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#gkrmhunt #noshersdreamteam
Tery Blatt- 10/31/14

We frequent Tibierias in mid town often. We have a current student at Stern and a graduate of Stern who now goes to Suny Optometry school, both are close to Tiberias centrally located restaurant. We love to visit them and go out to eat at Tiberias. The food is fresh and tasty. My entire family would agree that a lunch or dinner at Tiberias is filling and healthy. I like to order the salmon, with the stir fried veggies on the side. My girls like the salads. My daughters seem to always be at Tiberias to celebrate their friends birthdays .Tiberias is definitely a great chose for your all your dining pleasures!

Abigael's
Shira- 10/31/14

great food! :)

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Hinda Hochman- 10/31/14

I have had two experiences with Prime Wok n Grill since they switched ownership, one positive and one slightly negative. The first time was back in September for my son's eleven and a half birthday, but also to celebrate that he had been learning daf yomi (daily Talmud), with his father. We ordered some specials consisting of soups, a main and either fried rice or regular rice. My son ordered his usual Chinese choice, sesame chicken with white rice and was quite satisfied. I ordered lo mein and my husband ordered beef and broccoli. We all enjoyed our meals. The restaurant was rather empty due to the opening of another local Chinese restaurant, so we got a lot of individual attention. The second time I had ordered food to go. Unfortunately, the food was not packaged well and the soup spilled all over and they had also forgotten one order. Additionally, the manager misunderstood and did not give us the specials. I felt like the meals cost way too much for takeout. Though, I do have to ay they were very kind and replaced the soup, gave us the missing order, plus a credit for a future order! :-)

Ready to Roll #gkrmhunt #rarestakes
Serena- 10/31/14

Ready to Roll is my favorite place to get lunch in Flatbush. There are a lot of restaurants and takeout places conveniently located near my office, but I choose to go to Ready To Roll because their food is terrific. When I'm in a rush or have a short break I will order in advance through their website and the food is always ready to pick up just 10 minutes later. The sushi always tastes fresh, the wraps are delicious and there is also a fantastic salad bar. The staff is very pleasant and efficient, which is why I keep going back there!

Pleasantly surprised - #gkrmhunt #rarestakes
Serena- 10/31/14

Today was my first time at Sushi Tokyo on Kings Highway, and I was very impressed. The restaurant was larger than I expected with nice seating areas - not like all those tiny little sushi places that can be found on almost every block in Brooklyn. As soon as I walked through the door the staff was attentive and super friendly. Right away they asked how they could help me. I got a spicy tuna avocado roll - the ingredients were extremely fresh, especially the tuna, and it tasted great too! I would definitely go back to Sushi Tokyo if I am ever in that area.

Sushi Tokyo (Coney Island)
Bracha komarov- 10/31/14

On Coney Island Avenue, betweens Avenues J and K, Sushi Tokyo is in a great location and one of my favorite sushi stores. They are open late hours,so if I in the mood for sushi late at night, I know where to do. I recently had their Coney Roll and Bagel Roll. I regretted sharing them and not buying more! It was so fresh! Their Miso Soup was yummy and healthy-looking. I especially enjoy their kani salad. The staff is extremely pleasant and store is clean. I compared their menu to another neighborhood sushi place and saw their prices were better, as well. I would definitely like to go again soon!

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Hinda Hochman- 10/30/14

During my Great Kosher Restaurant Scavenger Hunt adventures today, I found myself doing the kishke tempura sushi challenge at Sushi K bar in Boro Park. Normally I would not have gone to the trouble of traveling to Boro Park, but I was intrigued by kishke tempura. I have not had anything but cooked fish or veggies in sushi. Well, I must not have been the first one to come for the challenge, because the man behind the counter was very pleasant and let me take pictures and just told me to do what I needed to do. This will be another place that I will need to come back to. There are definitely some more sushi rolls that seem intriguing to me.

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Hinda Hochman- 10/30/14

Today I had quite the gastronomic adventure. While on my way to a challenge clue, from the Great Kosher Restaurant Scaventer Hunt in Boro Park, I decided to stop at Cafe Paris on 16th avenue in Boro Park. I went in just to take a picture with the takeout menu and potentially an owner, manager or chef. What a sweetheart the owner was. She asked me about the challenge and invited me to eat something. She brought me a spinach soufle with a side salad. It was quite good! I definitely look forward to tasting more the next time I am in Boro Park! Next time, I'll even pay!

