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Prime & Wine Kosher Steakhouse Coming to Midtown East / NoMad, NYC

A new kosher steakhouse will be opening in the NoMad section of midtown Manhattan, Prime & Wine Kosher Steakhouse. The area is currently void of any kosher meat restaurants but is near a few vegetarian kosher Indian restaurants along Lexington Ave. Not much detail is known yet about the owners (although it is not the […]

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Pizza Da Solo & Prime Burger to Moving to Brooklyn

The Prime Hospitality Group has purchased and is already working on a building on the corner of East 12th & Ave J in Brooklyn. The 2 story restaurant is being converted into 2 kosher restaurants, one dairy and one meat. DAIRY: The dairy restaurant will be a combined Pizza da Solo & Shake Factory. Shake Factory […]

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CLOSED: Lorelli’s in Midtown NYC

Yesterday was the last day open for the relatively new midtown restaurant according to a sign on the door found today. The owners of the restaurant (same as Schnitzel Express next door) did not give diners a heads up or rationale. It is safe to assume that they weren’t as successful as they needed to […]

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Grill On Wheels Kosher Food Truck Ceases Operations in NYC

Earlier today, via their Facebook page, the kosher food truck Grill On Wheels called it quits, ending their short run (1.5 years) serving mediocre kosher food in NYC. The truck typically camped out in Midtown on W46th st. down the block from Moshe’s Falafel, which has been there for years. Kosher business owners learn pretty quickly […]

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Rami’s Food Truck in Brookline, MA Suffers Fire

UPDATE: Rami’s Food Truck suffered a mechanical fire after being open for merely two days. The truck is expected to be refurbished and back on the road within a year. Source: Bostonglobe.com As we reported back in August, Rami’s of Brookline, MA launched a kosher food truck serving an abbreviated version of the restaurant’s Glatt […]

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Odradeks Coffee Bar Now Open in Brooklyn

As we reported back in April, the great but under-the-radar kosher coffee shop in Kew Gardens, Queens, Odradeks, has opened its second cafe in Midwood, Brooklyn. The new location is situation right next to the subway trussles on Ave J, appropriately next to the Yeshiva of Flatbush & Touro College, guaranteeing an influx of students […]

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Lamed Vav Officially Opening in Great Neck, NY

Open for a few weeks now during their soft launch period, new Great Neck steakhouse, Lamed Vav, is officially launching their grand opening on Monday (Nov 3), offering free drinks & hors d’ouevres, live music, and a wine tasting from 5-8pm. Everything else will be 10% off. Additionally, Lamed Vav plans on offering a special […]

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Brooklyn on Rye, New Kosher Deli, Open in Brooklyn, NY

Although sushi appears to be a kosher favorite, Yaron Harazi decided to experiment and shy away from the usually popular foods. Instead of opening up a pizza store with sushi, or a Syrian restaurant with sushi (yes, we are being sarcastic) he tested out the waters and opened up a sandwich shop in the heart of the […]

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Great Neck Bar/Restaurant Becoming Kosher

Sip City is a local Great Neck, NY bar and grill that is changing its kitchen and menu to strictly kosher fare. While the bar was busy, no one was ordering food at the restaurant due to the growth of the kosher observant community in the area. To turn business around, the bar’s owners are […]

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Bravo Kosher Burgers Now Open in Downtown Manhattan

Photo Credit: Nathaniel Fintz The owners of Bravo Kosher Pizza have opened a brand new Glatt Kosher meat eatery next door to its downtown location, Bravo Kosher Burger & Deli. (Although the sign out front says “Bravo Kosher Burgers”) The restaurant will serve burgers, deli & chicken sandwiches, omelets, fried chicken, as well as sliced meat […]

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Newly Kosher in Long Island: Surf Room Restaurant @ the Long Beach Hotel

On Sept 30th, the Long Beach Hotel opened the Surf Room Restaurant, a high-end Glatt Kosher restaurant with a menu offering steak, lamb kebobs, Bronzino, as well as a slew of Mediterranean inspired dishes. The restaurant also has a large selection of kosher wines and an array of specialty drinks. Click here to view the […]

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Kosher Delight Closes Last Location on Ave J in Brooklyn; Opening New Restaurant

After 35+ years in its location on Ave J, and 3 other locations in Brooklyn & Manhattan, the last of Kosher Delight’s locations has finally closed. UPDATE (Oct 20): Kosher Delight’s owners will be opening a smaller restaurant in Flatbush, Brooklyn which will supposedly have healthier options (including veggie/vegan options) to match the community’s changing […]

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Sushi Metsuyan in 5 Towns Closed (for Renovations?)

