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BRAND NEW: Kosher Upscale Modern Israeli Restaurant Opening in 5Towns: MUR

Replacing Cakes & Crumbs on Central Ave in the 5 Towns, MUR, is a brand new meat restaurant by the same owners, serving upscale Israeli cuisine in fine dining setting. The restaurant has high-end table cloth service like Reserve Cut or Doma, with menu items & modern Israeli flavors similar to Alenbi, with some French inspirations and techniques mixed in.

And for the Reserve Cut fans, you may recognize a number of their former staffers who are now working at MUR.

MUR’s soft opening is this upcoming Thursday 8/13. For now, the restaurant is dine-in only (with both indoor and outdoor seating available). No delivery or take-out for now. Reservations only, via Resy.

The restaurant’s menu features a slew of modern Israeli items including:

  • Selected STARTERS
    • Hyssop: Za’atar bread with baladi eggplant aioli 
    • Israeli Summer: Watermelon and sundried tomato tartar, mint, sumac, black olive paste, and za’atar puff
    • Moroccan Funnel Cake: Deep fried bun filled with fresh tuna ceviche, cured lemon, potato salad, scallions and pepper relish
    • Purple Haze: Bulgur and semolina salad, purple onions, parsley, walnuts , mint leaves, roasted beets in honey and thyme, cranberry aioli and dill
    • Carmel Market Arais: Freshly made pita bread filled with lamb and ras el hannut, roasted eggplant salad spiced with cumin, amba mango relish and tehini
    • Cauliflower Gratin: Cauliflower done three ways, pikleled, roasted and fried baked with cashio butter and garlic, lemon zest, mango aioli and croutons
  • Selected MAINS
    • Sweet Bread: Roasted challah bread in olive oil, chickpea hummus, mied greens and sweet bread roasted in cumin and lime 
    • Smoke: Charcoal smoked raata potatoes, re fried with turmeric salt and saffron, coriander and olive oil, sliced denver steak and turmeric foam 
    • Golan Heights: Sous vide rack of lamb, broad bean, parsley and garlic mash, crispy lemony bulgur wheat
    • Beetroot and Beyond: Beet and passionfruit soup cooked with Baharat and Persian lemon, served with lamb and apricot dumplings and almond yogurt frozen popcorn
    • Ribeye: Aged ribeye infused with black coffee and cardamom roasted on an open flame served with forbidden rice makluba and beef broth
  • Selected DESSERTS
    • Malabi Express: Coconut malabi flan, rose water, caramelized angel hair, roasted pumpkin jam in cinnamon
    • Knafe: Angel hairs roasted on charcoal filled with cashio cheese and orange bloom essence, pistachio ice cream, and golden syrup

MUR also has a selection of alcoholic drinks and cocktails, not yet published.

MUR will be only be open for dinner to start, reservations only, from 5pm-12am Sunday-Thursday, closed Friday, and will eventually open for Saturday nights.

Kosher supervision by the Vaad of 5 Towns.

MUR is located at 310 Central Avenue, Lawrence, New York.

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.

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