Lenny's Pizza - Boca Raton Hochmaniacs review
Varda- 10/30/14
During our recent trip to visit our friends Chabad of Coconut Creek during Sukkot, we decided to take a day to travel local and see the nearest water park - which CLOSED the week before. SO, we did the paddle boats on the lake which left us HUNGRY!!!!! Where to go? Well, we are New Yorkers, we wanted PIZZA!! And everyone says Lenny's is the only place to go. So up Lyons, across the shortcut on NW 3rd and over to 441, we pulled into the mall and eventually found Lenny's. It's a good thing I knew they used to be Michaels, or we would have passed right by! We cut to the chase, it was HOT outside so their sukkah was not an option for us -they had a great family special of large pie, fries and 4 fountain drinks. The fries were light and crispy and disappeared in 5 minutes. No ketchup needed. The pizza crust is perfectly crisp, not too thick or thin, with just the right amount of cheese. And apparently the drinks were free refills!!!!! Well, they didn't stop my husband from getting one refill for the road. When you go , make sure you say Hi to Lisa!!!!!
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Hinda Hochman- 10/30/14
Cherry Grill is conveniently located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Why, you might ask? Well, with a family of four hungry boys, make that five with the husband, it is located in a convenient city for some day trips that my family has taken. After taking breakfast and lunch on the go due to kosher standards, who wants to also pack dinner? We have taken advantage of Cherry Grill on multiple occasions coming from Atlantic City, Phili, Sahara Sam's and Great Adventure. My kids favorite food there is the chicken wings. All the food that we order there is great. One thing that you need to make sure of is making a reservation for a lArgentine group because they get crowded fast! Use Elan's website!
El Pasaje- Dairy
Varda- 10/30/14
For Hochmaniacs Review- El Pasaje Resto/Bar- Dairy in Buenos Aires
On our annual visit to my husband's entire family in Argentina, we ALL spent an enjoyable meal in the outdoor eating area of El Pasaje -Dairy. When I say ALL, it is because for once I could actually enjoy the meal and not have to divert my 4 year old from making a water glass bowling alley.
There is a small but action packed ball pit, play area a la Kids in Action in Brooklyn, where you child can be watched through the glass window as you enjoy the delicious food. When in Argentina, I always save some calorie points for a fugazzetta, which is a thicker, crisper pizza crust than what is found in American pizza. Layered with carmelized onion, mozzarella, and on ours, tomato, often accompanied by faina - an additional crust made of chickpea flour ( you have to try them together to understand the flavor and crunch). We had an inch left in our waistbands so we also enjoy the empanadaswith queso y tomate (cheese ans tomato) and the bollos/bohios de spinaca (spinach) a light spinach and cheese filled concotion similar to a small calzone, but with more filling than dough. The service was lovely, the food delicious and the ball pit FANTASTIC!!!! Save us a seat, we're coming back in November!!!!!!
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Hinda Hochman- 10/29/14

Estihana located on Avenue J in Brooklyn introduced me to the best sushi roll ever, in my humble opinion. The volcano roll is california roll topped with fried kani, arranged in a beautiful design mimicking a volcano. Another thing that I really enjoyed there was their soup. It was a simple vegetable soup, but the veggies were so varied and it was so plentiful, one could have a meal of just soup. The restaurant is very comfortable and elegant. I especially like the little semi private booth on the front right. Some day I hope to sit there! So for a Tate of Manhattan in Brooklyn, go on and check it out!

Tiberias review - #gkrmhunt #RareStakes
Serena- 10/29/14

I ordered takeout from Tiberias tonight and was very happy with the food. All of it came packaged well which is important since takeout containers will often open and leak. The salads were very fresh and looked appetizing in a pretty container. We also ordered paninis on large whole wheat baguettes and it was was extremely filling and tasty. The paninis came with a nice amount of salad and chips on the side. I would definitely recommend Tiberias to other people- they are open nearly 24/7 which is perfect if you want somewhere to eat at 2 am! The decor is nice as well.

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Hinda hochman- 10/29/14

Recently I went out on a date with my husband to Chosen Island in the five towns. The restaurant is beautifully laid out and accommodating to families. Our meal out introduced my husband and I to beef negamaki, which is scallions wrapped around beef. I normally don't like scallions, but this was delicious! We aso got sesame chicken which we normally order when we get Chinese food. That too was also delicious. Another dish that we tried was beef and broccoli which is another dish that we normally order. Once again, not only were we not disappointed, but we enjoyed it very much. I definitely recommend this restaurant. It is definitely worth the travel to Lawrence from Brooklyn despite potential traffic.