UPDATE: We have been informed that this Sushi Metsuyan branch has been closed for good. Last week I took my wife to Sushi Metsuyan in Cedarhurst for dinner for the first time in many years (we had been turned off by their level of service). We decided to give them another chance, but realized things […]

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Benny’s Brick Oven Pizza Open in 5 Towns

Benny’s Brick Oven Pizza, originally from Midwood Brooklyn with locations on both Ave M & Ave J, has opened a location in Cedarhurst, replacing Shula’s pizza across the street from HAFTR High School on Central Ave. While the restaurant is officially only open during their “soft launch”, their full launch will be after the holidays. […]

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Kosher Café Concept Wins Bid to Replace Shalom Chai on Lower East Side (NY)

Currently, no kosher restaurants exist in the once kosher-rich Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. Shalom Chai pizza closed in June and Noah’s Ark deli closed last year. The local board received bids from 4 potential restauranteurs, including one kosher cafe submitted by Jewish businessman, Nathan Sklar, according to TheLoDownNY.com. Sklar’s bid won, bringing back […]

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Russ & Daughters Opening Kosher Cafe in the Jewish Museum (NYC)

Russ & Daughters, an iconic (non kosher) cafe with 2 locations in the Lower East Side, will be opening up their first kosher establishment inside the Jewish Museum on the Upper East Side in Manhattan in early 2015 (museum admission will not be required to dine there.) We realized that it’s the perfect new home,” […]

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“Artisanal Burger Lab” Coming to Crown Heights, Brooklyn: Boeuf & Bun

Boeuf & Bun, a new self-proclaimed “artisanal burger lab”, will be opening in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in late-October after the holidays. In a long conversation with the restaurant’s Australian owner, Tzemach Woolstone, we learned that the restaurant will seat 40-50 patrons, have waiter service and an array of high-end gourmet burger options, but will not […]

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Amsterdam Burger Co. to Open in 5 Towns, NY

The popular classy burger joint owned by Mike Gershkovich (of Mike’s Bistro), Amsterdam Burger Company on the Upper West Side, is set to open in Cedarhurst by early 2015. Very exciting news for 5 Towners.  Burgers Bar closed a couple years ago and was replaced by “Burgers” which has not been popular (at least with […]

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Butterfish: [New York, NY] Kosher Restaurant Review

During a special 9 Days tasting, I got to experience where Japanese fish go to heaven and Omakase for the first time.

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18 New NYC Dunkin Donuts Locations Serving Kosher Baked Goods

YeahThatsKosher just spoke to Rav HaMachshir Rabbi Aaron Mehlman, who runs National Kosher Supervision based in NYC, about 18 Dunkin Donuts shops in New York City that are now carrying kosher donuts and other pastries in their stores. According to Rabbi Mehlman, these 18 Dunkin Donuts locations throughout downtown, midtown and the Upper East side of Manhattan […]

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New Pizza Place in Queens, NY: Pizzamania

Just in time for the 9 days, Pizzamania recently opened in Flushing, Queens! Certified kosher by the Va’ad HaRabbanim of Queens, all we know is that they serve pizza :) If you stop by, comment below with more details!

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Lenny’s Kosher Pizza Now Open in Boca Raton, FL

A couple of month’s ago, we spread the word that Lenny’s Pizza came under the kashrus supervision of the Va’ad HaKashrus of Miami-Dade and was the latest pizzeria to hit Miami Beach. Well good news, Boca Raton– you now have your very own Lenny’s too! They haven’t yet changed their name visibly though from the previous pizza store in that location. […]

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University Pita, near NYU, Closing Tomorrow

The popular Union Square / NYU area shwarma and falafel joint will be closing tomorrow for good. It was considered by many as one of the best kosher shwarma places in NYC. In a conversation with the manager, YeahThatsKosher was informed that the building was sold and the restaurant’s lease has expired. They do not […]

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List of #Kosher Restaurants Participating in NYC Restaurant Week

See which kosher restaurants are participating.

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Mike’s Bistro is Now Open in Midtown East

Since Mike’s Bistro closed earlier this year, many in NYC have been waiting for the restaurant’s resurfacing in Midtown East. That day has finally come. Their new east-side restaurant is twice the size as their UWS restaurant with 180 seats which features a 25 seat bar and 5 private rooms. We expect this new location to be […]

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“Izzy’s BBQ Addiction” Opening Restaurant in Crown Heights (Brooklyn), NY

Sruli Edelman of Izzy’s BBQ Addiction has just signed a lease to bring the first ever kosher wood-smoking barbecue restaurant to a real brick and mortar location in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Although the restaurant has yet to be named, we do know that it will seat 25-30 people and will offer real […]

