favorite.

Le Marais is GREAT ....

Platinum - I just think LM is great....Hangar Steak it is....haven't even looked at the menu in years.....and if you haven't ever tried the Hangar Steak with fries, give it a try....
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: DH Data Recovery on October 15, 2012, 09:53:24 PM
Mikes is by far my fav in the city - ive been there many times. abigails is pretty nice as well.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: Yaalili on October 15, 2012, 10:01:50 PM
Do any of these places offer lubavitch shchita meat and/or chicken?
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: jj1000 on October 15, 2012, 10:09:43 PM
Abigail's is pretty nice as well.
+1 There duck salad is one of my favorites anywhere.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: AJK on October 15, 2012, 10:12:58 PM
+1 There duck salad is one of my favorites anywhere.

That good, huh? I'll have to make it tomorrow night's dinner.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: DH Data Recovery on October 15, 2012, 10:17:33 PM
and they have a nice ambience
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: myb821 on October 15, 2012, 10:22:39 PM
at mikes i prefer sitting in the seatting area in the front by the windows
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: DrDanny on October 15, 2012, 10:44:06 PM
Prime Bentley

Those problems will probably get fixed over the next few days
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: Ergel on October 16, 2012, 01:05:16 AM
Anyone have Suggestions of things for a couple to do in the area before or after eating at prime at the Bentley tomorrow night?
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: Mocha on October 16, 2012, 01:14:45 AM
Mikes is indeed awesome but IMO Tevere 84 is not being given its proper credit. Tevere def has a better ambiance than mikes and the food is outstanding (sweat breads, artichokes and lamb chops).

I was at Le Marais last night and they started skimping on the fries.

Update on Clubhouse: confirmed they are currently looking at 2 possible locations but neither will be ready before the beginning of next year.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: LeeW on October 16, 2012, 01:16:10 AM
Anyone have Suggestions of things for a couple to do in the area before or after eating at prime at the Bentley tomorrow night?

What do you like to do? I'd say go watch a movie, but not everyone is into that.
Title: Re: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: Ergel on October 16, 2012, 01:25:22 AM
What do you like to do? I'd say go watch a movie, but not everyone is into that.
Maybe a comedy club? Any clean/family ones? Or something active?
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: AJK on October 16, 2012, 07:35:23 AM
Clean comedy club in NYC = oxy moron.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: nis965 on October 16, 2012, 07:57:44 AM
Clean comedy club in NYC = oxy moron.
Gone are the Jerry Seinfeld style comedy clubs. It takes a lot less talent to make unclean jokes than it does to actually create good clean comedy.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: jj1000 on October 16, 2012, 08:35:50 AM
That good, huh? I'll have to make it tomorrow night's dinner.
I thought it was excellent went well with the IIRC Korean spare ribs.

*disclaimer it was my first time having duck, so that might have added to it.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: world2see on October 16, 2012, 08:36:59 AM
went to prime at bently over sukkas, the food was o.k, subpar service(although i would give them the benefit of the doubt considering they just opened),limited menu selection.although prices are pretty decent, unless your looking for a beautiful view definitely would go first to pg or mike's before i go back.
Title: Re: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: Ergel on October 16, 2012, 11:33:42 AM
Anyone have Suggestions of things for a couple to do in the area before or after eating at prime at the Bentley tomorrow night?
Bump
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Post by: Mocha on October 16, 2012, 11:42:32 AM
Bump
Broadway show
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: David B on October 16, 2012, 02:17:07 PM
Bump

Metropolitan Museum is open until 5:30 PM
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: Ergel on October 16, 2012, 02:28:14 PM
May go to make meaning
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: David B on October 16, 2012, 02:30:39 PM
May go to make meaning

You with kids or without kids?
Title: Re: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: Ergel on October 16, 2012, 02:33:18 PM
You with kids or without kids?
without
Title: Re: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: rots5 on October 16, 2012, 02:49:45 PM
without

loved make meaning, very relaxing :-)

go to rockafeller center
Title: Re: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: Mocha on October 16, 2012, 03:32:31 PM
loved make meaning, very relaxing :-)

go to rockafeller center
And expensive. $80 for two people for a martini glass.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: regalhome on October 17, 2012, 10:14:22 AM
Was at Prime last night. I am not a big on eating so have not had experience in many of the mentioned restaurants. For me though the food was great(they even had steak knives).
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: Ergel on October 17, 2012, 10:17:05 AM
Went last night. Foods was good, not great. Not a ton of options and you can't get a big thick streak like at a real steakhouse. Prices not terrible. Bread left what to be desired. Location was awesome, so beautiful, much nicer than eating in your standard restaurant. Much quieter than prime grill usually is. Service was excellent, as were the steak knives.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: Kvending on October 17, 2012, 10:19:37 AM
Was at Prime last night. I am not a big on eating so have not had experience in many of the mentioned restaurants. For me though the food was great(they even had steak knives).

Went last night. Foods was good, not great. Not a ton of options and you can't get a big thick streak like at a real steakhouse. Prices not terrible. Bread left what to be desired. Location was awesome, so beautiful, much nicer than eating in your standard restaurant. Much quieter than prime grill usually is. Service was excellent, as were the steak knives.

How much was your bill last night, if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: regalhome on October 17, 2012, 10:33:01 AM
How much was your bill last night, if you don't mind me asking?
If I remember correctly it was about $110 before taxes and gratuity. Here is the menu with the correct pricing, but doesn't have drink or dessert, on the menu.
http://bentley.primehospitalityny.com/
Title: Re: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: Ergel on October 17, 2012, 10:36:31 AM
How much was your bill last night, if you don't mind me asking?
$105 before tax and tip. one appetizer, duck sliders which were excellent, steak and rack of ribs, one piece of chocolate cake for desert
Title: Re: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: LeeW on October 17, 2012, 11:46:19 AM
$105 before tax and tip. one appetizer, duck sliders which were excellent, steak and rack of ribs, one piece of chocolate cake for desert

What did you end up doing after eating?
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: nis965 on October 17, 2012, 11:55:23 AM
Was at Prime last night. I am not a big on eating so have not had experience in many of the mentioned restaurants. For me though the food was great(they even had steak knives).
What did you order?
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: regalhome on October 17, 2012, 11:58:06 AM
What did you order?
Chicken Parmiesan(I`m not much of a meat eater)
STEAK FRITES
ARUGULA SALAD
Choclate Cake
Soda
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: nis965 on October 17, 2012, 11:59:27 AM
Good to know, my wife is not a meat person so good to hear they had a decent chicken option not called chicken marsala!!!!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: Ergel on October 17, 2012, 12:06:51 PM
What did you end up doing after eating?
Rented a movie. Probably would've gone to make meaning but my babysitter had to go
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: AJK on October 18, 2012, 06:41:13 PM
I thought it was excellent went well with the IIRC Korean spare ribs.

*disclaimer it was my first time having duck, so that might have added to it.

Had it two nights ago. Interesting salad, but I found the duck a bit dry... Not sure I would order it again though.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: sruly on October 22, 2012, 02:05:22 PM
Savored is a reservations site that gives discounts on your meal....

what kosher restaurants can you find on savored ?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 22, 2012, 02:11:47 PM
what kosher restaurants can you find on savored ?
Mike's Bistro
Solo
Shalom Bombay
Sushein
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mmermss on October 22, 2012, 02:29:29 PM
Mike's Bistro
Solo
Shalom Bombay
Sushein

That only in NY or anywhere?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: sruly on October 22, 2012, 02:30:58 PM
how is sushein ?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 22, 2012, 02:44:29 PM
how is sushein ?
I don't like the sushi but the place is very clean and nice.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mmermss on October 22, 2012, 03:07:04 PM
I don't like the sushi but the place is very clean and nice.

Dont know what made me think of this...but there should be (if there isnt yet but i couldnt find) a thread of the best sushi spots
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on October 22, 2012, 03:19:41 PM
IIRC I really like sushiens short ribs
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on October 28, 2012, 11:30:38 PM
Reviews on the rack of ribs they serve at "Prime at the Bentley" anyone? Have heard mixed reviews.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: eliteflyer on November 19, 2012, 11:54:22 PM
just went to Savored.com to make a reservation at Mike's Bistro and was disappointed to see that their discount is only 15% now. It used to be 30%.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 20, 2012, 01:03:21 AM
Does anyone know restaurants that would be open really late (after midnight, not on Sat night)?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 20, 2012, 01:04:47 AM
Does anyone know restaurants that would be open really late (after midnight, not on Sat night)?
Just got turned away by Prime KO at 10:59  >:( Mikes bistro closes at 10. La Marias is the latest I know of at 12:00. Or, you can go to Brooklyn. Sushi Tokyo is open late and Im pretty sure carlos and gabbys are as well
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mmermss on November 20, 2012, 01:07:48 AM
Just got turned away by Prime KO at 10:59  >:( Mikes bistro closes at 10. La Marias is the latest I know of at 12:00. Or, you can go to Brooklyn. Sushi Tokyo is open late and Im pretty sure carlos and gabbys are as well
IIRC Shnitzis is open late too...if you go to Brooklyn
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: txtmax4 on November 20, 2012, 02:23:45 AM
Rented a movie. Probably would've gone to make meaning but my babysitter had to go
:o
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 20, 2012, 02:25:25 AM
:o
http://www.makemeaning.com/
Title: Re: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on November 20, 2012, 09:05:36 AM
Does anyone know restaurants that would be open really late (after midnight, not on Sat night)?
Golan heights (shwarma place in Washington heights-not exactly fine dining but the food is good and you'll leave full) it's open nightly till around 1 at least.
Title: ETC steakhouse
Post by: myprincess on November 26, 2012, 12:25:29 PM
We are thinking of going to ETC steakhouse. Any reviews? Is there anything else to do in the area and nite?
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: eis517 on November 26, 2012, 12:26:22 PM
We are thinking of going to ETC steakhouse. Any reviews? Is there anything else to do in the area and nite?

I love the food there! portions are good sized, food is delicious and found staff to be very pleasant.
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: myprincess on November 26, 2012, 12:45:23 PM
how are the prices?
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: mochada on November 26, 2012, 12:52:29 PM
Really good!
It's not Le Carne (I thought was very expensive) but generally I drop $80-100 on myself and myself.
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: rots5 on November 26, 2012, 01:12:11 PM
its gr8  and amazing choice - loved it
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: myprincess on November 26, 2012, 01:34:33 PM
is there anything to do around there or on the way home (brooklyn) after?
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: JunkYardUnz on November 26, 2012, 01:44:21 PM
The food is great, but its Manhattan prices in Teaneck, I would still recommend it just don't expect it to be cheap.
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: rots5 on November 26, 2012, 01:51:54 PM
is there anything to do around there or on the way home (brooklyn) after?
when i went on a date there i went to riverside sq mall which is super upsacle and very nice to walk arpound u can always do something on the west side highway or something
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: Ergel on November 26, 2012, 01:54:12 PM
Why would you go all the way to teaneck (unless you need to be there anyways). Plenty of nice places in Manhattan
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: myprincess on November 26, 2012, 02:07:23 PM
@ ERGEL...can you recomend someplace in manhattan? weve already been to abigails and la marais. we love abigails but want to try someplace different. so similar food and prices to abigails would be good
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: rots5 on November 26, 2012, 02:08:49 PM
@ ERGEL...can you recomend someplace in manhattan? weve already been to abigails and la marais. we love abigails but want to try someplace different. so similar food and prices to abigails would be good

try mikes bistro
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: Dan on November 26, 2012, 02:09:12 PM
@ ERGEL...can you recomend someplace in manhattan? weve already been to abigails and la marais. we love abigails but want to try someplace different. so similar food and prices to abigails would be good
Mike's (for ribs/steak, use savored.com to reserve) or PrimeKO (for sushi/ribs/other cool Japanese stuff but I'd skip the steak)
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: rots5 on November 26, 2012, 02:10:33 PM
Mike's (for ribs/steak, use savored.com to reserve) or PrimeKO (for sushi/ribs/other cool Japanese stuff but I'd skip the steak)
but dan, primeKO has very small portions for those prices -
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: deals on November 26, 2012, 02:12:53 PM
Mike's (for ribs/steak, use savored.com to reserve)

only 15% off now and 5:30 seating :(
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: Dan on November 26, 2012, 02:13:26 PM
but dan, primeKO has very small portions for those prices -
I'd be surprised if you're even remotely hungry after eating a sushi roll ($10-$20), an order of Sake short ribs ($30), and a dessert ($10)
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: rots5 on November 26, 2012, 02:16:03 PM
I'd be surprised if you're even remotely hungry after eating a sushi roll ($10-$20), an order of Sake short ribs ($30), and a dessert ($10)

ahh i hear i dont do sushi i did a steak and fries which was a fortune and wasnt stuffed like when i left etc but ya u make a good point.
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: Ergel on November 26, 2012, 02:16:59 PM
+1 on Mike's.
Can't comment on PrimeKO as I haven't been but it'll probably be the next place I try.
Or for a different experience try Prime at the Bentley (food didn't blow me away, but really nice, quiet place to go)
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: Dan on November 26, 2012, 02:17:45 PM
ahh i hear i dont do sushi i did a steak and fries which was a fortune and wasnt stuffed like when i left etc but ya u make a good point.
I wasn't impressed with the steak at PrimeKo.

And you wouldn't even try their Prime Rib sushi?
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: myprincess on November 26, 2012, 02:18:50 PM
been to prime ko soon after they opened wasnt overly impressed. heard mikes bistro is super expensive and small portions...true?
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: Ergel on November 26, 2012, 02:19:56 PM
been to prime ko soon after they opened wasnt overly impressed. heard mikes bistro is super expensive and small portions...true?
not really IME, I left full (didn't pay the bill so can't really comment on price, but I don't remember it being outrageous)
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: rots5 on November 26, 2012, 02:22:57 PM
I wasn't impressed with the steak at PrimeKo.

And you wouldn't even try their Prime Rib sushi?

sounds interesting what is it?
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: Dan on November 26, 2012, 02:23:07 PM
Seems like this has turned into a Manhattan restaurant thread, should I just merge it there?
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: Ergel on November 26, 2012, 02:25:21 PM
Seems like this has turned into a Manhattan restaurant thread, should I just merge it there?
Yup
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: dhalpern1 on November 26, 2012, 02:25:38 PM
Its a shame that ETC no longer is on restaurant.com for the $25 for $4 gift certs.
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: rots5 on November 26, 2012, 02:28:04 PM
Seems like this has turned into a Manhattan restaurant thread, should I just merge it there?
+1
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: Dan on November 26, 2012, 02:39:31 PM
sounds interesting what is it?
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: rots5 on November 26, 2012, 02:47:58 PM
I wasn't impressed with the steak at PrimeKo.

And you wouldn't even try their Prime Rib sushi?
so i suppose i wounldnt then sorry dan, lol, i dont do avacado - im a picky eater  ;D
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: nis965 on November 26, 2012, 02:51:48 PM
How are the chicken dishes at PrimeKO? While I love a good steak the same can't be said for the mrs!
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: mmermss on November 26, 2012, 02:52:43 PM

Do you remember whats in it?
Title: Re: ETC steakhouse
Post by: rots5 on November 26, 2012, 02:58:42 PM
Do you remember whats in it?
Sukiyaki priME ShOrt rib rOll
 Napa cabbage, Avocado, Yama gobo
Chipotle aioli
Title: Re: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Galitzyaner on November 26, 2012, 03:05:23 PM
http://www.makemeaning.com/
Brilliant!
Title: Re: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on November 26, 2012, 03:22:14 PM
Brilliant!
the mrs and i love that place!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myprincess on November 27, 2012, 03:13:37 PM
so we went to ETC steakhouse last and it was amazing!!! was def worth the trip from bklyn. we had the 7 course chefs menu and had to roll out of there!!!!!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on November 27, 2012, 03:26:44 PM
so we went to ETC steakhouse last and it was amazing!!! was def worth the trip from bklyn. we had the 7 course chefs menu and had to roll out of there!!!!!

I did the 5 (or the 7 - can't remember) and also thought it was amazing.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on November 27, 2012, 03:28:42 PM
so we went to ETC steakhouse last and it was amazing!!! was def worth the trip from bklyn. we had the 7 course chefs menu and had to roll out of there!!!!!
how much was it
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mmermss on November 27, 2012, 03:32:17 PM
Any one had ETC 7 course chefs menu and mikes bistro chefs tasting menu?  Which one was better?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myprincess on November 27, 2012, 03:36:32 PM
after tax and tip it was abt $200 for 2 ppl.......a little pricey but food was so good!! is there a way to post pictures here? we took pics of every dish
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on November 27, 2012, 04:29:22 PM
what do you get for $200
what were the courses
did it come with wine, soda?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on November 27, 2012, 04:56:54 PM
what do you get for $200
what were the courses
did it come with wine, soda?

A few appies, couple of mains and desert.

No.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 27, 2012, 05:27:43 PM
I don't think they have wines - much tougher to get a wine license there.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on November 27, 2012, 05:36:42 PM
I don't think they have wines - much tougher to get a wine license there.

Actually - its the best case: BYOW baby!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 27, 2012, 05:37:39 PM
+100 Partey Time
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DrDanny on November 27, 2012, 06:44:58 PM
I don't think they have wines - much tougher to get a wine license there.
NoBo across the street does IIRC they also have a chefs tasting menu but you need to reserve at least 24 hours in advance to order it I actually like them better than ETC and they're partially owned by the Kirshenbaum's from Levana's ZTZ"L
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on November 27, 2012, 06:46:57 PM
NoBo across the street does IIRC they also have a chefs tasting menu but you need to reserve at least 24 hours in advance to order it I actually like them better than ETC and they're partially owned by the Kirshenbaum's from Levana's ZTZ"L

Nobo was a nogo for me. Just wasnt as good
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myprincess on November 27, 2012, 08:35:02 PM
what do you get for $200
what were the courses
did it come with wine, soda?

we got 3 appetizers, 3 mains, and one dessert.
apps: lamb belly, sweet breads, tongue with yoki
mains: hangar steak, short ribs, another kind of steak with honey mustard sauce
dessert: scoop of coffee ice cream with 2 cinnamon doughbnuts

We had to bring our own wine. the 7 and 9 course are not served after 7:30, the 4 and 5 are not served after i think 9.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on November 27, 2012, 08:41:15 PM
Have been to both NOBO and ETC several times. Both can compete with most upscale restaurants in NYC. What is especially nice is that in both restaurants it is not uncommon for the respected chef of either restaurant to come out of the kitchen and interact with the diners. To make it even more appealing than shlepping into NYC is that you don't have to worry about parking! ;)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Fan of Dan on November 28, 2012, 02:16:28 AM
Any one had ETC 7 course chefs menu and mikes bistro chefs tasting menu?  Which one was better?
I only did mikes bistro and all I can say is that it is really amazing. It did set me back about 260 though for me and the mrs.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ChAiM'l on November 28, 2012, 06:23:17 AM
To make it even more appealing than shlepping into NYC is that you don't have to worry about parking! ;)

+1
Title: Re: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on November 28, 2012, 09:08:02 AM
I only did mikes bistro and all I can say is that it is really amazing. It did set me back about 260 though for me and the mrs.
Wow, what did you eat?
Usually when we go out we split an app and each get a main and if we're still hungry split a dessert. IIRC should not be more than $160 there
Title: Re: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Fan of Dan on November 28, 2012, 09:32:01 AM
Wow, what did you eat?
Usually when we go out we split an app and each get a main and if we're still hungry split a dessert. IIRC should not be more than $160 there
We did the chef's special in which you order it at least 24 hours in advance (I ordered it that morning and it was fine) and you get a full tasting menu. They will ask you how you like your meat etc. IIRC there are about 9 courses! All small portions of course however after nine courses you will be really full. The price is 100 per person, add to that drinks and tips you have an easy 260! These days I mainly go to Prime Ko though, although that can get horribly get into the deep 3's....
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on November 28, 2012, 09:44:17 AM
apps: lamb belly,
how was it prepared? lamb belly, better known as lamb breast is >50% fat (which lends well to curing and smoking to make lamb bacon)
Title: Re: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on November 28, 2012, 10:00:30 AM
We did the chef's special in which you order it at least 24 hours in advance (I ordered it that morning and it was fine) and you get a full tasting menu. They will ask you how you like your meat etc. IIRC there are about 9 courses! All small portions of course however after nine courses you will be really full. The price is 100 per person, add to that drinks and tips you have an easy 260! These days I mainly go to Prime Ko though, although that can get horribly get into the deep 3's....
the wine/drinks cost separate from the tasting menu?

can you do savored for the tasting menu?
Title: Re: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Fan of Dan on November 28, 2012, 01:37:30 PM
the wine/drinks cost separate from the tasting menu?

can you do savored for the tasting menu?
Yes the drinks are separate. Not sure if you can do savored or not, I didn't.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on November 28, 2012, 01:42:50 PM
I think its a couple of bucks extra with wine paired to each dish
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myprincess on November 28, 2012, 07:07:48 PM
how was it prepared? lamb belly, better known as lamb breast is >50% fat (which lends well to curing and smoking to make lamb bacon)

I dont know what the description on the menu is but the meat was very lean and very soft.  It was served on a bed of leek puree with sweet potato crisps. it was the first time i had lamb and i could not believe how soft and flavorful it was!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on November 28, 2012, 07:52:38 PM
I dont know what the description on the menu is but the meat was very lean and very soft.  It was served on a bed of leek puree with sweet potato crisps. it was the first time i had lamb and i could not believe how soft and flavorful it was!
thats very odd. lamb belly and lean shouldnt be mentioned in the same sentence
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Fan of Dan on November 29, 2012, 01:34:56 AM
Has anyone here ever tried the sixty day aged prime rib at Prime ko? I got it twice and was wondering if anyone else here tried it.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on November 29, 2012, 12:11:12 PM
Has anyone here ever tried the sixty day aged prime rib at Prime ko? I got it twice and was wondering if anyone else here tried it.
can try it if you reccomend
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Fan of Dan on November 29, 2012, 01:42:27 PM
can try it if you reccomend
I absolutely do, but I can only recommend it rare.

It is not always on the menu, so you should ask them for it.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: nis965 on December 02, 2012, 09:02:46 PM
Just went to Mikes. WOW! I got the black angus steak, medium rare. It was unbelievable. My wife got the duck that was amazing as well.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on December 02, 2012, 09:53:23 PM
Just went to Mikes. WOW! I got the black angus steak, medium rare. It was unbelievable. My wife got the duck that was amazing as well.
there now, had the duck, not so impressed
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on December 02, 2012, 10:36:47 PM
Just went to Mikes. WOW! I got the black angus steak, medium rare. It was unbelievable. My wife got the duck that was amazing as well.
i think i saw you, were u upstairs?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: nis965 on December 02, 2012, 11:38:06 PM
Yup!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Columbiadorm on December 10, 2012, 02:10:39 PM
Thinking about taking the wife in for Mikes tasting menu.. is it worthwhile? Anyone else tried it?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on December 10, 2012, 02:12:04 PM
Thinking about taking the wife in for Mikes tasting menu.. is it worthwhile? Anyone else tried it?
if u do let me know how it is
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on December 10, 2012, 02:16:52 PM
Thinking about taking the wife in for Mikes tasting menu.. is it worthwhile? Anyone else tried it?

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20953.msg349952#msg349952
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 10, 2012, 02:38:18 PM
I did it about 4-5 years ago, loved it
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on December 10, 2012, 02:38:48 PM
I did it about 4-5 years ago, loved it
do u remember what they served
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 10, 2012, 02:55:43 PM
Cauliflower soup, gnocchi, some type of swordfish or something, some chicken dish, short ribs, some type of blueberry desert i think
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on December 10, 2012, 03:27:55 PM
some type of swordfish
tell me youre joking
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on December 10, 2012, 03:28:29 PM
tell me youre joking
he might be mistaken
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on December 10, 2012, 03:29:25 PM
tell me youre joking

Why? Last I checked, they had split hooves...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on December 10, 2012, 03:33:35 PM
i think even platinumguy would definitely agree on this one. (not sure about reuven though  :) )
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on December 10, 2012, 03:35:30 PM
i think even platinumguy would definitely agree on this one. (not sure about reuven though  :) )
agree about what.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 10, 2012, 03:35:45 PM
lol - was just checking to see if you were paying attention. It was some type of fish don't remember exactly
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on December 10, 2012, 03:41:50 PM
agree about what.
the non kosher status of swordfish
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on December 10, 2012, 03:46:37 PM
the non kosher status of swordfish
most ppl do
this is from the OU
Quote
Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) does not seem to have scales when one looks at a sample. Some say that it has scales that are embedded to such an extent that it is impossible to remove them without making a hole. Others say that it has kosher scales on parts of its body which fall off during its development. Still others claim that it may have some kosher scales even at the time of harvest. The Orthodox Union traditionally treats swordfish as non-kosher.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on December 10, 2012, 11:59:27 PM
Thinking about taking the wife in for Mikes tasting menu.. is it worthwhile? Anyone else tried it?
when i went last sunday i came after 8pm so they didt let me get it, but table next to me (came earlyer) and it looked good
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on December 12, 2012, 09:44:01 AM
I did the 5 (or the 7 - can't remember) and also thought it was amazing.

Any recommendations (ETC Steakhouse)? Or did you all just get the taster menu. Going tonight.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on December 12, 2012, 10:02:03 AM
Any recommendations (ETC Steakhouse)? Or did you all just get the taster menu. Going tonight.

Been a few times. I could give you recommendations but it won't help as they constantly are changing the menu.

We thought the tasting menu was great.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on December 12, 2012, 10:36:49 AM
Been a few times. I could give you recommendations but it won't help as they constantly are changing the menu.

We thought the tasting menu was great.

Thanks. I would like to hear the recommendations just in case they have repeat items.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on December 12, 2012, 12:56:34 PM
The entree menu has a few staples that are consistently on the menu. If you want a steak, go for the bone in rib steak done medium rare. Its only a few dollars more than the boneless rib steak but significantly larger and tastier. 
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on December 12, 2012, 01:04:14 PM
Thanks. I would like to hear the recommendations just in case they have repeat items.

Pomegranate steak something or other - excellent.
Creme Brulee dessert
Ribs (forgot how they're described)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: eis517 on December 12, 2012, 01:44:09 PM
Pomegranate steak something or other - excellent.
Creme Brulee dessert
Ribs (forgot how they're described)

Loved the ribs- I think they are called short ribs on the menu
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on December 12, 2012, 01:45:23 PM
Great, thanks all.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Columbiadorm on December 14, 2012, 07:05:40 AM
Thinking about taking the wife in for Mikes tasting menu.. is it worthwhile? Anyone else tried it?

Please excuse any typos and errors in the ingredients etc.

Started with House rolls with a olive oil and herb dip.

Butternut carrot Butternut squash with splash of honey and dash of red Cayenne pepper

Complimentary wine flutes from a friend on another table

Dual(white & pink) beet salad with shaved fennel on a bed of arugula with citrus slices and a vinaigrette drizzle

Black Bass pan seared with skin on top of sweet potato puree on bed of greens with turnips apple on side with a pear mustard sauce

Gnocchi with duck and chicken confit. Portabello mushrooms. Truffle oil. Chive. Surrounded in mulberry sauce (only in the tasting menu)

Smoked chicken. Parsnip puree. Poached apple. Cider sauce?

Braised short rib on mashed potatoes and kale with tomato oil.

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate dessert. Cake, Ice cream, biscotti with crumble and some sea salt.

Hot Apple cider - ordered separately.


I have pictures of most of the dishes, if you let me know how to easily post them, because the system keeps freezing on me when I try. Over all the anticipation of what the next course will be was the real excitement of the night. Mike did pass by and we a nice conversation about food, the menu, his TV debut making Latkes. The food was very good as expected, the price will definitely deter me from  a quick return to the Tasting menu (shame that the cost is so high)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Smartypantz on December 16, 2012, 01:40:24 AM
I need help in this area as I am not so experienced with manhattan restaurants! we got as a present a $200 certificate to use at Prime Grill/Prime KO/Solo. We are not into wine/alcoholic drinks.....we just like good food:) any recommendations? Thanks!!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on December 24, 2012, 09:45:52 AM
is SOLO any good  or is there a better place to go eat
keep in mind that you get 30% off from savored
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on December 24, 2012, 09:47:06 AM
is SOLO any good  or is there a better place to go eat
keep in mind that you get 30% off from savored

I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 24, 2012, 09:50:50 AM
Me too, but pretty overpriced.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on December 24, 2012, 09:54:38 AM
Me too, but pretty overpriced.
I think with 30% off it's actually quite reasonable.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 24, 2012, 09:56:11 AM
that's prob a little under regular Manhattan pricing
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Smartypantz on December 24, 2012, 09:57:27 AM
How crazy is Manhattan tomorrow night?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dd321 on December 24, 2012, 10:00:00 AM
are there any other kosher restaurants on savored?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mmermss on December 24, 2012, 10:02:07 AM
are there any other kosher restaurants on savored?
Mikes Bistro...not sure how much they give off now...I know they recently changed it
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: David B on December 24, 2012, 10:05:54 AM
Mikes Bistro...not sure how much they give off now...I know they recently changed it

Think it's 15% off, and not such a broad range of reservation times
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on December 24, 2012, 10:17:05 AM
I enjoyed it.
any good recommendations
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mmermss on December 24, 2012, 10:38:22 AM
Think it's 15% off, and not such a broad range of reservation times
Right...but they do have good food
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mikeoracle on January 17, 2013, 10:08:46 AM
Any recommendations for a good Dairy Restaurant in Manhattan (for a Mozei Shabbos)?
I am looking at "Va Bene" and "My most favorite food" any reviews or other suggestions?

Thanks.
Title: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Squasher on January 17, 2013, 10:12:57 AM
Both excellent restaurants. Va Bene is classier and more expensive. If you choose Va Bene have the artichoke appetizer!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 17, 2013, 10:16:38 AM
Noi due?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mikeoracle on January 17, 2013, 10:17:08 AM
Both excellent restaurants. Va Bene is classier and more expensive. If you choose Va Bene have the artichoke appetizer!
Thanks for the tip.
I also found "Noi Due Cafe" that looks interesting. Anyone ever been there?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mikeoracle on January 17, 2013, 10:17:43 AM
Noi due?
Jinx.

Have you ever been there?
Their online Menu doesnt have prices so I dont know what price range to expect.
Title: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Squasher on January 17, 2013, 10:32:14 AM
Noi Due is a great suggestion, but I'm personally not such a big fan. My wife likes it. The food is excellent (awesome wood oven pizza), but it's often packed and noisy. Like many NYC places they cram in as many tables as possible. So on one hand there's a buzz, on the other it's tough to concentrate on those at your table. It comes down to a matter of preference. VB and MMF don't have that issue as much. My wife's favorite dairy restaurants in order are VB, MMF and then ND. 
Title: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Squasher on January 17, 2013, 10:32:59 AM
Prices are decent. Same range as MMF.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 17, 2013, 10:34:11 AM
Have you ever been there?
No, it only got a better hechsher after I last went for a milchig place in the city.  We did VB instead, was good not great.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on January 17, 2013, 05:36:00 PM
Noi Due is a great suggestion, but I'm personally not such a big fan. My wife likes it. The food is excellent (awesome wood oven pizza), but it's often packed and noisy. Like many NYC places they cram in as many tables as possible. So on one hand there's a buzz, on the other it's tough to concentrate on those at your table. It comes down to a matter of preference. VB and MMF don't have that issue as much. My wife's favorite dairy restaurants in order are VB, MMF and then ND.
is it open? Wife seems to hunk they closed down
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on February 12, 2013, 09:42:25 PM
Any reviews on Amsterdam Burger Company?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 12, 2013, 10:21:42 PM
is it open? Wife seems to hunk they closed down
Yes, it's open
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on February 12, 2013, 10:22:52 PM
Any reviews on Amsterdam Burger Company?
I thought it was absolutely delicious
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on February 12, 2013, 10:24:51 PM
I thought it was absolutely delicious
What did you get?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on February 12, 2013, 10:29:07 PM
What did you get?

Been there a bunch of times, I like the burger, and really like the pulled BBQ beef sandwich.

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on February 12, 2013, 10:30:01 PM
their burgers are great they also have this nacho appetizer which is nachos salsa guac and beef and is awesome
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on February 12, 2013, 10:30:08 PM
Any reviews on Amsterdam Burger Company?
i found it good. Not expensive but not "omg delicious".
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on February 12, 2013, 10:39:35 PM
just went to Ladino, loved it
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on February 12, 2013, 10:43:23 PM
Just went to prime ko. Food was pretty good (like a 7.5/8). But Service was beyond terrible. I won't be back
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ChAiM'l on February 13, 2013, 03:43:57 AM
Just went to prime ko. Food was pretty good (like a 7.5/8). But Service was beyond terrible. I won't be back

+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on February 13, 2013, 08:02:35 AM
+1
Thanks for telling me :P
It's funny because right when my wife made the reservation she said she's concerned that the Service won't be good and boy was she right
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Squasher on February 13, 2013, 01:42:24 PM
Any reviews on Amsterdam Burger Company?

Ordered from Amsterdam Burger for the first time last night - did not get to dine in but ambiance seemed decent. Prices are definitely reasonable, especially given that the meat is sourced from socially/environmentally responsible companies, which is also a nice touch. Burgers were solid - not quite as good as what they serve around the corner, but then again I believe that's where you get the best kosher burger anywhere full stop! The range of toppings and size of burgers is great for when you're hungry. Yam fritters were amazing, but smallish portion.

The tipping point for me though was that I spent a few minutes talking to the owner and he is a true mentsch providing a great service to the kosher commmunity. Definitely going to be my top choice for quick pick-up or quick-dining. Food was ready in 5 minutes.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 13, 2013, 01:44:43 PM
given that the meat is sourced from socially/environmentally responsible companies, which is also a nice touch
Sorry but they have their own Shecita?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on February 13, 2013, 02:22:35 PM
Ordered from Amsterdam Burger for the first time last night - did not get to dine in but ambiance seemed decent. Prices are definitely reasonable, especially given that the meat is sourced from socially/environmentally responsible companies, which is also a nice touch. Burgers were solid - not quite as good as what they serve around the corner, but then again I believe that's where you get the best kosher burger anywhere full stop! The range of toppings and size of burgers is great for when you're hungry. Yam fritters were amazing, but smallish portion.

The tipping point for me though was that I spent a few minutes talking to the owner and he is a true mentsch providing a great service to the kosher commmunity. Definitely going to be my top choice for quick pick-up or quick-dining. Food was ready in 5 minutes.
where is this place?! Never heard of it.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on February 13, 2013, 02:54:48 PM
where is this place?! Never heard of it.
+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ChAiM'l on February 13, 2013, 03:15:32 PM
Thanks for telling me :P
It's funny because right when my wife made the reservation she said she's concerned that the Service won't be good and boy was she right

KO Pizza was good. Steak was decent. Dessert was meh. Service was terrible.
Bottom line - Not impressed.

:P
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Squasher on February 13, 2013, 07:32:19 PM
where is this place?! Never heard of it.

Sorry but they have their own Shecita?

Amsterdam Burger - 92nd & Amsterdam. (Was Mike's pizzeria. I believe Mike is still a partial owner. Also the same Mike from the tier 1 Mike's Bistro on 72nd.) Haschgacha is R' Avrohom Marmorstein. He is the Rav Hamachsir of a number of the establishments on the UWS. Their meat is from Grow And Behold Foods which is under the OU.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on February 15, 2013, 02:25:58 PM
been going to estihana on upper west lately and its awesome
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on February 17, 2013, 09:25:33 PM
im going to solo for lunch tomorrow, any recommendations?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: outsider on February 17, 2013, 10:45:55 PM
been going to estihana on upper west lately and its awesome
it is one of the only Manhattan restaurants where in feel like I got my moenys worth
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on February 17, 2013, 10:50:47 PM
im going to solo for lunch tomorrow, any recommendations?

Yes; take the money and go to Mike's.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 17, 2013, 10:53:32 PM
im going to solo for lunch tomorrow, any recommendations?
Wagyu ribs are good
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Centurion on February 17, 2013, 11:26:57 PM
or ABC....
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on February 18, 2013, 12:45:24 AM
so the only thing on the menu that anyone will recommend is the wagyu ribs? im not going somewhere else....
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on February 18, 2013, 03:02:07 AM
so the only thing on the menu that anyone will recommend is the wagyu ribs? im not going somewhere else....
i remember from years back they had a killer risotto
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: yare on February 18, 2013, 01:18:36 PM
im going to solo for lunch tomorrow, any recommendations?
dry aged cowboy steak is awesome
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: outsider on February 18, 2013, 03:47:06 PM
Does anyone have access to a list with which resturants have lubavitch or lubavitch friendly hashgacha?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on February 18, 2013, 04:00:38 PM
Does anyone have access to a list with which resturants have lubavitch or lubavitch friendly hashgacha?
in manhattan? you mean the OK?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: outsider on February 18, 2013, 04:24:49 PM
in manhattan? you mean the OK?
yes in manatten, is the ok xonsisered lubabitch hechsher? Reliable?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: danR on February 18, 2013, 06:04:13 PM
Has anyone been to Jezebel in Soho?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: doodley on February 18, 2013, 06:10:58 PM
Does anyone have access to a list with which resturants have lubavitch or lubavitch friendly hashgacha?
ozny.org     They have a gr8 list of all restaurants and hechsherim
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: outsider on February 18, 2013, 06:40:07 PM
ozny.org     They have a gr8 list of all restaurants and hechsherim
thank you. I will check it out when i am by my xomputer
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mmermss on February 18, 2013, 06:41:33 PM
their burgers are great they also have this nacho appetizer which is nachos salsa guac and beef and is awesome
+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mutty on February 18, 2013, 07:52:58 PM
Just did Va Bene Motzei Shabbos. Was open late BH. Food is good, prices aren't terrible, waiters were okay but need to learn a little better English so we can figure out what they're talking about.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mmermss on February 18, 2013, 09:25:19 PM
Can any one please suggest the top dishes in Abigaels?

TIA
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on February 19, 2013, 07:38:09 AM
Can any one please suggest the top dishes in Abigaels?

TIA
most of the food there is really good!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Got a clue on February 19, 2013, 07:57:12 AM
Can any one please suggest the top dishes in Abigaels?

TIA

Hanger steak is great as well as sliders
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on February 19, 2013, 01:37:59 PM
Has anyone been to Jezebel in Soho?
they are changing their name to 'J Soho' and will switch to OU certification. Halleluka!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: danR on February 19, 2013, 01:48:06 PM
they are changing their name to 'J Soho' and will switch to OU certification. Halleluka!

I guess the OU wasn't too fond of the name Jezebel
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on February 19, 2013, 03:21:23 PM
Abigails have a meat egg roll which is an incredible appetizer
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: RT on February 19, 2013, 03:24:16 PM
most of the food there is really good!
+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mmermss on February 19, 2013, 03:24:37 PM
Hanger steak is great as well as sliders

Abigails have a meat egg roll which is an incredible appetizer
Thanks.

Anything else?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on February 19, 2013, 03:29:39 PM
They consistently have good food all around from what I tasted/recall
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mutty on February 19, 2013, 03:50:35 PM
I just love Mike's but you folks seem to be raving about Abigails. How does it compare with Mike's prices (which are astronomical) and where is it located, please.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mmermss on February 19, 2013, 03:53:06 PM
I just love Mike's but you folks seem to be raving about Abigails. How does it compare with Mike's prices (which are astronomical) and where is it located, please.
Mikes is great..just got a gift card to Abigaels so wondering what to order.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: RoboJam on February 19, 2013, 04:05:44 PM
Mikes is great..just got a gift card to Abigaels so wondering what to order.
Their Carnivores Delight is great if you like short ribs. Otherwise their reg rib is also great.
Also really love the mushroom polenta as a starter.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on February 19, 2013, 04:07:40 PM
I find Abigail's better priced, and larger portions. I was @ mike's a little over a week ago food is always great - portions seem to be getting smaller
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on February 19, 2013, 04:08:00 PM
Just went to prime ko. Food was pretty good (like a 7.5/8). But Service was beyond terrible. I won't be back
+1+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: RoboJam on February 19, 2013, 04:10:22 PM
I find Abigail's better priced, and larger portions. I was @ mike's a little over a week ago food is always great - portions seem to be getting smaller
Also Abigails has large round tables and side rooms if your going out with family or friends and dont want to sit cramped on a small square table for 4
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on February 19, 2013, 04:10:28 PM


Here is the story told by the Staff Reporters at Kosher Today:

Menachem Sendrowicz and Henry Stimler believe their model for a kosher restaurant is rife for today's upscale kosher diner that may not necessarily fit the mold of more traditional kosher diners. They called their SoHo Restaurant Jezebel, served high-end wines that were not mevushal (cooked), featured some risqué artwork and sought to blend great kosher food with events more common with the popular culture. The food at Jezebel received excellent reviews, which was another point the two young entrepreneurs wished to make. Just because it's kosher does not mean it can't be of superior quality and taste.
But in a letter to investors several days ago, the Jezebel owners announced some major changes in their business model that they hope will ingratiate the restaurant with traditional upscale kosher diners: "In order to do that we have taken the following initiatives: We are going to switch to a different kosher certification, namely the OU (Orthodox Union) which is the most widely recognized certification. It will open up an entire key kosher clientele that currently does not  eat at the restaurant." 
 
"We expect this to be implemented as soon as next week. We believe that focusing on the kosher is the best way moving forward in maximizing occupancy. Everyone we have spoken with supports this move. The main concession with the OU for their certification is our name and non-mevushal wine program. Therefore, going forward we will "officially" change the name to J Soho (it's the closest thing to Jezebel and we are keeping the logo.)...The former manager of La Carne Grill and Prime at the Bentley, Mourad Abid has started as GM this week."
 
 
Stay tuned for more details.
 
 
Elan Kornblum
"The Restaurant Guy"
President & Publisher
Great Kosher Restaurants Magazine
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on February 19, 2013, 04:14:44 PM

Here is the story told by the Staff Reporters at Kosher Today:

Menachem Sendrowicz and Henry Stimler believe their model for a kosher restaurant is rife for today's upscale kosher diner that may not necessarily fit the mold of more traditional kosher diners. They called their SoHo Restaurant Jezebel, served high-end wines that were not mevushal (cooked), featured some risqué artwork and sought to blend great kosher food with events more common with the popular culture. The food at Jezebel received excellent reviews, which was another point the two young entrepreneurs wished to make. Just because it's kosher does not mean it can't be of superior quality and taste.
But in a letter to investors several days ago, the Jezebel owners announced some major changes in their business model that they hope will ingratiate the restaurant with traditional upscale kosher diners: "In order to do that we have taken the following initiatives: We are going to switch to a different kosher certification, namely the OU (Orthodox Union) which is the most widely recognized certification. It will open up an entire key kosher clientele that currently does not  eat at the restaurant." 
 
"We expect this to be implemented as soon as next week. We believe that focusing on the kosher is the best way moving forward in maximizing occupancy. Everyone we have spoken with supports this move. The main concession with the OU for their certification is our name and non-mevushal wine program. Therefore, going forward we will "officially" change the name to J Soho (it's the closest thing to Jezebel and we are keeping the logo.)...The former manager of La Carne Grill and Prime at the Bentley, Mourad Abid has started as GM this week."
 
 
Stay tuned for more details.
 
 
Elan Kornblum
"The Restaurant Guy"
President & Publisher
Great Kosher Restaurants Magazine

repost
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on February 19, 2013, 05:55:59 PM
Interesting!
When is the rebrand date?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on February 19, 2013, 05:56:44 PM
Interesting!
When is the rebrand date?
fly in for it?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on February 19, 2013, 05:57:37 PM
fly in for it?
Lol, nope.
But I'm there often enough.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on February 19, 2013, 05:58:40 PM
Lol, nope.
But I'm there often enough.
im soho?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on February 19, 2013, 10:20:46 PM
Thanks.

Anything else?

Can't go wrong with the jack Daniels steak. Also the steak fajita salad is excellent. So, as mentioned, the beef egg roll is VERY good.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: momo on February 19, 2013, 10:21:54 PM
Solo going dairy! per greatkosherrestaurants

In a Midtown neighborhood where pizza is scarce, Joey Allaham, who owns Solo, a kosher meat restaurant in the Sony building, is opening a little takeout pizzeria with a singular product: kosher pies with dairy products but no meat. Overseeing the baking is Giulio Adriani, a certified Neapolitan pizzaiolo who is the chef and owner of the Forcella restaurants.
 