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Hinda hochman- 10/29/14

Thirteen years ago I had the pleasure of dining at Pat's restaurant in Los Angeles, California. My husband and I were on our honeymoon at the time. We happened to be meeting up with my parents who were also vacationing there. While I do not remember what we ordered, I do know that we were satisfied. It was a beautiful ambience with very good food. What was especially entertaining was seeing Bob Saget, who played the dad on Full House! If you want a celebrity siting with delicious kosher meat food, this is the place to go! We had a great time and so will you!

Le Marais - the best steakhouse in NYC!
Serena C- 10/29/14

Le Marais is by far the best kosher restaurant in Manhattan. I have been going there for years and the food is consistently good and decently priced. I always recommend it to friends from out of town and Le Marais never fails to impress. They are also open pretty late so it's a great place to eat after a Broadway show! Perfect for when you need to satisfy a craving for steak tartare.

Pitopia review #noshersdreamteam #gkrmhunt
T. Blatt- 10/26/14

Pitopia is so much fun to go to. The prices are so reasonable and easy to digest. Pitopia is a fun outing for the entire family, young and old. the colorful decor is pleasant to look at and appealing to the eye. On the other hand the colorful tasty, fresh food is appealing to the palate. The sandwiches are served in sturdy disposable boxes that make you think you are eating fast food, when in fact the food you get is healthy and nutritious. The all you can eat salad bar is plentiful and fully stocked at all times. The sauces that are available add to each dish. I recommend Pitopia to anyone passing through the city whether on a shopping spree or going to the theater.

Noshers Dream Team/ T fusion review
T. Blatt- 10/26/14

T Fusion Steakhouse Every time I go to T Fusion I feel as though it were my home away from home. The Staff greet you with such warmth and it makes you feel at home when you walk in. This past week I was so involved in the Great Kosher Restaurant Magazine Scavenger hunt , I ended up in T fusion 3 times! The first time was Tues, when the hunt clues were released. I only went to take photos. I posed with the owner who we have since become on first name basis. The second time this past week was Weds when I went to sample the most scrumptious delicacies, T Fusion is known for. I met their staff and Elan Kornblum, from The Great Kosher Restaurant magazine. The samples ended up being a full meal. Each dish not only looked good but tasted even better! The third time this week was for an Oneg on Friday night to celebrate the Shobbos Project. Some of the dishes served were cholent, kugels, salads and desserts. All were befitting the special Shobbos that we were celebrating with the rest of the world. T Fusion you are the best!

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Avrumi Weinberger- 10/26/14

For my eleventh birthday my friends and I went to Carlos and Gabby's in Brooklyn, New York. My favorite dish at Carlos and Gabby's is the Shredded Barbecue Beef Burrito. I really like it because it has very good barbecue flavor and is not too spicy. I usually order it every time I go to Carlos and Gabby's. I think that the staff there are very friendly. I also like the idea of the buzzers that buzz whenever your food is ready. My conclusion is that I think that Carlos and Gabby's is a very nice family friendly restaurant. I think everybody should go eat at Carlos and Gabby's for all different occasions.

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Hinda hochman- 10/26/14

I had the oppotunity a while ago to eat at Spoons in Flatbush. Spoons is a dairy and sushi restaurant located on Nostrand Avenue. My mother and I were looking into the restaurant for a potential venue for a family gathering. My mother ordered fish and I ordered pancakes. My mother was very satisfied with her fish including the degree of cooking as well as the choice of bread and side vegetables. The staff was extremely accommodating to my mother and her self imposed restrictions. They even offered us some food on the house because there was a delay in her meal as the restaurant had just recently opened. We enjoyed our meal and would definitely visit again.

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Hinda hochman- 10/26/14

I've had the opportunity to go to Rolls on a few occassions. I love sushi and the restaurant is conveniently located in Brooklyn on Nostrand Avenue not too far from my children's school or my home. Sometimes I would stop by for a snack on my way home. I also had a friend who worked there and would bring gorgeous platters to our home and my parent's Chanukah party. My personal favorite is the New York roll. I don't think I've seen apple in sushi anywhere else. While the menu is quite vast, I do wish they had more cooked roll choices. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Hinda hochman- 10/26/14

The last time that I had the pleasure of visiting Cafe Renaissance was this past September for my neighbor's birthday. Care Renaissance is located on Kings Highway in Brooklyn. It is a beautiful setting with a variety of dairy and pareve food options. They have a plentiful sushi menu, assorted fish dishes, soups, pastas, salads and scrumptious desserts. My personal favorites is the Haloumi Salad. Everything my guest and I ordered was delicious, the servings were plentiful and the price was reasonable. I look forward to my next visit. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a business meeting or gathering of friends.

