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The Saga of Kosher Restaurants @ NYC’s Restaurant Week

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I’ve been writing about NYC’s Restaurant Week for a few years now (here, here, here, and here) and the news has never changed: after reviewing the full list of restaurants participating this year, there are, once again, no kosher restaurants participating.

In order to participate, restaurants must agree to offer 3-course lunch meals @ $25 and dinner meals @ $38. The participating restaurants tend to be on the nicer side a la Abigaels, Le Marais, The Prime Grill, Reserve Cut, etc. To get these types of restaurants to be offering full meals at that price for a full week and keep up its kosher standards would be financial suicide. The margins at kosher restaurants are definitely not as high as non-kosher restaurants.

While I originally thought it would be an awesome idea for kosher restaurants to participate, I understand that for 95% of kosher places, it’s not feasible.

Sorry kosher diners, full price it is.

About the author

Dani Klein

Dani Klein is the founder of YeahThatsKosher, is passionate about global travel, good kosher food / restaurants, social media & the web, technology, digital marketing, and spending time with his friends & family.

Dani has an MBA in Marketing and works in the Social Media Marketing field for a large media agency.