Finding flour and San Marzano tomatoes that were kosher was a challenge, Mr. Adriani said, but the mozzarella and ricotta are made in-house. The 10-inch pizzas are baked to order in a wood-burning oven; classic margherita heads a list of more than a dozen varieties. It's worth the splurge for the truffle, made with ricotta, arugula, pecorino, high-quality truffle oil and, while they last, shaved black truffles ($38).
 
You may be familiar with the term glatt kosher, which applies to meat that's super-inspected; the pizzeria is Cholov Yisroel, an equivalent term for dairy. In a few months, Mr. Allaham plans to convert Solo into a kosher dairy restaurant. (Opens Monday): 550 Madison Avenue (56th Street), (212) 602-1808.

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: springles on February 19, 2013, 11:45:55 PM
Solo going dairy! per greatkosherrestaurants

In a Midtown neighborhood where pizza is scarce, Joey Allaham, who owns Solo, a kosher meat restaurant in the Sony building, is opening a little takeout pizzeria with a singular product: kosher pies with dairy products but no meat. Overseeing the baking is Giulio Adriani, a certified Neapolitan pizzaiolo who is the chef and owner of the Forcella restaurants.
 
Finding flour and San Marzano tomatoes that were kosher was a challenge, Mr. Adriani said, but the mozzarella and ricotta are made in-house. The 10-inch pizzas are baked to order in a wood-burning oven; classic margherita heads a list of more than a dozen varieties. It's worth the splurge for the truffle, made with ricotta, arugula, pecorino, high-quality truffle oil and, while they last, shaved black truffles ($38).
 
You may be familiar with the term glatt kosher, which applies to meat that's super-inspected; the pizzeria is Cholov Yisroel, an equivalent term for dairy. In a few months, Mr. Allaham plans to convert Solo into a kosher dairy restaurant. (Opens Monday): 550 Madison Avenue (56th Street), (212) 602-1808.
I heard that it isnt replacing Solo, rather opening next door to it.  Not sure about the accuracy of this though.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on February 20, 2013, 02:21:07 AM
I heard that it isnt replacing Solo, rather opening next door to it.  Not sure about the accuracy of this though.
are you referring to the pizzeria or did you miss the last part
In a few months, Mr. Allaham plans to convert Solo into a kosher dairy restaurant.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: springles on February 21, 2013, 11:57:51 AM
are you referring to the pizzeria or did you miss the last part
Is there two separate announcements? The pizzeria as well as a dairy restaurant?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on February 21, 2013, 11:59:17 PM
Is there two separate announcements? The pizzeria as well as a dairy restaurant?
there will be one restaurant called "pizza de solo" it will be replacing solo
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on February 22, 2013, 02:59:43 AM
any reviews on bravo pizza shop?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on February 22, 2013, 09:33:15 AM
any reviews on bravo pizza shop?

Great grandma Sicilian pizza.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on February 22, 2013, 11:24:36 AM
any reviews on bravo pizza shop?
good food, usually packed during lunch, so hard to find a seat
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jj1000 on February 22, 2013, 11:26:52 AM
any reviews on bravo pizza shop?
I went there when they became kosher so over a year ago IIRC, don't recall what I got, but it was very good. I think I made havdala on a beer I bought. It was also pricy IIRC.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Galitzyaner on February 22, 2013, 12:32:20 PM
I went there when they became kosher so over a year ago IIRC, don't recall what I got, but it was very good. I think I made havdala on a beer I bought. It was also pricy IIRC.
I also went there in that time period, their pizza was really nothing to write home about IMHO.
+1 about the price.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: springles on February 22, 2013, 01:13:37 PM
there will be one restaurant called "pizza de solo" it will be replacing solo
A friend was in the restaurant yesterday and asked and they said that the pizzeria is opening next door and the main restaurant is still going to be open.  The pizzeria is opening on Sunday so I am assuming the staff would know if they are staying open or not.  I did hear that the pizzeria is opening next door and that the main restaurant may be converting to dairy a few months down the road
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on February 22, 2013, 02:23:28 PM
I loved the pizza @ bravo. The veg slices and others are nothing special, but the reg pizza was really really good!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on February 22, 2013, 03:31:00 PM
A friend was in the restaurant yesterday and asked and they said that the pizzeria is opening next door and the main restaurant is still going to be open.  The pizzeria is opening on Sunday so I am assuming the staff would know if they are staying open or not.  I did hear that the pizzeria is opening next door and that the main restaurant may be converting to dairy a few months down the road
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/20/dining/off-the-menu-new-kosher-pizza-place-lukes-lobster-reopens-after-sandy-damage-and-more.html?_r=1&
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on February 23, 2013, 11:40:33 AM
good food, usually packed during lunch, so hard to find a seat
I went there when they became kosher so over a year ago IIRC, don't recall what I got, but it was very good. I think I made havdala on a beer I bought. It was also pricy IIRC.
I also went there in that time period, their pizza was really nothing to write home about IMHO.
+1 about the price.
Great grandma Sicilian pizza.

Thanks everyone for the reviews. Been wondering if i should really make a special trip for that and Amsterdam burger.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on February 23, 2013, 08:39:35 PM
Amsterdam burger has very good burgers and fries, though not quite on par with Clubhouse burgers and fries and they're pricier than Clubhouse was.

The pulled bbq beef was very good, but order it with extra meat as there was more cabbage than meat in mine.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Squasher on February 23, 2013, 09:08:05 PM
FYI Abigael's has a great birthday deal.  After dining in, simply ask if you can sign up for the deal for your birthday and they'll mail you a coupon for a free entree each year. They try to keep it somewhat quiet
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on February 24, 2013, 01:57:00 AM
Amsterdam burger has very good burgers and fries, though not quite on par with Clubhouse burgers and fries and they're pricier than Clubhouse was.

The pulled bbq beef was very good, but order it with extra meat as there was more cabbage than meat in mine.
pricer than clubhouse? Wow. Clubhouse def had amazing burgers. Def will take a drive to the city when i get back. Im still a huge wolf and lamb fan
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 24, 2013, 02:45:15 AM
pricer than clubhouse? Wow. Clubhouse def had amazing burgers. Def will take a drive to the city when i get back. Im still a huge wolf and lamb fan

W& L is horrible0

And you don't have to drive to the city. Thewres one in brooklyn. Ave M & Coney Island.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on February 24, 2013, 02:55:40 AM
W& L is horrible0

And you don't have to drive to the city. Thewres one in brooklyn. Ave M & Coney Island.
ill prob be in westchester or upstate my. So i guess the train then.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 24, 2013, 03:00:13 AM
Ridicolus עולם הזה... Would u take a train to hear a tirutz on a rambam? But for wolf and lamb you're schlepping all th way..

Nothing persdonal dude a frelichem purim (whn it comes to yerushalaoim)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jj1000 on February 24, 2013, 03:45:53 AM
Ridicolus עולם הזה... Would u take a train to hear a tirutz on a rambam? But for wolf and lamb you're schlepping all th way..

Nothing persdonal dude a frelichem purim (whn it comes to yerushalaoim)
Been drinking much?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on February 24, 2013, 03:54:45 AM
Ridicolus עולם הזה... Would u take a train to hear a tirutz on a rambam? But for wolf and lamb you're schlepping all th way..

Nothing persdonal dude a frelichem purim (whn it comes to yerushalaoim)
why the hate? I would train it bec the train is next door to my inlaws and wolf and lamb is 5 blocks away from the station. Sorry if i offended you man. Really! 

And thanks. U can come to me for Purim...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 24, 2013, 06:59:02 AM
Been drinking much?
Yes. Sorry
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: nis965 on February 24, 2013, 08:44:29 PM
Yes. Sorry
It really is fun to read everyones drunk posts!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on February 25, 2013, 10:29:19 AM
People shouldn't be drunk-posting, IMHO.

Im still a huge wolf and lamb fan

+1, at least when it comes to the prime rib burger. Probably the best I've had. Succulent.

Amsterdam burger has very good burgers and fries, though not quite on par with Clubhouse burgers and fries and they're pricier than Clubhouse was.

The pulled bbq beef was very good, but order it with extra meat as there was more cabbage than meat in mine.

For those that go, I'd seriously consider the breakfast burger. Top 3 on my list.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: kracked dude on February 25, 2013, 10:48:23 AM
Looking for a milichig restaurant for lunch.  Should be not too expensive but good food, and nice ambiance. Privacy is a big +. Doesn't have to be in the city just not in boro park/flatbush
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 25, 2013, 12:11:28 PM
Looking for a milichig restaurant for lunch.  Should be not too expensive but good food, and nice ambiance. Privacy is a big +. Doesn't have to be in the city just not in boro park/flatbush
Nui due for good food, my favorite food for nice place.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on February 25, 2013, 12:14:52 PM
Noi due = terrible ambiance, zero privacy, as tables are basically stacked on top of one another.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Fan of Dan on February 25, 2013, 12:16:15 PM
Saw on the main site that Solo is converting to Milchigs. Will it still be under the same management as Prime KO and Prime Grill? I am thinking about heading out there one last time, when is this change going to happen?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: kracked dude on February 25, 2013, 12:41:39 PM
Nui due for good food, my favorite food for nice place.


Noi due = terrible ambiance, zero privacy, as. tables are basically stacked on top of one another.
Thanks How does my favorite food rate in ambiance and privacy? Any other suggestions?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 25, 2013, 12:53:28 PM
Thanks How does my favorite food rate in ambiance and privacy? Any other suggestions?
If they'll let u sit inside it should be very private.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: kracked dude on February 25, 2013, 01:08:43 PM
If they'll let u sit inside it should be very private.
They might not let?
Do I need to make a reservation?
ETA: from their website " Enjoy your most favorite meals in
our year-round, fully enclosed
sidewalk café, our glass atrium
garden room or in our elegant
dining room."
So I assume for privacy I should ask to be seated in the elegant dining room?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 25, 2013, 01:53:07 PM
They might not let?
Do I need to make a reservation?
ETA: from their website " Enjoy your most favorite meals in
our year-round, fully enclosed
sidewalk café, our glass atrium
garden room or in our elegant
dining room."
So I assume for privacy I should ask to be seated in the elegant dining room?
Yes, you'll see what I mean when u walk in. They like keeping the inside closed when it's not busy.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: kracked dude on February 25, 2013, 03:32:01 PM
Anything specific to try at My Most Favorite ?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on February 25, 2013, 05:50:18 PM
go to noi due its much better
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Menucha on February 25, 2013, 06:46:02 PM
cracked, if still around, Cafe K would be nice.

My most fave has good good, its a smallish place and can be very busy, with long wait.


Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: kracked dude on February 25, 2013, 08:52:33 PM
Thanks everyone for their input.
Went to my most fav and very happy I went. Ate inside by the glass atrium was very quite and private maybe 2 other couples there. Food was very good with genourus portions
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DP7 on February 28, 2013, 10:43:43 PM
Anyone know where to get seared Ahi Tuna in NYC?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on March 01, 2013, 09:30:31 AM
I went to Pizza del Solo yesterday. The pizza was good- not too many pizza options around there. prices werent as bad as expected.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: David B on March 04, 2013, 10:26:50 AM
I went to Pizza del Solo yesterday. The pizza was good- not too many pizza options around there. prices werent as bad as expected.

What/where is that?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on March 04, 2013, 10:52:08 AM
What/where is that?

Its a new takeout pizza shop opened up by solo right next to their meat location (around Madison and 55th)

http://www.koshertopia.com/blog/news/pizza-da-solo-upscale-pizza-hits-the-kosher-world-solo-converts-to-dairy-%E2%80%93-midtown.html
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: David B on March 04, 2013, 05:28:50 PM
Its a new takeout pizza shop opened up by solo right next to their meat location (around Madison and 55th)

http://www.koshertopia.com/blog/news/pizza-da-solo-upscale-pizza-hits-the-kosher-world-solo-converts-to-dairy-%E2%80%93-midtown.html


Now that I've searched for Pizza Da Solo, I've found it online

Thanks...menu looks really good....mouth is watering already....
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: David B on March 04, 2013, 05:33:01 PM
Interesting!
When is the rebrand date?

I believe the rebrand just happened...website URL is the same, but now lists 'J'

http://jezebelnyc.com/
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on March 04, 2013, 05:35:54 PM
Confirmed, now OU!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on March 06, 2013, 04:02:47 PM
is SOLO any good  or is there a better place to go eat
keep in mind that you get 30% off from savored
Haven't been here in a while and my memories were that it was an overpriced, not-as-good Prime Grill, but I went this passed Sunday night and
It.
Was.
Awesome.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on March 06, 2013, 04:11:16 PM
Haven't been here in a while and my memories were that it was an overpriced, not-as-good Prime Grill, but I went this passed Sunday night and
It.
Was.
Awesome.

My feelings are the same.

I guess it may be worth checking out again?

What did you get?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on March 06, 2013, 10:00:46 PM
My feelings are the same.

I guess it may be worth checking out again?

What did you get?
I always get the BBQ duck spring rolls at TPG so I got that, but I also got the Buffalo Chicken Lollypops and that was probably the best appetizer I have ever eaten. Seriously.
The steak was also great and so were the Solo Fries.
(I wouldn't order the roasted artichokes again though, I was hoping it was something like Va Bene/Teveres but they weren't)

Id recommend you give it another shot if your last visit wasnt recent. 
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on March 06, 2013, 10:23:55 PM
Went to tevere, one of my favorites in the city
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on March 06, 2013, 11:24:04 PM
Went to tevere, one of my favorites in the city

+1, I go there for all special occasions.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on March 06, 2013, 11:51:58 PM
Went to tevere, one of my favorites in the city
Its a classic. Love the olive oiled matzah, artichokes, sweetbreads, lamb chops, strawberry sauvignon...place never gets old.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on March 07, 2013, 02:43:50 PM
Its a classic. Love the olive oiled matzah, artichokes, sweetbreads, lamb chops, strawberry sauvignon...place never gets old.

im not a fan of veal but this is the only place i will eat it
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Squasher on March 08, 2013, 01:20:21 AM
Went to tevere, one of my favorites in the city
+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on March 14, 2013, 09:31:28 AM
Went to abigael's (for free with my gc's from SBS). split carnivore's delight for an appetizer. Was pretty good. Sausage I could have made at home. Chicken was awful. Steak and ribs were yum. In had the prime rib and wife has the marsella steak and both were really excellent. Hot chocolate cake with a scoop of ice cream on the side was excellent and we rolled out of there, all I had to pay was the tip.
Service was excellent. Food was good. No one right on to of you. Pretty reasonably priced. An excellent restaurant (night and day from our recent experience at prime ko)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Squasher on March 14, 2013, 11:56:13 AM
Went to abigael's (for free with my gc's from SBS). split carnivore's delight for an appetizer. Was pretty good. Sausage I could have made at home. Chicken was awful. Steak and ribs were yum. In had the prime rib and wife has the marsella steak and both were really excellent. Hot chocolate cake with a scoop of ice cream on the side was excellent and we rolled out of there, all I had to pay was the tip.
Service was excellent. Food was good. No one right on to of you. Pretty reasonably priced. An excellent restaurant (night and day from our recent experience at prime ko)

Reminds me of the time we had a jdeal/groupon (or whatever it was) for Abigael's for about 75 bucks. The total came to about 73 bucks, so on the bottom of the bill it recommended a negative tip based on our total of -$2. We wanted to give the full 25% recommendation, but the waiter would not have been pleased;)

As I've mentioned already, we're big fans of Abigael's. Make sure to sign up for their birthday club!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on March 14, 2013, 11:58:59 AM
Abigaels also has a signup card for your birthday. If you sign up, they send you a free entree card (up to $25 but still good) usable a week before or after your birthday.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Jkhein on March 14, 2013, 12:18:39 PM
Anyone ever been at Ben's?
more info in my post here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=16659.msg439168#new
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on March 19, 2013, 11:17:32 AM
anyone know what (nice) restaurants are near 5th ave and 34th street?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on March 19, 2013, 11:21:41 AM
Anyone ever been at Ben's?
more info in my post here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=16659.msg439168#new

Hechser is not reliable, sorry!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: plainbachur on March 19, 2013, 11:24:20 AM
anyone know what (nice) restaurants are near 5th ave and 34th street?
meat ? Dairy?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on March 19, 2013, 11:26:13 AM
anyone know what (nice) restaurants are near 5th ave and 34th street?

Cafe Tiberias is 1 block over on 34th and Madison. Not fancy, but nice. Dairy
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on March 19, 2013, 11:29:23 AM
If you want nice meat ones:

Colbeh is on 39th bw 5th and 6th
Abigaels is on Broadway bw 38th and 39th

A bit farther away:
Le Marais is on 46th bw 6th and 7th
Wolf and Lamb in on 48th bw 5th and Madison


Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Squasher on March 19, 2013, 12:16:13 PM
If you want nice meat ones:

Colbeh is on 39th bw 5th and 6th
Abigaels is on Broadway bw 38th and 39th

A bit farther away:
Le Marais is on 46th bw 6th and 7th
Wolf and Lamb in on 48th bw 5th and Madison

+1. All good suggestions.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Smartypantz on March 19, 2013, 02:41:44 PM
Is solo off of Savored? I can't seem to find it, and Dan's link doesn't work.
also, any recommendations of what to get for dinner? (I got a gift certificate as a present and will be using it tomorrow night!)Want to get the best dishes
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on March 19, 2013, 04:31:43 PM
Is solo off of Savored? I can't seem to find it, and Dan's link doesn't work.
also, any recommendations of what to get for dinner? (I got a gift certificate as a present and will be using it tomorrow night!)Want to get the best dishes
Probably gearing up to go dairy.
Anyone know the final meat date?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on March 20, 2013, 08:04:01 AM
Cafe Tiberias is 1 block over on 34th and Madison. Not fancy, but nice. Dairy
If you want nice meat ones:

Colbeh is on 39th bw 5th and 6th
Abigaels is on Broadway bw 38th and 39th

A bit farther away:
Le Marais is on 46th bw 6th and 7th
Wolf and Lamb in on 48th bw 5th and Madison
thanks,  I went to abigaels in the end
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on March 20, 2013, 09:31:00 AM
Probably gearing up to go dairy.
Anyone know the final meat date?
Is that confirmed? I heard rumors but when I ate there the waiter said that it wasn't true.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on March 20, 2013, 09:40:35 AM
Is that confirmed? I heard rumors but when I ate there the waiter said that it wasn't true.

Manger confirmed it with me
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on March 20, 2013, 10:23:18 AM
thanks,  I went to abigaels in the end

Nice choice.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on March 20, 2013, 07:43:37 PM
Manger confirmed it with me
when is the change over happening and why? I'm surprised, as I was never there when it was "quiet". Granted that was only 3 times.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mutty on March 20, 2013, 10:36:54 PM
How's the price in Abigails, like compared to Mikes?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on March 20, 2013, 10:40:27 PM
How's the price in Abigails, like compared to Mikes?
Abigails is cheaper.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mutty on March 20, 2013, 10:42:36 PM
Thanks. Gotta try it. I guess not till after Pesach or until it stops snowing in NY, whichever comes first! Happy freezing spring everyone. Good thing we're not sitting in a succah!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on March 20, 2013, 10:44:14 PM
Thanks. Gotta try it. I guess not till after Pesach or until it stops snowing in NY, whichever comes first! Happy freezing spring everyone. Good thing we're not sitting in a succah!
Both great food IMO.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: youG on March 21, 2013, 03:07:50 PM
Just took out from Amsterdam Burger
Firstly it was pretty pricey.
burger with onion+mushroom $16 no sides
wings they said were amazing  $7

The wings were decent but not Clubhouse A"H
But the burger was really good i would probably go back for it!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2013, 03:16:26 PM
Anyone had the burger at Ladino and Amsterdam?
Comparison?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on March 21, 2013, 06:51:53 PM
Hands down the best burger to be had is at Abigael's. They describe it on their menu as "our own proprietary recipe, boutique blended and created for the perfect texture, beefiness & moisture with short rib, rib eye & brisket; with beefsteak tomatoes, caramelized onions, steak fries & house-made steak sauce" Probably from the largest burgers you can find as well. It is 16 oz!I believe it is a relatively recent addition to their menu.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on March 21, 2013, 06:55:12 PM
I haven't had that burger, but the W&L burger from Wolf and Lamb ranks up there with all of 'em.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on March 21, 2013, 07:15:38 PM
I haven't had that burger, but the W&L burger from Wolf and Lamb ranks up there with all of 'em.

I have had the wolf and lamb burger several times. It was my favorite burger until I tried the one at Abigael's.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on March 21, 2013, 08:22:05 PM
I have had the wolf and lamb burger several times. It was my favorite burger until I tried the one at Abigael's.

Definitely going to have to check it out next time... but I don't see it on their menu (online).
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on March 21, 2013, 08:30:57 PM
Definitely going to have to check it out next time... but I don't see it on their menu (online).

http://www.greatkosherrestaurants.com/kosher_images/uploads/1076087224menu_Abigaels_Dinner.pdf
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2013, 08:34:20 PM
Hands down the best burger to be had is at Abigael's. They describe it on their menu as "our own proprietary recipe, boutique blended and created for the perfect texture, beefiness & moisture with short rib, rib eye & brisket; with beefsteak tomatoes, caramelized onions, steak fries & house-made steak sauce" Probably from the largest burgers you can find as well. It is 16 oz!I believe it is a relatively recent addition to their menu.
Sounds good, but was it as good as Clubhouse's burger?
That was one mean burger and fries.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on March 21, 2013, 08:49:55 PM
Sounds good, but was it as good as Clubhouse's burger?
That was one mean burger and fries.

Had the Clubhouse House burger as well. Was quite good but not as good as the one in Abigael's. When it comes to fries no one touches Le marais and Clubhouse.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2013, 08:57:50 PM
Had the Clubhouse House burger as well. Was quite good but not as good as the one in Abigael's. When it comes to fries no one touches Le marais and Clubhouse.
Hard for me to believe...but you've inspired me for next time I have the (mis?)fortune to be in NYC.
Could be I just got so drunk on the Caiparinha de Maracujá there that I've romanticized how good Clubhouse was.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mmermss on March 21, 2013, 09:03:32 PM
Hard for me to believe...but you've inspired me for next time I have the (mis?)fortune to be in NYC.
Could be I just got so drunk on the Caiparinha de Maracujá there that I've romanticized how good Clubhouse was.
I know where the next DO will be... ;)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on March 21, 2013, 09:04:27 PM
Hard for me to believe...but you've inspired me for next time I have the (mis?)fortune to be in NYC.
Could be I just got so drunk on the Caiparinha de Maracujá there that I've romanticized how good Clubhouse was.

Just make sure to credit me when you post how you just had the best burger you ever tasted! :D
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on March 21, 2013, 09:04:45 PM
http://www.greatkosherrestaurants.com/kosher_images/uploads/1076087224menu_Abigaels_Dinner.pdf

Thanks, I was looking at their menu on their website.

Looking forward to seeing how it stacks up.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2013, 09:06:30 PM
Just make sure to credit me when you post how you just had the best burger you ever tasted! :D
Wow, twice the price of Clubhouse too.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mmermss on March 21, 2013, 09:07:07 PM
Just make sure to credit me when you post how you just had the best burger you ever tasted! :D
If I'm not going to abigaels every day...is it worth it to get that burger over their ribs or steaks?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on March 21, 2013, 09:40:22 PM
If I'm not going to abigaels every day...is it worth it to get that burger over their ribs or steaks?

Tough call. I am a big fan of their Brazilian Rib steak so I usually try to convince my wife to get the burger and we just "split" the two. Best of both worlds.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on March 21, 2013, 09:47:04 PM
Wow, twice the price of Clubhouse too.

Its around $10 cheaper on the lunch menu. I get it for lunch once in a while.

http://www.greatkosherrestaurants.com/kosher_images/uploads/1534730397menu_Abigaels_Lunch.pdf
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2013, 09:48:26 PM
Its around $10 cheaper on the lunch menu. I get it for lunch once in a while.

http://www.greatkosherrestaurants.com/kosher_images/uploads/1534730397menu_Abigaels_Lunch.pdf

Now we're talkin.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on March 21, 2013, 09:50:39 PM
Now we're talkin.

Better prices than the Ladino burger (with potatoes) for ~$25.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on March 21, 2013, 10:52:38 PM
Its around $10 cheaper on the lunch menu. I get it for lunch once in a while.

http://www.greatkosherrestaurants.com/kosher_images/uploads/1534730397menu_Abigaels_Lunch.pdf

Perhaps the difference in price can be attributed to the difference in size... It lists the burger as 16 oz  on the dinner menu but makes no mention of the size on the lunch menu.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on March 21, 2013, 11:12:41 PM
I haven't had that burger, but the W&L burger from Wolf and Lamb ranks up there with all of 'em.
finally someone agrees with me about wolf and lamb.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on March 21, 2013, 11:17:46 PM
If only I like burgers. You guys are making me really wanna like them  :P
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dd321 on March 22, 2013, 12:56:57 AM
finally someone agrees with me about wolf and lamb.
was just in the one in brklyn recently.... Mighty fine!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on March 22, 2013, 01:34:40 PM
Great Kosher Restaurants International is reporting that Meat Me in the UWS is closing and Gotham Burger Company (same as Teaneck) is replacing them.

I like Gotham's burgers and other food and am guessing there will be a nice rivalry between Gotham and Amsterdam Burger Company.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on March 22, 2013, 01:46:06 PM
Can't say I'm surprised Meat Me is closing. Went once, never went back.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on March 22, 2013, 02:14:23 PM
Can't say I'm surprised Meat Me is closing. Went once, never went back.

went there new years it was awful, will not miss it
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on March 22, 2013, 02:51:12 PM
Can't say I'm surprised Meat Me is closing. Went once, never went back.

I liked their food for the most part, but they didnt run it well.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on March 22, 2013, 03:11:16 PM
I liked their food for the most part, but they didnt run it well.
+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on March 22, 2013, 04:20:22 PM
Service was def. a problem, but not the only one.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ash G on April 13, 2013, 10:30:49 PM
I heard ladino lowered their prices on the lunch menu, give them a try
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on April 13, 2013, 11:31:52 PM
I heard ladino lowered their prices on the lunch menu, give them a try

'bout time. They're WAY too exp.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 13, 2013, 11:59:55 PM
I heard ladino lowered their prices on the lunch menu, give them a try
$15 all u can eat buffet 12-2:30
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on April 14, 2013, 01:56:03 PM
$15 all u can eat buffet 12-2:30
sounds great! anyone try it?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: MosheP on April 20, 2013, 11:35:00 PM
Looking for a recommendation for a moderately priced reasturaunt in Manhattan for a family get together this week. Bonus points for anywhere with a groupon/deal available. We're about 10 people and nearby street parking is important.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on April 21, 2013, 09:22:13 AM
Anybody been to Mikes Bistro on the Uws recently?
Need some advice what to try for dinner?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on April 21, 2013, 09:26:53 AM
Anybody been to Mikes Bistro on the Uws recently?
Need some advice what to try for dinner?

Haven't been in a couple months, but duck gnocchi, steak dish (I believe there is only one), and drinks.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on April 21, 2013, 09:53:23 AM
Ur thoughts between Prime @The Bently's or Mikes
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on April 21, 2013, 10:14:10 AM
Ur thoughts between Prime @The Bently's or Mikes
Go to the Bentley if you want an experience and nicer ambiance. Go to mike's for the food
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on April 21, 2013, 10:19:47 AM
Ok thanks will try it
Ill update the forums with my after thoughts
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on April 21, 2013, 10:22:36 AM
Go to the Bentley if you want an experience and nicer ambiance. Go to mike's for the food
Any advice on where to park there
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on April 21, 2013, 10:25:42 AM
Any advice on where to park there

Which one?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on April 21, 2013, 10:35:26 AM
Anybody been to Mikes Bistro on the Uws recently?
Need some advice what to try for dinner?
Haven't been in a couple months, but duck gnocchi, steak dish (I believe there is only one), and drinks.
+1 to the gnocchi one of my favorite dishes in any restaurant. I would go with the boneless short rib over the steak
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on April 21, 2013, 11:20:41 AM
Which one?
Sorry
Prime @Bently's
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on April 21, 2013, 11:24:05 AM
+1 to the gnocchi one of my favorite dishes in any restaurant. I would go with the boneless short rib over the steak
Thanx appreciate it,
 I think ill try P@tb for a change of scenery, Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mmermss on April 21, 2013, 08:12:56 PM
Any good restaurants in Washington Heights for lunch?  Dairy or meat.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on April 21, 2013, 08:22:28 PM
Any good restaurants in Washington Heights for lunch?  Dairy or meat.
there is decent chinese there is also a shwarma place that is delicious. Dairy there are two pizza places that are ok.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mmermss on April 21, 2013, 08:28:19 PM
there is decent chinese there is also a shwarma place that is delicious. Dairy there are two pizza places that are ok.

Do you have any names of them?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on April 21, 2013, 10:46:33 PM
Do you have any names of them?

Shuwarma is Golan Heights- its pretty good.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Columbiadorm on April 21, 2013, 10:48:30 PM
Golan Heights
2553 Amsterdam Ave  New York, NY 10033
(212) 795-7842

Good food!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on April 21, 2013, 10:57:25 PM
Do you have any names of them?
Chop chop is the Chinese place (not the one on the strip with the rest of the stores-that place is chazer treif)
grandma's has good pizza
Lake Como-mediocre pizza but the other stuff (calzones, etc.) Is pretty good
Golan-really good schwarma and big portions
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mmermss on April 21, 2013, 11:07:11 PM
Shuwarma is Golan Heights- its pretty good.
Golan Heights
2553 Amsterdam Ave  New York, NY 10033
(212) 795-7842

Good food!
Chop chop is the Chinese place (not the one on the strip with the rest of the stores-that place is chazer treif)
grandma's has good pizza
Lake Como-mediocre pizza but the other stuff (calzones, etc.) Is pretty good
Golan-really good schwarma and big portions

Thanks guys!

Will research them.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on April 22, 2013, 08:09:51 AM
Ok thanks will try it
Ill update the forums with my after thoughts
Was at Prime at the Bently hotel with the wife,
was not disappointed.
Drinks-Herzog cab,
White Zinfandel for the wife
Appetiser- Beef jerky,was not to tough&perfectly spiced
Tuna tartar-was soft,tasty,perfect texture
Main-Bently burger/Fries,ordered medium was slightly under cooked but full of flavour
Large portion
Reserve steak/Medium-right on the money
Dessert-Red Velvet cake,Perfectly moist,not too overpowering on the chocolate
Bill $240 b4 Tip
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on April 22, 2013, 06:04:46 PM
Was at Prime at the Bently hotel with the wife,
was not disappointed.
Drinks-Herzog cab,
White Zinfandel for the wife
Appetiser- Beef jerky,was not to tough&perfectly spiced
Tuna tartar-was soft,tasty,perfect texture
Main-Bently burger/Fries,ordered medium was slightly under cooked but full of flavour
Large portion
Reserve steak/Medium-right on the money
Dessert-Red Velvet cake,Perfectly moist,not too overpowering on the chocolate
Bill $240 b4 Tip
Is the ambiance really as nice as "they" say or is it overrated?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on April 22, 2013, 06:22:01 PM
Is the ambiance really as nice as "they" say or is it overrated?
Stunning!!
Helps if u know someone there, and can seat u upstairs next to the window with a gorgeous view
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Shreknit on April 22, 2013, 06:27:53 PM
Stunning!!
Helps if u know someone there, and can seat u upstairs next to the window with a gorgeous view


A few of my friends who went said ambiance and view were great however the food was disappointing.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on April 22, 2013, 06:36:40 PM

A few of my friends who went said ambiance and view were great however the food was disappointing.
+1 I heard the same.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on May 02, 2013, 10:19:54 PM
Hit up amsterdam burger tonight A+
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 02, 2013, 10:50:15 PM
What's good at Amsterdam burger? Kitchen closes soon so...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on May 02, 2013, 11:15:38 PM
What's good at Amsterdam burger? Kitchen closes soon so...

Breakfast burger
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on May 02, 2013, 11:52:32 PM
What's good at Amsterdam burger? Kitchen closes soon so...

I had the mushroom and onion burger
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 02, 2013, 11:53:12 PM
I had the mushroom and onion burger
Me too, it was great.

Breakfast burger
Next time which will definitely be soon :)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on May 02, 2013, 11:53:48 PM
Had that, too. Was good.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on May 02, 2013, 11:57:46 PM
Had that, too. Was good.

Peanut butter moose was great too, i like that the chef comes by and asks how the food was nice touch
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 03, 2013, 07:36:23 AM
Pulled BBQ beef is also very good there.
Burger is very good, but not clubhouse good.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DP7 on May 03, 2013, 08:15:14 AM

A few of my friends who went said ambiance and view were great however the food was disappointing.

-1. Food was great last night.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on May 03, 2013, 08:17:38 AM
-1. Food was great last night.
I heard food got much better when Prime closed because the staff from prime went to the Bentley
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on May 03, 2013, 11:10:30 AM
-1. Food was great last night.
What did you order?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DP7 on May 04, 2013, 11:39:03 PM

I heard food got much better when Prime closed because the staff from prime went to the Bentley

Makes sense. David Kolotkin was there.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on May 05, 2013, 12:07:53 PM
is there any place to eat near New York Law School
it located on Leornard and West Broadway
i know Jezebel is somewhat close but is there anything else
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on May 05, 2013, 12:09:00 PM
is there any place to eat near New York Law School
it located on Leornard and West Broadway
i know Jezebel is somewhat close but is there anything else

Are you in NYLS now?

If so, for what?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on May 05, 2013, 12:18:42 PM
im there for a CLE.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on May 05, 2013, 12:20:19 PM
or if any restaurants deliver that are near here?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on May 05, 2013, 12:21:30 PM
Me, too  ;D

Was also looking for lunch...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on May 05, 2013, 12:25:45 PM
where you sitting
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on May 05, 2013, 12:28:19 PM
where you sitting

I'm the guy giving the CLE :P

The A in AJK stands for Alfie...

Did you find a place to eat?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on May 05, 2013, 12:30:00 PM
no
the only option is really getting something delivered
will probably just eat the sad sandwich i brought with me
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on May 05, 2013, 12:33:01 PM
no
the only option is really getting something delivered
will probably just eat the sad sandwich i brought with me

Didn't bring a sanwich :(

Was too rushed this morning.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on May 05, 2013, 12:35:13 PM
if you want or order something let me know and i will probably chip in for delivery depending on where you order from
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on May 05, 2013, 12:37:42 PM
if you want or order something let me know and i will probably chip in for delivery depending on where you order from

So let's take this to PM.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: SavingsBigtime on May 07, 2013, 01:53:03 PM
is solo not on savored anymore? dans link not working and just went trough on the website and not finding it?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 07, 2013, 05:09:01 PM
didn't they close down?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on May 07, 2013, 06:27:52 PM
didn't they close down?
They are still open. No longer on Savored.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: SavingsBigtime on May 07, 2013, 07:13:13 PM
That makes mikes bistro the only kosher place on savored?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: David B on May 21, 2013, 08:13:44 PM
Question for you folks.....

A friend wants to take a colleague to the three best Kosher restaurants in the NY area, and he asked me where to go.  In no particular order, I suggested:

1) Mike's Bistro

2) Prime Grill

3) Pardes (Brooklyn)

4) Le Marais

As Prime Grill is not an option right now, and we've heard mixed things about the Prime Bentley spot, any other thoughts?

Looking for good and consistent in all respects....
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mutty on May 21, 2013, 09:04:10 PM
wolf and lamb
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: David B on May 21, 2013, 09:33:01 PM
wolf and lamb

Wolf & Lamb? Really?  Any +1s on that?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: plainbachur on May 21, 2013, 09:34:43 PM
Wolf & Lamb? Really?  Any +1s on that?
cheaper then Mikes but not comparable
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 21, 2013, 09:35:50 PM
Question for you folks.....

A friend wants to take a colleague to the three best Kosher restaurants in the NY area, and he asked me where to go.  In no particular order, I suggested:

1) Mike's Bistro

2) Prime Grill

3) Pardes (Brooklyn)

4) Le Marais

As Prime Grill is not an option right now, and we've heard mixed things about the Prime Bentley spot, any other thoughts?

Looking for good and consistent in all respects....

Don't forget Solo and Tevere.

For business meal Solo/Prime Ko are my favorite because they are the quietest and easiest to have a conversation.

Mikes is probably the best food.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on May 21, 2013, 10:19:46 PM
Don't forget Solo and Tevere.

For business meal Solo/Prime Ko are my favorite because they are the quietest and easiest to have a conversation.

Mikes is probably the best food.

+1 on Mikes but Abigaels gets no love around here.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 21, 2013, 10:27:14 PM
Abigaels gets no love around here.
Because it doesn't compare.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on May 21, 2013, 10:30:19 PM
Because it doesn't compare.

not to Mikes and Tevere in my opinion. but i've been to all of these places many times and its not far off from the others. Solid prices big portions good food.

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 21, 2013, 10:36:40 PM
+1 on abigaels - consistently good food and service. Beats Le Marais on food imo, although I like the atmosphere at Le Marais better
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on May 21, 2013, 10:37:42 PM
+1 on abigaels - consistently good food and service. Beats Le Marais on food imo, although I like the atmosphere at Le Marais better

This forum is very very pro le marais. I am in agreement with you on both points.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on May 21, 2013, 10:39:17 PM
prime ko-only if you want to be there forever with terrible service.
Wolf and lamb of not the same caliber
Abigail's. JSoho? dairy-va bene. noi due?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 21, 2013, 10:39:26 PM
Le Marais has a very festive and lively atmosphere which makes the food taste better lol. Abigaels is more formal but has very good food
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 21, 2013, 10:41:24 PM
What can I say, I did not have a good Abigael's experience.
I understand it's not fair to judge a place on one experience, but that's life.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 21, 2013, 10:42:56 PM
what went wrong? I've been to both many many times
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 21, 2013, 10:49:44 PM
Besides for Abigael's 80s decor and atmosphere in the first dining room downstairs where they sat us and the service during lunch being unbelievably slow and our waiter not knowing anything about menu items...

They served a BBQ Brisket Eggroll appetizer that was still frozen in the middle and I was completely underwhelmed by the Burger, though by the time it came some 90(!) minutes after ordering it was cold.

I will say that the Prime Rib sandwich was very good though but not good enough to make me return.

Sure it could all be a one-off, but the thing about Le Marais is that they are so darn consistent.
Their pepper steak with fries or mashed potatoes is guaranteed to be great as is the hot chocolate cake dessert.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 21, 2013, 10:51:03 PM
prime ko-only if you want to be there forever with terrible service.
Wolf and lamb of not the same caliber
Abigail's. JSoho? dairy-va bene. noi due?
Noi due was awesome, easily one of the best dairy restaurants I've ever been to.
I scared the Israeli owner though as he got suspicious of my picture taking.
Shame they won't take reservations, not sure what's that about.

It's definitely superior to Va Bane.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 21, 2013, 10:57:37 PM
Wow sorry to hear that, I've never been there for lunch - they may not do lunch properly. I've been there many times for dinner and never been disappointed!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on May 21, 2013, 11:07:23 PM
Noi due was awesome, easily one of the best dairy restaurants I've ever been to.
I scared the Israeli owner though as he got suspicious of my picture taking.
Shame they won't take reservations, not sure what's that about.

It's definitely superior to Va Bane.
I think both are amazing, but I dont think Noi due is better then Va bene. How long did you wait by Noi due?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 21, 2013, 11:08:24 PM
How long did you wait by Noi due?
Didn't as I went when they opened at 11.
Fried macaroni balls are out of this world, eggplant parm and tri-color gnocchi were great, mocchachino frozen chocolate coffee drink was perfect as well.

I thought it was much higher quality and bigger portions than Va Bane.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on May 21, 2013, 11:09:33 PM
Didn't as I went when they opened at 11.
That helps. Both times I went I waited about a half hour
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on May 21, 2013, 11:48:32 PM
Noi due was awesome, easily one of the best dairy restaurants I've ever been to.
I scared the Israeli owner though as he got suspicious of my picture taking.
Shame they won't take reservations, not sure what's that about.

It's definitely superior to Va Bane.

Basil is the same with the no reservations. But definitely a different level of dairy
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on May 21, 2013, 11:50:35 PM
This forum is very very pro le marais. I am in agreement with you on both points.

The forum is right. Le Marais is consistently excellent. I like the prime rib for one, medium with double fries.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on May 22, 2013, 12:08:08 AM
The forum is right. Le Marais is consistently excellent. I like the prime rib for one, medium with double fries.

Its all subjective. Proclaiming that doesnt mean anything. There are enough pro Le Marais posts here as it is  :P. I like it, just like Abigaels a little more.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on May 22, 2013, 12:09:29 AM

Shame they won't take reservations, not sure what's that about.

If you see it on Saturday nights (and other busy times), you will understand. They have a backlog of people waiting to get in. Most of those people wouldnt show if there were reservations and they were told about the wait.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Fan of Dan on May 22, 2013, 01:06:51 AM
Besides for Abigael's 80s decor and atmosphere in the first dining room downstairs where they sat us and the service during lunch being unbelievably slow and our waiter not knowing anything about menu items...

+1 not into the Abigails vibe.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 22, 2013, 01:10:26 AM
If you see it on Saturday nights (and other busy times), you will understand. They have a backlog of people waiting to get in. Most of those people wouldnt show if there were reservations and they were told about the wait.
Wouldn't they be told a time to come when there would be no wait, whereas after waiting they won't come again knowing they have to wait?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on May 22, 2013, 01:15:13 AM
just went back to solo the other day, the only things worth going back for were tuna tartar and short ribs (both were amazing)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on May 22, 2013, 01:35:29 AM
Wouldn't they be told a time to come when there would be no wait, whereas after waiting they won't come again knowing they have to wait?

That system works if they work exclusively on reservations. Pardes does that and even there sometimes you have to wait a while.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 22, 2013, 06:29:18 AM
99% of restaurants have a res system, so it seems to work...

Anyone ever ask them what's the deal?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 22, 2013, 07:04:22 AM
That system works if they work exclusively on reservations. Pardes does that and even there sometimes you have to wait a while.
What would it make a difference if it works exclusively on reservations or not? So long as reservations are honored before walked in, seems to work fine to me
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jj1000 on May 22, 2013, 07:13:42 AM
What would it make a difference if it works exclusively on reservations or not? So long as reservations are honored before walked in, seems to work fine to me
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/09/dining/09reservations.html?pagewanted=all
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on May 22, 2013, 08:12:02 AM
nice to hear such nice things about noi due. I must try them now that they are under the ok
and I also have has nothing but pleasant experiences at Abigael's
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 22, 2013, 08:16:12 AM
nice to hear such nice things about noi due. I must try them now that they are under the ok
Don't miss the fried macaroni balls :D
Unbelievable.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on May 22, 2013, 09:16:33 AM

What would it make a difference if it works exclusively on reservations or not? So long as reservations are honored before walked in, seems to work fine to me

Let's say they take both reservations and walk ins. You had a reservation. Someone else walks in right before you, and they give away your table. Not going to work. Unless the other guy is not given a table. Obviously if the place is never at capacity it is not an issue.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 22, 2013, 09:19:09 AM
Let's say they take both reservations and walk ins. You had a reservation. Someone else walks in right before you, and they give away your table. Not going to work. Unless the other guy is not given a table. Obviously if the place is never at capacity it is not an issue.
Right, that's not supposed to happen. Definitely won't happen at any upstanding restaurant
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on May 22, 2013, 09:25:22 AM

Right, that's not supposed to happen. Definitely won't happen at any upstanding restaurant

The point is, if they treat walk ins the same, the system breaks down. Obviously if someone walks in and there are available tables that haven't been reserved, they will let you sit.

I have seen places that are very synchronized as far as their reservations, and they won't give you a table even of you call in advance because they are full. Most kosher places in NYC are not like that, but then again, they don't have to be because they're typically not full every night, night after night.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on May 22, 2013, 12:21:53 PM
Any reviews on "The J Soho"? ( formerly Jezebel)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: David B on May 22, 2013, 08:04:47 PM
+1 on Noi Due - food is really quite good.

Thanks for all the suggestions - much appreciated.

What about Pardes?  Any thoughts on it?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jj1000 on May 22, 2013, 08:09:22 PM
+1 on Noi Due - food is really quite good.