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First Kosher Omakase Restaurant Opening in NYC: Butterfish

Butterfish, the latest of the Prime Hospitality Group’s catering ventures (their most recent opening before this was Prime Burger of the Upper West Side), is the first Kosher Japanese omasake restaurant, opening this Sunday, July 20th in the Sony Building at 56th Street and Madison Avenue in New York City! Butterfish, which opened to the […]

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The Sandwich Factory: New Kosher Sandwich Truck in New York City

UPDATE: As of 7/6/14, the Sandwich Factory is under the kashrus supervision of the Kof-K with a mashgiach temidi in the truck. The Sandwich Factory is a kosher food truck driving around New York City serving up burgers, shawarma, chicken, falafel and more to hungry New Yorkers! Right now they have an active promotion of 5% off orders over […]

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Prime Wok ‘n’ Grill Takes Over Moshi Moshi in Brooklyn, NY

Prime Wok ‘n’ Grill takes place of Moshi Moshi on Coney Island Avenue in Flatbush (Brooklyn, NY) under “new heimishe ownership,” according to their website. Much like their predecessor Moshi Moshi, Prime Wok ‘n’ Grill will be serving Chinese and Japanese cuisine, but additionally they added grilled American food to the menu as well. To cater […]

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Mike’s Bistro is Officially on Hiatus, New Location Opening Mid-July

The popular UWS restaurant is currently closed and is in process of preparing to relaunch in their new location in Midtown East. Expect the same great food, with more options, including more seating and expanded hours of operation.     View Mike’s Bistro in a larger map

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Milk ‘n’ Honey Coming to Downtown NYC

Milk ‘n’ Honey of W. 45th Street in Midtown NYC will soon be opening a sister location in the Financial District at 160 Broadway! They will be offering a menu similar to that of their Midtown restaurant including bagels, salads, wraps, and pizza. Though unconfirmed, they will likely be certified kosher by the OU (Orthodox Union) […]

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New in Rochester, NY: Sabra Grill

Sabra Grill, a new kosher Israeli restaurant, opened a couple of weeks ago in Rochester, New York. Rochester has a dearth of kosher options, so this is definitely exciting news for locals. Offering your classic Israeli foods–falafel, shawarma, pargiot (baby chicken), kebabs, sabich, shakshuka, and more, they’ve seen much excitement by local kosher-keepers and non-kosher-keepers alike! Sabra […]

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New (?) Kosher Food Truck Spotted in NYC: The Pocketful

Last Sunday, at the Celebrate Israel parade in NYC, I noticed a kosher food truck serving many of the marchers who had just completed their walk down 5th Avenue. The  Pocketful, the kosher truck, was parked temporarily on Madison Ave. I noticed the trucks menu as mainly being Israeli/Mediterranean style foods that get stuffed in […]

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OFFICIALLY CLOSED: Shalom Chai Pizza on LES is NOT CLOSED

Updated 6/16: SHALOM CHAI HAS OFFICIALLY CLOSED. THERE ARE NO MORE KOSHER RESTAURANTS LEFT ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE. Despite a few recent articles purporting to the closure of Shalom Chai Pizza being closed, they are in fact open, according to local residents we spoke to today. BoweryBoogie.com reported a few weeks ago that it […]

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Lamed Vav: New French-American Steakhouse in Great Neck, NY

Lamed Vav, a new upscale French-American Restaurant is now open in Great Neck, NY. Named for the 36 tzaddikim that exist in every generation (Lamed Vav is 36 in the Hebrew alphabet),  it will be the only French-American kosher steakhouse in the area, replacing the now closed Bistro Grill. The owner, Alex Levine, who also owns Brasserie […]

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27 Dressings Opening in 5 Towns (Hewlett, NY)

The kosher salad franchise, 27 Dressings, (with a location in Great Neck) is opening a 2nd location in Hewlett, NY. The location is currently under construction around the corner from the local Trader Joe’s, adjacent to the LIRR tracks on West Broadway. 27 Dressings in Great Neck is under the Vaad of Queens and has […]

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NYC’s High-End Kosher Restaurants & Steakhouses

Many people have been emailing, tweeting, and messaging me asking me for steakhouse options in the NYC area. I’ve decided to include a few non-steakhouses but are still great high-end restaurants worthy of a date, important meeting, etc. Many of you may ask why I did or didn’t include certain restaurants in this list. I’ve […]

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Rita’s Italian Ice Now Open at Coney Island (Brooklyn, NY)

Famous for their Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard and the perfect complement to summer, Rita’s Italian Ice is now open at Coney Island!  Just in time for the Memorial Day opening of Coney Island’s new steel roller coaster, the Thunderbolt, patrons can relive their ride over a Rita’s signature Blendini or gelati while walking along the boardwalk. […]