Upper Crust
Sari- 10/26/14

Great food,great service

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Yossi Gross- 10/26/14

After a nice drive through Central Park and arriving at Talia's Steakhouse, I appreciated that I was seated without a prior reservation. It was nice and lively and the atmosphere was really electric. The selection on the menu was quite varied. I really enjoyed that. I had ordered the Prime Rib and when it arrived, the plate was steaming hot as well. This kept the meat hot throughout the meal. The service was outstanding as well. The staff made sure that we were enjoying our selves throughout the meal. Very personable. Thanks for a great time.

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Yossi Gross- 10/26/14

I was recommended by friends to visit Abigael's in Manhattan to try out there delicious food. I liked the way the restaurant was set up. It was nice to see families, both with Grandparents as well as small children all having a great time. It was a both classy and family oriented at the the same time. I was really blown away when the waiter brought us an I-Pad and showed us all the possible dishes we could order. Great idea!! When the food arrived we were not disappointed. Very tasty and made to order the way we requested. I would highly recommend to anybody!!!

Carlos & Gabby's Brooklyn
Bracha K- 10/26/14

We have been to Carlos and Gabby's a few times over the past couple of years. So many food choices, it is hard to choose what to try. If you like spicy and Mexican, this is the place for you. We have tried several dishes, including nachos and burritos. Last time I had a salad, so there are healthy options there, too. The reason i decided to write a review, though, is because I wanted to make customers aware that their menu's prices are not updated. When we ate out last time, the prices were actually slightly higher than printed. Nonetheless, I would say a good value for the prices.

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Hinda hochman- 10/25/14

My most recent visit to Subsational, on Coney Island in Brooklyn, was with my friend, my nephew and my two year old son. What a pleasant family friendly atmosphere. The open space allowed my son to have some freedom running around and nobody seemed to mind. The food was very reasonably priced and everyone enjoyed their food. I ordered a baby chicken sandwich was was quite yummy with a side of cole slaw which was delicious, and I am quite picky when it comes to my cole slaw. The sweetness and vinegar has to be just right. My son loved his chicken nuggets and french fries. Subsational definitely deserves a second trip!

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Hinda hochman- 10/25/14

My trip to El Gaucho was really a special evening. My husband and I took our then eleven year old for his first experience in fine dining. The ambience was really special and the staff was very accommodating to our son. He's a little picky when it comes to food. The prices were also quite reasonable for such a fancy looking place. My husband and son ordered steaks and enjoyed them to the last bite. For desert my son had a scoop of vanilla ice cream and the waiter sang Happy Birthday. My family, especially my son, definitely look forward to dining at El Gaucho again!

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Hinda hochman- 10/25/14

I honestly do not like travelling to Borough Park, but I do have to admit that China Glatt is worth the trip! My husband and I had the opportunity to go to a party at the home of a coworker, being catered by China Glatt. Overall, the food was great, but the pastrami fried rice really blew us away! Subsequent, to that gastronomic experience, my husband and I decided to venture out to Borough Park. All the food that we ordered was delicious! If anyone is looking for some good Chinese food after the demise of Shang Chai, China Glatt is definitely worth the trip.

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Charles Hochman- 10/24/14

Last night my wife urged me to get more involved in the hunt as if I needed enforcement to get a free bite after not having time to eat lunch. She sent me on a mission to eat a beef popper at Brooklyn Steak Co, located on avenue M in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. The restaurant had the ambience of Manhattan in the heart of Brooklyn, with reasonable prices. The popper was a bite of creamy beef perfection. While there I also got the soup de jour, a corn soup. It consisted of corn, potatoes, carrots and peas. It hit the spot on a cool crisp evening. While there I had the opportunity to peruse the menu which had mouth watering selections of meats, fish, pastas, salads and soups. I would definitely come back here when I have the opportunity.

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Hinda hochman- 10/24/14

Last night I had the pleasure of dining out at Abigeals on Broadway in Manhattan. We were nine people consisting of relatives from Riverdale, Westchester and Canada. The Canadian relatives were very impressed with the service and ambience of the restaurant. We started off with some appetizers of guacamole, chile and pea soup. I personally tasted the guacamole and chile were great as usual. Those that had the soup enjoyed it as well. Then, as entrees most of has have different salmons dishes. Again, my relatives were very pleased with the moistness and taste of the fish. As deserts, we ordered strawberry shortcake and chocolate decadence. Both were delicious. Overall, I highly recommend this restaurant. My husband and I usually make an annual pilgrimage for our anniversary.