Thanks for all the suggestions - much appreciated.

What about Pardes?  Any thoughts on it?
Unique. personally I love it. Menu changes though...

ETA- I had ox heart, unreal amazing, most flavorful meat I have ever tasted.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on May 22, 2013, 08:39:07 PM
Unique. personally I love it. Menu changes though...
Still never ate there. A friend owes me a meal and still waiting for him to take me there.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on May 22, 2013, 08:44:57 PM
+1 on Noi Due - food is really quite good.

Thanks for all the suggestions - much appreciated.

What about Pardes?  Any thoughts on it?

Best meat kosher restaurant in NYC. Make sure you make your reservation beforehand though as they're strict about that. And be adventurous in what you order, that's the fun of the place.

The menu does change, buy pretty much any version of the BLT or the Chicken/Duck + Waffles will be amazing.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 22, 2013, 10:15:00 PM
Beef pizza is really great as well!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mutty on May 22, 2013, 10:28:20 PM
Very good food. The menu does constantly change. One thing. Make a reservation early - like in the morning for the evening. Hard to get.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: far rockaway on May 23, 2013, 11:05:09 AM
Need to take out a couple of coworkers to a nice dinner in midtown. I am a big steak guy and they love to drink :(.

Wolf and Lamb is too loud.

I narrowed it down to Le Marais (not fancy enough?), Abigaels and Solo. Where should I go?

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on May 23, 2013, 11:12:33 AM
Need to take out a couple of coworkers to a nice dinner in midtown. I am a big steak guy and they love to drink :( .

Wolf and Lamb is too loud.

I narrowed it down to Le Marais (not fancy enough?), Abigaels and Solo. Where should I go?
I think Le Marais is fine.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 23, 2013, 11:22:11 AM
If you don't order the college student package Le Marais is quite nice and expensive.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jj1000 on May 23, 2013, 11:23:19 AM
I think Le Marais is fine.
If you are able to be seated upstairs its fancier and nicer IMO.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on May 23, 2013, 03:45:54 PM
Need to take out a couple of coworkers to a nice dinner in midtown. I am a big steak guy and they love to drink :(.

Wolf and Lamb is too loud.

I narrowed it down to Le Marais (not fancy enough?), Abigaels and Solo. Where should I go?

If Wolf and Lamb is too loud for you I don't know if Le Marais is the best option for you. (Noise Wise)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on May 23, 2013, 04:00:31 PM
Need to take out a couple of coworkers to a nice dinner in midtown. I am a big steak guy and they love to drink :(.

Wolf and Lamb is too loud.

I narrowed it down to Le Marais (not fancy enough?), Abigaels and Solo. Where should I go?

nothing like le marais, try and sit upstairs
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on May 24, 2013, 05:56:08 PM
From great kosher restaurants
We just got a call from the owner of Solo, 
notifying us that the the midtown restaurant in
the Sony Building will be turning dairy this Sunday,
under the new name: Solo Dairy Italian Kitchen.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on May 24, 2013, 06:15:05 PM
Suggestions for a date night with the Mrs on Sunday night? Preferably fleishig, doesn't have to be super fancy.
Been to Le Marias, Abigails, Wolf and Lamb plenty of times....looking for something new.
Anyone been to the new J Soho (formerly Jezebel)? ABC (or is this too casual)...Any other thoughts/suggestions?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on May 24, 2013, 07:32:49 PM
Suggestions for a date night with the Mrs on Sunday night? Preferably fleishig, doesn't have to be super fancy.
Been to Le Marias, Abigails, Wolf and Lamb plenty of times....looking for something new.
Anyone been to the new J Soho (formerly Jezebel)? ABC (or is this too casual)...Any other thoughts/suggestions?
Try tevere its awesome
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on May 26, 2013, 11:06:49 AM
From great kosher restaurants
We just got a call from the owner of Solo,
notifying us that the the midtown restaurant in
the Sony Building will be turning dairy this Sunday,
under the new name: Solo Dairy Italian Kitchen.

http://solo.primehospitalityny.com/solo.pdf
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: David B on May 26, 2013, 11:34:09 AM
Suggestions for a date night with the Mrs on Sunday night? Preferably fleishig, doesn't have to be super fancy.
Been to Le Marias, Abigails, Wolf and Lamb plenty of times....looking for something new.
Anyone been to the new J Soho (formerly Jezebel)? ABC (or is this too casual)...Any other thoughts/suggestions?

Personally?  One can never eat at Le Marais too many times..... :) And I don't even look at the menu any more, the Hangar Steak is just to good.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on May 27, 2013, 06:30:52 PM
Will be at tevere tonight. Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on May 27, 2013, 06:42:09 PM
Ended up trying J Soho.  Was impressed with the food.  Very fresh. A bit pricey (but hey thats NYC!).  They forgot about our dessert order and we waited 20 minutes.  One of the servers came upto us and asked if we were waiting for anything...and waited another 10-15 minutes for our dessert.  There was a large family (12 people) at the tables next to us which seemed to be related to a worker and their food was delivered very speedily.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Squasher on May 27, 2013, 08:04:43 PM
Went to Prime at the Bentley.
Ambiance: A
Food: B+ (sushi, 2x steaks, kobe sliders, triple chocolate cake)
Service: F!!
1. They were out of many of the popular dishes - Ribs, reserve steak, black and white cake, etc.
2. Waiter was having numerous conversations while taking our orders.
3. T to water being placed on our table 30 minutes.
4. T to have bread placed on our table 40 minutes.
5. Our glasses were empty for at least 15 minutes before we had ask for refills - at least twice.
6. I had to ask for a drinks menu. Waiter never returned to find out what drinks I wanted.
7. Steaks delivered without steak knives.
8. Requested steak medium. Came pretty rare (my wife is pregnant so we sent it back). Upon return, steak knife was missing again. Waiter had already run away, so had to wait to ask for another.
9. Dessert came with a dirty fork.
10. I don't think service once without having to ask, the entire evening.
etc. etc. The staff were friendly but COMPLETELY unattentive and distracted.
It may just have been one of those nights, but seriously...!!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on May 27, 2013, 08:07:21 PM
Went to Prime at the Bentley.
Ambiance: A
Food: B+ (sushi, 2x steaks, kobe sliders, triple chocolate cake)
Service: F!!
1. They were out of many of the popular dishes - Ribs, reserve steak, black and white cake, etc.
2. Waiter was having numerous conversations while taking our orders.
3. T to water being placed on our table 30 minutes.
4. T to have bread placed on our table 40 minutes.
5. Our glasses were empty for at least 15 minutes before we had ask for refills - at least twice.
6. I had to ask for a drinks menu. Waiter never returned to find out what drinks I wanted.
7. Steaks delivered without steak knives.
8. Requested steak medium. Came pretty rare (my wife is pregnant so we sent it back). Upon return, steak knife was missing again. Waiter had already run away, so had to wait to ask for another.
9. Dessert came with a dirty fork.
10. I don't think service once without having to ask, the entire evening.
etc. etc. The staff were friendly but COMPLETELY unattentive and distracted.
It may just have been one of those nights, but seriously...!!

When did you go? I am glad I chose NOT to try it! Too many bad service reviews!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: David B on May 27, 2013, 08:42:06 PM
What was the name of the restaurant that was the reincarnation (no pun intended) of Le Carne Grill?  I think it was in Queens?  Anyone get there before it closed?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on May 27, 2013, 09:10:15 PM
Went to the Dairy reincarnation of Solo last night but once the waiter came by and told us that most of the menu was unavailable we got up and left

We ended up at Prime at the Bentley and had our usual experience there. Great views, Average ambiance and food and almost non-existent service. I think that its the kinda place that you go to once for the experience.

The new Prime Grill can't open sooner.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on May 27, 2013, 09:20:59 PM
Prime at the Bentley, Average ambiance and food and almost non-existent service. I think that its the kinda place that you go to once for the experience.
+1 to this whole statement, but not as bad as three previous review
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: muttman on May 28, 2013, 12:13:47 AM
That makes mikes bistro the only kosher place on savored?

Has anyone recently made a reservation with savored at Mikes Bistro?

I just tried using Dans Link and it seems the only time ever available is 5:30?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on May 28, 2013, 12:14:17 AM
Has anyone recently made a reservation with savored at Mikes Bistro?

I just tried using Dans Link and it seems the only time ever available is 5:30?
always been like that
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2013, 08:53:46 AM
always been like that
I showed up at 6:15 and still got the discount.
Note on Sunday they have later reservations.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on May 28, 2013, 10:14:03 AM
whats the best place to go to next sunday for our anniversary.
been to mikes already and abigaels.
something along those lines?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: george on May 28, 2013, 10:18:15 AM
Le Marais is great but you'll be seated mere inches from another couple in all likelihood.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: David B on May 28, 2013, 10:19:10 AM
I showed up at 6:15 and still got the discount.
Note on Sunday they have later reservations.

But make sure to call them on the way and let them know you're stuck in traffic  :)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: David B on May 28, 2013, 10:19:43 AM
Le Marais is great but you'll be seated mere inches from another couple in all likelihood.

And sometimes you can hear some wonderfully entertaining conversations....
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2013, 10:19:57 AM
Le Marais is great of course.

We enjoyed PrimeKo and had good service but others have had bad service there.  The steaks there aren't great but the Japanese dishes were delicious.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: bem684 on May 28, 2013, 11:59:52 AM
I recently went to Ladino with my wife and we loved it.  A little crowded though.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DP7 on May 28, 2013, 12:28:02 PM


We ended up at Prime at the Bentley and had our usual experience there. Great views, Average ambiance and food and almost non-existent service. I think that its the kinda place that you go to once for the experience.


Had no issues with service at prime at the Bentley when I went.... It was rather empty though.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on May 28, 2013, 01:18:31 PM
Le Marais is great of course.

We enjoyed PrimeKo and had good service but others have had bad service there.  The steaks there aren't great but the Japanese dishes were delicious.

+1

I sent back my steak and they were none too pleased about it. All the other dishes were great.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on May 28, 2013, 01:31:15 PM
my wife doesnt like le marais
is tevere 84 any good?
is it worth risking Prime Bentley
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2013, 01:33:30 PM
+1

I sent back my steak and they were none too pleased about it. All the other dishes were great.
I have heard the same from others as well, seems like it's best to avoid the steak and enjoy the other fun dishes which are very good.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on May 28, 2013, 01:33:58 PM
I have heard the same from others as well, seems like it's best to avoid the steak.
I spent forever waiting there. Couldn't wait to leave
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2013, 01:38:14 PM
I spent forever waiting there. Couldn't wait to leave
Hence:
We enjoyed PrimeKo and had good service but others have had bad service there.
We actually had really good service, so it's definitely YMMV.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on May 28, 2013, 02:07:51 PM
Hence:We actually had really good service, so it's definitely YMMV.

me and my friends have a strict policy with prime ko, appetizers only.. their mains arent great. we just order a ton of appetizers and were fine.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on May 28, 2013, 02:08:38 PM
my wife doesnt like le marais
is tevere 84 any good?
is it worth risking Prime Bentley

tevere is awesome, i hate veal but i will only eat it there.. their salad is amazing too
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on May 28, 2013, 02:13:14 PM
so it seems the high end $$$ restaurants in the city are limited
basically there is
Mikes
Prime KO
Prime Bentley
Abigaels
Tevere
am i missing any
and out of these Prime KO and Bentley have problems with service and even the food
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on May 28, 2013, 02:14:33 PM
J SoHo
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2013, 02:18:18 PM
so it seems the high end $$$ restaurants in the city are limited
basically there is
Mikes
Prime KO
Prime Bentley
Abigaels
Tevere
am i missing any
and out of these Prime KO and Bentley have problems with service and even the food
I had major problems with food and service at Abigael's.
I'd give the nod to Le Marais any day over them.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on May 28, 2013, 02:20:46 PM
me and my friends have a strict policy with prime ko, appetizers only.. their mains arent great. we just order a ton of appetizers and were fine.

Agreed.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on May 28, 2013, 02:25:55 PM
I had major problems with food and service at Abigael's.
I'd give the nod to Le Marais any day over them.

when in doubt its always le marais
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 28, 2013, 02:33:26 PM
I wonder if we can make a poll of people honest opinions of Abigaels vs Le Marais, In the Non ddf world I think Abigaels is considered at least as good as Le Marais imo
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2013, 02:33:52 PM
I wonder if we can make a poll of people honest opinions of Abigaels vs Le Marais, In the Non ddf world I think Abigaels is considered at least as good as Le Marais imo
Go for it in JS.
I think it was the NYT that compared LM and TPG and they like LM and hated TPG.
Wheras TPG always had a better rep in the non-DDF world.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on May 28, 2013, 02:56:19 PM
Go for it in JS.
I think it was the NYT that compared LM and TPG and they like LM and hated TPG.
Wheras TPG always had a better rep in the non-DDF world.

TPG went downhill ever since they switched chefs. The original chef was Hok Chin and under him, the food was amazing. My first Delmonico there was an experience that hasn't been rivaled yet. Not even by subsequent Delmonicos.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2013, 02:57:01 PM
Fair enough.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on May 28, 2013, 03:23:04 PM
TPG went downhill ever since they switched chefs. The original chef was Hok Chin and under him, the food was amazing. My first Delmonico there was an experience that hasn't been rivaled yet. Not even by subsequent Delmonicos.
and the ribs? I never had them back then, but now imo its the best thing to get
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on May 28, 2013, 03:31:24 PM
and the ribs? I never had them back then, but now imo its the best thing to get

Wagyu ribs? Yes they were excellent. Does anyone know when they're scheduled to reopen?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on May 28, 2013, 03:40:55 PM
isnt TPG a different price level than le marais

also its been noted before that this forum is very pro le marais
 even adding le marais to the list is there any other restuarants that i left out at that price range with that good food
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on May 28, 2013, 04:26:35 PM
Wagyu ribs? Yes they were excellent. Does anyone know when they're scheduled to reopen?
hopefully in a few weeks
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: momo on May 28, 2013, 04:36:38 PM
I wonder if we can make a poll of people honest opinions of Abigaels vs Le Marais, In the Non ddf world I think Abigaels is considered at least as good as Le Marais imo
Actually just went to Abigails and was greatly disappointed. We were there with 10 people and a wide variety of food was ordered, and no one was thrilled with the food( besides for the fact that we waited well over an hour for our food). Personally i ordered the jack daniels steak and it came lukewarm and if i say that it was average i think i am being generous. I have been to le marais more times then i can count and i can remember 1 or 2 instances where i did not leave totally satisfied.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2013, 04:40:17 PM
Actually just went to Abigails and was greatly disappointed. We were there with 10 people and a wide variety of food was ordered, and no one was thrilled with the food( besides for the fact that we waited well over an hour for our food). Personally i ordered the jack daniels steak and it came lukewarm and if i say that it was average i think i am being generous. I have been to le marais more times then i can count and i can remember 1 or 2 instances where i did not leave totally satisfied.
Bingo.
I got still frozen egg rolls, a cold burger, and waited well over an hour.
Between that and the 80s decor I'm plain mystified.

Even if my first time was a one-off, I've been to LM probably 20 times and I've never been disappointed there.  It may not be that exciting anymore but it's never bad.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 28, 2013, 04:57:23 PM
I think the LM atmosphere makes the food better even if it isn't that good. I've been there about 8 times and was pretty disappointed the last time I was there. Wait time for 10 ppl would prob be pretty close to that in many restaurants - I don't remember ever not waiting a while at Mike's..
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2013, 05:07:21 PM
I don't remember ever not waiting a while at Mike's..
We had a 6 person mini-DO and were fed and out the door with the hour at Mikes a few weeks ago.
I know you're talking to momo but at Abigaels I was with 4 people.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on May 28, 2013, 05:34:04 PM
I think the LM atmosphere makes the food better even if it isn't that good. I've been there about 8 times and was pretty disappointed the last time I was there. Wait time for 10 ppl would prob be pretty close to that in many restaurants - I don't remember ever not waiting a while at Mike's..

The atmosphere of LM makes the food better?  :o

I personally cannot stand the ambience of LM... seems like a cattle car.

Granted, the upstairs is a tad better, but still cannot be ranked as even close to the top restaurants in ambiance.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on May 28, 2013, 05:35:03 PM
And I was there for my wife's birthday with reservations and had to wait 25min to be seated at Mike's. Restaurants are very YMMV
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2013, 05:35:49 PM
Restaurants are very YMMV
Without a doubt.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2013, 05:36:17 PM
The atmosphere of LM makes the food better?  :o
The place feels classy. Abigael's does not.
/.02
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on May 28, 2013, 05:37:46 PM
We had a 6 person mini-DO and were fed and out the door with the hour at Mikes a few weeks ago.
I know you're talking to momo but at Abigaels I was with 4 people.

I take co-workers to Wolf & Lamb and LM for business meetings during lunch time. They are far more impressed with the service at LM.  Last time I took a co-worker to W&L, they messed up everything he ordered.  I stick to LM but sometimes it gets a bit crowded.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2013, 05:39:57 PM
LM is very consistent IME, and that is a rare thing in the restaurant world.
Gives them extra points in my book.
Though I still maintain that their pepper steak, fries, salad, topped off with hot choc cake/ice cream make for a top-notch meal.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on May 28, 2013, 05:40:36 PM
The place feels classy. Abigael's does not.
/.02

I'll take the 80s decor of Abigaels over the "sit-on-top-of-me-and-listen-to-my-convo-during-my-anniversary/birthday" LM any day of the week.

To each their own, I guess.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: momo on May 28, 2013, 05:40:47 PM
I should probably clarify i waited over an hour from when i ordered my food.I would say that i have been to LM prob 30+ times and have been to Abigails maybe 5. None of my 5 times in Abigails was i very happy with the overall product. Granted that LM is loud, but the service, and to me more importantly the food is hands down much better IMHO.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on May 28, 2013, 06:21:05 PM
The atmosphere of LM makes the food better?  :o

I personally cannot stand the ambience of LM... seems like a cattle car.

Granted, the upstairs is a tad better, but still cannot be ranked as even close to the top restaurants in ambiance.
I agree ambiance is not great, but food is amazing.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on May 28, 2013, 06:22:29 PM
I love both restaurants. Never had any issue at Abigails.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on May 28, 2013, 06:26:45 PM
LM is very consistent IME, and that is a rare thing in the restaurant world.
Gives them extra points in my book.
Though I still maintain that their pepper steak, fries, salad, topped off with hot choc cake/ice cream make for a top-notch meal.

i hated when they got rid of the peanut butter dome it was the perfect compliment to the meal, they finally brough it back a couple of years ago. The ambiance does stink but as long as your upstairs its fine.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: SavingsBigtime on May 28, 2013, 09:19:44 PM
Was at Lm today for lunch, great restaurant just on the soda they got to get a little classier on it , they open a big bottle and give u a glass , not a can or small bottle
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: SavingsBigtime on May 28, 2013, 09:21:31 PM
But still better then prime at the Bentley were they give what feels like a 6 oz glass full with ice and fountain soda for $6
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on May 29, 2013, 09:40:00 AM
so im getting the feeling that i should not go to the bentley for my anniversary dinner unless i dont mind bad service
does everyone agree that the food is good at least?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on May 29, 2013, 09:51:45 AM
so im getting the feeling that i should not go to the bentley for my anniversary dinner unless i dont mind bad service
does everyone agree that the food is good OK at least?
FTFY
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on May 29, 2013, 09:54:00 AM
FTFY
but the ambiance is great, right?

what should we order if we end up there and what area should i ask to be seated at?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on May 29, 2013, 09:55:20 AM
but the ambiance is great, right?

what should we order if we end up there and what area should i ask to be seated at?
Ask to be seated upstairs. Don't remember the menu but there is not a lot of choice
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on May 29, 2013, 10:06:04 AM
Prime Grill is re-opening on June 4th
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DP7 on May 29, 2013, 10:22:11 AM

Prime Grill is re-opening on June 4th

Nice!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on May 29, 2013, 10:38:13 AM
Prime Grill is re-opening on June 4th

Finally!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: SavingsBigtime on May 29, 2013, 10:47:09 AM
Prime Grill is re-opening on June 4th
were are u getting ur info from? there's no mention of that on there website.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on May 29, 2013, 10:53:27 AM
http://yeahthatskosher.com/2013/05/prime-grill-reopening-in-new-location-june-4th/
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: SavingsBigtime on May 29, 2013, 01:37:19 PM
Thanks , looking forward
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on May 29, 2013, 01:56:53 PM
so my wife and i decided to pick a restuarant out of a hat to deceide where to go for our anniversary
which restuarants should we put into the hat?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on May 29, 2013, 02:00:25 PM
so my wife and i decided to pick a restuarant out of a hat to deceide where to go for our anniversary
which restuarants should we put into the hat?

ETC, Mikes, PG (if after 6/4), and... Schnitzel Express.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on May 29, 2013, 02:01:21 PM
ETC, Mikes, PG (if after 6/4), and... Schnitzel Express.
ALOL. Although it is good food!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on May 29, 2013, 02:05:27 PM
we have been to mikes; want to keep it in the 5 boros
was thinking of
Bentley
Pardes
tevere
any other suggestions

anyone been to chagall in park slope
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: SavingsBigtime on May 29, 2013, 02:22:00 PM
was never there , the food is supposed to be good but interesting
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on May 29, 2013, 02:23:55 PM
we have been to mikes; want to keep it in the 5 boros
was thinking of
Bentley
Pardes
tevere
any other suggestions

anyone been to chagall in park slope
I have been there, food was ok nothing special. Very small place.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on May 29, 2013, 02:37:48 PM
we have been to mikes; want to keep it in the 5 boros


Your loss.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on May 29, 2013, 02:38:58 PM
Your loss.
I have got to try ETC just based on how much you rave about it.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on May 29, 2013, 02:44:27 PM
I have got to try ETC just based on how much you rave about it.

Aside from their desserts, which can be hit or miss (when they hit, they HIT, and when they miss, they MISS), their food is verrry good. Only had good experiences.

If you go, try one of the tasting menus.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on May 29, 2013, 02:55:46 PM
Your loss.
is there anywhere else in the 5 boros that is worth adding to the list
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on May 29, 2013, 03:10:28 PM
Aside from their desserts, which can be hit or miss (when they hit, they HIT, and when they miss, they MISS), their food is verrry good. Only had good experiences.

If you go, try one of the tasting menus.
Ill definitely try it out.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on May 29, 2013, 08:47:04 PM
Wolf and Lamb continues to impress me.

Just had their Philly Steak sandwich, and it was hands down the best Philly Steak sandwich I've ever eaten.

Add that to the W&L Burger and you've got some real standouts.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on May 29, 2013, 09:57:57 PM
ETC, Mikes, PG (if after 6/4), and... Schnitzel Express.
went to this place was great food but a bit pricey. Also great ambiance. http://m.greatkosherrestaurants.com/restaurant-detail.php?id=522
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on May 29, 2013, 09:58:58 PM
I have got to try ETC just based on how much you rave about it.

+1...Once you try ETC, you won't want to return to NoBo across the street!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on May 30, 2013, 02:49:19 PM
Prime Grill is re-opening on June 4th
don't rely on it
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on May 30, 2013, 02:51:17 PM
+1...Once you try ETC, you won't want to return to NoBo across the street!
Like I mentioned before I never ate it ETC, but I liked Nobo when I went. Dessert was delicious there.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: 972sg212 on May 30, 2013, 03:02:44 PM
Aside from their desserts, which can be hit or miss (when they hit, they HIT, and when they miss, they MISS), their food is verrry good. Only had good experiences.

If you go, try one of the tasting menus.

+1 on ETC
A short While back they took on an in-house pastry chef
IMHO the desserts have improved drastically
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on May 30, 2013, 03:11:02 PM
+1 on ETC
A short While back they took on an in-house pastry chef
IMHO the desserts have improved drastically

Welcome news.

Do you know when that was?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 05, 2013, 10:45:00 AM
This might be the perfect forum for my question. Im going to a work dinner and they are ordering from Le Marais for me.

Can anyone recommend any standout appetizers?

Has anyone tried the Prime Rib or La Suprise?


Thanks.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on June 05, 2013, 10:48:06 AM
la surprise is great
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: bem684 on June 05, 2013, 11:01:55 AM
Prime Rib was very disappointing to me...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on June 05, 2013, 11:55:54 AM
My FIL went to the new Solo Dairy Restaurant. He said it was amazing, but very expensive.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AFM on June 05, 2013, 12:18:38 PM
This might be the perfect forum for my question. Im going to a work dinner and they are ordering from Le Marais for me.

Can anyone recommend any standout appetizers?

Has anyone tried the Prime Rib or La Suprise?


Thanks.
Get the Beef jerkey and the La Suprise is good but no comparison to the Hanger steak.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AFM on June 05, 2013, 12:19:21 PM
My FIL went to the new Solo Dairy Restaurant. He said it was amazing, but very expensive.
When did they switch over to dairy?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on June 05, 2013, 12:20:10 PM
Get the Beef jerkey and the La Suprise is good but no comparison to the Hanger steak.
My favorite dish there is the Tournedos steak.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AFM on June 05, 2013, 12:24:10 PM
Personally?  One can never eat at Le Marais too many times..... :) And I don't even look at the menu any more, the Hangar Steak is just to good.
+100
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on June 05, 2013, 07:17:34 PM
Get the Beef jerkey and the La Suprise is good but no comparison to the Hanger steak.

the mergez is pretty good too, that pepper crusted hanger is another level.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on June 05, 2013, 07:44:57 PM
I always get the Pepper steak at LM.  Call me crazy but I love it.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: momo on June 05, 2013, 08:03:47 PM
my fave is the prime rib for 2(which i begrudgingly share with my wife) ;)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AFM on June 05, 2013, 08:04:58 PM
I always get the Pepper steak at LM.  Call me crazy but I love it.
Ive never had it, i guess ill have to try it sometime but every time im there i go for what i know.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on June 05, 2013, 08:06:15 PM
Ive never had it, i guess ill have to try it sometime but every time im there i go for what i know.
Same here :D
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on June 05, 2013, 10:03:49 PM

When did they switch over to dairy?

Just now. Not sure the exact date, definitely within the month.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on June 05, 2013, 10:06:15 PM
Just now. Not sure the exact date, definitely within the month.
last monday
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dave321 on June 06, 2013, 12:08:44 AM
I always get the Pepper steak at LM.  Call me crazy but I love it.

+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: whYME on June 06, 2013, 12:56:56 AM
I always get the Pepper steak at LM.  Call me crazy but I love it.
+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on June 06, 2013, 06:13:06 AM
they serve chinese dishes?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Emkay on June 06, 2013, 06:56:55 AM
I always get the Pepper steak at LM.  Call me crazy but I love it.
I have been there well over 20 times and have tried almost everything on the menu, and my sane opinion is that the best dish in Lm (and quite possibly manhatten) is the braised lamb shank.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on June 06, 2013, 08:45:26 AM
they serve chinese dishes?
not that kind of pepper steak. A steak crusted in Perley
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on June 06, 2013, 09:04:14 AM
you mean steak au poivre?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: bem684 on June 06, 2013, 09:07:53 AM
you mean steak au poivre?

Maybe in France, frenchie!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on June 06, 2013, 09:10:19 AM
Maybe in France, frenchie!
ok, what about in the u.s.?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: bem684 on June 06, 2013, 09:11:54 AM
ok, what about in the u.s.?

Pepper Steak! (or pepper crusted steak, or peppered steak)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on June 06, 2013, 09:22:28 AM
Pepper Steak! (or pepper crusted steak, or peppered steak)
google pepper steak and tell me what shows up
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: bem684 on June 06, 2013, 09:29:59 AM
google pepper steak and tell me what shows up

Google is owned by the French Chefs' Mafia, it's biased! :)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on June 06, 2013, 10:28:35 AM
If you go to LM and order a Pepper Steak I guarantee you they don't be bringing out some sad chinese dish :D
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on June 06, 2013, 11:33:15 AM
If you go to LM and order a Pepper Steak I guarantee you they don't be bringing out some sad chinese dish :D
hey, im sure theres a good pepper steak somewhere out there
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on June 06, 2013, 11:36:14 AM
hey, im sure theres a good pepper steak somewhere out there
My wife makes a mean one
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on June 06, 2013, 07:05:57 PM
Is kosher corner in queens closed?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on June 07, 2013, 02:29:36 AM
Is kosher corner in queens closed?
yes
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on June 07, 2013, 08:58:02 AM
yes
BD"E
Cafe Elite put them out of business?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DP7 on June 07, 2013, 09:28:54 AM

BD"E
Cafe Elite put them out of business?

Probably La Bella.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: springles on June 11, 2013, 12:55:23 PM
prime grill reopens today in new location. 25 W 56th St
Anyone who goes let us know how it is, its supposed to be a much expanded menu (possibly to include some of Solo's dishes)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 12, 2013, 01:53:27 AM
prime grill reopens today in new location. 25 W 56th St
Anyone who goes let us know how it is, its supposed to be a much expanded menu (possibly to include some of Solo's dishes)
PG always had a larger menu than Solo.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 12, 2013, 11:32:19 AM
+1 on ETC
A short While back they took on an in-house pastry chef
IMHO the desserts have improved drastically

I went last night. I really enjoyed the appetizer and main (hanger steak with a wild cherry sauce), but I was not a fan of the dessert at all.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: springles on June 12, 2013, 11:43:35 AM
PG always had a larger menu than Solo.
yes, but now it should be even larger as supposedly they were adding solo dishes to the PG menu in addition to their regular menu.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: citiguy on June 12, 2013, 12:34:19 PM
is the new Solo any good?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on June 12, 2013, 12:35:03 PM
I went last night. I really enjoyed the appetizer and main (hanger steak with a wild cherry sauce), but I was not a fan of the dessert at all.

Yeah, my thoughts exactly. Maybe the new pastry chef hasn't started yet?

How do you think it compares to the NYC restaurants?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 12, 2013, 12:42:10 PM
Yeah, my thoughts exactly. Maybe the new pastry chef hasn't started yet?

How do you think it compares to the NYC restaurants?

I think the steak can at least parallel an NYC steak, it might even be better.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on June 13, 2013, 07:51:20 PM
Went to the new Prime Grill tonight. Its absolutely beautiful and ranks among the nicest Kosher Restaurants that I've ever been to. Probably double the size of the old ones.

Menu has been expanded and has the old favorites as well. Food was the usual good though I wasn't feeling so great so didn't eat much.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2013, 07:52:03 PM
What did you order?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on June 13, 2013, 08:15:25 PM
What did you order?

Reserve Cut and a few appetizers

 
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on June 16, 2013, 10:48:43 PM
Just got home from ETC Steakhouse.  Ordered the rack of ribs which is REALLY 2 large racks of ribs.  Very juicy and filling!  I brought home half of it for tomorrow's dinner.  Dessert tonight was a big hit!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AFM on June 18, 2013, 02:21:43 PM
Pizza Da Solo is good....
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 18, 2013, 02:23:40 PM
Just got home from ETC Steakhouse.  Ordered the rack of ribs which is REALLY 2 large racks of ribs.  Very juicy and filling!  I brought home half of it for tomorrow's dinner.  Dessert tonight was a big hit!

What was the dessert?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Solomon on June 18, 2013, 07:15:40 PM
So I have my anniversary coming up this week and was thinking of going to the Bentley,
I read over here alot of mixed reviews,
So has anybody been there lately? and if yes would u recommend me going? And what would u recommend ordering ?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AFM on June 18, 2013, 07:23:46 PM
I've never been and that's because I've heard bad things.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on June 18, 2013, 10:31:23 PM
What was the dessert?

Chocolate Truffle Cake
caramel popcorn, chocolate mousse
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on June 23, 2013, 02:25:12 PM
my parents are going to Abigaels with another couple as well.
what should they all order? what is the best food on the menu?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DH Data Recovery on June 23, 2013, 03:55:23 PM
the brisket eggrolls (or something like that) is a pretty good appetizer
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on June 23, 2013, 03:58:01 PM
Sure...as long as they don't serve them still frozen in the middle :P

#ThereAreBetterPlaces
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jj1000 on June 23, 2013, 06:29:33 PM
my parents are going to Abigaels with another couple as well.
what should they all order? what is the best food on the menu?
For atarters, I liked the Korean spare ribs and duck apple salad.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AFM on June 24, 2013, 12:11:06 AM
Order a cab to Le merais
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AFM on June 24, 2013, 03:01:13 PM
Hey,

Has anyone ever been to T Fusion in Brooklyn?

If so, good? what to order?

Thanks
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on June 24, 2013, 03:04:57 PM
Hey,

Has anyone ever been to T Fusion in Brooklyn?

If so, good? what to order?

Thanks

Search this thread:

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=213.0
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on June 25, 2013, 12:04:44 AM
Hey,

Has anyone ever been to T Fusion in Brooklyn?

If so, good? what to order?

Thanks

The relevant bits:

I happen to be a fan of T-Fusion... their buffalo chicken crisps are one of my top 3 appies, period.

An opinion which I second. You don't need order anything else...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mutty on June 25, 2013, 07:02:53 PM
T fusion was very good.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: youG on June 25, 2013, 11:41:44 PM
-The Bentley has really good sliders.
- in Abigaels don't think you can go wrong with the popcorn chicken app. And last time I was there they had a special prime rib slider which was really good!

- in la Merais I discovered the chicken salad is really really good! And filling.

- went to Jsoho the other week. Really unimpressed with the service ( waited 25 min. For table that was reserved. Waiter didn't know soups or specials. Spilled soup as was getting to table and still brought it dripping off the side! Very slow service¡!!) But food was pretty solid.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 25, 2013, 11:59:29 PM
-The Bentley has really good sliders.
- in Abigaels don't think you can go wrong with the popcorn chicken app. And last time I was there they had a special prime rib slider which was really good!

- in la Merais I discovered the chicken salad is really really good! And filling.

- went to Jsoho the other week. Really unimpressed with the service ( waited 25 min. For table that was reserved. Waiter didn't know soups or specials. Spilled soup as was getting to table and still brought it dripping off the side! Very slow service¡!!) But food was pretty solid.
Recommendations? Going tomorrow.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: youG on June 26, 2013, 01:35:42 AM
Make sure you have time cuz the pol next to us said they waited 35 minutes in the lounge for their table. I got the burger and peppercorn steak both were great. However the outside of the steak which I ordered medium was bit dry and crunchy but they claim its the pepper that gets like that even if its rare.
I got soup that was nothing special.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 26, 2013, 09:33:24 AM
There is a new kosher meat food truck in midtown:

http://grillonwheelsnyc.com/?page_id=329
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: esther gee on June 26, 2013, 09:39:48 AM
I would like to find the time one of these days and Wiki this thread but I just want to confirm the order I am going to do this in-
Divide by Neighborhoods, Name of Restaurant, Dairy/Meat, Price Range
How does that sound?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 26, 2013, 10:42:55 AM
There is a new kosher meat food truck in midtown:

http://grillonwheelsnyc.com/?page_id=329
Where is it?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 26, 2013, 12:27:49 PM
Where is it?

Seems like they are typically stationed on 46th bw 5th and 6th - down the block from Kosher Deluxe. Since it is a food truck, who knows if they will stay there forever.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Moishebatchy on July 05, 2013, 09:06:41 AM
Any place to get a kosher smoothie or milkshake near NYU Medical Center (1st Ave. and 30-34th streets)? Or near Herald Square (Broadway and 34th)?

Failing that... any light breakfast food?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mutty on July 05, 2013, 09:59:58 AM
Any place to get a kosher smoothie or milkshake near NYU Medical Center (1st Ave. and 30-34th streets)? Or near Herald Square (Broadway and 34th)?

Failing that... any light breakfast food?
I don't know how far you want to go but I've been to Tiberias on 34th between Madison and Park. Pretty good. Not too far from the hospital.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Moishebatchy on July 05, 2013, 10:19:30 AM
I don't know how far you want to go but I've been to Tiberias on 34th between Madison and Park. Pretty good. Not too far from the hospital.

Thanks. By the time I get out of here, it may be time for lunch... >:(
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on July 24, 2013, 07:59:11 PM
Had another great meal at the new Prime Grill

Much larger establishment but they have kept the service level very high
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on July 24, 2013, 08:09:47 PM
Had another great meal at the new Prime Grill

Much larger establishment but they have kept the service level very high

What did you order?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on July 24, 2013, 08:11:14 PM
Had another great meal at the new Prime Grill

Much larger establishment but they have kept the service level very high
I was there when it opened and the service was awful and the food was very mediocre.
Hope it got a lot better as the place itself is very nice.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Homeandl on July 24, 2013, 08:50:13 PM
Anybody knows what's (if anything) kosher at The View at Marriott Times Square? It's such a nice revolving rooftop restaurant/lounge with breathtaking 360 view of Mahattan

You can always find in the lounge lots of Jewish couples, anybody knows what you can possibly order there for a relaxing night out
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on July 24, 2013, 09:36:36 PM
Anybody knows what's (if anything) kosher at The View at Marriott Times Square? It's such a nice revolving rooftop restaurant/lounge with breathtaking 360 view of Mahattan

You can always find in the lounge lots of Jewish couples, anybody knows what you can possibly order there for a relaxing night out

Coke, Sprite, Club Soda etc
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on July 24, 2013, 09:39:18 PM
Anybody knows what's (if anything) kosher at The View at Marriott Times Square? It's such a nice revolving rooftop restaurant/lounge with breathtaking 360 view of Mahattan

You can always find in the lounge lots of Jewish couples, anybody knows what you can possibly order there for a relaxing night out
I though you had to be shidduch dating to go there?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Homeandl on July 24, 2013, 09:39:41 PM
Coke, Sprite, Club Soda etc
So no food,
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Homeandl on July 24, 2013, 09:44:16 PM
I though you had to be shidduch dating to go there?
I've been there many times schmoozing up business associates or a night out in town, always seeing couples dating... Such a relaxing environment, dim lighting and revolving so slowly... Love that place
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on July 24, 2013, 10:27:43 PM
So no food,

No, sorry.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: SavingsBigtime on July 25, 2013, 12:20:22 AM
No food and there are better places for the view if that's what ur going for , yes it's interesting to be turning at around 1 mph but that's about it . And yes a lot of shidduch dates .
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on July 25, 2013, 04:07:55 AM
So no food,
im just curious, what did you have in mind?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ChAiM'l on July 25, 2013, 04:48:51 AM
im just curious, what did you have in mind?

Maybe french fries, 'coz it's only potatoes and oil, so what could possibly be wrong with that? #truestory
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on July 25, 2013, 08:44:08 AM
Maybe french fries, 'coz it's only potatoes and oil, so what could possibly be wrong with that? #truestory
There is actually a posek in Lakewood who matirs French fries from McDonalds
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: plainbachur on July 25, 2013, 01:49:09 PM
There is actually a posek in Lakewood who matirs French fries from McDonalds
I don't believe it who r.a.?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 25, 2013, 01:59:38 PM
Is there any cholov yisroel frozen yogurt in Manhattan?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: 972sg212 on July 25, 2013, 02:14:10 PM
Is there any cholov yisroel frozen yogurt in Manhattan?

IIRC no
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 28, 2013, 10:03:22 PM
I must say Prime Grill has excellent duck. Thumbs down on the Wagyu ribs.

IIRC no
There is a place called Off Wall Street in Union Square, but only 3-4 flavors are cholov yisroel.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: 972sg212 on July 28, 2013, 11:17:35 PM

There is a place called Off Wall Street in Union Square, but only 3-4 flavors are cholov yisroel.

Sorry not my side of town
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Chaikel on July 29, 2013, 10:11:19 AM
I don't believe it

+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on July 29, 2013, 11:11:19 AM
+1
To quote super flyer, I don't care
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 29, 2013, 11:44:08 AM
There is actually a posek in Lakewood who matirs French fries from McDonalds
http://www.jewishfederations.org/page.aspx?id=43340
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Blazer on August 05, 2013, 04:56:32 PM
Does anyone know any restaurant in Mnhattan that has a heimeshe hechser, I have to go with someone that only eats in restaurant that has Heimeshe hecsherim.
Thanks
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on August 05, 2013, 04:58:57 PM
Does anyone know any restaurant in Mnhattan that has a heimeshe hechser, I have to go with someone that only eats in restaurant that has Heimeshe hecsherim.
Thanks

Kosher Deluxe I believe has R'Gornish
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Blazer on August 05, 2013, 05:00:12 PM
I know about Kosher Delux anywhere more upscale
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 05, 2013, 11:06:07 PM
Does anyone know any restaurant in Mnhattan that has a heimeshe hechser, I have to go with someone that only eats in restaurant that has Heimeshe hecsherim.
Thanks
So is OU "heimish?"  I know there are a lot of "heimishe" people who work for OU...  Same goes for OK and Star-K.  Oh BTW, what is "heimish?" ::)  Can you define it, so that we can know what you're looking for?!

Kosher Deluxe I believe has R'Gornish
Actually I know "heimishe" Rabbonim (litvishe) in Flyatbush who won't eat Gornish's food (definitely not meat restaurant).  So @Blazer, that begs the question, who qualifies to be crowned with the title "heimish?"  Is Rabbi Gornish "heimish?!"
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on August 05, 2013, 11:10:06 PM
So is OU "heimish?"  I know there are a lot of "heimishe" people who work for OU...  Same goes for OK and Star-K.  Oh BTW, what is "heimish?" ::)  Can you define it, so that we can know what you're looking for?!
Actually I know "heimishe" Rabbonim (litvishe) in Flyatbush who won't eat Gornish's food (definitely not meat restaurant).  So @Blazer, that begs the question, who qualifies to be crowned with the title "heimish?"  Is Rabbi Gornish "heimish?!"

Sore point?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 05, 2013, 11:24:36 PM
Sore point?
Whats up with that sig' of yours?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: far rockaway on August 05, 2013, 11:33:03 PM
Kosher Deluxe I believe has R'Gornish

-1 they have R' Amr Roth. He gives the hechsher for many popular Boro park restaurants.
Moshe's falafel stand has the cluster rebbe hashgachah 😃
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 05, 2013, 11:36:15 PM
Moshe's falafel stand has the cluster rebbe hashgachah 😃
Very upscale!
(alol)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on August 05, 2013, 11:50:11 PM
Very upscale!
(alol)

+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on August 06, 2013, 01:13:57 AM
Whats up with that sig' of yours?

Gornisht.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 06, 2013, 06:49:45 AM
Gornisht.
I.e. you really are moving to Poland?! :o
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on August 06, 2013, 09:18:22 AM

I.e. you really are moving to Poland?! :o

Bought the castle next door to the count.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 06, 2013, 09:21:53 AM
Bought the castle next door to the count.
Ha ha, lol!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dave321 on August 06, 2013, 03:40:19 PM
Any nice restaurants on the west side highway? Preferably something overlooking the water.
TIA
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Achas Veachas on August 13, 2013, 02:20:21 PM
Any restaurant/recommendations for our Pakistani relatives (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18685.msg562270#msg562270) around midtown?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Achas Veachas on August 14, 2013, 02:14:32 PM
Any restaurant/recommendations for our Pakistani relatives (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18685.msg562270#msg562270) around midtown?
Bump.
Specifically around Grand Central station?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on August 14, 2013, 03:13:15 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/14/realestate/commercial/sony-seeks-to-evict-a-madison-avenue-pizzeria.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&pagewanted=all&adxnnlx=1376502392-XodOuxjAq0zVdVugZA+NPw
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Kvending on August 14, 2013, 07:57:50 PM
New restaurant on Lexington...   Grand Opening Today.

LA BROCHETTE STEAKHOUSE
340 Lexington Ave.

www.labrochetteny.com
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on August 15, 2013, 10:46:38 AM
New restaurant on Lexington...   Grand Opening Today.

LA BROCHETTE STEAKHOUSE
340 Lexington Ave.

www.labrochetteny.com

This is the one thats replacing La Carne?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on August 15, 2013, 12:29:19 PM
Gotta love it how the Kosher Restaurants have "Reviews" posted prior to opening

http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/la-brochette-new-york?filter_by_userid=True&select=gLUCBzKcgnM2WLvkQALPlA&userid=0qMGyoRAauPcWWx4J24Log#gLUCBzKcgnM2WLvkQALPlA
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on August 15, 2013, 12:58:47 PM
This is the one thats replacing La Carne?

