Looking for a delicious Kosher restaurant to celebrate Chanukah? We’ve picked the five best places to bring your friends and family during this festive season. By Carly Petrone.
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Celebrate Chanukah at Reserve Cut, the kosher steakhouse located in the heart of the financial district. This modern restaurant, perched on the second floor of the Setai Hotel, sources its meat from the family butcher shop, Prime Cut. Pair your steak dinner with a wine from Israel or Australia or order one of their tasty side dishes like the spicy tater tots or the tamari glazed green beans with Thai roasted garlic. Splurge on one of their signature RC sushi rolls or try one of their varieties of sashimi. Top off your holiday meal with the chocolate cremeux, beignets, or the peanut butter crunch bar (a la mode, of course).
Stop into Brooklyn’s Mason & Mug in Prospect Heights and enjoy a farm-to-table lunch or dinner. Start your meal out with a glass of kosher wine or check out their grocery section where you can find everything from boutique mustard to Shabbat tea lights. This casual spot is perfect for the whole family with its affordable prices and fun atmosphere (look out for all the mason jars filled with pickles along the wall). The menu doesn’t disappoint either with cheese and smoked fish boards and exotic dishes like the Banh Mi sandwich and deviled kale salad with miso-horseradish sauce.
Make a reservation at The Prime Grill and enjoy the decadent lunch or dinner menu that’s perfect for the holidays. Start out your meal with chicken & waffle nuggets, crispy veal sweetbreads, or smoked salmon and eggs before moving on to a meatier course. Order from the tasty slider bar (all served with shoe string potatoes) or try one of their baked to order flatbreads. Any of their cuts of USDA Prime Certified Angus Beef certainly won’t disappoint and top it all off with one of their sweet desserts like the Jack Daniels & Cream (caramel & whiskey mousse covered in a chocolate shell) or Warm Crepes with chocolate and pistachio brittle ice cream and you’ve got yourself one celebratory meal!
Have a casual morning breakfast at Barney Greengrass this Chanukah season. Who can say no to one of their chewy bagels and lox? For over 100 years, this Upper West Side institution has been churning out traditional items like smoked fish platters, corned beef sandwiches, and freshly made rugelach. There’s a reason this place is packed every weekend. Can’t make it into the store? Shop online and get your holiday catering order in (for a minimum $75) between December 18th-January 1st and share the love with your friends and family. Open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Grab take out or sit inside the beautiful dining room at Le Marais, the French-inspired kosher steakhouse. Start with the Croquette de Saumon (pan fried salmon cake with fingerling potato parsley salad) or Les Rilletes du Boucher (homemade duck and veal spread) before moving onto your main course. Savor each bit of Cote de Boeuf (prime rib) or order the La Surprise – the butcher’s cut at market availability. Craving classic French dishes like Coq au Vin Blanc or Steak Tartare? They’ve got those, too. Pair your meal with a glass of wine, beer, or cocktail (may we suggest a Side Car or Mint Julep?) and enjoy the day with friends and family.