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2014 List of Kosher BBQ Championships & Festivals

Summer is here, and this line up of BBQ events is here to prove it! Whether you’re a meat fanatic or just into grilled veggies, this BBQ season will have something for everyone.  Below is a comprehensive list of all the BBQ competitions coming up this summer in the U.S.– but feel free to comment […]

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Review: Pitopia West (NYC)

Last week, Pitopia opened it’s 2nd midtown location, the newest one across the street from B&H Photo, which employs many kosher observant Jews. While the location is a mere 10 minute walk from its original location off of Broadway, this store was completely different. Besides the ambiance, which is not as bright (in a good […]

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Geffen Gourmet Adds Hummus Bar to its 5 Towns, NY Market

Geffen Gourmet is a local 5 Towns Israeli grocer (or makolet if you prefer) that has recently added seating to it’s shop, serving typical “hummuseria” fare: Hummus plates, falafel, pitas, and the accompanying salads and sides that go with it. While the Hewlett, Long Island location just started offering this Hummus Bar menu within the […]

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CLOSED: Masago Asian Fusion [Woodmere, NY]

The ever revolving door of kosher restaurants in this specific location on Broadway in Woodmere has continued with the closing of Masago. Formerly Cafe Sapore, and previously Bistro Grill, both kosher, it seems that this location has produced a string of restaurants that have failed to impress kosher consumers in the 5 Towns. Having tried […]

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Milk ‘n’ Honey Coming to Financial District, NYC

The popular dairy restaurant, Milk ‘n’ Honey of 45th Street in Midtown is getting a new brother in the Financial District. Set to open a few weeks from now at 160 Broadway, Milk ‘n’ Honey Downtown (unofficial name, this is just our nickname) will have a similar breakfast and lunch menu of bagels, salads, sushi, etc. […]

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Sort of New in NYC: Schnitzi Food Truck

The latest food truck to hit the streets of NYC (after NYC Sandwich Factory and Grill on Wheels) is Schnitzi, “the original schnitzel from Brooklyn.” For those of you who have been to their Brooklyn locations, you know their schnitzel does not disappoint. Similar to Chickie’s (in Teaneck and Monsey) in concept, the Schnitzi truck […]

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Shalom Bombay Manhattan Closing / Moving

Shalom Bombay just announced on their Facebook page that they will be closing their Manhattan restaurant (located at 344 Lexington Ave. between 39th and 40th St.) and is in process of finding another location. Large delivery & catering orders will be delivered to NYC addresses via their Teaneck location. Here are the details that they shared: Unfortunately, due […]

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Odradeks Coffee Bar Opening Location in Brooklyn: Summer 2014

The under-the-radar kosher cafe at the Kew Gardens LIRR train station, Odradeks Coffee Bar, is opening a 2nd branch this summer, this time in a much more densely populated Jewish area: Avenue J in Midwood. Sticking with their train theme, they’re opening up directly next to the Q train overpass on Ave J, which is […]

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New Kosher Food at Brooklyn College: Subsational

Subsational, the classic Brooklyn hot spot for anyone looking for a late-night sandwich, is opening a third location (in addition to their 13th Avenue and Coney Island Avenue locations) at the Hillel at Brooklyn College! Students and faculty will be able to enjoy Subsational’s burgers, sandwiches, wraps and salads without traveling off campus– perfect for […]

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Kosher Meat Restaurant Opening Near Battery Park NYC

Lunch options aren’t that limited in the Battery Park/Financial District area. Yes, there is a Coffee Bean inside Century 21 on Broadway, and there is Cafe 11 inside the OU’s building, but meat options are scarce beyond Pita Express (a bit too far from Wall Street) and the very expensive Reserve Cut. Luckily, Bravo Pizza at […]

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New Kosher Restaurant in Albany: Opening Delayed by Fire

A fire early on Saturday morning (3/29/14) will delay the opening of brand new Albany kosher restaurant, Terra: Pescetarian International Cuisine, for at least a month if not longer. The kosher vegetarian + seafood restaurant was to open this week and fully expand its menu after Passover. Now, the restaurant will be forced to re-renovate after […]

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Remy’s Vegetarian Cuisine: New Kosher Eatery in Windsor Terrace (Brooklyn), NY

Windsor Terrace, a quaint Brooklyn neighborhood in between Park Slope and Crown Heights, is now home to a new Kosher restaurant–Remy’s Vegetarian Cuisine. Originally, owners Julie and Avi Atiae kept the menu to simple vegetarian fare, but now under their new Israeli-Yemenite chef, Ori Guri, the menu has gotten a bit more creative. Menu items range […]

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