Yes
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on August 15, 2013, 12:59:42 PM
Gotta love it how the Kosher Restaurants have "Reviews" posted prior to opening

http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/la-brochette-new-york?filter_by_userid=True&select=gLUCBzKcgnM2WLvkQALPlA&userid=0qMGyoRAauPcWWx4J24Log#gLUCBzKcgnM2WLvkQALPlA

Oh jews...
Before Bushkill Inn opened, they had a few reviews all with 5 stars on tripadvisor with names like "Moshe", "Rivky"...dead give a ways.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on August 15, 2013, 01:00:44 PM
Oh jews...
Before Bushkill Inn opened, they had a few reviews all with 5 stars on tripadvisor with names like "Moshe", "Rivky"...dead give a ways.

Which is why I never trust TripAdvisor.

There have been stories of hotels that offered discounts to guests at check-out for writing a nice review
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on August 15, 2013, 01:45:36 PM
Gotta love it how the Kosher Restaurants have "Reviews" posted prior to opening

http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/la-brochette-new-york?filter_by_userid=True&select=gLUCBzKcgnM2WLvkQALPlA&userid=0qMGyoRAauPcWWx4J24Log#gLUCBzKcgnM2WLvkQALPlA

Most of these places have private events before they open to the public (benefit of the doubt).
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on August 15, 2013, 07:06:59 PM
Which is why I never trust TripAdvisor.

There have been stories of hotels that offered discounts to guests at check-out for writing a nice review
so who do you trust?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on August 15, 2013, 08:08:00 PM
so who do you trust?

FT

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on August 16, 2013, 04:44:44 AM
FT


yeah, but i find thats more helpful when you already have a hotel youre thinking about and you want to see reviews, not as helpful when youre starting out looking for one
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: far rockaway on August 16, 2013, 08:01:11 AM
Any restaurant/recommendations for our Pakistani relatives (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18685.msg562270#msg562270) around midtown?

How about shalom Bombay or Colbeh? Never been to either.

Then again, than again, how about a good pastrami sandwich from Mendys. Eat like a New Yorker.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Achas Veachas on August 16, 2013, 08:04:57 AM
How about shalom Bombay...
You really wanna take a Pakistani to an Indian restaurant? :P
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on August 16, 2013, 10:11:00 AM
You really wanna take a Pakistani to an Indian restaurant? :P

:)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on August 19, 2013, 09:25:01 AM
what is the best food to order from deli kasbah
and does anyone have a good dvar torah for tonight for my free dessert
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on August 19, 2013, 11:19:41 AM
Pretty exciting new for those who work in Downtown Manhattan:

http://yeahthatskosher.com/2013/08/reserve-cut-new-kosher-steakhouse-to-open-near-wall-street/
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on August 22, 2013, 10:00:29 AM
Last night my wife and I went to Prime at the Bentley for her birthday. When we got there at 7, there were only a few people eating outside. We were asked if we wanted to sit inside or outside, we chose to sit outside. The weather was perfect, not too hot with a little breeze and the view of Manhattan and the Queensboro Bridge was pretty nice.

I'm not sure when all the people on DDF, who said the service was terrible, went, but the service for us was not a problem at all. The bread and water was brought within a minute of us sitting down and the waiter was very knowledgable and attentive.

We shared the veal slider appeteizer ($20), which was a special and not on the menu, and came with 3 very juicy delicous sliders. For our mains, my wife got the Lamb Burger ($27) which came with a side of fries. It was a 12 oz. burger which was a nice size portion and luckily for me she wasn't able to finish the whole thing  ;D. I got the rack of ribs ($36) which also came with a side of fries. The ribs came as a rack of 5 bones, with a nice amount of meat on them. They were very soft and tender, but a little bit on the dry side. I like my meat more rare, but this was by no means terrible and I'm sure some people prefer them this way. See pictures below of burger and ribs.

Overall, we had a great experience and would definitely go back for another special occasion.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: puddles on August 22, 2013, 11:52:03 AM
This is the one thats replacing La Carne?
I passed by yesterday and asked about a Lunch Menu. I was hoping they had a Wolf & Lamb type of offering but they do not. The place itself looks great; really nice inside. I will update with review since I am hoping to go for dinner this week.
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 25, 2013, 08:20:46 PM
Meh. Wolf n Lamb is a nice place but not as good as PG. Mike's is extremely overrated, loud noisy and sub par food. Le Marais is always loud and dark, I can  never see what I am eating. If you want something nice a bit cheaper than PG, try Abigael's . Prob the best place in the city IMO is Tevere 84. Great ambiance and food that is tasty and different.
whats good at Tevere?
Title: Re: Prime at the Bentley
Post by: AVI D on August 25, 2013, 10:00:00 PM
whats good at Tevere?

Not the steak. Ask about their "Osso Buco" not sure if its always on the menu. IMHO Tevere is overrated. I guess if one is looking for something semi unique and different its not a bad option.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Columbiadorm on August 28, 2013, 11:32:02 AM
Last night my wife and I went to Prime at the Bentley for her birthday. When we got there at 7, there were only a few people eating outside. We were asked if we wanted to sit inside or outside, we chose to sit outside. The weather was perfect, not too hot with a little breeze and the view of Manhattan and the Queensboro Bridge was pretty nice.

I'm not sure when all the people on DDF, who said the service was terrible, went, but the service for us was not a problem at all. The bread and water was brought within a minute of us sitting down and the waiter was very knowledgable and attentive.

We shared the veal slider appeteizer ($20), which was a special and not on the menu, and came with 3 very juicy delicous sliders. For our mains, my wife got the Lamb Burger ($27) which came with a side of fries. It was a 12 oz. burger which was a nice size portion and luckily for me she wasn't able to finish the whole thing  ;D. I got the rack of ribs ($36) which also came with a side of fries. The ribs came as a rack of 5 bones, with a nice amount of meat on them. They were very soft and tender, but a little bit on the dry side. I like my meat more rare, but this was by no means terrible and I'm sure some people prefer them this way. See pictures below of burger and ribs.

Overall, we had a great experience and would definitely go back for another special occasion.

I was thinking about going there for my Anniversary. While the food in these pics look good, the plating looks 'empty'. I'm not saying people always eat the lettuce thats placed on the plate beneath your food, but it does give the impression of a fuller plate as well as a not having that bare plate look.

any one else agree/disagree?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ChAiM'l on August 28, 2013, 12:15:13 PM
I was thinking about going there for my Anniversary. While the food in these pics look good, the plating looks 'empty'. I'm not saying people always eat the lettuce thats placed on the plate beneath your food, but it does give the impression of a fuller plate as well as a not having that bare plate look.

any one else agree/disagree?

Was thinking the same. Presentation look awful.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on August 28, 2013, 01:47:44 PM
Was thinking the same. Presentation look awful.
Yes presentation was not very good, but plates were pretty big. I would not say the portions here were small.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ayman on August 28, 2013, 02:33:55 PM
Reading through the thread didn't see any mention of Kolbeh. Went there a couple months ago w my wife, we both really loved it there,
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on August 28, 2013, 03:08:45 PM
Reading through the thread didn't see any mention of Kolbeh. Went there a couple months ago w my wife, we both really loved it there,

Been there- pretty good Persian style food
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Squasher on September 09, 2013, 05:25:44 PM
Been there- pretty good Persian style food
We're big fans! We eat in and order out from them very often (especially when my wife's pregnant:) ) They almost always throw in free stuff, like appetizers, maybe a glass of wine, desert, etc.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on September 10, 2013, 05:29:35 PM
Pretty exciting new for those who work in Downtown Manhattan:

http://yeahthatskosher.com/2013/08/reserve-cut-new-kosher-steakhouse-to-open-near-wall-street/ (http://yeahthatskosher.com/2013/08/reserve-cut-new-kosher-steakhouse-to-open-near-wall-street/)
My wife and I know the person who is opening this restaurant and we are going to the opening. From what he is telling me the food will be very good, but I will decide for myself.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ChAiM'l on September 10, 2013, 11:38:49 PM
Was thinking the same. Presentation look awful.

I was at the Bentley tonight with my wife.

Very easy to find on-street parking in the area after 7. The restaurant has beautiful views of the city and the bridge.

We had duck sliders and sausage for apps. Both were very tasty. For mains, we had prime rib steak and Bentley rack. The steak was perfect and the ribs were very tasty (albeit a little on the dry side, as mentioned earlier). The tiramisu for dessert wasn't very exciting.

Our waiter didn't look too happy with his job, and he wasn't very knowledgeable about the menu or drinks.

No suggested tip on the bill, which I still can't decide if it's a good thing or not.

Overall a pretty solid experience.

Food - 8
Service - 5
Ambiance - 9
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Lazegotit on September 12, 2013, 06:26:42 PM
Is there a Brooklyn restaurant thread??
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on September 12, 2013, 06:54:37 PM
My wife and I know the person who is opening this restaurant and we are going to the opening. From what he is telling me the food will be very good, but I will decide for myself.

When is the opening?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on September 12, 2013, 09:38:31 PM
When is the opening?
I think after Succos.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: josmithe on September 13, 2013, 04:51:08 AM
You would surely be impressed with the Persian style food. Also the service was quite better as seen by me!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mutty on September 15, 2013, 04:10:39 PM
Is there a Brooklyn restaurant thread??
+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ayman on September 15, 2013, 04:45:39 PM
Any one been to Safa in Great Neck?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: yuneeq on September 22, 2013, 03:23:24 PM
Looking to eat in midtown for up to $25pp. Any type of food goes, as long as it's tasty. Any suggestions?

TIA!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on September 22, 2013, 03:26:42 PM
La Marias $20 steak and fries is probably the best youll get in that price range.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on September 22, 2013, 03:28:33 PM
La Marias $20 steak and fries is probably the best youll get in that price range.
Indeed.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: yuneeq on September 22, 2013, 03:30:28 PM
La Marias $20 steak and fries is probably the best youll get in that price range.

Thanks. I love that place, but I would love to try something different if there anything else good out there.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on September 22, 2013, 03:53:38 PM
Mr Broadway?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Smartypantz on September 23, 2013, 05:21:56 PM
anyone have a suggestion for a restaurant open now on chol hamoed sukkos with a sukkah, average check for 2 ppl under $100? Thanks!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on September 23, 2013, 05:29:58 PM
anyone have a suggestion for a restaurant open now on chol hamoed sukkos with a sukkah, average check for 2 ppl under $100? Thanks!

Wolf and Lamb
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: MosheP on September 24, 2013, 09:35:04 AM
Anywhere downtown near Bowling Green or Battery Park to eat? Preferably with a Sukkah?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Lazegotit on September 24, 2013, 10:42:54 AM
Mr Broadway?

Not the greatest food and very expensive...
I'd vote with Wolf & Lamb too, and yeh, Les Marais lunch special can't be beat...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on September 24, 2013, 10:43:51 AM
Anywhere downtown near Bowling Green or Battery Park to eat? Preferably with a Sukkah?
I think Jezbel is the only option downtown.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on September 25, 2013, 03:33:26 PM
Looks like Solo has now converted into a Chinese Restaurant.. Interesting.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on September 25, 2013, 03:35:35 PM
Looks like Solo is now Chinese food.. Interesting.

Wow they're switching things really fast.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on September 25, 2013, 03:55:37 PM
Wow they're switching things really fast.
Bizarre. Maybe has to do with their problems with their landlord
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on September 25, 2013, 04:01:37 PM
Bizarre. Maybe has to do with their problems with their landlord

Its in the same place though.
Menu: http://solo.primehospitalityny.com/Chinese%20kosher%20menu%2009%2025%2013.pdf
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: yuneeq on September 25, 2013, 04:02:40 PM
Looks like Solo has now converted into a Chinese Restaurant.. Interesting.

The dairy place? Because the meat one closed down, so that probably isn't them.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on September 25, 2013, 04:03:32 PM
Its in the same place though.
Menu: http://solo.primehospitalityny.com/Chinese%20kosher%20menu%2009%2025%2013.pdf
That is some high end chinese.
How come I bet it won't be as good as the $6 lunch special from NKS...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on September 26, 2013, 04:36:58 PM
love how they call chicken "sky"
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on September 28, 2013, 11:40:25 PM
love how they call chicken "sky"

+1 I was thinking the same thing
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on October 03, 2013, 07:59:15 AM
Pretty exciting new for those who work in Downtown Manhattan:

http://yeahthatskosher.com/2013/08/reserve-cut-new-kosher-steakhouse-to-open-near-wall-street/

Opened for dinner last night. Some people I know who are regulars at PG and Solo went and said that it was fantastic.

Space is tremendous so I doubt they last very long unless they have a good deal on the rent
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on October 03, 2013, 06:06:49 PM
Opened for dinner last night. Some people I know who are regulars at PG and Solo went and said that it was fantastic.

Space is tremendous so I doubt they last very long unless they have a good deal on the rent
It was a taster last night. Opening to the public on Saturday night.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AsherO on October 03, 2013, 06:21:10 PM
Space is tremendous so I doubt they last very long unless they have a good deal on the rent

Space for 300 people, how many fit @ Le Marais?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on October 07, 2013, 09:30:24 PM
Went to Reserve Cut tonight and really enjoyed.

Unlike most Kosher restaurants, the seating is spacious and the decor is really nice (Modern Asian look).

We tried all of the appetizers and while portions were small, they were all really good. There is also a Chicken Soup with a pastry shell on top which was very tasty. One Special touch was how they had 5 waiters bring out the appetizers at the same time in a line.

All of the mains were very good and I had the Reserve Cut steak which was among the best steaks I've ever had.

I don't see how they will last downtown very long as they are not planning on opening for lunch yet and the area is deserted at night but if you are looking for a special (and quite expensive) night out I would definitely recommend it
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on October 08, 2013, 09:15:17 AM
what does quite expensive mean?
how much were the appys and the main?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on October 09, 2013, 08:56:49 AM
what does quite expensive mean?
how much were the appys and the main?

Menu here: http://www.greatkosherrestaurants.com/kosher_images/uploads/1255498020menu_Reserve_Cut_Opening_Dinner_Menu.pdf
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on October 09, 2013, 10:13:32 AM
Menu here: http://www.greatkosherrestaurants.com/kosher_images/uploads/1255498020menu_Reserve_Cut_Opening_Dinner_Menu.pdf
Seems comparable to TPG
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on October 09, 2013, 10:16:37 AM
Seems comparable to TPG

Yup. And very worth it IMHO
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on October 09, 2013, 07:51:19 PM
Yup. And very worth it IMHO
+1. Was there last night really enjoyed! I had the Angus filet, it was delicious.
Side note I met Keanu Reeves there!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on October 09, 2013, 08:20:23 PM
+1. Was there last night really enjoyed! I had the Angus filet, it was delicious.
Side note I met Keanu Reeves there!
was it a real filet?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on October 10, 2013, 10:15:30 AM
was he a nice guy
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants - Solo Chinese
Post by: shiframeir on October 10, 2013, 10:25:05 AM
Went to Solo Chinese Kitchen last night, had the beef lo mein ($15, didnt want to spend a ton). was probably the best lo mein i ever had, but of course still lo mein. they say the Orange Chicken there is very good too, but that's 28 bucks. I suggested they make a cheaper Seamless/takeout menu where u can get a chinese dish with drink for under 30, they are considering.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dvol on October 10, 2013, 12:26:50 PM
Went to La Brochette which is where La Carne Grill used to be. Was super impressed with the service (especially after the horrible experience I had at J Soho recently). The ambiance is nice, they have a violinist playing constantly. They have 3 floors, the upper 2 of which they said was usually reserved for parties. The appetizers were out of this world - we had a sampler which included Wagyu Angus Beef Brochette, short rib spring rolls, crispy sweetbreads and Peking duck confit. The steaks were very good as well and although I didn't try the sushi, it looked good. Prices seem to be typical for a Manhattan kosher steakhouse. We had the app sampler which is definitely enough for 2 people, 2 steaks, 2 drinks and dessert, and the bill was about $200
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on October 10, 2013, 12:53:11 PM
Oy. One if the few things I miss about NY
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on October 10, 2013, 12:56:48 PM
Went to La Brochette which is where La Carne Grill used to be. Was super impressed with the service (especially after the horrible experience I had at J Soho recently). The ambiance is nice, they have a violinist playing constantly. They have 3 floors, the upper 2 of which they said was usually reserved for parties. The appetizers were out of this world - we had a sampler which included Wagyu Angus Beef Brochette, short rib spring rolls, crispy sweetbreads and Peking duck confit. The steaks were very good as well and although I didn't try the sushi, it looked good. Prices seem to be typical for a Manhattan kosher steakhouse. We had the app sampler which is definitely enough for 2 people, 2 steaks, 2 drinks and dessert, and the bill was about $200

Rave review...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 10, 2013, 01:01:01 PM
Oy. One if the few things I miss about NY
You're only 9K avios away from NYC or ORD.
#DayTrip
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on October 10, 2013, 01:06:08 PM
Its in the same place though.
Menu: http://solo.primehospitalityny.com/Chinese%20kosher%20menu%2009%2025%2013.pdf

Just had the duck Pad thai and really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 10, 2013, 01:14:51 PM
Started a wiki.
Feel free to add in which dishes are must haves at each place and add in more places as needed.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on October 10, 2013, 01:53:15 PM
Added a few dishes and made it a bit more pleasing visually.

Feel free to add your handle if you agree to someone's suggestion.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 10, 2013, 01:58:45 PM
Looks like a good system. 
Any ideas for how to incorporate ratings for each place?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on October 10, 2013, 02:03:40 PM
Not sure.

But FTR, I've only added things to the above that are "standouts."

Going to a place and having a "good" steak does not warrant placement in the wiki, IMHO.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on October 10, 2013, 02:04:38 PM
You're only 9K avios away from NYC or ORD.
#DayTrip
With two kids? Although I'm sure we'll go to each for shabbos at some point
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 10, 2013, 02:06:06 PM
With two kids? Although I'm sure we'll go to each for shabbos at some point
Nobody to leave the kids with for a day?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on October 10, 2013, 02:15:02 PM
Nobody to leave the kids with for a day?
No family here. And the wife is busy all week. Days off we like to spend with the kids
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 10, 2013, 04:27:04 PM
Added some thoughts to Wiki.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on October 10, 2013, 06:19:17 PM
Can we change the title to NYC Kosher Restaurants so we can include Basil and Pardes in the wiki?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 10, 2013, 06:19:48 PM
Can we change the title to NYC Kosher Restaurants so we can include Basil and Pardes in the wiki?
No, there's a BK thread for that.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 14, 2013, 12:00:54 AM
Finally made it to RC. The interior is way nicer than any other kosher place in NYC, but I am not a big fan of the food. Mikes and PG are definitely better. Service is friendly but the food took a very long time to be served.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on October 14, 2013, 07:33:48 AM
Finally made it to RC. The interior is way nicer than any other kosher place in NYC, but I am not a big fan of the food. Mikes and PG are definitely better. Service is friendly but the food took a very long time to be served.
Finally? It's been open less than two weeks
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on October 14, 2013, 08:56:54 AM
Finally made it to RC. The interior is way nicer than any other kosher place in NYC, but I am not a big fan of the food. Mikes and PG are definitely better. Service is friendly but the food took a very long time to be served.
I don't think PG is better. Service is something that can be fixed with time.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on October 14, 2013, 12:04:26 PM
Finally made it to RC. The interior is way nicer than any other kosher place in NYC, but I am not a big fan of the food. Mikes and PG are definitely better. Service is friendly but the food took a very long time to be served.

What did u have?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 14, 2013, 12:05:53 PM
Filet Mignon, Pepper Steak, Sliders, Sweetbreads, and some baked potato/mushroom contraption. I don't think the food came close to PG/Mikes. They did have a pretty good Italian wine.

The experience overall was pretty good and I will definitely go back.

They plan on opening for lunch eventually.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 14, 2013, 01:25:33 PM
Filet Mignon, Pepper Steak, Sliders, Sweetbreads, and some baked potato/mushroom contraption. I don't think the food came close to PG/Mikes. They did have a pretty good Italian wine.

The experience overall was pretty good and I will definitely go back.

They plan on opening for lunch eventually.
Lol...you would eat all that :D

I can't say I was that impressed with TPG when we went the week they opened. Have they improved?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 14, 2013, 01:29:38 PM
Lol...you would eat all that :D

I can't say I was that impressed with TPG when we went the week they opened. Have they improved?
I wasn't alone. Btw the guy who was with me thought the food was amazing.


I've found better things on the menu like flatbread, duck, one of the steaks. I still think Mike's is the best.

When are we going again?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on October 14, 2013, 01:49:16 PM
Lol...you would eat all that :D

I can't say I was that impressed with TPG when we went the week they opened. Have they improved?

"Have they improved?" Lets see...I showed up around 9:00 last night, after seating us and and waiting 15 minutes a waiter finally approached us and asked us what we would like to order. For the entrees I requested the nightly special T Bone steak and my wife requested the Porcini burger. The waiter proceeds to inform us that they only had literally 5 options available from the entree menu. None that was of any interest to us. The largest steak they had available was a 10 oz fillet. We proceeded to get up and leave to a steakhouse that doesn't run out of steak- Le Marais.   

To answer your question- evidently not.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on October 14, 2013, 02:50:46 PM
I've been to the new PG twice since they opened (i think in August and September), for a work lunch and a closing dinner, and each time found the service and food to be great, and the new space is so much nicer than the old place (though less convenient for some).

At the dinner with lots of high class private equity millionaire goyim, they were all super impressed with the food (especially the steaks). the only negative was that they didnt give everyone their food at the same time (there were like 40 people), so peeps who got the fish first waited 2 minutes til all the steaks came out.

for lunch, was smooth and delicious, though expensive as always, and my nonkosher lawfirm partner friend said the overall lunch was excellent.

Maybe come before 9pm, since they do close kitchen at 10 and are not a late night spot? if you want a really late dinner, i dont think PG really caters to that, as opposed to business lunch/dinner and dinner before a show.

Hoping to try out RC soon, can anyone comment on the quality of their sushi/raw fish options? My wife is pregnant and only eats a lil sushi at hi-quality places, was hoping this would work.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 14, 2013, 02:56:11 PM
The only restaurants in Manhattan that are open past 10 are Le Marais, Talia's, Kasbah, and Tiberias.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on October 14, 2013, 04:35:48 PM
Lol...you would eat all that :D

I can't say I was that impressed with TPG when we went the week they opened. Have they improved?
I went to the new PG and was not impressed at all. Food was ok at best and service was horrible. I waited over an hour for the food and my wifes dish was wrong. The table next to mine also waited over an hour for their food and also got the wrong dishes.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 14, 2013, 04:39:13 PM
I went to the new PG and was not impressed at all. Food was ok at best and service was horrible.
That was my only experience at the new PG as well.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 15, 2013, 05:01:31 PM
Went to Solo today, was very impressed. Service was a bit slow, but the food was excellent, and the prices were quite low. We had beef dumplings, beef balls, sesame chicken, and salmon and it was all great. Dessert was decent but nothing special.

All in all a great place to go for a night out if you don't need a steak.

They use the same menu for lunch and dinner but that's going to change soon.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on October 15, 2013, 05:08:38 PM
Prices were quite low?  :o

Are we looking at the same menu?

http://solo.primehospitalityny.com/Chinese%20kosher%20menu%2010%2014%20131.pdf

$30-45 for a main at a chinese restuarant? No thanks.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 15, 2013, 05:09:31 PM
Prices were quite low?  :o

Are we looking at the same menu?
Dinner for two is slightly over half the old Solo and PG.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on October 15, 2013, 05:14:38 PM
Saying something is half the price of the old Solo (which was *exorbitant*) isn't saying much.

Also, it matters what's being served. If I said that there's a new pizza place that was open that "only" charges 50% of the old Solo, you'd laugh.

Chinese is the same.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mordy2 on October 15, 2013, 10:42:57 PM
Tried the Chef's Tasting Menu at Mike's. Everything was really tasty.  Portions are quite small.

The seven courses were as follows:
Soup: Butternut Squash
Salad: Roasted & Marinated Beet Salad (candied nuts, fresh citrus segments, orange beet vinaigrette, shaved endive)
Hot Appetizers: Handmade Gnocchi (duck & chicken confit, roasted portobello mushrooms, fresh thyme, duck jus, white truffle oil, chives)
Crispy Veal Sweetbreads  (pea purée, hon shimeji mushrooms, veal glace, tomato oil, potato crisps)
Main Courses: Roasted Chicken & Carrots (pan roasted supreme, parsnip puree, carrots in apple glaze)
Braised Boneless Short Ribs (sun-dried tomato barbecue glaze, mashed yams, braised kale, cilantro, turnip & mustard puree)
Dessert:Blueberry and vanilla ice cream topped with an almond crunch
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on October 15, 2013, 10:45:46 PM
Yum.

How much?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mordy2 on October 16, 2013, 08:45:25 AM
$110 per person
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on October 16, 2013, 08:46:22 AM
Plus tax and tip? So closer to $150?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mordy2 on October 16, 2013, 08:52:58 AM
Yup!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on October 16, 2013, 11:22:26 AM
I'd love to do it, but $300 is pretty expensive for a two-person meal, and I love Mike's.

Compare ETC's tasting menu (which apparently just changed chefs, booooo), and you can get 9 courses for $90 I believe.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mordy2 on October 16, 2013, 12:18:06 PM
It's definitely expensive... but it was a lot of fun and the food was incredible! We ended up tasting delicious food that we wouldn't have necessarily ordered.

If you do try ETC, let us know! Maybe we'll do that next time!  ;)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ChAiM'l on October 16, 2013, 12:25:42 PM
I wasn't overly impressed with Mike's gnocchi.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on October 16, 2013, 12:26:45 PM
I wasn't overly impressed with Mike's gnocchi.
you serious? that is one of my favorite dishes in any restaurant
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on October 16, 2013, 12:33:37 PM
It's definitely expensive... but it was a lot of fun and the food was incredible! We ended up tasting delicious food that we wouldn't have necessarily ordered.

If you do try ETC, let us know! Maybe we'll do that next time!  ;)

I've done ETC a number of times. It's amazing.

At least it was before the chef sold-out. Sickens me.

I wasn't overly impressed with Mike's gnocchi.

-100

you serious? that is one of my favorite dishes in any restaurant

+100

As my wife says: "I'd take a bath in that stuff."
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on October 16, 2013, 12:36:10 PM


At least it was before the chef sold-out. Sickens me.


why did he sell out?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mordy2 on October 16, 2013, 12:36:45 PM
I wasn't overly impressed with Mike's gnocchi.

I had the gnocchi last night and it was finger-licking good!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 16, 2013, 12:47:53 PM
you serious? that is one of my favorite dishes in any restaurant
+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 16, 2013, 12:57:13 PM
The gnocchi is very good but the dumplings and short ribs are even better IMHO.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on October 16, 2013, 12:59:08 PM
The gnocchi is very good but the dumplings and short ribs are even better IMHO.
never had the dumplings but the short ribs are delicious. Mikes is definitely my favorite restaurant
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on October 16, 2013, 01:11:55 PM
why did he sell out?

I'm assuming for the $$$  :P

No idea how the new chef is performing.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on October 16, 2013, 01:18:08 PM
I'm assuming for the $$$  :P

No idea how the new chef is performing.
where did he sell out to
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 16, 2013, 01:21:54 PM
never had the dumplings but the short ribs are delicious. Mikes is definitely my favorite restaurant
Probably my favorite in NYC but it's beat by Tierra Sur and Asian.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on October 16, 2013, 01:24:32 PM
Probably my favorite in NYC but it's beat by Tierra Sur and Asian.
never been to Asian and although I did really like Tierra Sur I wasnt blown out of the water by it
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on October 16, 2013, 01:33:52 PM
where did he sell out to

No idea...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on October 16, 2013, 01:39:19 PM
No idea...
what was his name
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dd321 on October 16, 2013, 01:41:58 PM

Finally made it to RC. The interior is way nicer than any other kosher place in NYC, but I am not a big fan of the food. Mikes and PG are definitely better. Service is friendly but the food took a very long time to be served.
RC?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on October 16, 2013, 01:46:39 PM
No idea...
something doesnt seem right. It says online the executive chef of etc is one of the owners of the restaurant and is still listed on their website.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on October 16, 2013, 01:47:38 PM
RC?
Reserve Cut
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Menachem613 on October 16, 2013, 01:51:07 PM
I'm big fan of Mikes and Pardes in NYC, though I liked Tirrea Sur in Oxnard too.  I would rank them in the following order. Mikes, TS and then Pardes. But I didn't see huge differences in quality amongst the three.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 16, 2013, 01:59:18 PM
TS is obviously going to rank differently as every time you go out there they have a completely different menu.
Though for me that's part of its appeal.
The flavors they use usually blow me away.
And it's definitely more of an "experience" than Mike's.

Both are world class eateries, but I'd give the nod to TS.
Now Asian OTOH, that place is just pure awesomeness.  Though also with a constantly changing menu which I wish would always have their "roasted beef".
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on October 16, 2013, 02:00:23 PM
TS is obviously going to rank differently as every time you go out there they have a completely different menu.
Though for me that's part of its appeal.
The flavors they use usually blow me away.
And it's definitely more of an "experience" than Mike's.

Both are world class eateries, but I'd give the nod to TS.
Now Asian OTOH, that place is just pure awesomeness.  Though also with a constantly changing menu which I wish would always have their "roasted beef".
ill have to make it down there at some point
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 16, 2013, 02:06:38 PM
You know it's going to be awesome when they start you off with an awesome comped drink and settle into one of those red booths.
And it only gets more awesome from there.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on October 16, 2013, 02:08:17 PM
something doesnt seem right. It says online the executive chef of etc is one of the owners of the restaurant and is still listed on their website.

They don't often update their website.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on October 16, 2013, 02:18:02 PM
They don't often update their website.
was he bought out? because he was a part owner.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on October 16, 2013, 02:19:05 PM
Honestly, I don't know anything about it. Just heard it through the grapevine.
Title: Restaurant in Manhattan open late?
Post by: EE4504 on October 16, 2013, 03:25:33 PM
Any good restaurant that is open late about 10:30 with good kosher certificate...?
Title: Re: Restaurant in Manhattan open late?
Post by: judahk88 on October 16, 2013, 03:49:34 PM
Any good restaurant that is open late about 10:30 with good kosher certificate...?
Les Marais
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on October 16, 2013, 06:38:52 PM
was he bought out? because he was a part owner.
Seth is still part owner and has input in the overall running of the restaurant. My impression is that he is no longer there on a day to day basis running the kitchen. However, a chef that he has trained is running the kitchen in his place.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on October 16, 2013, 11:11:35 PM
Why a did he leave?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on October 17, 2013, 12:09:03 AM
Why a did he leave?

Was told by an ETC employee that he is "pursuing something new." The employee didn't elaborate.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: efflpetzel on October 17, 2013, 01:37:40 AM
Was told by an ETC employee that he is "pursuing something new." The employee didn't elaborate.
I think this is the ''something new''
www.etaltrattoria.com
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on October 17, 2013, 09:56:40 AM
I think this is the ''something new''
www.etaltrattoria.com

Its not. That restaurant opened and closed several months ago.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: efflpetzel on October 17, 2013, 12:42:43 PM
Its not. That restaurant opened and closed several months ago.
oy vey, I was planing on trying it out,
I'm a big fan of Seth
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on October 20, 2013, 11:21:11 AM
any place to eat near hunter college on Lexington Ave.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: yuneeq on October 20, 2013, 02:06:46 PM
My parents were in RC last week, and they loved it. The ambience, the service, the food, they enjoyed it all. And they're usually very picky and finicky about bad service. Bill was $500 for 4 people which sounds fair.

Funny story, the day they went, someone was stabbed in the kitchen a couple hours earlier and they (my parents) never found out until the next day.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mutty on October 20, 2013, 03:38:02 PM
My parents were in RC last week, and they loved it. The ambience, the service, the food, they enjoyed it all. And they're usually very picky and finicky about bad service. Bill was $500 for 4 people which sounds fair.

Funny story, the day they went, someone was stabbed in the kitchen a couple hours earlier and they never found out until the next day.
I heard the Hatzoloh call when it happened. What was that all about? Someone not happy with the bill?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: yuneeq on October 20, 2013, 03:41:24 PM
I heard the Hatzoloh call when it happened. What was that all about? Someone not happy with the bill?

I think it was a disgruntled worker against another worker.

Eta: http://www.metro.us/newyork/news/local/2013/10/16/man-stabs-coworker-in-financial-district-building-cops-say/
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on October 20, 2013, 10:16:29 PM
Was at RC twice and had the opportunity to try many things on the menu. Overall pretty solid place, but I cant say that everything on the menu is excellent. A lot of things were average.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2013, 10:22:19 PM
Was at RC twice and had the opportunity to try many things on the menu. Overall pretty solid place, but I cant say that everything on the menu is excellent. A lot of things were average.
More specific por favor.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on October 20, 2013, 11:06:21 PM
More specific por favor.
First off their Sushi is overall outstanding.

Cold Appetizers: Out of all the cold appetizers I would only recommend the RC Crispy Rice (similar to Crispy Rice at the Prime's i.e. KO, Bentley and TPG).
Tuna Tartar was decent, but not as good as the Crispy Rice.

Hot Appetizers:

Fortunately I've been spoiled by Tevere 84's Sweetbreads and have yet to find a place that can top it.

The Lamb Merguez was excellent my first time there but terrible the second. How so? First time it was a stuffed Shishito Pepper with lamb and couscous inside. The perfect heat with the slight gamey taste..a really delicious middle eastern styled appetizer. Second time it was a 3 lamb sausages over a bed of couscous with some remnants of the Shishito Pepper sliced in it. I didn't like it. Asked the Chef why he screwed around with a great appetizer and he said he was having a hard time finding large enough peppers. I told him how I liked it better the way it was..and he agreed. If someone goes please ask the waiter if he switched it back.

Grilled Wagyu Angus Ribs was pretty good. It was so soft it melted in my mouth.

Entrees: I love fish, but would never take it over a med-rare and tender steak. So I cant comment on anything other than the meat.

The Angus Filet Au Champignon was a pretty solid steak, but it wasn't anything too exciting

The Wagyu Beef Short Ribs would be good as an appetizer. But the flavors were too strong to eat too much of it, and I wouldn't recommend it as an entree.

The Colorado Rack of Lamb was beyond words. I remember watching Gordon Ramsey make this on youtube. It was Wasabi crusted and simply incredible.

I also had a Delmonico Steak that was off the menu, but was also delicious. IMO I wouldn't take it over the chops. But if lamb is not your thing then I'd recommend this.

Deserts: All were too sweet for me, and I didn't like a single thing I tried.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on October 22, 2013, 10:13:19 AM
Funny story, the day they went, someone was stabbed in the kitchen a couple hours earlier and they (my parents) never found out until the next day.
Nobody was stabbed. The worker was just chasing another worker with a knife.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: skyguy918 on October 22, 2013, 10:50:59 AM
Nobody was stabbed. The worker was just chasing another worker with a knife.
The article says 'small puncture wound to the abdomen that did not require stitches.'
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Achas Veachas on October 22, 2013, 11:17:03 AM
The article says 'small puncture wound to the abdomen that did not require stitches.'
i.e. a scratch
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: skyguy918 on October 22, 2013, 11:19:12 AM
re: a scratch
Did you mean ie?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Achas Veachas on October 22, 2013, 11:21:57 AM
Did you mean ie?
yup :-[
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on October 22, 2013, 03:24:18 PM
The article says 'small puncture wound to the abdomen that did not require stitches.'
Yea that's not a stab IMO.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: skyguy918 on October 22, 2013, 04:06:58 PM
Yea that's not a stab IMO.
I never opined on that matter. I was merely reconciling the headline ("Man stabs ex-coworker...") with your statement.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on October 22, 2013, 06:10:14 PM
Man this went OT
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on October 24, 2013, 05:08:44 PM
Estihana is closing on Tuesday in NYC. That's actually kind of sad.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on October 24, 2013, 05:20:21 PM
Estihana is closing on Tuesday in NYC. That's actually kind of sad.
but theyre looking for a new place. their lease is up
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on October 24, 2013, 06:01:38 PM
but theyre looking for a new place. their lease is up
I've heard that before. Remind where is clubhouse's new location
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on October 24, 2013, 06:39:08 PM
I've heard that before. Remind where is clubhouse's new location

 ;D
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Cbs on October 24, 2013, 10:45:56 PM
Anything open at this time for the next hour at least. Like till midnight?
Something decent/good meat preferably
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 24, 2013, 10:56:01 PM
Le Marais
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Cbs on October 24, 2013, 11:27:14 PM
Le Marais
thanks. I'm here now
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dave321 on October 24, 2013, 11:52:01 PM
Le Marais

Are they open Motzo Shabbat?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rcarentals on October 24, 2013, 11:55:12 PM
Anything open at this time for the next hour at least. Like till midnight?
Something decent/good meat preferably


Le Marais
They may be open but their meat isn't all that good...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 24, 2013, 11:59:28 PM
They may be open but their meat isn't all that good...
-1,000
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rcarentals on October 25, 2013, 02:36:24 AM
-1,000
I'm far from picky, but I spent a year in Argentina, and I know what steaks are  supposed to taste like...
Their steaks are simply sub par IMHO..
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Galitzyaner on October 25, 2013, 02:36:31 AM
Noahs Ark closed down.
That was the last Glatt kosher fleishig restaurant in the lower east side; very sad :( .
The end of an era.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on October 25, 2013, 02:37:33 AM
Noahs Ark closed down.
That was the last Glatt kosher fleishig restaurant in the lower east side; very sad :( .
The end of an era.
Wow. That place was a landmark
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Cbs on October 25, 2013, 02:47:10 AM
They may be open but their meat isn't all that good...
so this was my second time eating there , first time at a DO , and had a good experience, this time i must say wasnt good.

Service sucked, they stuck us in the only empty table back corner. waiter didnt come to us until i pulled him to our table and after he brought our main course i didnt see him since. we had to call 3 diff waiters every time we wanted something.
7 min after my order or so for Rib eye, i got my steak. ive never had a steak made so fast!! apparantly it was pre cooked, and it wasnt hot , so i sent it back to warm up, and when it came back it lost all its taste really.
anyways we never got offered water refills , and i ordered warm chocolate cake for desert which never came .

so we asked for the bill , that never came either. so we decided to start walking out , and on the way out we asked for the bill, and he started asking who our waiter was , so we told the guy we didnt have one and we paid for the bill  - obviously no tip and ill have to re-consider going back there!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rcarentals on October 25, 2013, 02:51:01 AM
Ouch... I had decent service but the steak were simply sub par... I rate a resteraunts steak making ability on their rib eye. Make a good one I'll be back and tell my friends... But they don't do a good job..
I understand many people will still like it. My friend that took me there loves it, but if you know steaks, you know it just doesn't cut it there..
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on October 25, 2013, 12:33:49 PM
went to prime grill last night, it was quite expensive but the food was delicious.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 25, 2013, 12:42:30 PM
so this was my second time eating there , first time at a DO , and had a good experience, this time i must say wasnt good.

Service sucked, they stuck us in the only empty table back corner. waiter didnt come to us until i pulled him to our table and after he brought our main course i didnt see him since. we had to call 3 diff waiters every time we wanted something.
7 min after my order or so for Rib eye, i got my steak. ive never had a steak made so fast!! apparantly it was pre cooked, and it wasnt hot , so i sent it back to warm up, and when it came back it lost all its taste really.
anyways we never got offered water refills , and i ordered warm chocolate cake for desert which never came .

so we asked for the bill , that never came either. so we decided to start walking out , and on the way out we asked for the bill, and he started asking who our waiter was , so we told the guy we didnt have one and we paid for the bill  - obviously no tip and ill have to re-consider going back there!
Can't say I ever had such a bad experience there ever.

And their Pepper steak is second to none.  One of my favorite cuts of meat.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 25, 2013, 12:42:43 PM
went to prime grill last night, it was quite expensive but the food was delicious.
What did you get?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dd321 on October 25, 2013, 12:44:38 PM

so this was my second time eating there , first time at a DO , and had a good experience, this time i must say wasnt good.

Service sucked, they stuck us in the only empty table back corner. waiter didnt come to us until i pulled him to our table and after he brought our main course i didnt see him since. we had to call 3 diff waiters every time we wanted something.
7 min after my order or so for Rib eye, i got my steak. ive never had a steak made so fast!! apparantly it was pre cooked, and it wasnt hot , so i sent it back to warm up, and when it came back it lost all its taste really.
anyways we never got offered water refills , and i ordered warm chocolate cake for desert which never came .

so we asked for the bill , that never came either. so we decided to start walking out , and on the way out we asked for the bill, and he started asking who our waiter was , so we told the guy we didnt have one and we paid for the bill  - obviously no tip and ill have to re-consider going back there!
+1 similar experience. Terrible service. Mediocre food
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 25, 2013, 12:47:55 PM
Last time I was there was the last DO. Has it gone downhill?
I don't know anyone who got the pepper steak with fries and called it mediocre.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rcarentals on October 25, 2013, 12:55:41 PM
Can't say I ever had such a bad experience there ever.

And their Pepper steak is second to none.  One of my favorite cuts of meat.
Hmm.. Maybe I'll give that a try next time...
I too never had as horrible service as described here.. On the contrary my waiter was quite attentive, I was just unimpressed with the food..

I'm not crazy over "pepper steak" I'm more into the nice steak cuts, like rib eye and I enjoy short ribs etc. but I'm always open to things that come recommended...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 25, 2013, 01:00:44 PM
Hmm.. Maybe I'll give that a try next time...
I too never had as horrible service as described here.. On the contrary my waiter was quite attentive, I was just unimpressed with the food..

I'm not crazy over "pepper steak" I'm more into the nice steak cuts, like rib eye and I enjoy short ribs etc. but I'm always open to things that come recommended...

Not sure what you're talking about as the LM pepper steak is a beautiful cut of meat, basically just like filet mignon looks like (https://www.google.com/search?q=Filet+mignon&client=firefox-a&hs=dfR&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=8qNqUtbeE8WF2gXx5IGoDg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1472&bih=670).  Absolutely delicious.  I never get anything else there.
Can't go wrong with the hot chocolate cake either.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on October 25, 2013, 01:01:15 PM
+1 for the lamb chili.

(Sorry, I have to.)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 25, 2013, 01:05:10 PM
+1 for the lamb chili.

(Sorry, I have to.)
Will try it next time :)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rcarentals on October 25, 2013, 01:06:01 PM
The LM pepper steak is a beautiful cut of meat, basically just like filet mignon looks like.  Absolutely delicious.  I never get anything else there.
Can't go wrong with the hot chocolate cake either.
Oh.. Hahaha I was under the impression that the pepper steak was some random strips of meat - sold as pepper steak because of the sauce etc.. Lol...
Imitation of filet mignon... Now we're talking!
(I know what filet mignon is - I've actually had it - I know a Menaker who does the back)

+1 for the lamb chili.
As an australian - i have had quite my share of lamb..
'Lamb + chili' is definitely on my list after trying the pepper steak at LM...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on October 25, 2013, 01:07:18 PM
What did you get?
first off the place looks great but it does seem a bit too loud.
service was excellent!

the bread was great, not le marais great but great its like a toasted pita with garlic
we were 4 guys who like to eat so we ordered an assortment of appetizers:
- the best appetizer by far was the filet on garlic toast it was absolutely amazing.
- next i would say the pulled beef sliders were excellent.
- the crispy rice with guacamole was a great choice too
- the ribs were pretty good too


now heres the items that we didnt like
- merguez was nothng special
- duck spring rolls were nothing special
- salami flatbread wasnt great
- beef jerky was the biggest disappointment, at le marais we usually order almost a pound, here we barely finished 1 order.

as far as steaks go you really cant go wrong with any of them
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 25, 2013, 01:11:41 PM
Oh.. Hahaha I was under the impression that the pepper steak was some random strips of meat - sold as pepper steak because of the sauce etc.. Lol...
Imitation of filet mignon... Now we're talking!
(I know what filet mignon is - I've actually had it - I know a Menaker who does the back)
As an australian - i have had quite my share of lamb..
'Lamb + chili' is definitely on my list after trying the pepper steak at LM...
Lol! 

And Lamb Chili is a $13 app, so you can kill 2 birds with one stone next time you go.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rcarentals on October 25, 2013, 01:24:37 PM
Lol! 

