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Posted by Not Good Enough on 05/29/2008
I go to alot of Kosher places b/c many of my friends only eat Kosher. This is considered a fancy/nice kosher steakhouse. Although the setting is nice, it is usually packed b/c it's one of the few really nice steakhouses that's Kosher. Additionally, the steak is not nearly as good as other steaks (kosher & non) that I've had. It is simply overpriced and overcrowded. To top it off, service is spotty: we had drinks, our meal, and hung out after drinking some more. Not until the late part of the meal when the restaurant started emptying out did service become adequate. Forget it if you needed a fork, another side dish, more water, ect. between 7-9pm. Just too busy. Save your money for better steaks elsewhere.
Posted by kosmonaut on 05/04/2008
My son and I ate there last week and it very disappointing. First, I have been there before but never ordered the steak and =thought I should. Rib Eye is one of the few " good" kosher cuts along with hanger steak. Well my 21 year old son and I both ordered the rib steak after asking them what cut was used for a menu item they called the " reserve steak". The waitress then describes the " very tender part of the rib steak that surrounds the eye". This was priced at $54 amazing...this is the part I'd throw out yes it is tender but its all FAT! and they have the nerve to sell it and charge over 50 dollars. Our steaks were dry and tasteless. We sat outside under a plastic tent was very crowded and oneset of diners at a table near ours started smoking . I went inside and told the maitre d and she had someone ask them to leave the restaurant portion ( under the tent) and smoke off premise. They got up and stood outside the open tent maybe 6 inches from where they were with the smoke wafting in to the diners. Rude and unpleasant and that was all the restaurant staff was willing to do. Also when we ordered, I asked for Fries the dish came with mashed potatoes. I have celiac disease and can't have gluten. I wanted to make sure there was no " thickener" like flour or ( horrors matzo meal) so I asked if I could have fries instead. The answer was an abrupt "no". For the prices they charge and the food they serve they could have been more accommadating. all in all it was an disappointing meal. I ordered a side of fries and we had a bottle of chilean kosher wine the fries were edible and the wine was actually quite good. I wouldn't go back here if it was 1/3 the price.
Posted by ari on 05/02/2008
the food, appetizers, desserts, sides and mostly the steak is exeptional! Despite the exceedingly high prices, it is worth your while. The service is satisfactory, and the place can get loud, but this does not compete with the food. BEST RESTAURANT. hands down.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/30/2007
My wife and I just had dinner there last night and I must say that I was extremely disappointed in their food and service. This was the 4th or 5th time I had been there and honestly it will also probably be the last time. I had always considered this establishment to be the creme de la creme of kosher dining. They are certainly probably the most expensive. I knew that we'd be paying somewhere in the neighborhood of $200 for the two of us, but I felt like if we're paying that much money, the food and the service should be excellent. For an appetizer we ordered the duck springrolls for $21 (yes $21!) for 3 small springrolls. They were pretty much tasteless. The BBQ dipping sauce that they were served with was good and helped to give them some sort of flavor. For our entrees, my wife had the rib eye and I had the "fillet". The quotation marks bely the fact that it is not an actual fillet mignon (this is a kosher restaurant so I understood that). Even so, this was probably the most mediocre piece of meat I've ever tasted. I knew it is a lean piece of meat and so I ordered it medium rare. It had no taste and was tough as leather. My wife's rib eye was decent, but certainly not worth the $55 we paid for it. The side dishes were also overpriced and nothing special as well. I wound up eating about half of the meat. What made this all worse was that our waiter never came around to ask us how we were doing or if he could get us anything else. He just kept walking by with my half eaten dinner still sitting in front of me. Eventually I got up to go tell the manager how disappointed I was to be eating at perhaps the best kosher steak house in New York and to be getting such bad food and bad service. For $200 I expected a lot more. He offered me a glass of wine or a complimentary dessert which I refused.
Posted by anonymous on 11/04/2007
My wife and I had dinner last night. Food was very good, but the tables were so ridiculously close- you really felt like a sardine- more people should complain- maybe they'll get the message. The food of course was way over priced- which one would expect to some extent- but at lease give a reasonably healthy portion. Overall- disappointed by the atmosphere; but we did enjoy the food.
Posted by GudelZalmen on 11/01/2007
The Delmonico steak, only available on Tues nights was incredible. The chicken soup, for $15, was pathetic. I expected a great soup but all I got was a tiny bowl of uninspired soup. The owner must laugh hard every time someone orders that soup since it is 99% profit for him. The tables were way too close together, but it was fun listening in on the frummy date going on next to us. How awkward.
Posted by hmmm... on 08/31/2007
Was there last night. It was better years ago. The food was ok at best. For $52 a steak it should have been better. They lost our reservation and love to make you wait in the front line. I think they really get a kick out of that. Waitress was friendly, actually the best part of the experience. Tables are waaayyy too close together in some places. I had a headache from the rather loud guy sitting next to us.