Passover begins Friday, and that means it's time to gather friends, family and the Prophet Elijah and eat a lot of food. Always a good thing, as far as Grub Street is concerned. So, whether you're interested in a traditional feast or something more modern, restaurants around the city are offering plenty of options for eating out (or taking out). Check out some of the best, straight ahead.
Jacks Wife Freda assures us theyll have lots of their matzo-ball soup on hand and will serve matzo in lieu of bread, if desired. They can also help with those four glasses of wine ...
JoeDoe will observe Passover from April 6 to April 8 with all the trimmings: haggadahs, a cup for Elijah, a Passover playlist, and an afikomen. The food sounds promising, too (slow-roasted brisket, anyone?); $65 per person.
Kutshers Tribeca will celebrate its first Passover in high style this year with a five-course prix fixe Seder on Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7. There will be matzo-ball soup and brisket, along with wild halibut gefilte fish. Bonus: Each table will get a Seder plate and a haggadah. It's $78 for adults and $48 for children 10 and younger; call to reserve.
Blame Fiddler on the Roof, but were suckers for tradition and Lanskys Deli will deliver a Passover dinner steeped in it. On April 6, enjoy a dinner of matzo, gefilte fish, matzo-ball soup, beef brisket, and (of course) Manischewitz for just $32.95.
The five-course reservations-only Passover feast at Mile End happens April 6 and April 7. Dig into beef soup, gefilte fish, and lamb shank, among other special dishes. Want to hide the afikomen at home? The feast is also available for takeout (orders for that are being taken until the end of the day today). Call to reserve; $75.
If five courses sounds like one too many, then the four-course Seder at Prime Grill on April 7 and April 8 will have you saying Dayenu. A Rabbi from Chabad Lubavitch of Midtown Manhattan will lead the dinners, priced at $139 per adult and $75 per child.
Rosa Mexicano locations will also feature a Mexican-themed Passover menu designed by Jonathan Waxman, from April 6 to April 13. Were already eyeing the duck-and-beet borscht, or a tropical-fruit haroset.
It was Moses who said, "Let my people nosh," right? Either way, lox and matzo fixes are available at Russ & Daughters. The shop is currently accepting pre-orders for Passover specialties (lineup here), available for pick-up or delivery.
Look for la carte Passover mainstays such as Seder plates, potato kugel, and macaroons at 2nd Avenue Deli, all of which are also available for delivery.
Telepan will offer a four-course Seder of dishes including spring vegetable soup with matzo balls and dill oil, and wild striped bass with glazed potatoes, baby beets, and horseradish. Reservations are available April 6 and 7 (call the restaurant); $75 per person.
If youd rather eat a bitter herb than observe a traditional Passover, why not infuse some Mexican flavor into the holiday? Toloache will honor Passover from April 6 to April 13 with fun la carte dishes, including brisket tacos and matzo-brei tres leches. Sister Yerba Buena restaurants are celebrating too.