And Lamb Chili is a $13 app, so you can kill 2 birds with one stone next time you go.
+1
I was kicking myself trying to understand how someone could consider 'pepper steak' a reason to like a restaurant.. And of all people you.. Lol...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mb1 on October 25, 2013, 01:33:46 PM
And their Pepper steak is second to none.  One of my favorite cuts of meat.

Oh.. Hahaha I was under the impression that the pepper steak was some random strips of meat - sold as pepper steak because of the sauce etc.. Lol...

Did you really think Dan would be highly recommending that?
You should know better!  :)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on October 25, 2013, 01:59:34 PM
Went back to Reserve Cut again and really enjoyed.

Never had such perfect French Fries before....

The dessert's leave something to be desired though
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 25, 2013, 02:14:24 PM
Went back to Reserve Cut again and really enjoyed.

Never had such perfect French Fries before....

The dessert's leave something to be desired though

What did you order this time?
Did you leave feedback about the desserts?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on October 26, 2013, 08:13:16 PM
Although I like Dan have always gone with the Steak au Poivre. Last week I ordered the Côte de Bœuf (Prime rib for one)...another phenomenal steak.


Id like to also agree on the lamb chili..absolutely delicious.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on October 26, 2013, 09:15:44 PM
Went back to Reserve Cut again and really enjoyed.

Never had such perfect French Fries before....

The dessert's leave something to be desired though
+1. Which dessert did you get?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on October 26, 2013, 09:17:54 PM
Not sure what you're talking about as the LM pepper steak is a beautiful cut of meat, basically just like filet mignon looks like (https://www.google.com/search?q=Filet+mignon&client=firefox-a&hs=dfR&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=8qNqUtbeE8WF2gXx5IGoDg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1472&bih=670).  Absolutely delicious.  I never get anything else there.
Can't go wrong with the hot chocolate cake either.
When you say "Pepper steak" do you mean Tournedos “Le Marais”?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on October 26, 2013, 09:21:16 PM
Steak au Poivre= Pepper steak.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on October 26, 2013, 09:42:07 PM
Steak au Poivre= Pepper steak.
Ah gotcha.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on October 27, 2013, 03:31:18 AM
just went to reserve cut and got:

Appetizers:
madai ceviche, tuna tartar

Main:
waygu short ribs, duck breast

Dessert:
peanut butter mousse, chocolate cake, brown butter carrot cake


best thing by far was the duck, none of the desserts were great
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Fan of Dan on October 30, 2013, 11:41:33 PM
How does Prime at the Bentley rate with the new Prime Grill? Haven't been to either yet, just PG at the old location and Prime KO and Soho, from the Prime Hospitality restaurant group.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on October 31, 2013, 01:58:38 AM
How does Prime at the Bentley rate with the new Prime Grill? Haven't been to either yet, just PG at the old location and Prime KO and Soho, from the Prime Hospitality restaurant group.

Secondhand: It's not as good. Go if you want the view.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Fan of Dan on October 31, 2013, 02:49:22 AM
Secondhand: It's not as good. Go if you want the view.
Hmmm that makes it a tough call.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on October 31, 2013, 08:10:18 AM
Secondhand: It's not as good. Go if you want the view.
the bathroom upstairs has the best view. No jokes. I wish I could order my food to there.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Fan of Dan on October 31, 2013, 09:57:22 AM
the bathroom upstairs has the best view. No jokes. I wish I could order my food to there.
How was the food? Do they have a bar? Any comparison to Prime Grill  and Prime ko or is it just about the view?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dave321 on October 31, 2013, 04:24:53 PM
Was in La Marias tuesday night. I didnt make a reservation bec i wasnt sure what time I would get there. I got there at 9pm. Honestly i have been to La Marias many times and i have never seen so many people there. The upstairs was packed as well. They seated us after waiting 15 min, which is not bad at all (judging by the full house they had).

Food was superb as usual.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on October 31, 2013, 07:34:37 PM
How was the food? Do they have a bar? Any comparison to Prime Grill  and Prime ko or is it just about the view?
been twice and wasn't impressed with anything other than the view.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Fan of Dan on October 31, 2013, 08:16:23 PM
been twice and wasn't impressed with anything other than the view.
Thanks, in that case we are going to have to go to the new PG.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rcarentals on November 01, 2013, 05:10:04 AM
Went to kasbah tonight, the food was amazing. Split the steak au poivre and the Samson ribs with a friend. Simply delicious!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on November 01, 2013, 10:42:56 AM
Great restaurant (food-wise, at least).
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on November 01, 2013, 10:50:00 AM
Great restaurant (food-wise, at least).
+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on November 01, 2013, 10:55:59 AM
Went back to Reserve Cut Wed night.

Food was great but there were only 2 tables occupied between 545 & 630 (Early dinner is common in the financial district.)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on November 05, 2013, 05:04:29 PM
J Soho (formerly Jezebel) is becoming not kosher...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on November 05, 2013, 05:05:26 PM
J Soho (formerly Jezebel) is becoming not kosher...
Heh. When?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on November 05, 2013, 05:15:53 PM
Somebody told me it's milchigs now . Was there about year ago when it was meat and it was great!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on November 05, 2013, 05:19:21 PM
Heh. When?
from great kosher restaurants:

SAD BREAKING NEWS: The J in Soho, NY is closing their kosher doors after Thursday night.

After a much fanfare opening last summer promising something we haven't seen before and after a year of ups and downs filled with name changes, supervision changes, celebrity sightings, NY Post mentions, being named one of the top restaurants in NY, the J Soho (formerly named Jezebel) will close this week after service Thursday night and will eventually re-open as a non-kosher restaurant. Many will speculate on the reasons for the closing (a tough location being one of them) and maintaining a successful kosher restaurant is hard enough but our opinion is that it first started with the uphill battle and getting out of the shadow of the initial name and bad press. The food was quite good in the times we went and they got rave reviews from critics and customers alike but this ending might have been unavoidable.

They promise to go out with style and a bang, so you have 3 days left to go if you haven't been there before or to go back to reminisce. We thank Henry Stimler and Menachem Senderowicz for their gallant effort in opening this kind of restaurant and we wish them well in their future projects. They were trying to push the envelope, but in this case, they just may have been pushed a little too far.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on November 05, 2013, 05:25:08 PM
Interesting.  Weren't too many positive reviews that I saw.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on November 05, 2013, 08:27:01 PM
the ambiance I cant see anybody not liking, very cool and hip. The food each to there own i guess. i found it better then le maris, mikes, solo....
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 05, 2013, 08:29:45 PM
the ambiance I cant see anybody not liking, very cool and hip. The food each to there own i guess. i found it better then le maris, mikes, solo....
Food better than LM/Mikes? What did you get?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on November 05, 2013, 10:05:40 PM
got a steak can not remeber which one. i got desserts and entree. all were very good. i remember walking away impressed and surprised. this was a year ago.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: efflpetzel on November 06, 2013, 02:06:44 AM
just came back from reserve cut, the place was packed we had to wait 45 min for a table even though we had a rez.
its a beautiful restaurant & the food is delicious but it took a ling time to bring out the mains.
Its also quite pricey, our bill for 3 people was $700 including tip (which is suggested to you) thank g-d i had a sponsor ;)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on November 06, 2013, 02:09:12 AM
just came back from reserve cut, the place was packed we had to wait 45 min for a table even though we had a rez.
its a beautiful restaurant & the food is delicious but it took a ling time to bring out the mains.
Its also quite pricey, our bill for 3 people was $700 including tip (which is suggested to you) thank g-d i had a sponsor ;)

Three people or three couples?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on November 06, 2013, 04:58:15 AM
just came back from reserve cut, the place was packed we had to wait 45 min for a table even though we had a rez.
its a beautiful restaurant & the food is delicious but it took a ling time to bring out the mains.
Its also quite pricey, our bill for 3 people was $700 including tip (which is suggested to you) thank g-d i had a sponsor ;)
you must've ordered a ton of food. It's shouldn't be over 200 a head, that's a lot.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on November 06, 2013, 09:36:09 AM
What did you order? I hope $700 includes wine
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Post by: efflpetzel on November 06, 2013, 10:38:19 AM
What did you order? I hope $700 includes wine
indeed it includes $100 bottle of wine & also a $95 suggested tip (i hate it when they do that)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on November 06, 2013, 10:40:28 AM
15% of $550 is $82. Suggested tip was 18%?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mmermss on November 06, 2013, 10:53:01 AM
15% of $550 is $82. Suggested tip was 18%?

For a place like that they're gana suggest 15%? I think not.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on November 06, 2013, 11:15:15 AM
I've been to Reserve Cut a few times.

Generally the bill ended up being around $120 a person for an appetizer, main w side, soda and 1 alcoholic bev and dessert (not including gratuity)

Overall its my favorite in NYC at the moment though I wouldn't mind an expanded menu

Hope they open up for lunch soon!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: yoss6400 on November 06, 2013, 02:41:15 PM
For a place like that they're gana suggest 15%? I think not.
they suggest %18
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on November 06, 2013, 06:17:27 PM
When you go there you should go with the head that it will be an expensive bill. The food is top notch and the ambiance is amazing so it is well worth it for a nice night out.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on November 07, 2013, 03:18:51 PM
from great kosher restaurants:

SAD BREAKING NEWS: The J in Soho, NY is closing their kosher doors after Thursday night.

After a much fanfare opening last summer promising something we haven't seen before and after a year of ups and downs filled with name changes, supervision changes, celebrity sightings, NY Post mentions, being named one of the top restaurants in NY, the J Soho (formerly named Jezebel) will close this week after service Thursday night and will eventually re-open as a non-kosher restaurant. Many will speculate on the reasons for the closing (a tough location being one of them) and maintaining a successful kosher restaurant is hard enough but our opinion is that it first started with the uphill battle and getting out of the shadow of the initial name and bad press. The food was quite good in the times we went and they got rave reviews from critics and customers alike but this ending might have been unavoidable.

They promise to go out with style and a bang, so you have 3 days left to go if you haven't been there before or to go back to reminisce. We thank Henry Stimler and Menachem Senderowicz for their gallant effort in opening this kind of restaurant and we wish them well in their future projects. They were trying to push the envelope, but in this case, they just may have been pushed a little too far.
from gkrm:

WAIT, "THE J" IS NOT DEAD YET:
We have just learned from one of the owners of The J that they will indeed be open Saturday night and they have not made a final decision on next week. Maybe there is some hope. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: alpicone on November 07, 2013, 03:29:51 PM
Interesting.  Weren't too many positive reviews that I saw.

I went back when it was Jezebel and was very happy with the food...

The crowd was definitely not typical for a Kosher restaurant but neither was the ambiance. I recommended it to anyone who asked and haven't heard any complaints yet...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on November 11, 2013, 12:26:05 PM
Looking for a place to host a  Saturday night party of 40-50 people. Who has the space for that? I believe Abigael's does. Does Mike's? TPG? Anywhere else? Is reserve cut open on Saturday night? Do they have the space?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 11, 2013, 02:21:41 PM
Looking for a place to host a  Saturday night party of 40-50 people. Who has the space for that? I believe Abigael's does. Does Mike's? TPG? Anywhere else? Is reserve cut open on Saturday night? Do they have the space?
LM upstairs
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on November 11, 2013, 03:38:50 PM
Looking for a place to host a  Saturday night party of 40-50 people. Who has the space for that? I believe Abigael's does. Does Mike's? TPG? Anywhere else? Is reserve cut open on Saturday night? Do they have the space?

A friend just told me about the good time he had at a party hosted at Mikes.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on November 11, 2013, 03:57:10 PM
Looking for a place to host a  Saturday night party of 40-50 people. Who has the space for that? I believe Abigael's does. Does Mike's? TPG? Anywhere else? Is reserve cut open on Saturday night? Do they have the space?

T-Fusion is a good party choice if it doesn't have to be in the city. They have a good prix fixe menu, and a good price to quality ratio.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: youG on November 11, 2013, 05:53:57 PM
Was At mikes this week. I have gone in the past and wasn't too impressed,But this time I got the Beef Carpaccio that was very good as well as the Short Ribs which were incredible!! so soft and melt in your mouth!! I will def go back for them!!!! the apple cake for desert was also really nice.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on November 11, 2013, 05:55:50 PM
Short Ribs which were incredible!! so soft and melt in your mouth!!
Told ya'.
Probably the 2nd best dish I've had at any restaurant after Asian's Roasted Beef.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on November 11, 2013, 05:59:02 PM
Told ya'.
Probably the 2nd best dish I've had at any restaurant after Asian's Roasted Beef.
i dunno i still think mike's gnocchi might be the best dish I have ever tasted
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on November 11, 2013, 06:32:11 PM
Haha, yes.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dave321 on November 11, 2013, 06:32:28 PM
Looking for something mid price range near Times Square other then LM and Abigals (abigals is more high end).
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on November 11, 2013, 06:34:19 PM
Looking for something mid price range near Times Square other then LM and Abigals (abigals is more high end).
you can go Mr. Broadway but its def much lower end then LM
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dave321 on November 11, 2013, 06:55:29 PM
you can go Mr. Broadway but its def much lower end then LM

too low end, lol. I am looking to have a dinner meeting with 6-8 people. LM is way to full and noisy.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ayman on November 11, 2013, 07:49:24 PM
Kolbeh?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: youG on November 11, 2013, 11:18:41 PM
Wolf and lamb? I was only there once but it was pretty quiet although not quite in times square.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: RT on November 12, 2013, 02:35:35 PM
Looking for a nice dairy place this Saturday night in the City for 8 people. Is there any place this will take reservations already?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on November 12, 2013, 02:39:01 PM
va bene
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Post by: Dan on November 12, 2013, 03:04:30 PM
Noi due.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on November 12, 2013, 03:04:59 PM
Noi due.
dont take reservations
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on November 12, 2013, 03:07:43 PM
dont take reservations
Greese some hands :D
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on November 12, 2013, 03:21:13 PM
Looking for a place to host a  Saturday night party of 40-50 people. Who has the space for that? I believe Abigael's does. Does Mike's? TPG? Anywhere else? Is reserve cut open on Saturday night? Do they have the space?
new PG has seating for 350 spaced on 3 separate floors
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on November 13, 2013, 02:18:52 PM
Not exactly a stellar review for "Reserve Cut". Granted it is in an article that is comparing it to non kosher steakhouses.

http://nypost.com/2013/11/13/9-new-must-try-nyc-steakhouses/
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on November 14, 2013, 11:29:18 AM
Looking for a place to host a  Saturday night party of 40-50 people. Who has the space for that? I believe Abigael's does. Does Mike's? TPG? Anywhere else? Is reserve cut open on Saturday night? Do they have the space?

I recently went to a party for about 30-40 at TPG and it was really good (all the non-jews at my table loved the food and drinks), i reviewed earlier in this thread.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dave321 on November 14, 2013, 05:35:20 PM
I'm looking for a mid range (priced) restaurant anywhere in NYC. (Previously i was looking in times square but there's nothing there besides for LM).

Something not too loud and that makes a great steak!

TIA
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 14, 2013, 06:40:38 PM
I'm looking for a mid range (priced) restaurant anywhere in NYC. (Previously i was looking in times square but there's nothing there besides for LM).

Something not too loud and that makes a great steak!

TIA
Was just gonna post LM... If you're looking for cheaper I think you gotta do ABC or Deli Kasbah
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on November 14, 2013, 06:44:51 PM
I'm looking for a mid range (priced) restaurant anywhere in NYC. (Previously i was looking in times square but there's nothing there besides for LM).

Something not too loud and that makes a great steak!

TIA

Wolf and lamb is reasonably priced and very good
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 14, 2013, 06:46:23 PM
Wolf and lamb is reasonably priced and very good
It's not cheaper than LM and not as good.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dave321 on November 14, 2013, 07:39:43 PM
Was just gonna post LM... If you're looking for cheaper I think you gotta do ABC or Deli Kasbah

Ive been to LM many times and love it there. Just too crowded.

and i dont mean cheap place, just not as expensive as PG or Abigails.

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on November 14, 2013, 07:48:37 PM
too crowded.
Go off peak?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dave321 on November 14, 2013, 07:49:39 PM
Go off peak?

Was there twice in the past month and it was mobbed!! im planning on going around 6pm.

also i want to try somewhere new! Advice dan please!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on November 14, 2013, 07:54:34 PM
Advice dan please!
I'd do Mike's though it's more $.
Their short-ribs are out of this world.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ephcc90 on November 14, 2013, 07:58:28 PM

Their short-ribs are out of this world.
+1000
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dave321 on November 14, 2013, 08:07:43 PM
I'd do Mike's though it's more $.
Their short-ribs are out of this world.

Thanks.

Alas i dont see prices on their site....

http://www.mikesbistro.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on November 14, 2013, 08:11:34 PM
Thanks.

Alas i dont see prices on their site....

http://www.mikesbistro.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19
http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/mikes-bistro/menu

Dumplings, Gnocchi, and Black Angus are all excellent. 
But those short ribs are 10/10.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dave321 on November 14, 2013, 08:14:10 PM
http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/mikes-bistro/menu

Dumplings, Gnocchi, and Black Angus are all excellent. 
But those short ribs are 10/10.

wow thanks!!

Braised Boneless Short Ribs- im assuming this is what you meant.

btw the reviews on that site are kind of rough!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: boropark123 on November 14, 2013, 08:14:13 PM

Was there twice in the past month and it was mobbed!! im planning on going around 6pm.

also i want to try somewhere new! Advice dan please!
check out La Brochette Kosher Steakhouse on Lexington ave, was there earlier this week, food was great and there were 4 other couples besides us.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dave321 on November 14, 2013, 08:18:46 PM
check out La Brochette Kosher Steakhouse on Lexington ave, was there earlier this week, food was great and there were 4 other couples besides us.

just checked out the site. it looks great! Spacious seating.

thanks
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: youG on November 15, 2013, 01:13:12 AM
just went to Reserve Cut. the place was very nice. It was a bit loud.
I tried the crispy rice (spicy tuna on top) that was very good. the sweetbreads,lamb merguez, were good but nothing great, and the appetizer Ribs were a big let down! they were over done small bbq ribs. Although the guy on another table near me  said the main dish short ribs are amazing and on par  with mikes just different.
for the main I had the ribeye with onion that was very good and  the side of mash pot. was nothing special.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on November 16, 2013, 06:47:26 PM
Mikes bistro opening location in midtown east
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on November 16, 2013, 06:49:02 PM
Mikes bistro opening location in midtown east
He should open locations outside of NYC.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ayman on November 16, 2013, 10:12:47 PM
#intown :P
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on November 17, 2013, 09:08:49 AM
Mikes bistro opening location in midtown east
Where???
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on November 17, 2013, 09:57:10 AM
Where???
127 East 54th Street (between Lexington and Park Avenue).
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: plainbachur on November 17, 2013, 10:54:58 AM
He's most probably closing down 72nd location
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 17, 2013, 10:57:02 AM
He's most probably closing down 72nd location
No he is not.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on November 17, 2013, 12:26:04 PM
No he is not.
how do you know?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: yuneeq on November 17, 2013, 12:40:37 PM
Because when plainbachur states any info that no one else has heard, it's usually false.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: hertzinstl on November 17, 2013, 12:42:18 PM
most probably
He's not saying that he knows anything
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: yuneeq on November 17, 2013, 12:50:47 PM
It's his way of saying,"don't blame me" if my false rumor doesn't pan out.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 17, 2013, 05:11:37 PM
Just spoke to mike. They are probably closing the 72d branch but not decided yet.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on November 17, 2013, 05:17:02 PM
Just spoke to mike. They are probably closing the 72d branch but not decided yet.
Sure hope the ribs survive the move.
And I hope there's no temp closure. Just ask La Seine and Clubhouse :P
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on November 17, 2013, 05:23:43 PM
Sure hope the ribs survive the move.
And I hope there's no temp closure. Just ask La Seine and Clubhouse :P
they already signed the lease on the new place so......
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: plainbachur on November 18, 2013, 10:07:32 AM
Because when plainbachur states any info that no one else has heard, it's usually false.
I spoke with the mashigach FYI
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mordy2 on November 19, 2013, 02:34:21 PM
http://www.vosizneias.com/146917/2013/11/19/manhattan-ny-glatt-kosher-steakhouse-says-fired-waiter-who-overcharged-chasidic-couple/
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mlomni on November 19, 2013, 02:55:32 PM
http://www.vosizneias.com/146917/2013/11/19/manhattan-ny-glatt-kosher-steakhouse-says-fired-waiter-who-overcharged-chasidic-couple/

Personally I do not eat out often. But when I do go out I do not appreciate the automatic tipping or even the suggested tip part on the receipt. I usually tip based off the service I received from the waiter/waitress. any one else have opinions on tipping?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: skyguy918 on November 19, 2013, 05:22:58 PM
Personally I do not eat out often. But when I do go out I do not appreciate the automatic tipping or even the suggested tip part on the receipt. I usually tip based off the service I received from the waiter/waitress. any one else have opinions on tipping?
Specifically on the issue of mandatory tip for larger groups, I don't love it, but at least I understand it. It's less of a big deal if a table of 2 stiffs the waiter, but when it's a big group (which often takes a disproportionate amount of the wait staff's time up) it can be brutal.

A better suggestion though would be a much smaller mandatory tip for those situations, say 10%, and let people add on. If you make 15% or 20% mandatory/automatic, it's more likely they won't realize or bother to add to the tip for really good service.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: youG on November 20, 2013, 02:38:11 PM
Specifically on the issue of mandatory tip for larger groups, I don't love it, but at least I understand it. It's less of a big deal if a table of 2 stiffs the waiter, but when it's a big group (which often takes a disproportionate amount of the wait staff's time up) it can be brutal.

A better suggestion though would be a much smaller mandatory tip for those situations, say 10%, and let people add on. If you make 15% or 20% mandatory/automatic, it's more likely they won't realize or bother to add to the tip for really good service.

because if you get good service you'd tip more than 20%  :o ::)
esp after they took 10% already!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: skyguy918 on November 20, 2013, 02:49:35 PM
because if you get good service you'd tip more than 20%  :o ::)
esp after they took 10% already!
Maybe try again, this time in English that we can all understand.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dave321 on November 21, 2013, 01:50:59 PM
The following is my review of La Brochette Restaurant.

I made a reservation for 9pm. We showed up at 8:45 and were promptly seated. The waiter brought us menus and bread. The waiter then began to explain different items on the menu to us. He was extremely knowledgeable on the different dishes that were available and was really helpful. We first ordered a sampler which came with some spring rolls and other finger food. It was awesome!! For our entrée, at the urging of our waiter, we ordered a prime rib for two. I must say the steak was from the best I have ever had. It came on a platter cut up and we were able to take piece by piece on our plates. The entrée also came with three side dishes. We got onion rings, French fries, and mashed potatoes.  The portions were quite large and before long we were full.

The décor of the restaurant was really nice. They have a violinist that plays along to music that plays throughout the restaurant. We really enjoyed that! Upstairs they have a private party room that can hold about 30 people. There was a party going on at the time but it was still quiet downstairs. They have a smaller meeting room for about 10 people downstairs too!

All in all, I must say this is one of the finest dining experiences I have had. The food was superb and the service was excellent!!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: RT on November 21, 2013, 03:56:38 PM
va bene
Thanks for the recommendation was very good, but not exceptional.
Quite expensive for the small portions.
There were 8 of us at the table and we were pretty cramped. 
The salmon salad, pizza, and fettuccine Alfredo were delicious.
They didn't serve mixed drinks which was disappointing, but the waiter made me something which was very good (charged me $14 for it).
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on November 21, 2013, 04:07:34 PM
Thanks for the recommendation was very good, but not exceptional.
Quite expensive for the small portions.
There were 8 of us at the table and we were pretty cramped. 
The salmon salad, pizza, and fettuccine Alfredo were delicious.
They didn't serve mixed drinks which was disappointing, but the waiter made me something which was very good (charged me $14 for it).

They had martinis and the like last time I was there
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on November 21, 2013, 04:41:15 PM
Thanks for the recommendation was very good, but not exceptional.
Quite expensive for the small portions.
There were 8 of us at the table and we were pretty cramped. 
The salmon salad, pizza, and fettuccine Alfredo were delicious.
They didn't serve mixed drinks which was disappointing, but the waiter made me something which was very good (charged me $14 for it).
Expensive, yes but I don't remember the portions being small. I've personally never has exceptional milchigs but it is a nice quiet restaurant
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on November 21, 2013, 04:48:18 PM
I've personally never has exceptional milchigs but it is a nice quiet restaurant
Been to Noi due?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on November 21, 2013, 04:48:33 PM
Been to Noi due?
Only take out
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on November 21, 2013, 04:50:18 PM
Only take out

Yaya:
I don't think you can judge a restaurant based on a takeout order.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on November 21, 2013, 04:55:24 PM
Been to Noi due?
I think Noi due and Va bene are on the same level
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: whacked1 on November 21, 2013, 04:56:36 PM
Been to Noi due?
I've been there, the problem with them is whenever I went (ie motzei shabbos) they are packed, like a 40 min wait and its a small place to begin with so ppl are literally standing near your table waiting. Foods good though. And no reservations :-[
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on November 21, 2013, 05:03:26 PM
anyone ever visit taam tov on 47th in the diamond district? i was there today food was awesome!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on November 21, 2013, 05:09:03 PM
We ate at the Reserve Cut on Tuesday night.

Ambiance:   10
Service:       6
Food:           8

We had the Crispy Rice, which is fried little rice patties with spicy tuna on top. Very good, small.
Wagyu ribs appetizer, very good.
Crispy Sweetbreads, ok.
Cote du Boeuf 20oz. Very good, took way too long to come.
Also had an interesting cocktail called Thai One On - Gin, Lime juice, muddled cucumber and thai basil. Excellent.

The place was probably the nicest looking restaurant in the city. Really enjoyed the decor and ambiance.

Price was high, because the portions are small, even compared to high end restaurants.

The executive chef is Hok Chin, who was the original chef in The Prime Grill and Solo, back when those restaurants were tops. IMO they went downhill since replacing the chef.

Definitely recommended if price is not an object.

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on November 26, 2013, 01:23:54 AM
And yet again, Mike's fails to disappoint.

Had a standout meal there last night. You simply cannot go wrong with Mike's. Oh and they're closing the UWS location.

Duck Gnocchi (two times, baby!) -- Rating: 11/10
Spicy Merguez Dumplings -- Rating 8.5/10
Short ribs -- 10/10
Lamb chops -- 9/10
Peanut butter mousse -- 8/10

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Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: plainbachur on November 26, 2013, 02:52:16 AM
And yet again, Mike's fails to disappoint.

Had a standout meal there last night. You simply cannot go wrong with Mike's. Oh and they're closing the UWS location.

Duck Gnocchi (two times, baby!) -- Rating: 11/10
Spicy Merguez Dumplings -- Rating 8.5/10
Short ribs -- 10/10
Lamb chops -- 9/10
Peanut butter mousse -- 8/10

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how's the wine menu ?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: efflpetzel on November 26, 2013, 12:44:48 PM
my biggest problem with mike's is the portions

they are tiny :-[
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on November 26, 2013, 12:46:29 PM
Yeah, they're smaller than I'd like for what they charge, but if you're looking for quality, it's tough to be beat.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on November 26, 2013, 01:20:08 PM
And yet again, Mike's fails to disappoint.

Had a standout meal there last night. You simply cannot go wrong with Mike's. Oh and they're closing the UWS location.


Are they opening another location?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on November 26, 2013, 01:28:57 PM
my biggest problem with mike's is the portions

they are tiny :-[
True, but order an app, their awesome fries,  and a dessert and I don't think you'll leave hungry.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on November 26, 2013, 01:30:13 PM
Are they opening another location?
They're moving to Midtown
http://www.koshertopia.com/blog/news/mikes-bistro-opening-in-midtown-midtown-east.html (http://www.koshertopia.com/blog/news/mikes-bistro-opening-in-midtown-midtown-east.html)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on November 26, 2013, 01:31:18 PM
They're moving to Midtown
http://www.koshertopia.com/blog/news/mikes-bistro-opening-in-midtown-midtown-east.html (http://www.koshertopia.com/blog/news/mikes-bistro-opening-in-midtown-midtown-east.html)

Wow! That is literally across the street from my office...very tempting  ;D
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: plainbachur on November 26, 2013, 11:56:39 PM
Anybody know a dairy restaurant that would deliver breakfast to a NYC hotel?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on November 26, 2013, 11:59:23 PM
Anybody know a dairy restaurant that would deliver breakfast to a NYC hotel?

I've done Milk N Honey before.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on November 27, 2013, 10:27:28 AM
I've done Milk N Honey before.
+2
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dd321 on November 27, 2013, 10:48:29 AM

Anybody know a dairy restaurant that would deliver breakfast to a NYC hotel?
try my most favorite food
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on November 28, 2013, 09:57:27 AM
Went to Reserve Cut again last night. I was with a party of 6 so we ordered a few appetizers for the table.
Grilled Wagyu angus ribs were really good, we also got Veal sweet breads, Wagyu sliders and Veal tortelini (which was not on the menu) was not a huge fan of the sweet breads and the sliders were ok, but the Veal tortelini was amazing! one of the best appetizers I have had! For the main I got the Angus Filet Au Champignon which I love. Service was much better then it was the 1st time I went. Desserts still not amazing, but I ordered the peanut butter mousse which was really good, I couldnt finish it because it was too rich for me.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on November 28, 2013, 11:39:45 AM
Went to prime grill last night and had an awful experience. I'm hanging up the jersey on the Primes. Only one worth visiting is KO and only for appetizers.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on November 28, 2013, 12:07:03 PM
Went to prime grill last night and had an awful experience. I'm hanging up the jersey on the Primes. Only one worth visiting is KO and only for appetizers.
Agree!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on November 28, 2013, 10:25:02 PM
Anybody know a dairy restaurant that would deliver breakfast to a NYC hotel?

Look on seamless

There are a few
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on November 28, 2013, 10:59:58 PM
Anybody know a dairy restaurant that would deliver breakfast to a NYC hotel?
I had Cafe K to the Le Parker Meridien once through seamless. they were good and reasonable.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on November 29, 2013, 01:11:07 AM
Went to prime grill last night and had an awful experience. I'm hanging up the jersey on the Primes. Only one worth visiting is KO and only for appetizers.

Why does everyone hate on PG here? went there with the mrs. a couple nights ago and had an amazing time. it is extremely expensive, but so is le marais mike's place etc. and the new space is so regal and retro cool (i call it the titanic), seems to be nicer than any ny ksher restaurant (havent been to Reserve Cut/SHO yet). and their steaks are still as good or better than anyones (the reserve cut is still my favorite). the way we see it, for a one time a year night out, pg is the safest bet.

We tried the waffle chicken app, which is probably the best app i have every got (sweet melt in your mouth chicken nuggets in waffle batter with an amazingly perfect dippping sauce), and the cooked spicy salmon on crispy rice is still amazing.

We also tried the prime rib special, which i thought wasnt amazing or worth it, but it was huge and bascally tasted like the best prime rib u would get at a really expensive wedding. My wife personally loved the prime rib but she is crazy (and pregnant). there was also some funky tomatoes and onions with the prime rib, that i thought tasted like very good matjes herring.

overall a great night of feeling like a king and queen, and there was nothing i didnt like (even the decaf parve latte at end was great!) and if i had room would have tried one of the desserts (they had something about chocolate babka ice cream with bourbon that sounded amazing).
 
I've been there about 5 times for work and 5 for fun, ad never had an "awful" or even bad experience. must say that prime Ko is just not my feel (way too loud and crazy), but PG just has this aura of class that just cant be beat in kosher dining.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 29, 2013, 01:12:58 AM
I agree pg is great
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on November 29, 2013, 07:55:07 AM
I agree pg is great
+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on November 29, 2013, 09:40:21 AM
I've had 2 subpar experiences though granted that one was the week they reopened.
Perhaps I'll give them 1 more chance.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on November 29, 2013, 11:14:45 AM
Why does everyone hate on PG here? went there with the mrs. a couple nights ago and had an amazing time. it is extremely expensive, but so is le marais mike's place etc. and the new space is so regal and retro cool (i call it the titanic), seems to be nicer than any ny ksher restaurant (havent been to Reserve Cut/SHO yet). and their steaks are still as good or better than anyones (the reserve cut is still my favorite). the way we see it, for a one time a year night out, pg is the safest bet.

We tried the waffle chicken app, which is probably the best app i have every got (sweet melt in your mouth chicken nuggets in waffle batter with an amazingly perfect dippping sauce), and the cooked spicy salmon on crispy rice is still amazing.

We also tried the prime rib special, which i thought wasnt amazing or worth it, but it was huge and bascally tasted like the best prime rib u would get at a really expensive wedding. My wife personally loved the prime rib but she is crazy (and pregnant). there was also some funky tomatoes and onions with the prime rib, that i thought tasted like very good matjes herring.

overall a great night of feeling like a king and queen, and there was nothing i didnt like (even the decaf parve latte at end was great!) and if i had room would have tried one of the desserts (they had something about chocolate babka ice cream with bourbon that sounded amazing).
 
I've been there about 5 times for work and 5 for fun, ad never had an "awful" or even bad experience. must say that prime Ko is just not my feel (way too loud and crazy), but PG just has this aura of class that just cant be beat in kosher dining.
First off you can't compare PG pricing to Les Marais. Second, there is no bashing, but lately people have had bad experiences there, myself included. The first few times I went there I loved it. And PG is definitely not a quiet place, every table is on top of each there.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on November 29, 2013, 11:17:23 AM
First off you can't compare PG pricing to Les Marais.
+1, that's just silly.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 29, 2013, 11:26:40 AM
And PG is definitely not a quiet place, every table is on top of each there.

Depends where you sit.

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on November 29, 2013, 11:28:05 AM
Depends where you sit.
I went to the new one once, but seemed like every seat there is pretty close to each other.
That doesn't make or break a restaurant for me, but I was just commenting on the fact that he said Prime KO is loud and noisy. PG aint much better in that regard.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on November 29, 2013, 11:56:16 AM
I went to the new one once, but seemed like every seat there is pretty close to each other.
That doesn't make or break a restaurant for me, but I was just commenting on the fact that he said Prime KO is loud and noisy. PG aint much better in that regard.

I disagree. while the old PG was definitely closer quarters and a bit loud, my experiences at the new place have been much better. i wouldnt be surprised if one took the sq ft of the new place and compared to other kosher restaurants in the city, u have more space per seat. i was there wednesday night intentionally b/c i asked and they said pre-thanksgiving is a slow night, so maybe its b/c i try to go when it isnt crazy busy, but the layout itself (esp the seats on 2nd floor looking over the bar) gives you much more space and its not like the guy next to u across the aisle on the wall can join your conversation.
In any event, my comment re KO was really the loud music and scene downstairs, i've gone for brunch upstairs and that was great.

Point taken that le marais is somewhat cheaper, but its not that far off. and that place is loud (though i've only gone with guys there, so maybe a different experience).
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on November 29, 2013, 12:02:46 PM
I disagree. while the old PG was definitely closer quarters and a bit loud, my experiences at the new place have been much better. i wouldnt be surprised if one took the sq ft of the new place and compared to other kosher restaurants in the city, u have more space per seat. i was there wednesday night intentionally b/c i asked and they said pre-thanksgiving is a slow night, so maybe its b/c i try to go when it isnt crazy busy, but the layout itself (esp the seats on 2nd floor looking over the bar) gives you much more space and its not like the guy next to u across the aisle on the wall can join your conversation.
In any event, my comment re KO was really the loud music and scene downstairs, i've gone for brunch upstairs and that was great.

Point taken that le marais is somewhat cheaper, but its not that far off. and that place is loud (though i've only gone with guys there, so maybe a different experience).
Yea I guess it does depend when and what time you go, but I had a much different experience.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on December 03, 2013, 11:46:26 AM
Reserve Cut is now open for lunch. Here are SOME of Lunch options:

SANDWICHES
Served with Mesclun Green Salad or French Fries

RC STEAK SANDWICH
Green Lettuce, Caramelized Shallot & Fennel Marmalade, Sesame Garlic Glaze
31
CHICKEN CLUB
Avocado, Beefsteak Tomato & Chipotle Mayo
 with whole wheat
26

 SMOKED SHORT RIB
Crispy Vidalia onion, BBQ Glazed
31

BURGERS
Served with Classic Garnish & French Fries

DOWNTOWN
Aged Prime Ground Filet
26
SPA CHICKEN VEGETABLES
Honey Whole Grain Mustard
24
RESERVE CUT
Topped With Sliced Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
26

MEDITERRANEAN LAMB
Avocado, Tomato & Jalapeno Salsa
26

PASTA

VEAL OSSO BUCO TORTELLINI
Hon Himeji Mushrooms, White Asparagus, Green Peas
28

SAVORY MEATBALLS RIGATONI
Micro Basil, Rustic Roma Tomato Ragu
24
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on December 12, 2013, 02:40:32 PM
Finally visited Reserve Cut for a quick business lunch. Was pleasantly surprised.

Space is absolutely beautiful, though it is on the second floor (this may be why the first (non-kosher) restaurant here with a 2 michelin-star chef failed). really nice bar area, and generally high-class throughout, with more of a high-class asian theme (as it was in SHO) than Prime Grill's more stately 50s vibe. They obviously changed very little in terms of design, and this may be the prettiest kosher restaurant i have eaten at. Though i thought using cheap paper towels at the washing station was a little tacky considering the rest of the ambiance.

Food was very good, though all we had were a couple sandwiches. my host had an RC steak sandwich, which he really liked (with a little bit of salad, very small portion). I had the Reserve Cut Burger with portabello which i had at medium and really liked, though some may not like the thick burger to be so red in the middle. they gave me a nice portion of crisp (probably panko coated) french fries and tomato/pickles/lettuce on the side which was a waste and a lil weird considering i had portabello on top of the burger.  My host also got a Diet Coke for $5 (!!) which he was very annoyed with, because he expected a bottled diet coke for $5, not fizzy fountain soda (at PG we got bottles IIRC).

Timing and service were good (waited for the check for maybe an extra couple minutes), place was about 40% full (not including private rooms), which i think is very good for downtown (i used to eat alone at Jezebel/J Soho) esp considering the price tag, and was about 70% yarmulkes.

I hope this place survives though i doubt it (considering the history of kosher food downtown). The place is obviously a PG look-alike, with the menu being very similar and the Chef actually being the former chef at PG and then Solo, and the burger reminded me of the PG burger. my host (nonkosher) actually thought the steak sandwich was better than PGs, and was surprised more nonkosher wouldnt eat here considering the quality. In any event, we haven't had something like this downtown in a long time, and i hope this place somehow survives, though there appeared to be way too much wait staff for the limited crowd. 
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on December 24, 2013, 03:27:32 PM
Headed to reserve cut tonight. Recommendations?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on December 24, 2013, 05:46:58 PM
Headed to reserve cut tonight. Recommendations?
I loved the Veal tortellini appetizer and both times I went I got the Filet Champignon (I think thats how it is spelled)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on December 24, 2013, 05:54:00 PM
Headed to reserve cut tonight. Recommendations?
not to sound lame, but the Reserve Cut steak is the number one choice for a reason. also the spicy tuna on fried rice is always good at these places.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: txtmax4 on December 24, 2013, 10:21:19 PM
not to sound lame, but the Reserve Cut steak is the number one choice for a reason. also the spicy tuna on fried rice is always good at these places.
How are their prices?
I checked out their menu online and was disappointed...no prices..
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: JustaHocker on December 25, 2013, 12:22:32 AM
How are their prices?
I checked out their menu online and was disappointed...no prices..
Many of the classier places don't post prices online.
You can find them  here  (http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/reserve-cut/menu) but I don't know how reliable they are.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on December 25, 2013, 12:30:15 AM
those prices look right.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on December 25, 2013, 09:10:03 AM
Didn't have internet access to look at these recco's :( Sliders and wagyu ribs were excellent appetizers. Wife got the center cut ribeye which was very good. I got the prime rib bone-in which was not :(
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: txtmax4 on December 25, 2013, 09:29:31 AM
Didn't have internet access to look at these recco's :( Sliders and wagyu ribs were excellent appetizers. Wife got the center cut ribeye which was very good. I got the prime rib bone-in which was not :(
Yeah, was thinking: What's the deal with the bone marrow? how does it come?

BTW, what's their hechsher?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: chff on December 25, 2013, 09:32:21 AM
Going to Mikes Bistro this week, any review?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 25, 2013, 09:40:42 AM
Going to Mikes Bistro this week, any review?
Lamb riblets special is very good. Short ribs and steak are phenomenal as mentioned ad nauseum. Of course walking in there and not having Gnochhi is a crime
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on December 25, 2013, 09:41:42 AM
Lamb riblets special is very good. Short ribs and steak are phenomenal as mentioned ad nauseum
Don't forget the Duck Gnocchi
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shnoz on December 25, 2013, 02:42:08 PM
Or just do the tasting menu
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mutty on December 25, 2013, 03:59:21 PM
Going to Mikes Bistro this week, any review?
Everything is excellent, but REALLY expensive!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on December 25, 2013, 04:03:36 PM
Everything is excellent, but REALLY expensive!

AJK gave a detailed review
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20953.msg643055#msg643055
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Joe4007 on December 25, 2013, 04:14:43 PM
Going to Mikes Bistro this week, any review?
Ask for the "Crescent Cut", it's not on the menu (probably because there isn't enough...) but they usually have it and its out of this world! Also, you should take the "Sweet Yam Fritters" for a side dish.

Enjoy your meal! (I know you will...)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on December 25, 2013, 04:21:56 PM
Yeah, was thinking: What's the deal with the bone marrow? how does it come?

BTW, what's their hechsher?
It comes in a bone. I couldn't figure out how to eat it-couldn't get my fork or knife inside and my wife may have fainted on the spot if I tried to suck the bone

OU
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: philbenjoe on December 27, 2013, 03:03:37 AM
Going to Mikes Bistro this week, any review?
its amazing! small menu but food was great. sit upstairs as its quieter than the main floor. enjoy
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on December 27, 2013, 07:22:36 AM
its amazing! small menu but food was great. sit upstairs as its quieter than the main floor. enjoy

Everything is amazing. I'm waiting for them to expand the menu with more delicious items.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on December 28, 2013, 07:33:43 PM
Whee is nice to go for dairy besides noi dui
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dd321 on December 28, 2013, 07:44:53 PM

Whee is nice to go for dairy besides noi dui
va bene
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on December 28, 2013, 07:51:11 PM
Va bene is more expensive than noi dui
Anything a drop cheaper than va bene
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on December 28, 2013, 07:52:35 PM
Va bene is more expensive than noi dui
Anything a drop cheaper than va bene

My most favorite...if you like date watching
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shnoz on December 28, 2013, 07:57:31 PM
Va bene is more expensive than noi dui
Anything a drop cheaper than va bene
Cafe K
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on December 29, 2013, 10:36:37 AM
Thanks for the suggestions
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: efflpetzel on December 29, 2013, 08:53:07 PM
My most favorite...if you like date watching
my best milchigs so far was MMFF, delicious fresh food, nice & quiet (no dates) with amazing desserts
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on December 29, 2013, 09:49:58 PM
my best milchigs so far was MMFF
Over Noi Due and Va Bene?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: philbenjoe on December 30, 2013, 01:09:44 AM
my best milchigs so far was MMFF, delicious fresh food, nice & quiet (no dates) with amazing desserts
which location? not ime...i went twice to the one across mikes bistro and was loud and noisy on both occasions WITH dates to watch..
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 30, 2013, 04:34:58 AM
Over Noi Due and Va Bene?
Not in a million years.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: plainbachur on December 30, 2013, 01:03:15 PM
After a year of infighting and ongoing court battles with the Sony Building landlord (read an August New York Times article about the conflict here), Solo Restaurant at 550 Madison Avenue is leaving their midtown home and heading into a new location in downtown Manhattan. 
 
To say the least, it has been a crazy year for Solo. After many years of specializing in Asian Mediterranean cuisine, the restaurant turned dairy when their sister restaurant, The Prime Grill,
moved in just blocks away.  Then a couple of months ago to everyone's surprise, Solo became the first upscale Chinese restaurant in Manhattan boasting a whole new menu, which many people liked. But now an inside source has told "Great Kosher Restaurants" that they will be closing their Madison Avenue doors on Thursday, January 9th with plans to re-open in late Spring.  And in the spirit of sharing, we hear that the Asian part of the Solo menu will be heading to Prime Ko and the Mediterranean menu will be heading to Prime at the Bentley.
 
