Don’t want to clean up after cooking Seder for famiy and friends? You won’t have to—eateries around the city have made Passover-approved menus that cater to the traditional Seder meal without skimping out on the foodie flare. From sweet treats to succulent meats these restaurants have got all your Seder needs covered.
Lattanzi Ristorante (361 West 46th Street)
Make your Passover meal Italian at Lattanzi. They are offering Passover diners a four-course meal that starts with Chicken Soup with rice and a choice entrée of Baked Striped Bass with sautéed spinach with raisins and pine nuts or Baby Lamb entrée with Jewish style artichokes. For dessert, enjoy almond cookies served with a glass of sweet wine.
BLT Fish (21 West 17th Street, 3rd Floor)
This Passover, BLT Fish Executive Chef Amy Eubanks has created a few specials for the holiday. Dishes included will be a Salmon Belly with freshly grated horseradish, parsley and celery and a special Passover dessert of roasted apples and walnuts with cinnamon ice cream. For a great Passover alternative that is also on the everyday menu, try the made-for-two Loup de Mer with yellow beets and citrus sabayon.
Abigael’s (1407 Broadway)
Abigael’s, one of the most prestigious kosher restaurants in the world, has put together a special menu for Passover observers. Options at Abigael’s included in the special menu that features a prix-fixe meal made up of gefilte fish, chicken soup or butternut squash soup to start and char-grilled steak, roulade of chicken, or herb-crusted salmon for a main course. For dessert, there is a strawberry shortcake, chocolate truffle mousse, or fresh fruit soda option.
Fine & Schapiro (138 West 72nd Street)
Fine & Schapiro has pulled out all the stops for their Passover specials menu. The menu features cold cuts, salads, and homemade chicken soup. Entrees will include matzoh balls, homemade gefilte fish, chopped liver, stuffed cabbage, roasted or broiled chicken, and whole or sliced turkey. Desserts available include sponge cake, assorted macaroons, seven-layer cake, fresh fruit salad, and homemade baked apples. If you want to stay home but feel like you’re dining out Fine & Schapiro offers holidays to go packages for up to ten guests. Holiday packages include appetizers, two sides, one entrée, two desserts, and extras.
Kutsher’s Tribeca (186 Franklin Street)
Possibly one of the most foodie forward Jewish restaurants in New York, Kutsher’s has brought Jewish cuisine the 21st century. Kutsher’s is offering a four-course Passover Seder menu that has traditional favorites that are kicked up with a creative flare. Menu choices will include Chopped Duck and Chicken Liver, Wild Halibut Gefilte Fish with parsley vinaigrette, Creekstone Farms Beef Brisket with veal bacon and heirloom carrots, and to top off this delicious meal is a Flourless Chocolate Cake with housemade chantilly cream.
JoeDoe (45 East First Street)
JoeDoe has created a Progressive Passover menu that includes a glass of Elijah’s Punch that is made with rum, Manischewitz, lemon, pear and apple. A must get is their JoeDoe Seder Sampler that comes with maror, charoset, chicken liver, and fried matzoh. Save room after the sampler for entrees like Stuffed Matzoh Ball soup, a Slow-Roasted Brisket with ‘front-end’ hash and horseradish. For dessert JoeDoe doesn’t disappoint with a Passover Whoopie Pie with coconut cream filing.