Interestingly enough, reports have also been circulating that Sotheby's might be moving into the Solo space once the restaurant leaves. See article here.
 
Meanwhile, Pizza da Solo, the upscale Neapolitan take-out pizzeria, also located in the Sony Building and steps from Solo, is remaining open.
 
And to add more intrigue, with Prime Grill having purchased the phone number of "The J" over a month ago when they closed (yep, try to call The J and Prime Grill picks up), could we see Solo taking over their Soho location? Hmm. One thing is assured, this story has just begun. Stay tuned for more details as it develops.
 
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: chff on December 30, 2013, 03:37:58 PM
Nice to see Mikes bistro and Delta SkyClub JFK share a B rating from our beloved city
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: LA2NYC on December 30, 2013, 05:04:36 PM
Noi Due is great - you get to sit next to all of your fellow diners!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on December 31, 2013, 08:08:47 PM
Headed to RC again ton.  :D

Ring in the new year with good food.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: chff on January 01, 2014, 05:32:32 PM
Was by Mike's Bistro last week, had to wait for a table over a half hour, but got a glass of champagne for that...

Ordered;
Appetizers
Seared Beef Carpaccio (cold)
Handmade Gnocchi (hot)

Main Courses
Chateaubriand for two (special of the day)

Dessert
Banana (whatever the name was)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on January 01, 2014, 06:21:20 PM
Headed to RC again ton.  :D

Ring in the new year with good food.

What did you order? Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on January 01, 2014, 06:45:11 PM
What did you order? Any recommendations?
Had everything again. Only a few things I'd recommend (same as last time) (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20953.msg606000#msg606000)

Basically I'd say go for Crispy Rice and Baby Lamb Chops.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on January 01, 2014, 07:30:56 PM
Was by Mike's Bistro last week, had to wait for a table over a half hour, but got a glass of champagne for that...

Ordered;
Appetizers
Seared Beef Carpaccio (cold)
Handmade Gnocchi (hot)

Main Courses
Chateaubriand for two (special of the day)

Dessert
Banana (whatever the name was)

and...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on January 01, 2014, 08:25:57 PM
Was by Mike's Bistro last week, had to wait for a table over a half hour, but got a glass of champagne for that...

Ordered;
Appetizers
Seared Beef Carpaccio (cold)
Handmade Gnocchi (hot)

Main Courses
Chateaubriand for two (special of the day)

Dessert
Banana (whatever the name was)

and....? how was?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: chff on January 01, 2014, 08:32:40 PM
Carpaccio wasn't that amazing, Gnocchi was good, and so was the main, dessert wasn't the greatest.
Small place, service is great, when the waiter bought the menu he was busy five minutes explaining that they don't have this, this, this, this, this and this....

Hope to upload some pics tomorrow
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Super Speed on January 05, 2014, 11:47:11 AM
Planning on going to Mikes Bistro, what's the nice seating area over there called?

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: chff on January 05, 2014, 11:49:45 AM
Planning on going to Mikes Bistro, what's the nice seating area over there called?

Top floor
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on January 05, 2014, 11:50:35 AM
Planning on going to Mikes Bistro, what's the nice seating area over there called?

upstairs. and if you can, there is a more secluded area upstairs from the upstairs. it's kinda cozy up there though so make sure you really like the person you're going with
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Super Speed on January 05, 2014, 11:55:25 AM
upstairs. and if you can, there is a more secluded area upstairs from the upstairs. it's kinda cozy up there though so make sure you really like the person you're going with
Uhm its my wife... ;)

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Super Speed on January 05, 2014, 11:57:38 AM
upstairs. and if you can, there is a more secluded area upstairs from the upstairs. it's kinda cozy up there though so make sure you really like the person you're going with
Is it called the Atrium?

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Super Speed on January 05, 2014, 11:58:07 AM
Top floor
It seems the night I want to go its booked for a party. :(

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on January 05, 2014, 12:04:57 PM
It seems the night I want to go its booked for a party. :(

i've only eaten downstairs once and it was pretty crowded
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Super Speed on January 05, 2014, 12:10:45 PM
i've only eaten downstairs once and it was pretty crowded
The Atrium is available if that's what you were referring to. The upstairs or whatever is booked.

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on January 05, 2014, 12:14:01 PM
The Atrium is available if that's what you were referring to. The upstairs or whatever is booked.

not sure what it's called. i just asked for all the way upstairs
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Super Speed on January 05, 2014, 12:21:13 PM
not sure what it's called. i just asked for all the way upstairs
I guess its better then the main dining room...

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: philbenjoe on January 05, 2014, 12:45:14 PM
Top floor
are you referring to the little balcony that's a few stairs above the eating area upstairs? Its a rally cozy spot for two and seperated from the rest of the room which was really good. Never saw anything higher than that there.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on January 05, 2014, 12:48:21 PM
are you referring to the little balcony that's a few stairs above the eating area upstairs? Its a rally cozy spot for two and seperated from the rest of the room which was really good. Never saw anything higher than that there.

that's it!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dbel23 on January 05, 2014, 12:49:26 PM
After a year of infighting and ongoing court battles with the Sony Building landlord .......
 

for those of you also going crazy trying to find the link, it's here: http://www.greatkosherrestaurants.com/news-detail.php?id=326
IMHO Solo's prices were never really justified.... I stick to Le Marais - Hanger Steak.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: philbenjoe on January 05, 2014, 12:50:44 PM
Its a great spot for a couple!!! Really nice and romantic! Amazing service in that spot cause they keep dropping by so you never have to wait too long for a waiter/tress. Enjoy!!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Super Speed on January 05, 2014, 01:04:09 PM
Its a great spot for a couple!!! Really nice and romantic! Amazing service in that spot cause they keep dropping by so you never have to wait too long for a waiter/tress. Enjoy!!
I hope that's the spot they gave me!

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: philbenjoe on January 05, 2014, 01:07:56 PM
You have to request it when you call to make a reservation. They may not be able to confirm it on the phone, but doesn't mean you won't get it. Either way upstairs is a lot nicer than the downstairs.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Super Speed on January 05, 2014, 01:08:47 PM
You have to request it when you call to make a reservation. They may not be able to confirm it on the phone, but doesn't mean you won't get it. Either way upstairs is a lot nicer than the downstairs.
I asked and they said 1 thing wasn't available but they could gimme the Atrium.

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: philbenjoe on January 05, 2014, 01:10:45 PM
When I went they told me on the phone they can't give it to me but when I got there they were more than glad to give it to me.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Super Speed on January 05, 2014, 01:14:11 PM
When I went they told me on the phone they can't give it to me but when I got there they were more than glad to give it to me.
There's a party there so...

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: philbenjoe on January 05, 2014, 01:15:59 PM
Forgot about that. There is two of those seats so you be lucky.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rcarentals on January 06, 2014, 03:32:26 AM
So there are some reccommendations for some dishes at noi due, I don't see any for va bene. What is good at va bene, and what deserts are good at noi due?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 06, 2014, 07:02:23 AM
So there are some reccommendations for some dishes at noi due, I don't see any for va bene. What is good at va bene, and what deserts are good at noi due?
Desserts aren't good at Noi Due
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rcarentals on January 06, 2014, 08:05:47 AM
Desserts aren't good at Noi Due
Hmm thanks for the heads up...
Any suggestions for other good stuff there?
Or va bene?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 06, 2014, 08:18:52 AM
Everything there is delicious, panini sandwiches, pizza, and pasta
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shnoz on January 06, 2014, 08:34:31 AM
Va Bene, the cristino romano is delicious 4 pasta the homade fettucini with pink sauce & mushrooms it's not on the menu but they'll make it 4 u, desserts u can just order the whole menu  ;D, tiramesu, creme burlee, napoleon, choc mousse
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rcarentals on January 06, 2014, 10:22:50 AM
Va Bene, the cristino romano is delicious 4 pasta the homade fettucini with pink sauce & mushrooms it's not on the menu but they'll make it 4 u, desserts u can just order the whole menu  ;D, tiramesu, creme burlee, napoleon, choc mousse
Mmm sounds good thanks for the tips..

I can't update the wiki from my phone but someone feel free to add this stuff to the wiki.. Will save it from getting lost, repeated questions and thread clogging.. Tia..
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on January 06, 2014, 10:54:54 AM
Mmm sounds good thanks for the tips..

I can't update the wiki from my phone but someone feel free to add this stuff to the wiki.. Will save it from getting lost, repeated questions and thread clogging.. Tia..

good idea....now we just need people to read the wikis :P
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 06, 2014, 12:40:20 PM
As far as I heard- you should try to miss Prime at the Bentley.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rcarentals on January 06, 2014, 03:07:46 PM
Anyone recommend a good sit down place in Manhattan for sushi?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rcarentals on January 06, 2014, 04:19:04 PM
How about this, Q, would Noi Due be the best place for a light desert/cuppucino situation? Or are there better places for that? It seems like milchig wise its pretty much the best for deserts so far? Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on January 06, 2014, 04:24:58 PM
How about this, Q, would Noi Due be the best place for a light desert/cuppucino situation? Or are there better places for that? It seems like milchig wise its pretty much the best for deserts so far? Any suggestions?

My most favorite ifs old dependable and the wait is much less
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rcarentals on January 06, 2014, 04:30:21 PM
Any recommendations for MMFF? Did you notice anything extraordinary?
Guessing the "dining room" is the best bet for seating winter time?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 06, 2014, 05:11:25 PM
Any recommendations for MMFF?
Yeah - Stay away
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rcarentals on January 06, 2014, 05:15:40 PM
Yeah - Stay away
Alternative suggestion for some light cappuccino and cake?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on January 06, 2014, 05:20:28 PM
Yeah - Stay away

I haven't been in a while but I remember the desserts being pretty good
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 06, 2014, 05:20:59 PM
For coffee and cake it's a good place.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rcarentals on January 08, 2014, 08:49:48 AM
Noi due, has absolutely amazing waiters and service, simply phenomenal. The food all round is delicious, and has great presentation. All in all very impressed. Thanks to those who recommended it.
The cigarelo's were delicious. French onion soup served in a hollowed out sourdough roll was great! Ravioli in the basilico sauce was amazing!
The two tone chocolate mousse is really good in terms of the dessert. The tirmisu was good but nothing to write home about..
But the service all round was simply outstanding..
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 08, 2014, 12:13:39 PM
Pardes or Reserve Cut?

Must order dishes from either?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 08, 2014, 12:14:27 PM
Noi due, has absolutely amazing waiters and service, simply phenomenal. The food all round is delicious, and has great presentation. All in all very impressed. Thanks to those who recommended it.
The cigarelo's were delicious. French onion soup served in a hollowed out sourdough roll was great! Ravioli in the basilico sauce was amazing!
The two tone chocolate mousse is really good in terms of the dessert. The tirmisu was good but nothing to write home about..
But the service all round was simply outstanding..
Told ya.
That and Euro Fusion are the best milchig restaurants around.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on January 08, 2014, 12:22:57 PM
Pardes or Reserve Cut?

Must order dishes from either?

IME pardes has pretty limited menu but changes frequently. the chef is pretty strict and doesn't allow any customizations eg different sides or sauce. the wait can also be a little long, even with a reservation
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 08, 2014, 12:42:17 PM
Pardes or Reserve Cut?

Must order dishes from either?

Pardes. Definitely.

I don't know if there can be any must-order there, since the menu can change on a daily basis. But they usually have some version of a BLT- and that's supposed to be amazing. Why don't you ask the waiters what are the most popular choices- the must order as you call it.

Look out for a big, broad tall waiter (might be more than that, but I don't know...) with reddish/blondish hair- he's the best. Be interested in the food and the process and enjoy the experience...

The wait if any is worth it.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 08, 2014, 12:45:50 PM
Most of the pardes items on the menu intimidate me. How do these things taste?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 08, 2014, 12:46:28 PM
Ask about the "bacon" lamb mousse, served on a crostini (sometimes topped with coffee sauteed shallots... incredible)- we got them on the house last time we asked!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on January 08, 2014, 12:48:23 PM
Pardes or Reserve Cut?

Reserve Cut really has about the same menu as prime grill, so not very exciting, though guaranteed quality and the place itself may be the nicest kosher restaurant i have ever been in.

Pardes has inventive (and wierd in my limited NY taste) food, so if you are in the mood to have some charred ox heart or other wild stuff (esp wierd fish dishes), then that is for you. Note that service i have had there (esp at lunch when that was happening) was terrible. Pardes intimidated me too with most of their stuff, but their basic prime rib (if they still have it) was really great, though not more amazing than top shelf Ny steakhouses. I had the fake bacon and was not impressed btw.

if you want a high class classic NY steakhouse experience, or just wanna check out the crazy nice venue, go to Reserve Cut. note that parking will be harder in downtown NY than in Brooklyn though. would park at the icon on william street with a discount if coming to RC ($19 after 4pm http://www.iconparkingsystems.com/neighborhood/financial-district-parking/). if no printer, highly suggest getting the Best Parking app.

IF RC for dinner, I would get the Porcini Mushroom soup (its cold out) and the Prime Reserve Cut. safe and good choices, and get crispy rice sushi if u want a light sushi app.


Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on January 08, 2014, 12:49:03 PM
Most of the pardes items on the menu intimidate me. How do these things taste?

Come. on.

A foodie would never say such a thing. Man up, papi, and try something "out there."
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 08, 2014, 12:49:57 PM
Thanks for the dish recs, keep em coming!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 08, 2014, 12:50:35 PM
Most of the pardes items on the menu intimidate me. How do these things taste?

Amazing. Period. The balance of flavors is incredible. You taste each flavor separately- but they come together in a most amazing way.

Even though I enjoy trying and tasting new flavors- my friends with more traditional taste-buds wholly enjoyed it.

One thing, though- you just have to know if you like certain tastes- for example tartare (raw, lightly seared) meat. If you don't go for that- just skip those items.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 08, 2014, 12:54:03 PM
so if you are in the mood to have some charred ox heart

In my opinion, meat is meat. Each cut may have different flavors and textures- but don't let the name throw you off.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on January 08, 2014, 12:56:46 PM
In my opinion, meat is meat. Each cut may have different flavors and textures- but don't let the name throw you off.

lung apparently tastes and feels like a sponge after cleaning you dishes
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on January 08, 2014, 01:06:01 PM
In my opinion, meat is meat. Each cut may have different flavors and textures- but don't let the name throw you off.
I actually enjoyed that dish more than the others i had there, but a friend of mine got so sick he had to leave (and i had to handle check)! if you are quick to nausea or bad stomach, be careful what you order. I agree with others that many foodies love this stuff, but as a normal guy, some of the strange flavors were a bit too much for me.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 08, 2014, 01:07:35 PM
Reserve Cut seems to be more about the venue than the food- judging from reviews and even their website. Only 2 of the 7 photos in the gallery are actually of the food...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Menachem613 on January 08, 2014, 01:10:13 PM

Reserve Cut seems to be more about the venue than the food- judging from reviews and even their website. Only 2 of the 7 photos in the gallery are actually of the food...

And Pardes is the reverse.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 08, 2014, 01:19:12 PM
And Pardes is the reverse.

True. But isn't that the way it should be? The restaurant is there to serve as a pleasant backdrop to the food.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: efflpetzel on January 08, 2014, 01:19:33 PM
Pardes or Reserve Cut?

Must order dishes from either?
definitely Pardes.

you will always have time for a Reserve Cut kind of restaurant, Pardes is unique.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 08, 2014, 01:19:45 PM
lung apparently tastes and feels like a sponge after cleaning you dishes

Come again?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on January 08, 2014, 01:24:29 PM
Come again?

Not all meat is created equal.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 08, 2014, 01:25:26 PM
Not all meat is created equal.

100%.

I didn't mean to say that they're all the same.

The point I was trying to make- is that it's not as weird as it might sound.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shnoz on January 08, 2014, 01:43:53 PM
Told ya.
That and Euro Fusion are the best milchig restaurants around.
U been 2 Va Bene?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 08, 2014, 02:00:35 PM
Yes, its very good but not in the same league.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Frostboot on January 08, 2014, 02:43:23 PM
Told ya.
That and Euro Fusion are the best milchig restaurants around.

Only problem with NoiDoi is that you can't make reservations AFAIK (There are many times when I had to wait 1/2 hour or more for table), otherwise their menu size, food and price beat Va Bene
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 08, 2014, 02:45:33 PM
Pardes or Reserve Cut?

Must order dishes from either?
RCDO  ;D
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 08, 2014, 06:59:28 PM
http://www.frumsatire.net/2012/01/30/whats-the-best-kosher-restaurant-in-new-york/
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on January 09, 2014, 11:11:05 AM
Thanks for the dish recs, keep em coming!
Nu, so where did you go/what did you get? want to meet for lunch at RC today?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Shua on January 09, 2014, 12:44:20 PM
Pardes or Reserve Cut?

Must order dishes from either?

I have not been to reserve cut but have been to Pardes 3 times. It's my favorite restaurant by far. (only Terra Sur and Mikes bistro come close).  Reservations are a must and it is pretty cramped. But the food is incredible. At this point he only has one main on the menu (a steak) . Skip it. Not worth it for $75. I would get 3-4 different appetizers (meat or fish snacks) per person and just share everything. My favorites anything with tounge, the blt, the shitso poppers and the burger (that's kinda of for one person). I would recommend trying a bit of each dishs components separately and then together to get how all the flavors interact. Sometimes I wouldn't "get" a dish until I tried everything together. Also the pro of ordering a ton of small dishes is that if you don't like one thing no problem, here comes something else. Oh and don't forget desserts. Order one that has ice cream. Best ice cream I ever had (milchug or felishig) was his sweet potato ice cream. Amazing
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Shua on January 09, 2014, 01:00:27 PM
I actually asked the waiter (who was really  knowledgeble - don't be afraid to ask questions!)  if I could buy a pint of icecream to go. He said its one of the more labor intensive items on the menu, takes almost 7 hours to make (he changes the flavor of the ice cream regularly it's usually a side to a dessert such as the smores).  He said before a long yom tov if they want to get rid of it they sell it for $80 a pint!

And go thank the chef after the meal. His voice is unbelievable.
Title: NYC Restaurants
Post by: zek on January 10, 2014, 09:53:58 AM
Have there been any reviews of reasonably priced NYC restaurants (or other cities too)? Seems like all of the reviews on DDF have focused on ridiculously high priced ones. Have no desire to spend $100+ /a meal for 2 people.
Title: Re: NYC Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on January 10, 2014, 11:10:54 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20953.1065

Check the wiki and thread, a lot of these places you dont have to come close to 50 pp.
examples: W&L burger, any of the dairy restaurants etc.

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: momo on January 10, 2014, 11:14:27 AM
Oh and don't forget desserts. Order one that has ice cream. Best ice cream I ever had (milchug or felishig) was his sweet potato ice cream. Amazing
You've had fleishig ice cream? ;)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on January 10, 2014, 11:19:33 AM
Been to Etc Steakhouse a bunch of times and enjoyed it, but thinking of switching it up. Anyone been to Nobo across the street?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on January 10, 2014, 11:40:28 AM
Excellent.

Search nobo on here, and you'll see a couple of posts by me comparing them.

Will be there again this week.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on January 10, 2014, 11:48:24 AM
Excellent.

Search nobo on here, and you'll see a couple of posts by me comparing them.

Will be there again this week.

The search for nobo unfortunately returns too many results for "nobody" haha.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on January 10, 2014, 11:51:49 AM
Here's one:

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=26096.msg583117#msg583117
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on January 10, 2014, 11:51:51 AM
Search through Google advanced search
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: deals on January 10, 2014, 12:01:45 PM
Been to Etc Steakhouse a bunch of times and enjoyed it, but thinking of switching it up. Anyone been to Nobo across the street?

Thanks.

for the food dont switch for atmosphere maybe

there appetizers are good but stake nothing special and well overpriced
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Emkay on January 10, 2014, 01:17:21 PM
Does anyone know of Any good restaurants that are open on motzai shabbos?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: whacked1 on January 10, 2014, 01:18:53 PM
Does anyone know of Any good restaurants that are open on motzai shabbos?
Mike's bistro
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AtallD on January 10, 2014, 01:19:11 PM
Does anyone know of Any good restaurants that are open on motzai shabbos?

Pretty much all NYC restaurants are open sat night in the winter
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Emkay on January 10, 2014, 01:37:22 PM
Mike's bistro
that's actually what I was hoping for but it dosnt say on their site and I can't call them now as they are. Closed. Do u know for sure?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AtallD on January 10, 2014, 01:56:22 PM
that's actually what I was hoping for but it dosnt say on their site and I can't call them now as they are. Closed. Do u know for sure?

They are definitely open  on sat nights in the winter.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: whacked1 on January 10, 2014, 02:12:57 PM
that's actually what I was hoping for but it dosnt say on their site and I can't call them now as they are. Closed. Do u know for sure?
yup was there two weeks ago
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on January 11, 2014, 06:17:24 PM
Been to Etc Steakhouse a bunch of times and enjoyed it, but thinking of switching it up. Anyone been to Nobo across the street?

Thanks.

Ambiance is definitely nicer. The steaks are good not great. Stay away from the short ribs. They often have a "special" for an entree which is very good but pricey. Their burger is great! Great flavor and quality.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jack on January 11, 2014, 07:48:27 PM
Ambiance is definitely nicer. The steaks are good not great. Stay away from the short ribs. They often have a "special" for an entree which is very good but pricey. Their burger is great! Great flavor and quality.
Why? Had the short ribs was the best entree
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on January 11, 2014, 08:17:05 PM
Why? Had the short ribs was the best entree

Tried the short ribs twice. Just found them to be underwhelming. Now the ribs at etc (with the chocolate sauce).... those were amazing.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ADINAPA on January 11, 2014, 11:08:12 PM
Mikes vs Reserve Cut vs Pardes for a nice birthday dinner? ( or any other suggestions?)
TIA!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 11, 2014, 11:14:38 PM
7 star ambiance: Reserve Cut
Excellent safe food/drinks: Mike's.
Envelope pushing food selection/adventurous palate: Pardes
Best value NYC steakhouse: Le Marais
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 13, 2014, 02:25:58 PM
Any restaurants that offer a tasting menu?

So where do you go when Pardes gets boring?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on January 13, 2014, 02:28:52 PM
Any restaurants that offer a tasting menu?
Mike's
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 13, 2014, 02:34:38 PM
Mike's

Boring or anything special?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Emkay on January 13, 2014, 02:43:48 PM
Boring or anything special?
Its Mike's. How boring can it get?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shnoz on January 13, 2014, 02:48:33 PM
Its Mike's. How boring can it get?
I did mikes if youve eaten there b4 u might have had most of the dishes, i got the gnocchi & the short ribs. I think abigael's has a 5 course tasting
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Emkay on January 13, 2014, 02:56:02 PM
I did mikes if youve eaten there b4 u might have had most of the dishes, i got the gnocchi & the short ribs. I think abigael's has a 5 course tasting
the tasting menu in mikes is 7 courses for $110. They always switch it up including some non menu items
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on January 13, 2014, 02:56:58 PM
Ambiance is definitely nicer. The steaks are good not great. Stay away from the short ribs. They often have a "special" for an entree which is very good but pricey. Their burger is great! Great flavor and quality.

Couldn't disagree more (except with the fact that the ambiance and service are 10x nicer).

Was there last night and got Lamb Riblets (probably top 5 appies I've ever gotten anywhere, along with Duck Gnocchi from Mikes, and Chicken Strips at T-Fusion), Crisp Veal Salumi Flatbread, Short Ribs, and 16 oz steak special (which was one of the best steaks I've had).

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Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on January 13, 2014, 03:00:29 PM
Couldn't disagree more (except with the fact that the ambiance and service are 10x nicer).

Was there last night and got Lamb Riblets (probably top 5 appies I've ever gotten anywhere, along with Duck Gnocchi from Mikes, and Chicken Strips at T-Fusion), Crisp Veal Salumi Flatbread, Short Ribs, and 16 oz steak special (which was one of the best steaks I've had).
Is this from ETC or Nobo?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on January 13, 2014, 03:02:54 PM
Nobo. One of the best restaurants in NYC area, IMHO.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on January 13, 2014, 04:01:02 PM
Couldn't disagree more (except with the fact that the ambiance and service are 10x nicer).

Was there last night and got Lamb Riblets (probably top 5 appies I've ever gotten anywhere, along with Duck Gnocchi from Mikes, and Chicken Strips at T-Fusion), Crisp Veal Salumi Flatbread, Short Ribs, and 16 oz steak special (which was one of the best steaks I've had).

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You are right on with the Lamb riblets. I was remiss in not mentioning them. Maybe I will have to give the short ribs another shot. The 16 oz USDA Prime steak( I am assuming that is the one you had ordered?) is a relatively recent addition and have yet to try it. Definitely on my to order list. 
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on January 13, 2014, 04:03:40 PM
Don't get me wrong. The short ribs are not as good as Mike's, but they're still very good.

Ranked dishes we had:

Riblets - 10.
Steak - 9.5.
Short Ribs - 8.75.
Veal flatbreads - 8.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on January 13, 2014, 04:14:15 PM
Don't get me wrong. The short ribs are not as good as Mike's, but they're still very good.

Ranked dishes we had:

Riblets - 10.
Steak - 9.5.
Short Ribs - 8.75.
Veal flatbreads - 8.

Next time you are there try the burger (medium rare-if you are ok with it nice and pink). I have even split that with someone as an appetizer. It is stellar.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on January 13, 2014, 04:16:01 PM
Yeah, we got the steak done medium rare, which is how I recommend it.

I'll make a note of it.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2014, 04:17:11 PM
Steak better than Mike's?

Hard to order short ribs anywhere besides Mike's as it's so inadequate after that.  Like flying coach abroad :P
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: plainbachur on January 13, 2014, 05:04:23 PM
Nobo. One of the best restaurants in NYC area, IMHO.
service sucks
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on January 13, 2014, 05:12:05 PM
service sucks

-100
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mutty on January 13, 2014, 05:57:39 PM
Couldn't disagree more (except with the fact that the ambiance and service are 10x nicer).

Was there last night and got Lamb Riblets (probably top 5 appies I've ever gotten anywhere, along with Duck Gnocchi from Mikes, and Chicken Strips at T-Fusion), Crisp Veal Salumi Flatbread, Short Ribs, and 16 oz steak special (which was one of the best steaks I've had).
I know this is the Manhatten one, but you mention the chicken Strips at T-Fusion. We're headed their IYH tomorrow night. What about them?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on January 13, 2014, 06:07:01 PM
Oh, not much, just that they're freakin' awesome.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mutty on January 13, 2014, 06:38:22 PM
Oh, not much, just that they're freakin' awesome.
You sold me on it!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on January 13, 2014, 06:57:50 PM
Hard to order short ribs anywhere besides Mike's as it's so inadequate after that.  Like flying coach abroad :P
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If Mike's short ribs are like flying first abroad I feel comfortable saying ETC's short ribs are like flying business. Not quite as good but pretty close.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2014, 08:41:21 PM
Hard to order short ribs anywhere besides Mike's as it's so inadequate after that.  Like flying coach abroad :P


If Mike's short ribs are like flying first abroad I feel comfortable saying ETC's short ribs are like flying business. Not quite as good but pretty close.
I though economy plus at best compared to Mike's.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on January 13, 2014, 09:14:20 PM
I though economy plus at best compared to Mike's.

You went to ETC? Review?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 14, 2014, 01:58:09 AM
Just went to NoBo last night- was mildly disappointed. I liked the vibe of the place- but the servers made me feel a bit hurried.

I suggest ordering all the starters and/or a salad and skipping the mains. The starters were intriguing and different but none of the mains called to me. In the end we went with the Sous Vide Lamb Chops- and they were pretty uninteresting.

I do agree with some of the Yelpers- some of the food is a bit too salty. Also wish they had some more vegetable options- as the meats are all pretty fatty and when I left I felt ready to barf.

We shared the Prime Beef Tartare, Sautéed Veal Sweetbreads (meh), Crisp Veal Salumi Flatbread (yah!), Slow Roasted Lamb Riblets (yah!), Homemade Spaetzle (salty, meh), and the Sous Vide Lamb Chops (meh).
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ayman on January 19, 2014, 11:16:18 AM
Anyone been to Talia's? Can we get a quick review?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: skyguy918 on January 19, 2014, 11:34:27 AM
Anyone been to Talia's? Can we get a quick review?
Went with my wife using a Groupon or Living Social or whatever. For the starter we shared the Thai Beef Salad and we really liked it. Nothing particularly caught our eye for the mains, so we just went with the most expensive one, which was the prime rib for two. It wasn't bad, but we were definitely underwhelmed. The sides were good, I think we had fries (came with the entree), rice, and string beans. Service was okay, not great (that could have been more because of the Groupon than the service in general, though that's a poor excuse), and they keep the room too dark for my taste.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ayman on January 19, 2014, 11:42:41 AM
Went with my wife using a Groupon or Living Social or whatever. For the starter we shared the Thai Beef Salad and we really liked it. Nothing particularly caught our eye for the mains, so we just went with the most expensive one, which was the prime rib for two. It wasn't bad, but we were definitely underwhelmed. The sides were good, I think we had fries (came with the entree), rice, and string beans. Service was okay, not great (that could have been more because of the Groupon than the service in general, though that's a poor excuse), and they keep the room too dark for my taste.
Hmm, thanks, have the groupon as well and planning on going there tonight. Seems like most of the groupon offers for restaurants don't live up to expectations. (Mendy's experience was terrible...)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: chff on January 19, 2014, 11:52:12 AM
Nobo or reserve cut for a b-day? Or?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: skyguy918 on January 19, 2014, 12:14:01 PM
Hmm, thanks, have the groupon as well and planning on going there tonight. Seems like most of the groupon offers for restaurants don't live up to expectations. (Mendy's experience was terrible...)
It's all about expectations. I don't think the food was any different because we used a Groupon, we just didn't like the entree we chose. Even with that, it was certainly worth the price.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on January 19, 2014, 12:17:31 PM
Nobo or reserve cut for a b-day? Or?
Looking for food: mike's
Ambiance: reserve cut
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 19, 2014, 01:06:33 PM
Looking for food: mike's
Ambiance: reserve cut
+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on January 19, 2014, 01:35:41 PM
If you've been to Mike's and are in the mood for something different, give Nobo a try.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ayman on January 20, 2014, 09:16:43 PM
Went to Talias Steakhouse last night with my wife and her sis and bro in law. We got two appetizers, four entrees, and a bottle of wine (groupon for four).

 The rank:

Lamb lollipops-  8/10
Thai Beef salad- 7/10- came with a  few pcs of meat (as an appy its ok), meat was rare, and i got a mouthful of dressing in one bite which was not pleasant

Prime rib for one- 5/10- grilled well, but no flavor
Pepper crusted filet mignon- 7/10- grilled perfectly to medium rare, but again, not much flavor
Middle eastern marinated grilled chicken- 7/10
Middle eastern kebab platter- 7/10

Ambiance: It was loud, pretty crowded, and hard to hear the person sitting across from you.

Disclaimer: Entrees are not suppose to come with the original side dishes when using the groupon, but two of our plates ended up with them anyways!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: txtmax4 on January 22, 2014, 09:05:10 PM
Best kosher pizza in town, Rafaello (http://www.raffaellokosherpizza.com/).
Fuhgettaboutit.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on January 22, 2014, 09:11:15 PM
Best kosher pizza in town, Rafaello (http://www.raffaellokosherpizza.com/).
Fuhgettaboutit.

What do people think of Bravo? Never had it myself.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: peacenlove613 on January 22, 2014, 09:12:07 PM

What do people think of Bravo? Never had it myself.
Best pizza I've had in New York
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Shmulie on January 22, 2014, 09:15:22 PM
What do people think of Bravo? Never had it myself.

Its okay but my favorite is Pizza Time in Brooklyn (Ave J and 14th) if you get a fresh slice right out of the oven theres nothing better also there square slices are amazing.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: MC on January 22, 2014, 09:17:24 PM

Best pizza I've had in New York

Agreed
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on January 22, 2014, 09:45:55 PM
Best kosher pizza in town, Rafaello (http://www.raffaellokosherpizza.com/).
Fuhgettaboutit.

Interesssssting.

When did they open?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on January 23, 2014, 01:34:34 AM
What do people think of Bravo? Never had it myself.
Best pizza I've had in New York
Agreed
couldn't disagree more, I think it is not good at all, everything looks amazing I tried like half of the pies that they had, as well as things like garlic knots and fries ect. when I first heard about them, however would not eat there again
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on January 23, 2014, 11:49:23 AM
What do people think of Bravo? Never had it myself.
Top 3 pizza in NYC, but worst service of any pizza store I've ever been to. And always tough to find a table.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on January 23, 2014, 12:40:01 PM
Interesssssting.

When did they open?

Whenever i go in there (normal lunch times) its not packed. I'm not so sure they are going to last a while.

Pizza is good though.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on January 23, 2014, 12:54:54 PM
I'd like to check it out one day, but it's three avenues and four blocks away =)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: txtmax4 on January 23, 2014, 12:59:49 PM
I'm a self proclaimed pizza connoisseur.
Bravo = Meh, overrated. Average.
Pizza Time = Best kosher pizza UNTIL Rafaello opened up ;)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ayman on January 23, 2014, 01:02:40 PM
I'm a self proclaimed pizza connoisseur.
Bravo = Meh, overrated. Average.
Pizza Time = Best kosher pizza UNTIL Rafaello opened up ;)
Not even close. They are the best pizza I've had in NYC. I love the original and the Fresh Mozzarella with tomatoes.
Personally not the biggest fan of Pizza Time.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 23, 2014, 01:04:19 PM
I'm a self proclaimed pizza connoisseur.
Bravo = Meh, overrated. Average.
Pizza Time = Best kosher pizza UNTIL Rafaello opened up ;)
I used to really enjoy the pizza place next to Stern. Used to go there after mivtzoim every friday.
Long gone, anyone remember what it was called?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on January 23, 2014, 01:08:18 PM
I'm a self proclaimed pizza connoisseur.
Bravo = Meh, overrated. Average.
Pizza Time = Best kosher pizza UNTIL Rafaello opened up ;)

Not even close. They are the best pizza I've had in NYC. I love the original and the Fresh Mozzarella with tomatoes.
Personally not the biggest fan of Pizza Time.

I used to love Pizza Time, but have since gotten over it.

The grandma sicilian slice at Bravo is excellente, not sure I rave about the rest though.

Looking forward to trying this Rafaello place, as it seems Txt and I are buds of similar taste.

(See what I did there?)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on January 23, 2014, 01:09:18 PM
I used to really enjoy the pizza place next to Stern. Used to go there after mivtzoim every friday.
Long gone, anyone remember what it was called?

I believe it was Viva.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on January 23, 2014, 01:53:24 PM
I used to really enjoy the pizza place next to Stern. Used to go there after mivtzoim every friday.
Long gone, anyone remember what it was called?
There was a place called Rosa's in the Empire State Building that was excellent.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on January 23, 2014, 02:06:29 PM
meh, Bravo Downtown is ok, but considering price is not that great (think very good classic grandma pizzas, not gamechanging special pizza). I think the machlokes re bravo being packed or not is not a true machlokes b'mitzius, one mehalach is the midtown location and the other is downtown.

Cravings was much better than any kosher pizza i have had (their Mushroom madness, bianco and sally pies were the best kosher pizza i ever had imho). Hoping to try rafaello too, has potential. Pizza D' Solo is also really good for their truffle slices and quattro formaggio (if u like white cheese), but they are pretty expensive.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on January 23, 2014, 02:12:05 PM
meh, Bravo Downtown is ok, but considering price is not that great (think very good classic grandma pizzas, not gamechanging special pizza). I think the machlokes re bravo being packed or not is not a true machlokes b'mitzius, one mehalach is the midtown location and the other is downtown.

Cravings was much better than any kosher pizza i have had (their Mushroom madness, bianco and sally pies were the best kosher pizza i ever had imho). Hoping to try rafaello too, has potential. Pizza D' Solo is also really good for their truffle slices and quattro formaggio (if u like white cheese), but they are pretty expensive.
I was referring to Bravo Midtown. I've never been there at a normal time and it not been crowded.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on January 23, 2014, 02:49:57 PM
netanya pizza on ave J from 15 years ago was the est kosher pizza of all time
esp their specials
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Emkay on January 23, 2014, 02:55:47 PM
netanya pizza on ave J from 15 years ago was the est kosher pizza of all time
esp their specials
wrong thread, but to me it was from the worst
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: whacked1 on January 23, 2014, 03:06:28 PM
netanya pizza on ave J from 15 years ago was the est kosher pizza of all time
esp their specials
wrong thread, but to me it was from the worst
+1 place was a disaster!!!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on January 23, 2014, 03:13:45 PM
There are two distinct types of pizza sauce: the tomato tasting and the sweet tasting. Most pizza stores, and thus most opinions, can usually be divided down those lines.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on January 23, 2014, 03:32:10 PM
for me, the measure of a good ny pizza shop is how good their sushi is
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Shmulie on January 23, 2014, 04:15:11 PM
I'm a self proclaimed pizza connoisseur.
Bravo = Meh, overrated. Average.
Pizza Time = Best kosher pizza UNTIL Rafaello opened up ;)

I agree but I've never tried Rafaello looks like i have to go there next.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on January 23, 2014, 05:09:45 PM
+1 place was a disaster!!!
Netanya was the only restaurant i can remember actually throwing out hot food from. i got the 2 slice with fries special and actually threw out the 2nd slice!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ayman on January 23, 2014, 05:36:09 PM
netanya pizza on ave J from 15 years ago was the est kosher pizza of all time
esp their specials
Loved the specials, Fri afternoons w pickles after yeshiva.
wrong thread, but to me it was from the worst
+1 place was a disaster!!!
only the last couple years or so before they closed. Before that they were great.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: chff on January 23, 2014, 06:46:18 PM
Heading to Nobo's tonight. Anyone else?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: txtmax4 on January 23, 2014, 07:17:29 PM
I used to love Pizza Time, but have since gotten over it.

The grandma sicilian slice at Bravo is excellente, not sure I rave about the rest though.

Looking forward to trying this Rafaello place, as it seems Txt and I are buds of similar taste.

(See what I did there?)
:)

I would sum it up like this:
Pizza time is great for "American Style" pizza.
Rafaello's has real gourmet original style, with a perfect crust.
(Bonus: Try their mushroom-truffle oil pizza and the chocolate pizza for dessert ;) )
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ahecht37 on January 23, 2014, 07:48:45 PM
:)

I would sum it up like this:
Pizza time is great for "American Style" pizza.
Rafaello's has real gourmet original style, with a perfect crust.
(Bonus: Try their mushroom-truffle oil pizza and the chocolate pizza for dessert ;) )
I never had Rafaello's but I am a huge PDS fan, anyone else, IMO best pizza in ny
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: plainbachur on January 23, 2014, 08:41:52 PM
At Amsterdam burger bar never saw it so packed like 40min wait for table
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ayman on January 24, 2014, 12:43:59 AM
IME seems to be the standard now.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 24, 2014, 02:18:00 AM
:)

I would sum it up like this:
Pizza time is great for "American Style" pizza.
Rafaello's has real gourmet original style, with a perfect crust.
(Bonus: Try their mushroom-truffle oil pizza and the chocolate pizza for dessert ;) )
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Try Nui Due
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: txtmax4 on January 24, 2014, 09:12:58 AM
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Try Nui Due
Will be first on my list for mlchigs in the city.
I've been hearing about the place for awhile now.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 09:26:18 AM
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Try Noi Due

I was there last Motzei Shabbos- didn't see what all the hype was about... The place was jam packed, so I guess it is a pretty popular place. Not crazy about the underground, low ceiling dungeony feel
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on January 24, 2014, 09:28:09 AM
Will be first on my list for mlchigs in the city.
I've been hearing about the place for awhile now.

I just went for the first time this week and really enjoyed it and I usually hate dairy. I did go for lunch so it wasn't too full. Had the mozzarella sticks and cheese balls to start and they were both very good. My wife had cheese ravioli and I had the tricolored gnocci. We were both happy. Later that night I realized why I don't eat so much dairy :-\
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on January 24, 2014, 09:28:39 AM
I was there last Motzei Shabbos- didn't see what all the hype was about... The place was jam packed, so I guess it is a pretty popular place. Not crazy about the underground, low ceiling dungeony feel
The food is amazing
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2014, 09:30:06 AM
One of the best dairy restaurants in the world.
Go right when they open so you don't wait for a table and they're not yet jammed.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 09:35:06 AM
One of the best dairy restaurants in the world.

Why?

The chai latte wasn't hot enough and too sweet. Our sweet potato fries could've been done longer. Pizza wasn't hot.

Also didn't love the pizza because I prefer a thicker crust, but that might be just me.

All in all, I found the food good, albeit a bit bland.

Service was polite, efficient and quick.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 09:35:33 AM
The food is amazing

I've had better at Cafe K
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on January 24, 2014, 09:35:46 AM
I've had better at Cafe K
-100
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on January 24, 2014, 09:36:55 AM
Later that night I realized why I don't eat so much dairy :-\
TMI
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2014, 09:37:11 AM
Why?

The chai latte wasn't hot enough and too sweet. Our sweet potato fries could've been done longer. Pizza wasn't hot.

Also didn't love the pizza because I prefer a thicker crust, but that might be just me.

Service was polite, efficient and quick.
Who goes to an upscale dairy restaurant and orders sweet potato fries and pizza??
That's what I order at a pizza shop :P
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on January 24, 2014, 09:38:35 AM
TMI

I didn't have an appetite for dinner. Not TMI. Why, what did you think I meant? :o
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on January 24, 2014, 09:38:44 AM
Who goes to an upscale dairy restaurant and orders sweet potato fries and pizza??
That's what I order at a pizza shop :P
Indeed
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 09:38:51 AM
Who goes to an upscale dairy restaurant and orders sweet potato fries and pizza??
That's what I order at a pizza shop :P

Upscale? Are we referring to the same place?

Hip, maybe
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on January 24, 2014, 09:39:20 AM
Upscale? Are we referring to the same place?

Hip, maybe
The price makes it upscale
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on January 24, 2014, 09:39:32 AM
Upscale? Are we referring to the same place?

Hip, maybe
Food wise.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2014, 09:40:26 AM
Sorry, it just sounds like you ordered poorly and went at a stupid (read: peak) time.
See the main site for much better items to order.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 09:40:41 AM
That's what I order at a pizza shop :P

This is an Italian place- pizza is traditional Italian fare, not necessarily fast food.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on January 24, 2014, 09:41:50 AM
Who goes to an upscale dairy restaurant and orders sweet potato fries and pizza??
That's what I order at a pizza shop :P
but if it were to be one of the best restaurants in the world, they ought to know how to make it good
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on January 24, 2014, 09:42:28 AM
but if it were to be one of the best restaurants in the world, they ought to know how to make it good
Well one person claims it wasn't good.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 09:42:44 AM
The price makes it upscale

Didn't find it that expensive. I think it compared very similarly to cafe K. Just it had a much more hip vibe and a drink bar.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2014, 09:44:21 AM
but if it were to be one of the best restaurants in the world, they ought to know how to make it good
PG has said the pizza there is the best.
Personally I don't typically order pizza except from a pizza shop.

Rarely can you judge a dairy rest from a jam-packed motzei shabbos though.  That's hardly fair.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 09:44:34 AM
Personally, I don't consider Mac n cheese to be upscale, gourmet, fine dining food. That is not to say that it can't be tasty and hearty.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 09:46:06 AM
I would say fine dairy dining would something more along the lines of Orchidea in Brooklyn.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 09:47:34 AM
Rarely can you judge a dairy rest from a jam-packed motzei shabbos though.  That's hardly fair.

The food should taste the same. And I was very impressed with the service considering how jammed it was.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 09:49:49 AM
Combine Basils food and Noi Due service- and I'd have me a winner!

Oh, and I'll use Prime at the Bentley's location.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on January 24, 2014, 09:51:04 AM
Personally, I don't consider Mac n cheese to be upscale, gourmet, fine dining food. That is not to say that it can't be tasty and hearty.
you can elevate any food to fine dining. mac n cheese is a classic example
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on January 24, 2014, 09:51:18 AM
Combine Basils food and Noi Due service- and I'd have me a winner!

Oh, and I'll use Prime at the Bentley's location.

If you combine Mike's short ribs w/ Noi Due's cheese balls and you'll have a winner too :P
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2014, 09:53:44 AM
Combine Basils food and Noi Due service- and I'd have me a winner!
-1.
Noi Due food is way better than Basil. No comparison.
How you can judge a non-pizza shop by just their pizza is beyond me.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 09:54:58 AM
you can elevate any food to fine dining. mac n cheese is a classic example

Granted. I was hoping to try them but they weren't on the menu, only as we were leaving did I see them on the menu chalkboard.

But even then, from the photos, it sounds more like the chef was going for extreme comfort food rather than gourmet taste.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 09:58:55 AM
-1.
Noi Due food is way better than Basil. No comparison.
How you can judge a non-pizza shop by just their pizza is beyond me.

You gotta change your ideas about pizza.

Mendelsohn's is a pizza shop. Noi Due is a cafe. They both serve pizza. Doesn't make them both be of equal caliber. Both also serve fish and pasta.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on January 24, 2014, 10:19:57 AM
-100
-200
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2014, 10:22:15 AM
You gotta change your ideas about pizza.

Mendelsohn's is a pizza shop. Noi Due is a cafe. They both serve pizza. Doesn't make them both be of equal caliber. Both also serve fish and pasta.
Going into a place that people rave about their homemade pastas, raviolis, gnocchis, and the plethora of homemade sauce choices for each of those dishes and ordering pizza and fries and saying you weren't impressed is like going to a steakhouse and ordering a burger and saying you weren't impressed.

There's nothing wrong with pizza or burgers, it's just that I'd assume it's on the menu for kids.  I'd go to a burger joint or pizza shop to order those items.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 10:23:49 AM
-200

-300. Seriously?

Is there nobody else who was not enamored?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on January 24, 2014, 10:24:09 AM
Going into a place that people rave about their homemade pastas, raviolis, gnocchis, and the plethora of homemade sauce choices for each of those dishes etc. and ordering pizza and fries and saying you weren't impressed is like going to a steakhouse and ordering a burger and saying you weren't impressed.

There's nothing wrong with pizza or burger, it's just that I'd assume it's on the menu for kids.  I'd go to a burger joint or pizza shop to order those items.
Well said.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on January 24, 2014, 10:24:34 AM
-300. Seriously?

Is there nobody else who was not enamored?
I actually think he was - my -100
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 10:29:56 AM
Going into a place that people rave about their homemade pastas, raviolis, gnocchis, and the plethora of homemade sauce choices for each of those dishes etc. and ordering pizza and fries and saying you weren't impressed is like going to a steakhouse and ordering a burger and saying you weren't impressed.

There's nothing wrong with pizza or burger, it's just that I'd assume it's on the menu for kids.  I'd go to a burger joint or pizza shop to order those items.

I disagree. There are burgers and there are better, gourmet burgers. Which is why they can cost upwards of $30 each!

The items I choose at a restaurant are according to my preference. But good, flavorful, food done right is up to the restaurant to create according to their standards.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 10:32:48 AM
There's nothing wrong with pizza or burgers, it's just that I'd assume it's on the menu for kids.  I'd go to a burger joint or pizza shop to order those items.

And mac n cheese?

Territory of adults only?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2014, 10:35:28 AM
And mac n cheese?

Territory of adults only?
1. It's an appy.
2. It's fried in a delicious crust with a cheese sauce around it and taken to a completely new level.  I'd hardly call that "mac n cheese"

Again, I'm not saying a burger shouldn't be good.  It's just poor ordering.  I'd laugh at the person who judges Le Marais or Reserve Cut based on a burger.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on January 24, 2014, 10:36:16 AM
1. It's an appy.
2. It's fried in a delicious crust with a cheese sauce around it and taken to a completely new level.  I'd hardly call that "mac n cheese"

Again, I'm not saying a burger shouldn't be good.  It's just poor ordering.  I'd laugh at the person who judges Le Marais or Reserve Cut based on a burger.
Did you go to RC?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2014, 10:39:32 AM
Did you go to RC?
Reviewed along with Mike's and noi due in the only 2014 entry so far:
http://www.dansdeals.com/milesairline-tips
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 10:39:47 AM
Going into a place that people rave about their homemade pastas, raviolis, gnocchis, and the plethora of homemade sauce choices for each of those dishes and ordering pizza and fries and saying you weren't impressed is like going to a steakhouse and ordering a burger and saying you weren't impressed.

There's nothing wrong with pizza or burgers, it's just that I'd assume it's on the menu for kids.  I'd go to a burger joint or pizza shop to order those items.

Again, Italian pizza is not like American pizza. It doesn't have mean cheap, mass-produced, fast food. It can be as artisan, as gourmet, as any pasta dish.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2014, 10:40:28 AM
Again, Italian pizza is not like American pizza. It doesn't have mean cheap, mass-produced, fast food. It can be as artisan, as gourmet, as any pasta dish.
Nobody's arguing with that or with the gourmet burger.  I still stand by my statement.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 10:42:15 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/08/dining/08pizza.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 10:45:35 AM
Nobody's arguing with that or with the gourmet burger.  I still stand by my statement.

If a gourmet restaurant is serving gourmet, hand-crafted, artisan pizza, I shouldn't be able judge them based on that?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2014, 10:57:19 AM
I'm out.
Just consider that when everyone else who posts gives you a minus sign you may just have to take a few steps back and reconsider.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: aryeh1 on January 24, 2014, 11:05:10 AM
Went to Talias Steakhouse last night with my wife and her sis and bro in law. We got two appetizers, four entrees, and a bottle of wine (groupon for four).

 The rank:

Lamb lollipops-  8/10
Thai Beef salad- 7/10- came with a  few pcs of meat (as an appy its ok), meat was rare, and i got a mouthful of dressing in one bite which was not pleasant

Prime rib for one- 5/10- grilled well, but no flavor
Pepper crusted filet mignon- 7/10- grilled perfectly to medium rare, but again, not much flavor
Middle eastern marinated grilled chicken- 7/10
Middle eastern kebab platter- 7/10

Ambiance: It was loud, pretty crowded, and hard to hear the person sitting across from you.

Disclaimer: Entrees are not suppose to come with the original side dishes when using the groupon, but two of our plates ended up with them anyways!
Was there same night  with bro &  sister in law,  same menu but they ran out of prime rib
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 24, 2014, 11:10:28 AM
I'm out.
Just consider that when everyone else who posts gives you a minus sign you may just have to take a few steps back and reconsider.

I thought I'm only just arguing with you?

Ok, I'll go back and try me some fried mac n cheese balls. And the next time you're in Brooklyn make sure to stop by Pardes and order the Tongue Pizza (hand-made dough, homemade sauce, eggplant, basil and sliced tongue). Deal?

We'll reconvene then.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2014, 11:14:39 AM
Ill go back and try me some fried mac n cheese balls.
The balls are great but it's their pastas and sauces that are excellent.
Capri panini is also a winner.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ayman on January 25, 2014, 07:50:41 PM
Was there same night  with bro &  sister in law,  same menu but they ran out of prime rib
You didn't miss anything, in fact I'm glad I could help out! ;) :))
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: philbenjoe on January 25, 2014, 10:48:32 PM
mikes or reserve cut for thursday night dinner?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: efflpetzel on January 25, 2014, 10:57:25 PM
I was there last Motzei Shabbos- didn't see what all the hype was about... The place was jam packed, so I guess it is a pretty popular place. Not crazy about the underground, low ceiling dungeony feel
+1.

I think its overhyped & overpriced

#supportingwayfe :P
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: txtmax4 on January 25, 2014, 11:58:54 PM
This is an Italian place- pizza is traditional Italian fare, not necessarily fast food.
+1, Noi Due came into this conversation following pizza discussion.
According to PlatinumGuy, it's the best pizza in NYC.
Going into a place that people rave about their homemade pastas, raviolis, gnocchis, and the plethora of homemade sauce choices for each of those dishes and ordering pizza and fries and saying you weren't impressed is like going to a steakhouse and ordering a burger and saying you weren't impressed.

There's nothing wrong with pizza or burgers, it's just that I'd assume it's on the menu for kids.  I'd go to a burger joint or pizza shop to order those items.
It seemed from some people's statements that their pizza is not pizza shop style, rather real pizza (i.e. not for kids). That being said you can't judge their pasta from their pizza (like you can't judge a steakhouse's aged Black Angus steak from trying their soup, not necessarily the burger).

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 26, 2014, 12:32:13 AM
#supportingwayfe :P

Why, thank you!

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on January 26, 2014, 12:34:17 AM
+1, Noi Due came into this conversation following pizza discussion.
According to PlatinumGuy, it's the best pizza in NYC.It seemed from some people's statements that their pizza is not pizza shop style, rather real pizza (i.e. not for kids). That being said you can't judge their pasta from their pizza (like you can't judge a steakhouse's aged Black Angus steak from trying their soup, not necessarily the burger).

Don't want to get into this all over again, but I don't judge one dish by trying the other. I will however judge a restaurant based on the quality and taste of whatever food they put in front of me.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 26, 2014, 01:26:12 AM

According to PlatinumGuy, it's the best pizza in NYC.

No idea, just very good
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 26, 2014, 01:27:56 AM
mikes or reserve cut for thursday night dinner?
Mikes for food and service RC for nicer interior.

+1.

I think its overhyped & overpriced

#supportingwayfe :P


It's very crowded because it's very cheap. The food is extremely good. Everyone I know loves it. The key is not to go at busy times.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: efflpetzel on January 26, 2014, 01:54:17 AM

It's very crowded because it's very cheap. The food is extremely good. Everyone I know loves it. The key is not to go at busy times.
I went with my wife, I'll admit that she liked it more than I did but $160 for milchigs isn't cheap in my book
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 26, 2014, 01:55:24 AM
$160 for milchigs isn't cheap in my book

It is objectively for 2 people in Manhattan. You can also easily have a good meal for half of that.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on January 26, 2014, 05:40:50 AM
Don't want to get into this all over again, but I don't judge one dish by trying the other. I will however judge a restaurant based on the quality and taste of whatever food they put in front of me.
im with you on this one.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: philbenjoe on January 26, 2014, 10:31:05 AM
Mikes for food and service RC for nicer interior.
Sounds like mikes it will be...hope it works out....
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 26, 2014, 10:37:12 AM
Mikes for food and service RC for nicer interior.
+1

It's very crowded because it's very cheap.
The food is extremely good.
Everyone I know loves it.
The key is not to go at busy times.
+1
+1
+1
+1,000
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 26, 2014, 10:37:51 AM
I went with my wife, I'll admit that she liked it more than I did but $160 for milchigs isn't cheap in my book
I honestly have no idea how you managed to blow $160 where the entrees are $17.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 26, 2014, 10:39:18 AM
I honestly have no idea how you managed to blow $160 there.
Wine probably

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on January 26, 2014, 11:43:53 AM
+1
+1
+1
+1
+1,000

Anyone have any experience going on a Sunday afternoon for lunch? Dont mind waiting a little, but if it is always insanely packed on a Sunday I have no interest waiting an hour for a table.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 26, 2014, 11:44:21 AM
After 2pm should be empty
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 26, 2014, 11:51:33 AM
Anyone have any experience going on a Sunday afternoon for lunch? Dont mind waiting a little, but if it is always insanely packed on a Sunday I have no interest waiting an hour for a table.
I've been to Noi Due twice right when they opened.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: youG on January 26, 2014, 12:54:55 PM
Anyone have any experience going on a Sunday afternoon for lunch? Dont mind waiting a little, but if it is always insanely packed on a Sunday I have no interest waiting an hour for a table.

I've been there many times at all hours it's usually not that bad wait max 10-15 minutes.
The owners are Israeli and really on top if the wait staff to rush and give good service ( to the extent that if a dish gets sent back for not being right it comes off their paycheck)

Although twice the Mac and cheese balls were cold in center. But it's amazing.
Everything is really good there. Including off menu shakshuka.
Coffee and sangria also great
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on January 26, 2014, 06:52:22 PM
What is a must to order in Mike bistro
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on January 26, 2014, 06:56:51 PM
What is a must to order in Mike bistro
duck gnocci and short rib
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on January 26, 2014, 06:58:48 PM
What is a must to order in Mike bistro
WIYF
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Emkay on January 26, 2014, 07:00:12 PM
What is a must to order in Mike bistro
its all in the wiki
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: sam28 on January 26, 2014, 11:16:19 PM
We went today to Mikes Bistro and ordered the  following as I was told on the forums. We are not the biggest eaters, the food was really good, service was fast, but the portions are very small. Id still rather go to Abigails, bigger portions delicious food and better prices.

Homemade Gnocchi, butternut squash soup, Short ribs, strawberry daiquiri.

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: youG on January 26, 2014, 11:40:57 PM
You just got my mouth watering with the sight and thought of that short Rib
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on January 27, 2014, 07:17:53 AM
We went today to Mikes Bistro and ordered the  following as I was told on the forums. We are not the biggest eaters, the food was really good, service was fast, but the portions are very small. Id still rather go to Abigails, bigger portions delicious food and better prices.

Homemade Gnocchi, butternut squash soup, Short ribs, strawberry daiquiri.

Did you leave hungry?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on January 29, 2014, 03:20:37 PM
Rafaello's has real gourmet original style, with a perfect crust.
I went to Rafaello's for lunch today.
The pizza is excellent, but pretty expensive. All "slices" are square. A plain slice (no cheese) is $2.75, a margarita (sauce and cheese) is $3.75 and all other slices with toppings are $4.75.
I got the truffle oil slice with mushrooms (amazing!) and the margarita slice.

The best part was this coupon I had which gets you any slice (even with topping) for $1
http://yeahthatskosher.com/2014/01/1slice-deal-at-raffaello-in-nyc/ (http://yeahthatskosher.com/2014/01/1slice-deal-at-raffaello-in-nyc/)
You have to print out the coupon and limit 1 slice per person. Expires 2/5
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mlomni on January 30, 2014, 12:40:15 PM
We went today to Mikes Bistro and ordered the  following as I was told on the forums. We are not the biggest eaters, the food was really good, service was fast, but the portions are very small. Id still rather go to Abigails, bigger portions delicious food and better prices.

Homemade Gnocchi, butternut squash soup, Short ribs, strawberry daiquiri.

Pics. looks very appetizing. I should try that place the next time I go out for a special occasion.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shnoz on February 02, 2014, 02:45:32 PM
Went 2 Rafaello last night, pizza was excellent definitely among the best i've had, fries were nothing special
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on February 02, 2014, 03:56:29 PM
Went 2 Rafaello last night, pizza was excellent definitely among the best i've had, fries were nothing special
What slice did you get?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: philbenjoe on February 02, 2014, 09:36:07 PM
went to mikes this past thursday and ordered for my very first time gnocci and short ribs. im hooked! although the service was a lot better the previous time i went....all the waiters barely spoke english....
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shnoz on February 03, 2014, 11:43:37 AM
What slice did you get?
Had the onion slice & the mushroom truffle oil, of the 2 liked the onion better because it had tomato sauce which was delicious but both were great
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on February 03, 2014, 12:17:45 PM
Had the onion slice & the mushroom truffle oil, of the 2 liked the onion better because it had tomato sauce which was delicious but both were great
When I was there the onion slice didn't have cheese.
Did yours have sauce and cheese?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shnoz on February 03, 2014, 07:00:30 PM
When I was there the onion slice didn't have cheese.
Did yours have sauce and cheese?
yes
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on February 03, 2014, 07:45:09 PM
Ordered a greek salad, the mushroom slice, and the truffle slice.

Should be here in about, oh, 5 mins or so.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on February 03, 2014, 08:17:45 PM
Update:

Mushroom slice (with sauce) was not bad, definitely not the best I've had.

The truffle slice (without sauce), however, was fantastic. May be the best pizza I've had (even without sauce!).
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on February 04, 2014, 12:02:06 PM
The truffle slice (without sauce), however, was fantastic. May be the best pizza I've had (even without sauce!).
Totally agree.
Did you use the $1 coupon?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Emkay on February 05, 2014, 12:00:11 PM
Im looking for a fleishig place in the city or surroundings thats not expensive but decent( I guess along the lines of mr Broadway). Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on February 05, 2014, 12:02:56 PM
Im looking for a fleishig place in the city or surroundings thats not expensive but decent( I guess along the lines of mr Broadway). Any suggestions?
Mr. Broadway  :P
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on February 05, 2014, 12:03:49 PM
Im looking for a fleishig place in the city or surroundings thats not expensive but decent( I guess along the lines of mr Broadway). Any suggestions?
Le marais Pepper steak
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on February 05, 2014, 12:04:15 PM
Mr. Broadway  :P
My last experience at Mr. Broadway was an awful one and ruined all my fond memories of the place
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Emkay on February 05, 2014, 12:08:33 PM
My last experience at Mr. Broadway was an awful one and ruined all my fond memories of the place
+1 the first and last time i went there was last week and it was not a pleasant experience
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Emkay on February 05, 2014, 12:09:23 PM
Le marais Pepper steak
I have been there way too many times
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on February 05, 2014, 12:23:14 PM
Hapisgah?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on February 05, 2014, 12:25:31 PM
Im looking for a fleishig place in the city or surroundings thats not expensive but decent( I guess along the lines of mr Broadway). Any suggestions?

Mendy's?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on February 05, 2014, 12:47:53 PM
Totally agree.
Did you use the $1 coupon?

Nah, ordered for delivery.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Emkay on February 05, 2014, 01:22:59 PM
Hapisgah?
in flushing?


Mendy's?
hows the food?crowd?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: skyguy918 on February 05, 2014, 01:33:18 PM
in flushing?

hows the food?crowd?
You did say 'and surroundings', right?

Mendy's at 34th is the one that has a decently nice sit-down area (pic (http://youmeeveryone.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/mendysdinningrmweb1.jpg)). Food is pretty good, prices too. The waiter-serviced area is in the back, and up front there is a non-serviced area too. What do you mean by crowd? Are you asking if it's crowded or what kind of people will you see there?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on February 05, 2014, 01:33:53 PM
I was in reserve cut recently. It definitely lived up to the talk. The ambiance is great. Really nice place. Food was unreal. I had the ribs for entree. Was awesome! Had the $95 steak for main. Was real tender also great! The dessert was ok had chocolate cake with ice cream.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on February 05, 2014, 01:34:28 PM
in flushing?
Yeah, I assume you meant the boroughs by the suroundings. Food is really good. Crowd:pretty standard crowd early, gets very Israeli late
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Emkay on February 05, 2014, 01:36:15 PM
You did say 'and surroundings', right?

Mendy's at 34th is the one that has a decently nice sit-down area (pic (http://youmeeveryone.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/mendysdinningrmweb1.jpg)). Food is pretty good, prices too. The waiter-serviced area is in the back, and up front there is a non-serviced area too. What do you mean by crowd? Are you asking if it's crowded or what kind of people will you see there?
I did say surroundings also, I just wanted to know where it was.
By crowd I want to know the clientele
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on February 05, 2014, 01:37:30 PM
Yeah, I assume you meant the boroughs by the suroundings. Food is really good. Crowd:pretty standard crowd early, gets very Israeli late
I ate there once and was thoroughly unimpressed. It is billed a steakhouse and I had a steak that was totally flavorless.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on February 05, 2014, 01:41:28 PM
I ate there once and was thoroughly unimpressed. It is billed a steakhouse and I had a steak that was totally flavorless.
You don't go there for the steak, it's more an Israeli place- chicken shishkabob and the like
Should've asked here first :P
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: skyguy918 on February 05, 2014, 01:50:30 PM
You don't go there for the steak, it's more an Israeli place- chicken shishkabob and the like
Should've asked here first :P
+1. And the pitas they bring out hot are fantastic. I have to pace myself so I have room for the actual meal. The father of a friend of mine, who grew up in Israel and is pretty particular about his middle eastern fare, goes there every Friday to pick up an order of their chummus for Shabbos.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: skyguy918 on February 05, 2014, 01:51:28 PM
I did say surroundings also, I just wanted to know where it was.
By crowd I want to know the clientele
Sorry, can't really help you there. I've only really been in the back lunchtime, and it was pretty empty.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on February 05, 2014, 01:52:30 PM
You don't go there for the steak, it's more an Israeli place- chicken shishkabob and the like
Should've asked here first :P
+1. And the pitas they bring out hot are fantastic. I have to pace myself so I have room for the actual meal. The father of a friend of mine, who grew up in Israel and is pretty particular about his middle eastern fare, goes there every Friday to pick up an order of their chummus for Shabbos.

+2
I always start with mixed dips.

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on February 05, 2014, 01:53:47 PM
in flushing?

hows the food?crowd?

Mendy's varies. haven't been in a while though. it's right across from the stern dorm and a lot of girls get salads and other healthy stuff in the front so i would definitely sit in the back.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on February 05, 2014, 02:33:18 PM
Had the $95 steak for main.
is that steak for two?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on February 05, 2014, 08:44:29 PM
True to my word, I headed back to Noi Due to give it another chance, as so many of you think it deserves.

1st of all, for those of you who (like me) thought otherwise the name is pronounced Nohway Dohway- not Noy Doo or No Doo or Nwah Doo....

We had the famed Fried Mac n Cheese balls- quite good but I actually liked their Mozzarella Basket (fried Mozzarella cubes, and onions, mushrooms and tomatoes sauteed in teriyaki sauce in a flaky dough basket) better.

Then I tried some whole wheat cheese ravioli in a pesto walnut cream sauce- delicious!

We tried to finish our peanut butter mousse- but we were too stuffed!

Not that I mind too much (I am more of a food over service kind of person) there was quite a wait to get a table, but we had seats at the bar, so we didn't have to stand...

Again, service was great- my glass of water was never empty long, the waiters were friendly and efficient.

I still think that the food should be slightly hotter when it gets to the table...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on February 05, 2014, 09:07:07 PM
The pronunciation is actually No'ay dew'ay.

Means "two of us" in Italian.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on February 05, 2014, 09:13:46 PM
The pronunciation is actually No'ay dew'ay.

Means "two of us" in Italian.

According to Google Translate- it sounds more like Noy'e D'weh
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on February 05, 2014, 09:16:35 PM
Update:

Mushroom slice (with sauce) was not bad, definitely not the best I've had.

The truffle slice (without sauce), however, was fantastic. May be the best pizza I've had (even without sauce!).

Had to order again. And pizza is even bigger this time.

Got a truffle slice, mushroom, and green olive slice. Yum.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on February 05, 2014, 09:22:36 PM
Anybody ever had an actual truffle or a bit of it- where you can actually taste it?

Is it worth it?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jack12 on February 05, 2014, 09:48:51 PM
What do you recommend at Abigaels?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Emkay on February 05, 2014, 09:49:42 PM
What do you recommend at Abigaels?
check the wiki
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jack12 on February 05, 2014, 09:55:26 PM
check the wiki
I saw that. Was wondering if there was anything else that people recommended
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on February 05, 2014, 09:58:46 PM
Fajita Steak Salad
chargrilled tenderloin tossed with tomato salsa, avocado, field greens and crispy yucca chips, dressed in a barbecue-cilantro vinaigrette

Cedar Plank Salmon
oven roasted, with whipped sweet potatoes and maple bourbon honey drizzle

Both excellent.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on February 05, 2014, 10:09:47 PM
is that steak for two?
no.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on February 05, 2014, 11:46:42 PM
Anybody ever had an actual truffle or a bit of it- where you can actually taste it?

Is it worth it?
Does it really matter when the office is paying for it? :P
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moish on February 06, 2014, 09:46:40 AM
no.
$95 steak for one aint cheap
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on February 06, 2014, 09:52:40 AM
$95 steak for one aint cheap
just a little bit of an understatement
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on February 08, 2014, 07:05:28 PM
$95 steak for one aint cheap
just a little bit of an understatement
not my tab ;D. But was awesome!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on February 08, 2014, 07:16:05 PM
Anybody know of a good milchig resturant?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Emkay on February 08, 2014, 07:38:52 PM
Anybody know of a good milchig resturant?
my most favorite food
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on February 08, 2014, 08:12:39 PM
Anybody know of a good milchig resturant?
Noi Due or Va Bene
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on February 08, 2014, 08:17:00 PM
Thanks going to my most favorite food.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mendoul on February 09, 2014, 07:17:36 PM
can maybe someone write in the wiki the hechsher of each place

thanks a lot
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DP7 on February 09, 2014, 07:54:16 PM

can maybe someone write in the wiki the hechsher of each place

thanks a lot

Go for it.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on February 11, 2014, 04:16:32 PM
Any current recommendations for Chagall Bistro in Brooklyn?

BTW, went to Reserve Cut for lunch, which now has a pretty decent lunch special - $40 + tax/tip for:
- app (either porcini mushroom soup, sliders, salad or basic sushi),
-  main (salmon, burger, chipotle chicken/avo sandwich or veal sausage ragu) and
-  desert (apple cobbler or carrot cake).

Food was decent (porcini mushroom soup is the highlight, burger had an interesting flavor, carrot cake was a little dry) and really filling for a lunch.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on February 11, 2014, 04:21:25 PM
Any current recommendations for Chagall Bistro in Brooklyn?

BTW, went to Reserve Cut for lunch, which now has a pretty decent lunch special - $40 + tax/tip for:
- app (either porcini mushroom soup, sliders, salad or basic sushi),
-  main (salmon, burger, chipotle chicken/avo sandwich or veal sausage ragu) and
-  desert (apple cobbler or carrot cake).

Food was decent (porcini mushroom soup is the highlight, burger had an interesting flavor, carrot cake was a little dry) and really filling for a lunch.
I went there when it first opened and was not a fan at all.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on February 11, 2014, 04:38:39 PM
I went there when it first opened and was not a fan at all.

Thanks R Judah, anything at all that you (or others can recommend (i need to try it once  ;)) or something to stay away from? I happen to be anti-Foie Gras, so none of that...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on February 11, 2014, 06:17:43 PM

Thanks R Judah, anything at all that you (or others can recommend (i need to try it once  ;)) or something to stay away from? I happen to be anti-Foie Gras, so none of that...

Not either a fan.

We had the Chef's Terrines & Pates- avoid. It's 3 different pates, duck, cornish hen & veal, all were a bit too dry and bland...

I don't see it on the menu anymore, but they had some kind of fig appetizer with fake cheese (made out of honey) that was actually kind delicious.

The mixed mushroom side is easily the best food I had there- and pretty well priced. It's a mix of 7 or so muchrooms sauteed, buttery tasting and spiced amazingly.

We skipped the mains and had 4 desserts instead- avoid the Crepes Suzette. The best of the desserts was the Passion Fruit Mousse...

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on February 12, 2014, 09:49:43 AM
I hear you both. Chagall bistro had a good vibe and was very nice, but I personally  not the guy who enjoys wierd European type tastes. We had seared tuna which was not as good in my mind as a usual tuna app at other places (there was this almost pickled flavor that some may like, but not me).

We also got steaks which were good but not special like at some higher end places (and it was still 42), plus the duck and the veal ragout, which again, we're not my style though maybe peeps who go to Pardes might enjoy these plates better. Desserts also weren't amazing, disappointed with nougat, but the baba dish was a little more interesting but maybe a little to moist/wet.
If u are in the hood, it's a nice option, but for the price there are some better simple steakhouses in my small minded mind.

Once I was in the Brooklyn hood, went to mason and mug, but since most of their stuff (and all deserts) are milchig, we just had a fish taco with magi mahi (very good but messy) and took some portobello burgers to go. They have an interesting beer selection but nothing on tap, had a strong stout Australian beer that was pretty good and wife liked the hot apple cider. Unfortunately no mock tails (wife was hoping for something mixed and non-alcoholic). Overall a great vibe, but u need to be milchig for cheese boards, deserts, and I wish they did more mixed drinks. Prices were extremely reasonable and vibe was nice (they chose good people as employees, which is important in my mind). Will try again.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on February 12, 2014, 12:24:36 PM
Please Help: Need a great kosher lunch place (price not an issue) with decent drinks menu that is not a Prime or Reserve Cut. Anyone enjoy La Brochette? any other option?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 12, 2014, 12:25:37 PM
Solo, wolf and lamb
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on February 12, 2014, 01:42:54 PM
solo closed. is wolf really on same stratosphere? for a steak instead of a burger?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on February 12, 2014, 01:45:13 PM
is wolf really on same stratosphere?
Not a chance
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AtallD on February 12, 2014, 03:21:59 PM
Please Help: Need a great kosher lunch place (price not an issue) with decent drinks menu that is not a Prime or Reserve Cut. Anyone enjoy La Brochette? any other option?

I'm a big fan of Colbeh, but if you're looking for a steakhouse then it wouldn't be a good option for you.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on February 12, 2014, 04:39:49 PM
Don't know about lunch menu but la brochette is very good
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on February 12, 2014, 06:28:17 PM
Thanks all, will be trying Abigaels again (been a long time).
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 19, 2014, 01:13:50 AM
any good dairy place in manhattan? (besides tiberias) for dinner.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: miles lover on February 19, 2014, 01:35:44 AM
Last week I went to Deli Cosboh (its probably not spelled correctly) in the upper west side about W 85th off Broadway. When I came in they gave me a seat near the door and it was freezing there. Every time someone came in or out my bones were shivering. Right away we ordered a soup. My friends soup was about double the size of soup I got ! How unprofessional is that ? When I told the waiter that he went to the kitchen and brought more soup in a small desert bowl :-\:-\ I sent it right back where it came from. Then we waited to order more and they didn't come over to us for 45 min. It was timed. I think that's some record. When we couldn't hold out anymore WE called over a waiter and ordered a stake. It was the worst Stake I ever had in a few years and I have been to plenty of places. It was like crunchy on the outside from all the burning coal on it. All in all It was a F  one big waste of money. (And their not cheap)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on February 19, 2014, 08:35:14 AM
I have only had good experiences at deli kasbah but havent been there in a year or so.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on February 19, 2014, 09:43:15 AM
I have only had good experiences at deli kasbah but havent been there in a year or so.

I agree, while the service isn't always the best, the food makes up for it. I am a fan of the Argentinean Steak .
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on February 19, 2014, 10:18:40 AM
Also haven't been in awhile, but am a big fan.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on February 19, 2014, 10:23:13 AM
What do you expect when you order a stake. At least they didn't put it through your heart
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Yaalili on February 19, 2014, 10:26:24 AM
Also haven't been in awhile, but am a big fan.

And another vote for deli kasbah. Decent prices and for most part good food. Service could be a better.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DealHunter on February 19, 2014, 10:31:51 AM

any good dairy place in manhattan? (besides tiberias) for dinner.
Noi Dué
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on February 19, 2014, 11:54:58 AM
What do you expect when you order a stake. At least they didn't put it through your heart
Well said on both levels!
I love Deli Kaasbah for what it is, a great date place where u should get a sandwich/burger or maybe a combo with a rib or two if adventerous. if you want a steak go to a steakhouse. if you want to spend $20 something for some yummy (but not haute) comfort foods and to catch the rebbe on closed circuit, go to kasbah.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on February 19, 2014, 12:49:37 PM
also deli kasbah lets you bring wine
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on February 19, 2014, 12:51:10 PM
That I didn't know!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on February 19, 2014, 01:27:14 PM
That I didn't know!
as long as there are 2 hechsherim and the bottle is closed
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on February 19, 2014, 01:30:51 PM
as long as there are 2 hechsherim and the bottle is closed
why two? just curious
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on February 19, 2014, 02:25:48 PM
i dont know
that is what they told me
went last summer with a group of guys and brought 3 bottles of wine
so much cheaper than buying wine at any restaurant
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: miles lover on February 19, 2014, 02:29:10 PM
And another vote for deli kasbah. Decent prices and for most part good food. Service could be a better.
I mean seriously guys besides for  the bad service there the steak has charcoal on top of it. How do u enjoy such a steak ??
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on February 19, 2014, 02:33:07 PM
I mean seriously guys besides for  the bad service there the steak has charcoal on top of it. How do u enjoy such a steak ??

We assume that it doesn't come with charcoal every time. They also always advise my wife that if she is ordering the steak well done, its at her own risk.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on February 19, 2014, 02:34:25 PM
i had steak there a bunch of times and it is always good
if i want great steak i go to a steakhouse or i make it myself
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on February 19, 2014, 02:37:11 PM
i had steak there a bunch of times and it is always good
if i want great steak i go to a steakhouse or i make it myself
Cant agree enough. I've stopped ordering steaks at restaurants. My new thing is just a bunch of appetizers. Every time I order a steak I'm thinking I can do this myself for much better and 1/8 the price.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: miles lover on February 19, 2014, 02:42:59 PM
We assume that it doesn't come with charcoal every time. They also always advise my wife that if she is ordering the steak well done, its at her own risk.
I ordered it medium-rear and so it was. I went with two friends and we all hated it and were frequent restaurant goers. Even rimon in Isreal which I just went to this week makes a better steak:P
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on February 19, 2014, 02:48:14 PM
I ordered it medium-rear and so it was. I went with two friends and we all hated it and were frequent restaurant goers. Even rimon in Isreal which I just went to this week makes a better steak:P

Um... medium-rare
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: miles lover on February 19, 2014, 03:01:27 PM
Um... medium-rare
yup ur right :)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Menachem613 on March 13, 2014, 10:23:09 AM

Don't know about lunch menu but la brochette is very good

How does it compare to wolf and lamb?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on March 13, 2014, 11:03:58 AM
more upscale than wolf and lamb
better food
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: FlightGuy on March 16, 2014, 10:56:50 PM
Is there a guide for Manhattan restaurants based on ambiance?

You see so many non-kosher places in ny that are SO nice and elegant, specifically dark candlelit relaxing places to dine. I havent come across many Kosher one but im sure they are out there. Its a shame when a Kosher restaurant is expensive with good food BUT the tables are too close together and it is too bright and noisy.

Maybe someone can add a category to the wiki with ratings based on ambiance?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on March 16, 2014, 11:01:14 PM
Is there a guide for Manhattan restaurants based on ambiance?

You see so many non-kosher places in ny that are SO nice and elegant, specifically dark candlelit relaxing places to dine. I havent come across many Kosher one but im sure they are out there. Its a shame when a Kosher restaurant is expensive with good food BUT the tables are too close together and it is too bright and noisy.

Maybe someone can add a category to the wiki with ratings based on ambiance?

Go to tevere its nice, quiet and small does not feel like most other kosher restaurants.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: FlightGuy on March 16, 2014, 11:03:22 PM
Go to tevere its nice, quiet and small does not feel like most other kosher restaurants.


Ok thanks for the tip!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shnoz on March 16, 2014, 11:13:48 PM
Go to tevere its nice, quiet and small does not feel like most other kosher restaurants.
+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 16, 2014, 11:14:41 PM
Go to tevere its nice, quiet and small does not feel like most other kosher restaurants.
Food isn't half as good either IMO
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: FlightGuy on March 16, 2014, 11:16:38 PM
Food isn't half as good either IMO

Where would you suggest that fits the criteria?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 16, 2014, 11:19:25 PM
Where would you suggest that fits the criteria?
Reserve cut for best ambiance, Mikes for best food and service but cramped and ugly, and prime grill is the best for decent service, decent ambiance, and decent food (although the reserve cut steak at PG is phenomenal and gives Mike a run for his money).
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: jmansour on March 16, 2014, 11:22:52 PM
Where would you suggest that fits the criteria?

Food is excellent at tevere, the best veal you will ever have. As far as taking your wife etc somewhere special, to me nothing tops tevere. Everywhere else is too noisy.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 16, 2014, 11:29:54 PM
Food is excellent at tevere, the best veal you will ever have. As far as taking your wife etc somewhere special, to me nothing tops tevere. Everywhere else is too noisy.
I respect your opinion but I disagree. Veal at mikes, PKO, and Le Marais is better. RC is just a s quiet and so is PG depending on the time you go
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: FlightGuy on March 17, 2014, 12:01:26 AM
That veal at Tevere sounds great and heard good things about RC. But where is a Kosher rest that is dark, candlelit, RELAXING? You see them everywhere in NYC but not Kosher! IS it not profitible for Kosher rest to imitate this style? or am i just not finding them?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 17, 2014, 12:13:59 AM
RC is exactly that.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on March 17, 2014, 12:44:32 AM
+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: FlightGuy on March 17, 2014, 12:58:47 AM
+1

Is RC one of the only ones to be found? I always wondered why there are not more Kosher rest like this
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: efflpetzel on March 17, 2014, 01:35:53 AM
Some people r just not drinki rnought
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on March 17, 2014, 11:22:43 AM
Is RC one of the only ones to be found? I always wondered why there are not more Kosher rest like this
Probably.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on March 17, 2014, 11:33:32 AM
Is RC one of the only ones to be found? I always wondered why there are not more Kosher rest like this
Because more people care about food than ambiance.
RC charges sky high prices for food that isn't nearly as good as Mike's or even Le Marais.  I don't think that model can survive.

But there are others. Rare has nice ambiance and is roomy.
TPG in Beverly Hills had the best ambiance ever but was very short lived.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on March 17, 2014, 11:38:27 AM
Because more people care about food than ambiance.
RC charges sky high prices for food that isn't nearly as good as Mike's or even Le Marais.  I don't think that model can survive.

But there are others. Rare has nice ambiance and is roomy.
TPG in Beverly Hills had the best ambiance ever but was very short lived.
I agree their prices are very high and the food is not as good as Mike's or LM, but they are very busy and because they are opened for lunch I do think they can survive in that area. Their food is still very good.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on March 17, 2014, 12:08:53 PM
Reserve cut for best ambiance, Mikes for best food and service but cramped and ugly, and prime grill is the best for decent service, decent ambiance, and decent food (although the reserve cut steak at PG is phenomenal and gives Mike a run for his money).
pretty good breakdown!
as an aside, i went to abigaels a couple weeks ago for lunch with clients (hadnt gone there in years) and was pretty disappointed in service and food, though the prices are pretty reasonable (24 for a seared tuna salad that was pretty good). my friend ordered a steak medium rare with normal thin burger fries (not fat steak fries) and they brought a burnt dry steak with thick fries. they brought another about 10 minutes later and gave a free soup, but just was a little embarassing being the jew forcing these peeps to eat here instead of a quality non-kosher place. i will stick to RC (downtown) and PG (uptown) probably from now on. 
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on March 17, 2014, 12:12:33 PM
Food is excellent at tevere, the best veal you will ever have. As far as taking your wife etc somewhere special, to me nothing tops tevere. Everywhere else is too noisy.

-10 (I don't usually go that high but I strongly disagree, sorry)
Tevere is extremely cramped. So much so that if you are bored with your conversation, you can easily join the table next door's. It is quiet though.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on March 17, 2014, 12:15:27 PM
I agree their prices are very high and the food is not as good as Mike's or LM, but they are very busy and because they are opened for lunch I do think they can survive in that area. Their food is still very good.
When I was there it was empty though it was early in the evening.
I shudder to think what the rent on that space must run.

I'll be surprised if it's still around in a few years unless they hire a new head chef.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on March 17, 2014, 12:16:09 PM
as an aside, i went to abigaels a couple weeks ago for lunch with clients (hadnt gone there in years) and was pretty disappointed in service and food, though the prices are pretty reasonable (24 for a seared tuna salad that was pretty good). my friend ordered a steak medium rare with normal thin burger fries (not fat steak fries) and they brought a burnt dry steak with thick fries. they brought another about 10 minutes later and gave a free soup, but just was a little embarassing being the jew forcing these peeps to eat here instead of a quality non-kosher place.
Abigael's has a lot of fans here, but your experience mirrors mine.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on March 17, 2014, 12:24:43 PM
When I was there it was empty though it was early in the evening.
I shudder to think what the rent on that space must run.

I'll be surprised if it's still around in a few years unless they hire a new head chef.
I heard a rumor of what the rent is and it is high! What would a new head chef do? I think that the food is very good.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on March 17, 2014, 12:29:00 PM
I heard a rumor of what the rent is and it is high! What would a new head chef do? I think that the food is very good.
Nothing blew me away except their soup and at those prices I'd better be blown away by a whole lot more than soup if they want me to return.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on March 17, 2014, 12:32:03 PM
Nothing blew me away except their soup and at those prices I'd better be blown away by a whole lot more than soup if they want me to return.
The prices are high because of their location where people are going for lunch and dinner for business. IMO the steaks were just as good as PG and price was not much different.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on March 17, 2014, 04:35:00 PM
Going to RC tonight. Haven't been there in a while. Anyone been there recently? Anything new on the menu I should try?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 17, 2014, 05:46:02 PM
Going to RC tonight. Haven't been there in a while. Anyone been there recently? Anything new on the menu I should try?
Beef tacos appetizer
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on March 17, 2014, 05:54:04 PM
Beef tacos appetizer
I heard those are good. Are they on the dinner menu?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 17, 2014, 05:54:25 PM
Yes
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on March 17, 2014, 05:54:42 PM
Yes
Great. Thanks.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on March 17, 2014, 06:19:46 PM
Going to RC tonight. Haven't been there in a while. Anyone been there recently? Anything new on the menu I should try?
Beignets were very good and plentiful (for dessert) with good dipping sauces.

Was at RC for lunch today, would note they changed their $40 lunch special to have less options for desert (had to pay extra for beignets), but its still a decent deal. got a steak sandwich and they didnt ask me how to cook and brought it out well done (lesson learned). Was surprised how (half) full it was today, with both rooms open. probably about 60 lunchers.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on March 17, 2014, 09:21:21 PM
Beef tacos appetizer
Tacos were amazing.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on March 19, 2014, 03:37:48 PM
There is a new kosher food truck in midtown to compete with Grill on Wheels. Its called "Schnitzi"

http://schnitzi.com/index.php
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on March 20, 2014, 03:43:37 AM
Did the Mendy's (34th) Groupon deal today (app + 2 drinks and 2 mains, the menu they link to is old http://www.groupon.com/deals/mendy-s-restaurant-1).

we got the "Prime" Rib steak (supposed to be 17 ounces), but was basically a normal rib steak with bone-in, nothing special but nice if u got the whole deal on a discount (but anyone paying 39.95 for it should be slapped silly). though we ordered medium and medium well, they both came the same about medium well.

fried rice was pretty wierd, more of a deli fried rice with lots of peas (just get fries on the side). chicken fingers app was very good, and we got an always great turkey sandwich for the kids. free drinks are any drinks they have, but they are out of beer, so choice was white wine or sodas/snapple. Note of course that u hould tip up to the actual value (no the groupon price), which led me to end up spending about $80 total for the meal with kids (still pretty good for a decent night out).
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: David B on March 20, 2014, 05:28:20 PM
Perhaps wrong geographic area, but there is a relatively new Kosher restaurant in Stamford CT, called Six Thirteen (under the OU).  I've eaten there a few times already (opened in the end of January).  I have found it to be quite good, and all things considered, reasonably priced.  Definitely high-end dining, nice setting, nice atmosphere, very good food and nice portions.  If it were in Manhattan, it would be among the nicest few restaurants in the city.  As it's in Stamford CT, it's by far the nicest place from Manhattan to Boston.  Worth a trip, IMHO....

www.613restaurant.com

I even wrote a review on Yelp...

http://www.yelp.com/biz/six-thirteen-stamford
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: YYZ Fan on March 23, 2014, 10:17:30 AM
Any recommendations for a brunch place near midtown (staying at 7th and 52nd st)

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 23, 2014, 11:12:48 AM
Any recommendations for a brunch place near midtown (staying at 7th and 52nd st)
Go to Noi Due
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on March 24, 2014, 06:04:08 AM
Perhaps wrong geographic area, but there is a relatively new Kosher restaurant in Stamford CT, called Six Thirteen (under the OU).  I've eaten there a few times already (opened in the end of January).  I have found it to be quite good, and all things considered, reasonably priced.  Definitely high-end dining, nice setting, nice atmosphere, very good food and nice portions.  If it were in Manhattan, it would be among the nicest few restaurants in the city.  As it's in Stamford CT, it's by far the nicest place from Manhattan to Boston.  Worth a trip, IMHO....

www.613restaurant.com

I even wrote a review on Yelp...

http://www.yelp.com/biz/six-thirteen-stamford

The old kösh. I heard its very good. Thanks. Will go in two weeks when I get back.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: chayal101 on March 27, 2014, 05:26:04 PM
Hi, i want to go to a nice restaurant for our Anniversary.
Which do you recommend for good service, good food, and price range for couple, more or less $100:
Wolf & Lamb, Roof on Bentley, or Le Marais? I was already at Abigaels...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 27, 2014, 05:42:05 PM
LM

If it's for tonight make sure you have a reservation.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: chayal101 on March 28, 2014, 12:48:22 PM
I ended up going to Wolf & Lamb on Brooklyn, cuz i didn't have patience to drive far out...!
The food was amazing!!! I spoke with Chef Alex before and mentioned something i had in Shilos in LA: "Tarte Flambé Thin sliced beef bacon, parve crème Fraiche, and grilled onions On thin crust lavazza bread (those are to die for!)" So he said he will make me something similar... He personally delivered the dish: Apricot wrapped with Beef Bacon! It was heaven! The chef is full of passion! All in all, delicious meal, fairly priced. I would go again!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Sport on March 30, 2014, 01:34:20 AM
Trying to decide where to go for bday. After reading much of this thread Ive narrowed it down to etc or nobo. I'm LEANING towards nobo, do they still have a tasting, anybody try it?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on March 30, 2014, 01:41:10 AM
I haven't been to ETC in a few months (or since the Chef left to go to Lakewood, where I hear is also no longer), but if you go to Nobo, get the lamb riblets. Wife is also a huge fan of the veal flatbreads.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Sport on March 30, 2014, 01:48:26 AM

I haven't been to ETC in a few months (or since the Chef left to go to Lakewood, where I hear is also no longer), but if you go to Nobo, get the lamb riblets. Wife is also a huge fan of the veal flatbreads.
Thanks, What would you say is better etc before the chef left or nobo now. Also did you ever try the tasting menu?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on March 30, 2014, 02:08:21 AM
Thanks, What would you say is better etc before the chef left or nobo now. Also did you ever try the tasting menu?

Never went to Nobo before the chef left :)

Tried tasting menu at ETC, was great.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Joe4007 on March 30, 2014, 02:15:24 AM
I was at ETC about a month ago. The steak wasn't as before, but wasn't bad.

If you're a steak guy/gal, I'd still choose ETC above Nobo.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Sport on March 30, 2014, 02:18:05 AM

Never went to Nobo before the chef left :)

Tried tasting menu at ETC, was great.
:) and once the chef left you won't go back? Maybe the food is still as good, or at least close.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Sport on March 30, 2014, 02:20:28 AM

I was at ETC about a month ago. The steak wasn't as before, but wasn't bad.

If you're a steak guy/gal, I'd still choose ETC above Nobo.
Definitely a steak guy/wife's a (hanger)steak gal! Thanks. 
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Cw3323 on March 30, 2014, 03:14:25 AM
I love Nobo get the veal tongue appetizer (it's not on the menu) their short ribs are outstanding and steaks are made to perfection. I never had a dish there that wasn't good.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on March 31, 2014, 12:21:37 PM
What are the closest places to eat near 470 park ave south
Just to get a quick bite
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on March 31, 2014, 12:25:09 PM
What are the closest places to eat near 470 park ave south
Just to get a quick bite
There's Mendy's and Eden Wok on 34th street.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: efflpetzel on March 31, 2014, 05:07:02 PM
What are the closest places to eat near 470 park ave south
Just to get a quick bite
Tiberias is round the corner, next door to eden wok
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mochada on March 31, 2014, 05:15:25 PM
Tiberias is round the corner, next door to eden wok

Mendy's is also right there
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on April 01, 2014, 02:54:13 PM
Surprised no one talked about (unless I missed it) the new Prime Burger which will be located at Prime KO. Supposedly gonna be a similar styled to Gotham Burger. Anyone have more info? Opening day was supposed to be today.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on April 01, 2014, 03:03:59 PM
Can't wait.

If the food on the menu is half as good as it looks, it may give ABC a run for its money.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on April 01, 2014, 03:05:09 PM
Can't wait.

If the food on the menu is half as good as it looks, it may give ABC a run for its money.
Link? I cant seem to find it online.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on April 01, 2014, 03:11:55 PM
http://primeburgerny.com/
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on April 01, 2014, 03:16:15 PM
http://primeburgerny.com/
Thanks
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on April 01, 2014, 11:30:23 PM
Went to opening night at Prime Burger.

Spoiler: ABC - 1, PB - 0.

Full Review:

Prime Burger is directly downstairs from Prime KO, and, aesthetically, the place is beautiful. Much nicer than ABC, so props there.

We ordered:

Corn Chowder (very good, though could have been hotter), Lamb Chorizo Sausages (good, but only two of them), Crispy Buffalo Wings (underwhelming, not nearly as good as the spicy wings and sauce at ABC), Spicy Lamb Burger with chili on top (good), and the Bulldog Burger (excellent, and is similar to the breakfast burger at ABC).

Now, here's the interesting thing. While the burgers themselves, the actual meat, are better than the meat used at ABC, the whole package doesn't beat the whole package at ABC. Personally, I believe ABC puts crack cocaine in their breakfast burgers as I often find myself waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat just dreaming about them, and frankly, I won't get that from the Bulldog burger.

FWIW, neither of the appetizers measured up to the delectable yam fritters or wings at ABC.

We ended the meal with a nice piece of blueberry pie, and while good, simply doesn't meet the standard of the peanut butter mouse offered at ABC.

Service was terrible, though I'll chalk that up to it being opening night. (But even so, if I order a lamb burger, the waiter shouldn't be leaning over me to look at my menu and say "the what? oh, yes, let me see here, the lamb burger? Which one is that?")

And lastly, as you'll see from some pictures I'll post B"N, the presentation needs some real work.

In the end, it was definitely a good meal, and I'll probably go back so as to give them a chance to work out the kinks, but for me, ABC still reigns supreme.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on April 01, 2014, 11:34:21 PM
Went to opening night at Prime Burger.

Spoiler: ABC - 1, PB - 0.

Full Review:

Prime Burger is directly downstairs from Prime KO, and, aesthetically, the place is beautiful. Much nicer than ABC, so props there.

We ordered:

Corn Chowder (very good, though could have been hotter), Lamb Chorizo Sausages (good, but only two of them), Crispy Buffalo Wings (underwhelming, not nearly as good as the spicy wings and sauce at ABC), Spicy Lamb Burger with chili on top (good), and the Bulldog Burger (excellent, and is similar to the breakfast burger at ABC).

Now, here's the interesting thing. While the burgers themselves, the actual meat, are better than the meat used at ABC, the whole package doesn't beat the whole package at ABC. Personally, I believe ABC puts crack cocaine in their breakfast burgers as I often find myself waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat just dreaming about them, and frankly, I won't get that from the Bulldog burger.

FWIW, neither of the appetizers measured up to the delectable yam fritters or wings at ABC.

We ended the meal with a nice piece of blueberry pie, and while good, simply doesn't meet the standard of the peanut butter mouse offered at ABC.

Service was terrible, though I'll chalk that up to it being opening night. (But even so, if I order a lamb burger, the waiter shouldn't be leaning over me to look at my menu and say "the what? oh, yes, let me see here, the lamb burger? Which one is that?")

And lastly, as you'll see from some pictures I'll post B"N, the presentation needs some real work.

In the end, it was definitely a good meal, and I'll probably go back so as to give them a chance to work out the kinks, but for me, ABC still reigns supreme.

Thanks for the review. Do they cook your burger to desired temperature? (unlike ABC which comes out an automatic medium-well  :( )
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on April 01, 2014, 11:35:12 PM
Good question which I forgot. But, yes, they'll ask you your preferred cooking level. Points for PB on that.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on April 02, 2014, 12:05:40 AM
Pics.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on April 02, 2014, 07:15:38 AM
they look like sliders
were they decent sized burgers?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 02, 2014, 10:33:09 AM
Went to opening night at Prime Burger.

Spoiler: ABC - 1, PB - 0.

Full Review:

Prime Burger is directly downstairs from Prime KO, and, aesthetically, the place is beautiful. Much nicer than ABC, so props there.

We ordered:

Corn Chowder (very good, though could have been hotter), Lamb Chorizo Sausages (good, but only two of them), Crispy Buffalo Wings (underwhelming, not nearly as good as the spicy wings and sauce at ABC), Spicy Lamb Burger with chili on top (good), and the Bulldog Burger (excellent, and is similar to the breakfast burger at ABC).

Now, here's the interesting thing. While the burgers themselves, the actual meat, are better than the meat used at ABC, the whole package doesn't beat the whole package at ABC. Personally, I believe ABC puts crack cocaine in their breakfast burgers as I often find myself waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat just dreaming about them, and frankly, I won't get that from the Bulldog burger.

FWIW, neither of the appetizers measured up to the delectable yam fritters or wings at ABC.

We ended the meal with a nice piece of blueberry pie, and while good, simply doesn't meet the standard of the peanut butter mouse offered at ABC.

Service was terrible, though I'll chalk that up to it being opening night. (But even so, if I order a lamb burger, the waiter shouldn't be leaning over me to look at my menu and say "the what? oh, yes, let me see here, the lamb burger? Which one is that?")

And lastly, as you'll see from some pictures I'll post B"N, the presentation needs some real work.

In the end, it was definitely a good meal, and I'll probably go back so as to give them a chance to work out the kinks, but for me, ABC still reigns supreme.

Service is terrible because it's Prime KO and service there was horrendous for a while
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on April 02, 2014, 10:41:33 AM
Service is terrible because it's Prime KO and service there was horrendous for a while
+1000. Couldn't pay me to go back to Prime KO. At least the food here looks good.

I assume the hechsher is OU?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 02, 2014, 10:45:50 AM
+1000. Couldn't pay me to go back to Prime KO.

Yep very annoying.

How these guys refuse to provide bottled water is beyond me (they charge $8 for 'bottled water' which is actually tap water purified in their kitchen).
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on April 02, 2014, 10:58:30 AM
they look like sliders
were they decent sized burgers?

Yeah. Decent sized. They were smaller in circumference but thicker. A bit on the small side, nonetheless.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on April 02, 2014, 11:02:15 AM
doesnt look like one burger is that filling
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DK23 on April 02, 2014, 04:39:01 PM
Hi, i want to go to a nice restaurant for our Anniversary.
Which do you recommend for good service, good food, and price range for couple, more or less $100:
Wolf & Lamb, Roof on Bentley, or Le Marais? I was already at Abigaels...

Le Marais has a very nice ambiance about it - food is very good, see the wiki for the must haves.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on April 03, 2014, 04:07:41 PM
There is a new kosher food truck in midtown to compete with Grill on Wheels. Its called "Schnitzi"

http://schnitzi.com/index.php
Passed by today and picked up a menu. Not terrible prices for Midtown. Hashgacha is Rabbi Yisroel P. Gornish and there is a mashgiach on the truck at all times.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: efflpetzel on April 11, 2014, 07:28:02 AM
Any milchigs in proximity to 376 Hudson st, no luck on my phone
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on April 11, 2014, 09:00:01 AM
Went to Talia's last night. Was very good. Got the Pepper Crusted Steak. Was very peppery :P but was delicious.

Wife got the ribs, they were big, but it tasted to homemade imho
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on April 11, 2014, 09:29:35 AM
Went to Talia's last night. Was very good. Got the Pepper Crusted Steak. Was very peppery :P but was delicious.

Wife got the ribs, they were big, but it tasted to homemade imho

is homemade a good thing? I happen to love the ribs my wife makes
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on April 11, 2014, 09:49:46 AM
is homemade a good thing? I happen to love the ribs my wife makes
Lol, Its ok. My wife liked it. I like more resturant food when i go out. The steak is something i can never get to taste like that at home.

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on April 11, 2014, 09:55:10 AM
Lol, Its ok. My wife liked it. I like more resturant food when i go out. The steak is something i can never get to taste like that at home.

Me too. I try not to order things I can make at home
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on April 17, 2014, 03:50:09 PM
Just thought it was funny that Le Marais is charging 6.50 for a can of Pesach Pepsi.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Emkay on April 17, 2014, 03:51:42 PM
Just thought it was funny that Le Marais is charging 6.50 for a can of Pesach Pepsi.
well it is a limited edition ;D
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Super Speed on April 17, 2014, 04:23:58 PM

well it is a limited edition ;D
Lol!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on April 25, 2014, 10:32:01 AM
My wife and I went to Amsterdam Burger last night and it was great! We got there at 7 and didn't have to wait at all for a table.
We ordered the zuchini sticks ($7) and large buffalo wings ($12) as appeteizers. The buffalo wings were really good and the large order came with about 20 wings. My wife ordered the turkey burger with guacamole ($15) which she enjoyed very much and said was not dry at all. I got the mushroom and onion burger ($16) which was delicous. They only cook their burgers medium-well which I normally don't like but the burger was not dry at all, I even saw some pink in there, and there was a nice crust on the burger which I really liked. We also shared an order of fries ($5), which reminded me a bit of solo's fries.
My only complaint is that the tables are literally on top of each other, but overall was a great night and would recommend for someone looking for a higher end burger place.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on April 25, 2014, 12:40:14 PM
Try the pulled BBQ next time.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on April 25, 2014, 12:50:54 PM
It's not Manhattan, but Bistro in Lawrence/Cedarhurst has the best steak sandwich I've ever had. I was a huge fan of the Cafe Rimon one but this is even better....

They have some pretty good appetizers as well. Overall a very solid choice.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on April 25, 2014, 12:53:06 PM
I was a huge fan of the Cafe Rimon one but this is even better....
Better than the old Cafe Rimon Philly steak sandwich?
Surely you just don't remember how good it was  ;D

Otherwise guess I'll need to try it next time.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on April 25, 2014, 12:55:59 PM
It's not Manhattan, but Bistro in Lawrence/Cedarhurst has the best steak sandwich I've ever had. I was a huge fan of the Cafe Rimon one but this is even better....

They have some pretty good appetizers as well. Overall a very solid choice.
I believe you mean prime bistro correct? If so i did not have their steak sandwich but did have a delicious steak and some appetizers (dont remember which ones). It is a pretty solid restaurant.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on April 25, 2014, 01:07:47 PM
It's not Manhattan, but Bistro in Lawrence/Cedarhurst has the best steak sandwich I've ever had. I was a huge fan of the Cafe Rimon one but this is even better....

They have some pretty good appetizers as well. Overall a very solid choice.

I ordered it once and there was no meat inside, just mushroom and onions. They switched it for me right away, of course. Really good sandwich!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on April 25, 2014, 01:33:40 PM
Try the pulled BBQ next time.
I had it last time and was really good, but wanted to try something new.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on April 25, 2014, 05:58:35 PM
Better than the old Cafe Rimon Philly steak sandwich?
Surely you just don't remember how good it was  ;D

Otherwise guess I'll need to try it next time.

Yes, it is and this comes from someone who ate about 3 a week for 5 years and still binge eats them every few months.

Tell them to leave out the mushrooms and its basically the same sandwich, only with better meat and a more flavorful sauce

Another bonus is that they stay good at room temperature for a couple hours so you can take it on a flight.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on April 27, 2014, 06:05:59 PM
http://blogs.forward.com/the-jew-and-the-carrot/196937/prime-burger-a-sorry-burger-indeed/
Ouch.

shlomo78's comment there sums up my feelings toward prime pretty well.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: lunatic on April 27, 2014, 07:24:29 PM
http://blogs.forward.com/the-jew-and-the-carrot/196937/prime-burger-a-sorry-burger-indeed/
Ouch.

shlomo78's comment there sums up my feelings toward prime pretty well.

I have never been there, so can't speak, but I would tend not to trust a publication like that
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Am on April 28, 2014, 04:25:17 PM
Where can I eat in or around Washington Hights?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on April 28, 2014, 04:34:54 PM
Where can I eat in or around Washington Hights?
there are a number of restaurants in the heights. Chop Chop for decent chinese and sushi, Golan for fantastic schwarma, grandmas for pizza.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on April 28, 2014, 05:22:33 PM
Where can I eat in or around Washington Hights?
Golan is a must!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DK23 on April 29, 2014, 02:51:41 PM
Golan is a must!

Ask for the Chetzi Chetzi... if you can eat a whole laffa!  Otherwise, chop chop is a nicer sit down environment than golan
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on April 29, 2014, 03:03:11 PM
Ask for the Chetzi Chetzi... if you can eat a whole laffa!
Eh, I'd go straight shwarma.
Quote
Otherwise, chop chop is a nicer sit down environment than golan
True, although the food is not nearly as good, though still above average.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on April 29, 2014, 04:04:14 PM
Eh, I'd go straight shwarma.
I actually don't particularly like their shwarma. But everything else is amazing!
Go laffa with either shnitzel, zaide's or teriyaki.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DK23 on April 30, 2014, 11:01:32 AM
I actually don't particularly like their shwarma. But everything else is amazing!
Go laffa with either shnitzel, zaide's or teriyaki.
Burgers and hot dogs are good options as well. They also have cholent and kugel on Thursday nights... late night Heights competes with BK cholent all day, but there might be a separate thread for that discussion  ;D
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on April 30, 2014, 11:03:05 AM
man i miss golan
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on April 30, 2014, 11:28:35 AM
man i miss golan
+1
I love the teriyaki chicken
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DK23 on April 30, 2014, 03:01:58 PM
man i miss golan

2 am - good timesss
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on April 30, 2014, 04:10:53 PM
Was at Reserve cut today, pretty full (again), this place is thank god doing well downtowtn, though with the new milk n honey opening up we'll see if it lasts.

App: Had the Big Eye Tuna Tartar and it was really delicious.
Main: unfortunately they dont serve the "Reserve Cut" steak at lunch, only dinner (so silly, PG has it at lunch too), so i got a ribeye, and it was honestly not as good as the ribeye i made on my grill on sunday.

FYI, Reserve Cut changed the lunch special, can now get Duck Confit or a seared tuna salad for $40 with certain apps and desserts.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on April 30, 2014, 05:04:36 PM
Was at Reserve cut today, pretty full (again), this place is thank god doing well downtowtn, though with the new milk n honey opening up we'll see if it lasts.


Why would this matter? I would think that a dairy breakfast and lunch place wouldn't have an impact on people who want meat or a steak.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on April 30, 2014, 05:07:27 PM
Why would this matter? I would think that a dairy breakfast and lunch place wouldn't have an impact on people who want meat or a steak.

Of course it matters.

Just think for yourself -- if you have 1 option, that's what you choose. However, if you have two options, there is at least a chance you'll choose the other option.

Meat or milk, more choices = less guarantee.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on April 30, 2014, 05:13:03 PM
Of course it matters.

Just think for yourself -- if you have 1 option, that's what you choose. However, if you have two options, there is at least a chance you'll choose the other option.

Meat or milk, more choices = less guarantee.

There are many people that work downtown, I just cant see a place like MnH affecting Reserve too much (they are just too different). I can sooner make that argument for Bravo's new burger place that is opening.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on April 30, 2014, 05:31:33 PM
Was at Reserve cut today, pretty full (again), this place is thank god doing well downtowtn, though with the new milk n honey opening up we'll see if it lasts.



Where r they moving?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on April 30, 2014, 11:15:56 PM
Where r they moving?
160 broadway (presumably downstairs next to Modells where old broadway cafe kosher pizza stalwart was for years).

I've been downtown for 7 years (whew), any new restaurant affects the others. i happen to be surprised at how well RC is doing, but if there is a qulity place to sit and eat and it costs 25% of the check, peeps will try it sometimes.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on May 01, 2014, 08:28:01 AM
160 broadway (presumably downstairs next to Modells where old broadway cafe kosher pizza stalwart was for years).

I've been downtown for 7 years (whew), any new restaurant affects the others. i happen to be surprised at how well RC is doing, but if there is a qulity place to sit and eat and it costs 25% of the check, peeps will try it sometimes.

Its a dingy basement. Maybe they'll pick up some tourist traffic but won't affect Reserve Cut. People go there primarily because its a nice place that's not embarrassing to meet someone at.

Bravo is opening a Burger Place on Trinity Place at the end of May but it won't have seating.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on May 06, 2014, 03:11:47 PM
Anywhere in the upper West side to get a deli sandwich?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AtallD on May 06, 2014, 03:24:50 PM
Anywhere in the upper West side to get a deli sandwich?

Kasbah - 85th bet. Broadway and West End
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on May 06, 2014, 03:39:38 PM
Kasbah - 85th bet. Broadway and West End
are the deli sandwiches good? Haven't been there in a while.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DK23 on May 06, 2014, 03:46:53 PM
are the deli sandwiches good? Haven't been there in a while.

Never had the deli, but the burgers there are pretty good, and don't forget to give a dvar torah to the masghiach!  ;D
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on May 06, 2014, 03:48:25 PM
Never had the deli, but the burgers there are pretty good, and don't forget to give a dvar torah to the masghiach!  ;D
thanks. I'm going for lunch so don't wanna eat too much. Going to le merais later and need to be hungry for the lamb chili.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on May 06, 2014, 03:54:33 PM
Is there anywhere to get ice cream in midtown?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DK23 on May 06, 2014, 04:00:50 PM
There's a place on 53rd and 9th, never been but apparently just got a hashgacha.  Alor for the kashrus, haven't personally heard of it.

http://yeahthatskosher.com/2014/01/holey-cream-midtown-west-newly-certified-kosher/
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on May 06, 2014, 04:14:24 PM
There's a place on 53rd and 9th, never been but apparently just got a hashgacha.  Alor for the kashrus, haven't personally heard of it.
Anything Midtown East?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AtallD on May 06, 2014, 04:27:30 PM
Anything Midtown East?

16 Handles: east village (10th and 2nd ave) and chelsea (19th and 8th)  - not quite midtown east (not cholov yisroel)
Baskin Robbins (DD) - 34th between Park and Madison (not cholov yisroel)
You can also get ice cream from Cafe K (48th between Madison and 5th) - though nothing too exciting
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: skyguy918 on May 06, 2014, 04:39:17 PM
16 Handles: east village (10th and 2nd ave) and chelsea (19th and 8th)  - not quite midtown east (not cholov yisroel)
Baskin Robbins (DD) - 34th between Park and Madison (not cholov yisroel)
You can also get ice cream from Cafe K (48th between Madison and 5th) - though nothing too exciting
I'd ALOR on the first 2 here as well.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on May 06, 2014, 05:18:37 PM
You can also get ice cream from Cafe K (48th between Madison and 5th) - though nothing too exciting
Thanks. What does Cafe K have?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AtallD on May 06, 2014, 05:49:15 PM
Thanks. What does Cafe K have?

http://www.cafekrestaurant.com/inpages/man_menu.html
They will serve you scoops of standard ice cream (not soft serve) - chocolate, strawberry, vanilla...
They do make good drinks with ice cream/milk shakes.
If you're interested in good milkshakes, you can also try Tiberias on 34th between Park and Madison - they have an extensive iced drink menu with some really good milkshakes
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ethana on May 07, 2014, 10:59:52 AM
Has anyone ever been to La Brochette? Do you recommend?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DK23 on May 07, 2014, 11:07:29 AM
Has anyone ever been to La Brochette? Do you recommend?

I have -  they have great sushi for appetizer and the steak was pretty good too.  I tried a bunch of their appetizers and all were good.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: dhalpern1 on May 07, 2014, 11:47:37 AM
Has anyone ever been to La Brochette? Do you recommend?

The short rib spring rolls are great (per Wiki rec) and I enjoyed the duck.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shmebeble on May 18, 2014, 10:43:45 AM
Please add the Dulce de leche cake to the NoiDue cant miss. It is one of the best cakes out there. Best part of the meal. Beats the macaroni and cheese balls by a mile
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 18, 2014, 10:57:12 AM
Has anyone ever been to La Brochette? Do you recommend?
Decent but for the same price you might as well go to an amazing place like Mikes or PG
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 18, 2014, 11:50:21 AM
Decent but for the same price you might as well go to an amazing place like Mikes or PG
Has PG gotten better since we went the week they opened?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 18, 2014, 12:04:22 PM
Has PG gotten better since we went the week they opened?
I've figured out what to order :)

Anyhow, even what we had far exceeds LB. It's really pretty average there. Chaikel can chime in maybe

Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: penina on May 18, 2014, 12:12:43 PM
Decent but for the same price you might as well go to an amazing place like Mikes or PG
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+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 18, 2014, 12:19:24 PM
I've figured out what to order :)

Anyhow, even what we had far exceeds LB. It's really pretty average there. Chaikel can chime in maybe
Has service improved?
What do you order?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 18, 2014, 12:22:52 PM
Has service improved?
What do you order?

RC steak, flatbread, Spicy Tuna Sushi, Chocolate Fondant, Chelsea cocktail.

I tip very well and get excellent service.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on May 18, 2014, 02:16:44 PM
RC steak, flatbread, Spicy Tuna Sushi, Chocolate Fondant, Chelsea cocktail.

I tip very well and get excellent service.
Great lineup, i would just urge the addition of waffle chicken at the start (and suggest the spcy tuna on top of the crispy rice).
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on May 18, 2014, 02:17:59 PM
Please add the Dulce de leche cake to the NoiDue cant miss. It is one of the best cakes out there. Best part of the meal. Beats the macaroni and cheese balls by a mile
+108 best part of my meal too.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on May 19, 2014, 11:26:53 AM
Going to Reserve cut tonight. Haven't been there in a while. I heard the short ribs are amazing... Anyone try them?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Joe4007 on May 19, 2014, 11:44:34 AM
Going to Reserve cut tonight. Haven't been there in a while. I heard the short ribs are amazing... Anyone try them?
Was there a few weeks ago.

For appetizer I would recommend the Smoked Short Rib Tacos, they were amazing. And for main, the Wagyu 22 Oz Rib Steak was very good though expensive.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Sport on May 19, 2014, 12:02:14 PM

Was there a few weeks ago.

For appetizer I would recommend the Smoked Short Rib Tacos, they were amazing. And for main, the Wagyu 22 Oz Rib Steak was very good though expensive.
+100 on the smoked short rib tacos. I could eat those all day!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: judahk88 on May 19, 2014, 06:25:00 PM
Was there a few weeks ago.

For appetizer I would recommend the Smoked Short Rib Tacos, they were amazing. And for main, the Wagyu 22 Oz Rib Steak was very good though expensive.
Yea those I've had. Amazing!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moka on May 21, 2014, 01:28:25 AM
Which places are open past 11pm?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on May 21, 2014, 03:10:37 AM
Tiberias is 24 hours iirc except shabbos. Milchigs on 34th
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moka on May 21, 2014, 11:04:44 AM
Tiberias is 24 hours iirc except shabbos. Milchigs on 34th
any meat places?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AtallD on May 21, 2014, 11:17:46 AM
any meat places?

Le Merais, Talia's and Gotham Burger are all open til midnight
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: plainbachur on May 21, 2014, 12:11:13 PM

Le Merais, Talia's and Gotham Burger are all open til midnight
dont go to talia's and gothem closes earlier then 12 maybe 1130ish
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moka on May 21, 2014, 12:16:23 PM
dont go to talia's
What's the issue with talias?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on May 21, 2014, 12:18:11 PM
What's the issue with talias?
It consistently sucks.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: E-MAN on May 21, 2014, 12:18:21 PM
Which places are open past 11pm?
Golan in washington heights is open basically until nobody is left.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moka on May 21, 2014, 12:24:06 PM
It consistently sucks.
food? Service? Ambiance?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: plainbachur on May 21, 2014, 12:33:22 PM

food? Service? Ambiance?
everything it's unstable place never know what's it going to be
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AtallD on May 21, 2014, 12:38:13 PM
I've been there several times and have always been happy with the food and service. The ambiance is not amazing, but your not paying for that either - especially if you get the Groupon.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mocha on May 21, 2014, 12:38:57 PM
I've been there several times and have always been happy with the food and service. The ambiance is not amazing, but your not paying for that either - especially if you get the Groupon.
you eat out often around NY?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AtallD on May 21, 2014, 12:46:11 PM
you eat out often around NY?

yes. i live in Manhattan
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on May 21, 2014, 02:41:57 PM
I've been there several times and have always been happy with the food and service. The ambiance is not amazing, but your not paying for that either - especially if you get the Groupon.
+1. Ambiance has much to work on. Food is very good though.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: bochur123 on May 21, 2014, 03:41:35 PM
everything it's unstable place never know what's it going to be
+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on May 25, 2014, 05:08:25 PM
Just had Hakadosh BBQ for the first time.

No words. Best BBQ I've ever had by quite a wide margin
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on May 25, 2014, 05:10:39 PM
Just had Hakadosh BBQ for the first time.

No words. Best BBQ I've ever had by quite a wide margin
Going to the Chicago BBQ competition next Sunday?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on May 25, 2014, 05:11:18 PM
Going to the Chicago BBQ competition next Sunday?

I'm not that hardcore :)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: andrew on May 25, 2014, 05:31:04 PM
Just had Hakadosh BBQ for the first time.

No words. Best BBQ I've ever had by quite a wide margin

Hey!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: youG on May 25, 2014, 06:13:51 PM
Just had Hakadosh BBQ for the first time.

No words. Best BBQ I've ever had by quite a wide margin

Teaneck?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on May 25, 2014, 06:25:41 PM
Hey!

Dont't tell the Mrs.
Teaneck?

UWS
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Menachem613 on June 11, 2014, 05:59:11 PM
Yea those I've had. Amazing!

What do you guys recommend for the main? [Not interested in a 22oz steak.]
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Emkay on June 12, 2014, 11:18:46 AM
As of last night I have finally had every dish on the menu with every side, starter, soup, and salad in La Marais.

I deserve an award or something
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DK23 on June 12, 2014, 11:23:47 AM
As of last night I have finally had every dish on the menu with every side, starter, soup, and salad in La Marais.

I deserve an award or something

You should let them know maybe theyll give you a free meal or maybe even make a you a lifetime platinum la marais member!  ;D
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: george on June 12, 2014, 11:26:04 AM
Last night I had every dish on the menu with every side, starter, soup, and salad in La Marais.

I deserve an award or something
FTFY
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AVI D on June 12, 2014, 05:30:26 PM
As of last night I have finally had every dish on the menu with every side, starter, soup, and salad in La Marais.

I deserve an award or something

How is the lamb shank? In general I love lamb but a friend of mine had it once and was not a fan. .
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Emkay on June 12, 2014, 05:39:21 PM
How is the lamb shank? In general I love lamb but a friend of mine had it once and was not a fan. .
actually used to be my favorite dish, it's very uniquely flavored and is the softest meat I ever had. Last time I had it I finally got sick of it and swore never to order it again
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: wayfe on June 13, 2014, 04:46:08 PM
Was in Abigail's last night and was so unimpressed, it was astounding. Had Apple Duck Salad- the duck was way overdone and chewy, the overall the salad was dull. The special- salmon over rice made me feel like I was in camp- a glob of sauce, a mound of uninspired rice and tasteless salmon. I make tastier food at home, in fact VIP in BP makes tastier food. I can't believe places like that are the kosher landmarks.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on June 13, 2014, 04:49:30 PM
Sounds like you had a bad night.

I've had the apple duck salad, and while I didn't think it was fantasic, it was good. I've also had both salmon dishes there (at least I think there are only two). The pecan salmon is very good, while the cedar plank salmon I find to be excellent.

Also, hate to say it, but you went to a place known for being a steakhouse and ordered fish.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2014, 06:55:41 PM
Been to Abigaels once and have no intention of returning.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: plainbachur on June 13, 2014, 07:11:11 PM
Was at prime burger few nights ago not impressed no were near Amsterdam 
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ushdadude on June 14, 2014, 10:21:40 PM
Was at prime burger few nights ago not impressed no were near Amsterdam

Rumor has it that ABC is opening in 5Ts
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on June 14, 2014, 10:58:42 PM
Rumor has it that ABC is opening in 5Ts
I dont live in 5towns and regularly laugh at how a place with so many rich jews has few/no good restaurant options. if ABC opens i will be sad and maybe b forced to move there.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: moka on June 15, 2014, 12:13:10 AM
I dont live in 5towns and regularly laugh at how a place with so many rich jews has few/no good restaurant options.
prime bistro is very good
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: chayal101 on June 15, 2014, 07:01:48 PM
Anyone have any good experience and advice with restaurant delivery near Manhattan hotel in times square. Looking for good fleishig restaurant with fast delivery... food won't arrive cold...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 15, 2014, 07:57:13 PM
Anyone have any good experience and advice with restaurant delivery near Manhattan hotel in times square. Looking for good fleishig restaurant with fast delivery... food won't arrive cold...
Le Marais is in Times Sq so best
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: chayal101 on June 15, 2014, 08:04:25 PM
Lol! I don't want to spend a fortune!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: avrumy22 on June 15, 2014, 08:05:48 PM
In la mareis now. Pepper crusted yummm
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: damaxer91 on June 16, 2014, 09:29:23 AM
Rumor has it that ABC is opening in 5Ts

Wow. Where?

I see someone filed for Amsterdam Burger Cedarhurst LLC

Flying out of JFK just got all that much better!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: mercaz1 on June 16, 2014, 09:40:09 AM
I know the old King David shop is being renovated, I wonder if that is where it will be
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DK23 on June 16, 2014, 12:03:46 PM
Le Marais is in Times Sq so best

Mr. Broadway is a bit cheaper but not much.  If I had to choose between the two I'd go with La Mereis as well.  If you are looking for schnitzel you can order from schnitzel express which is pretty quick but more of a fast food type place.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Cw3323 on June 18, 2014, 12:13:46 PM
Will mikes accommodate me if I come earlier then my reservation ?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: plainbachur on June 18, 2014, 12:19:40 PM
Thought he closed down till reopening in new location
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mutty on June 18, 2014, 12:22:04 PM
Thought he closed down till reopening in new location
Mikes is reopening somewhere else?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on June 18, 2014, 12:25:06 PM
54 and park
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on June 18, 2014, 12:25:58 PM
i think tonight is its last night
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mutty on June 18, 2014, 12:26:49 PM
54 and park
Any street parking?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: plainbachur on June 18, 2014, 12:27:06 PM

Any street parking?
nope
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Joe4007 on June 18, 2014, 12:28:57 PM
Mikes is reopening somewhere else?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=42461.0
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mutty on June 18, 2014, 12:36:39 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=42461.0
Thanks.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Cw3323 on June 18, 2014, 12:41:37 PM

i think tonight is its last night
I did get a confirmed reservation for  tonight but a late one.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on June 18, 2014, 12:41:51 PM
See this in Wiki:

duck spring rolls -ahecht37
Wagyu Ribs -itsyehuda
Waffle Chicken with special sauce -shiframeir
Reserve Cut steak -shiframeir

Anything else not to be missed at PG?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on June 18, 2014, 12:52:08 PM
Worse than UWS at night?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Ergel on June 18, 2014, 01:03:55 PM
Ask them for mushrooms and onions on the side. Awesome on any steak
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on June 18, 2014, 01:04:49 PM
See this in Wiki:

duck spring rolls -ahecht37
Wagyu Ribs -itsyehuda
Waffle Chicken with special sauce -shiframeir
Reserve Cut steak -shiframeir

Anything else not to be missed at PG?
get the taco appetizer delicious
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on June 18, 2014, 01:12:41 PM
get the taco appetizer delicious

Don't see it on the menu...
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on June 18, 2014, 01:17:46 PM
Don't see it on the menu...
whoops thought u wrote RC not PG excuse my exhaustion
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on June 18, 2014, 11:35:22 PM
See this in Wiki:

duck spring rolls -ahecht37
Wagyu Ribs -itsyehuda
Waffle Chicken with special sauce -shiframeir
Reserve Cut steak -shiframeir

Anything else not to be missed at PG?
their "mock"tails are great if u like fruity drinks (and are driving or wife is pregnant)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on June 23, 2014, 09:50:58 PM
RC, PG, or Wolf and Lamb for lunch?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Deal man on June 23, 2014, 09:52:44 PM

RC, PG, or Wolf and Lamb for lunch?
pg or w&L
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on June 24, 2014, 12:29:28 AM

RC, PG, or Wolf and Lamb for lunch?
r dan, if u want a good deal, RC now has a pretty good 3 course lunch special for $40 (if I was at work this week I would treat u). But if u want a really great aged steak done right (without regard to cost) only pg sells the reserve cut steak at lunch (I begged RC but they will only serve that (which I think is their best juicy aged steak, and identical to pg) at dinner. If u do go to pg, also gotta get the waffle chicken.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: DK23 on June 24, 2014, 09:45:22 AM
Went to Noidue last night and followed Dan's recommendation to order the Mac and Cheese balls, they were fantastic.  We also got the Funghi Ripieni, mushrooms filled with mozzarella cheese and a tasty marinara brought out in the pan it was baked in, really good.  Ravioli was very solid as well.  Thanks for the ideas!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on June 24, 2014, 11:08:01 AM
RC, PG, or Wolf and Lamb for lunch?
Just passed by w&l yesterday lunch time. looked busy. I heard they have very good lunch menu/deals
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: eliteflyer on June 24, 2014, 11:47:34 AM
RC has a lunch pre fixe that's decently priced for the place.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on June 24, 2014, 11:35:25 PM
So where did R Dan go?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: penina on June 25, 2014, 11:26:01 PM
went to noi due. had the mac and cheese balls. they were amazing (although the dish is only 2 balls!) and the Gnocchi which was also delicious . The ice latte was nothing special.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: ayman on June 26, 2014, 12:59:27 AM
So where did R Dan go?
RC
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: avrumy22 on June 26, 2014, 01:16:35 AM
RC

Ill let Dan write up the report. All I will say is the service gets a B- at best. (cuz, "hey is kosher" as the waiter said).

Also, the $40 special is not that great. I ended up ordering from the regular menu. Great steak sandwich!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Menachem613 on July 03, 2014, 09:56:29 AM
Had dinner at RC last night. Service was amazing. Food was good. Desert was meh.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Sport on July 03, 2014, 10:07:20 AM

Had dinner at RC last night. Service was amazing. Food was good. Desert was meh.
what did you have for desert? When I went I thought the desert was amazing, I got the apple cobbler.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Menachem613 on July 03, 2014, 01:12:35 PM

what did you have for desert? When I went I thought the desert was amazing, I got the apple cobbler.

I had the beignet basket.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mordyk on July 03, 2014, 01:49:06 PM

i had a drink at reserve cut, was a litchi martini, if you like litchis it was out of this world!!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Menachem613 on July 03, 2014, 01:54:25 PM

i had a drink at reserve cut, was a litchi martini, if you like litchis it was out of this world!!

The mixed drinks I had were great as well.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Sport on July 03, 2014, 03:13:41 PM

The mixed drinks I had were great as well.
Yup, same here, first time I had a drink with a jalapeño pepper in it.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: TimT on July 03, 2014, 03:23:15 PM
Yup, same here, first time I had a drink with a jalapeño pepper in it.
I never even heard of that one.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on July 03, 2014, 03:27:02 PM
Got it at PG couple weeks ago, was interesting.

(http://i.gyazo.com/0d8d5856e83fc8493ec39eb232f2af8e.png)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Sport on July 03, 2014, 04:03:22 PM

Got it at PG couple weeks ago, was interesting.

(http://i.gyazo.com/0d8d5856e83fc8493ec39eb232f2af8e.png)
That looks different than the one at rc, it was a clear drink.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Mordyk on July 03, 2014, 04:48:04 PM
Got it at PG couple weeks ago, was interesting.

(http://i.gyazo.com/0d8d5856e83fc8493ec39eb232f2af8e.png)
what drink is that?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 03, 2014, 04:55:25 PM
Is the new Mikes open yet?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on July 03, 2014, 05:04:57 PM
what drink is that?

High Voltage
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: TimT on July 03, 2014, 05:28:16 PM
High Voltage
looks every bit the name. did you try touching it ?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on July 03, 2014, 05:28:51 PM
With both my hands AND my mouth, can you believe it?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: TimT on July 03, 2014, 07:10:01 PM
With both my hands AND my mouth, can you believe it?
I'll believe anything you say.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: rots5 on July 07, 2014, 09:55:53 AM
With both my hands AND my mouth, can you believe it?
You lie by profession i wouldnt believe you if you told me the sky was blue. :D

Jk of course!
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: eliteflyer on July 08, 2014, 11:55:25 AM
Any decent places that will deliver to Chelsea?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shiframeir on July 08, 2014, 02:30:00 PM
seamless should have a bunch of options (i assume KOsher deluxe for sandwiches).
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Cw3323 on July 09, 2014, 10:32:27 AM
Mikes is opening at there new location on Tuesday 7/15
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: avrumy22 on July 15, 2014, 12:44:16 AM
Mikes is opening at there new location on Tuesday 7/15

address?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 15, 2014, 01:26:23 AM
Mikes is opening at there new location on Tuesday 7/15
Pushed off to Thursday
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: TimT on July 15, 2014, 01:42:08 AM
address?
127 east 54 st. Between Lexington & Park
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: avrumy22 on July 15, 2014, 01:01:46 PM
127 east 54 st. Between Lexington & Park

DO on opening day?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on July 15, 2014, 01:14:15 PM
Bad idea. Restaurants are rarely up to snuff on opening day.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on July 16, 2014, 03:22:13 PM
Excited to try:

http://yeahthatskosher.com/2014/07/first-kosher-omakase-restaurant-opening-in-nyc-butterfish/

Hopefully, it'll be better than their latest foray (into burgers at Prime Burger).
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: myb821 on July 16, 2014, 03:31:58 PM
Excited to try:

http://yeahthatskosher.com/2014/07/first-kosher-omakase-restaurant-opening-in-nyc-butterfish/

Hopefully, it'll be better than their latest foray (into burgers at Prime Burger).
pretty expensive http://www.butterfishny.com/menu/
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on July 16, 2014, 03:49:13 PM
Excited to try:

http://yeahthatskosher.com/2014/07/first-kosher-omakase-restaurant-opening-in-nyc-butterfish/

Hopefully, it'll be better than their latest foray (into burgers at Prime Burger).
Meh. Their track record isn't great.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: itsyehuda on July 16, 2014, 05:45:19 PM
Meh. Their track record isn't great.

+1
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 16, 2014, 06:30:49 PM
Excited to try:

http://yeahthatskosher.com/2014/07/first-kosher-omakase-restaurant-opening-in-nyc-butterfish/

Hopefully, it'll be better than their latest foray (into burgers at Prime Burger).
Interesting. It's open already?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on July 16, 2014, 06:50:50 PM
Opens Sunday.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: shnoz on July 16, 2014, 09:37:32 PM
Meh. Their track record isn't great.
The reviews were pretty good when it wasn't kosher and they're keeping the same chef so hopefully that won't change
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 16, 2014, 10:11:51 PM
Depends if service follows pg or pk.

At Mikes now, sold out without accepting reservations. Space relatively small. Menu 70% larger than old place but not crazy like PG. A lot of the old staff didn't stay on sadly.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: Dan on July 16, 2014, 10:20:35 PM
Pic of mikes menu?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: joey123 on July 16, 2014, 10:27:00 PM
I checked the Wiki and didn't see the two Kosher restaurants that participate in Groupon deals. Has anyone eaten @ Mendy's restaurant or Talia's steakhouse?

How are they?

TIA
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: EJB on July 16, 2014, 10:32:48 PM
I checked the Wiki and didn't see the two Kosher restaurants that participate in Groupon deals. Has anyone eaten @ Mendy's restaurant or Talia's steakhouse?

How are they?

TIA

You've never eaten there before? You can't be serious!!! Both of them IMO are an OK deal with the groupon, esp at 10-15+% off, but are not amazing. I'll put it like this: I took my wife to dates there, and she still married me :)
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: joey123 on July 16, 2014, 10:38:43 PM
You've never eaten there before? You can't be serious!!! Both of them IMO are an OK deal with the groupon, esp at 10-15+% off, but are not amazing. I'll put it like this: I took my wife to dates there, and she still married me :)

LOL. I am not dating yet, so I there is no reason to spend that type of money on eating out  ;)

I bought the groupon deals because I wanted to bring my grandparents out for dinner. I will report back after I go next week.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on July 16, 2014, 10:38:58 PM
Depends if service follows pg or pk.

At Mikes now, sold out without accepting reservations. Space relatively small. Menu 70% larger than old place but not crazy like PG. A lot of the old staff didn't stay on sadly.

Just tell me the gnocchi is still there. Oh please Lord. 
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on July 16, 2014, 10:39:23 PM
Also, the space is smaller than the old one??
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: TimT on July 16, 2014, 10:45:49 PM
I thought it was supposed to be bigger ?
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 16, 2014, 11:42:49 PM
It is bigger, just not huge like RC or PG. All the old goodies still there, incl Gnocchi. I hope they all taste the same though.
Title: Re: Manhattan Kosher Restaurants
Post by: AJK on July 16, 2014, 11:54:09 PM
For my taste, I'm