Hochmaniacs restaurant review
Hinda Hochman- 10/24/14

I went to the tasting at T Fusion Steakhouse today located on Quentin Road in Brooklyn. While I am not a big meat lover, all I can say is delicious. I was in the company of my mother and my two and half year old. The owner and the waiters were so accommodating. I visited with two picky eaters and all three of us left satisfied. It was so sweet of them to bring three plates, including my toddler. They first brought us chicken fingers. What a great choice for a toddler! He loved them and was looking for more! My mother, who only eats very simple food, even agreed to taste them. She actually ate four of them! They were so simple and yet so versatile with two side sauces, one spicy and one sweet. It was also plated beautifully on a rectangular plate with some salad greens and a purple cabbage eggroll, with the sauces in little elegant bowls. Next, they waiter brought over a salad with assorted greens, purple cabbage and pears in a sweet dressing. Also, another yummy choice that I enjoyed. While I was there I had the opportunity to take a picture with the owner, the chef and Elan Kornblum! I also had the pleasure of bumping into two friends of mine! What a tasting! I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a small meal or for a party, as I've had the opportunity to experience one there as well.

Cafe Venezia
Gaby Blatt- 10/24/14

New York is known to be home of exquisite dining. Whether your'e in the mood for deli on the lower east side, or Pasta in Little Italy, your taste buds will always be satisfied. For years I've tasted and enjoyed New York's many restaurants, and it is quite a flavorful experience.This past week I was lucky enough to dine at Cafe Venezia, on Coney Island Ave., right in the heart of Flatbush. I was greeted so warmly by the staff. I felt great vibes immediately. The decor is exquisite and the venue is clean. when it was time to order, it took me a while to decide what to order off the elaborate menu, but I decided on a Haloumi salad, my favorite! IT WAS SPECTACULAR; the fried Haloumi cheese was piping hot and had an awesome contrasting flavor with the rest of the salad. All ingredients tasted so fresh and were so colorful. Although I would like to keep Cafe Venezia to myself , I do not think that would be fair. Now you know my secret!

Savor Cafe
HINDA- 10/21/14

Savor cafe is a dairy restaurant, conveniently located in the heart of our community, located on Nostrand Avenue and Avenue P. They have delicious salads, yummy soups, great sandwiches, tasty pastas, scrumptious desserts and more. My personal favorites are the eggplant Parmesan, apple pie and onion soup. The staff is caring and the service is great. Furthermore, they have great lunch specials as well as a membership card, costing only five dollars that saves you money. They are also very accommodating when it comes to special requests. Lastly, they play peaceful calming music as you dine. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Talia's Steakhouse
Karen- 10/01/14
Celebrated my husband’s 48th Birthday here with our family. Big party? No problem. We arranged all our guest meals ahead of time. So once we arrived, I coordinated with the manager the procession of our night. Managers and servers were very professional. We all received our drinks and pitas once we settled in. Starting with our Middle Eastern Salads and proceeded with our soups, entrees, and dessert (we brought our own cake.) Well organized staff, delicious food and perfectly paired wine = happy husband!
Tiberias
AMAZING PIZZA- 08/31/14

FINALLY GREAT KOSHER PIZZA OFF PARK AVENUE. Always went went to bravo, no tiberias closer to me, the pizza is as good or better, nice seating area, mush bigger than bravo. Lotsa choices. Its heaven on earth.

Superb Bar mitzva
Haim H- 08/26/14

Had my sons Bar Mitzva catered tonight at Tfusion. Great Choice. All our gueste were wowed by the abundance of delicious food that kept being served. The Steaks were huge and delicious. The staff were so courteous and accommodating. Allison the owner and Vince the head waiter worked with us every step of the way to plan and delivered well beyond our expectations.

Espresso Cafe & Sushi
David S.- 08/26/14

delcious pannini

Chai Wok
Margo- 07/29/14

My husband and I love the quality of the food. Steve, the waiter, gives excellent service.

Grill Time Great Neck
June- 07/29/14

My daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Grill Time last week. The steak was delicious and Israeli salad and hummus were so fresh! The service was excellent and I'm so glad that we just passed by and tried this wonderful find!

Savor Cafe
Israel Jakobovits- 07/29/14

This past January my Children made a Sheva Brochos for our youngest daughter at Savor Café. It was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC beautiful décor friendly atmosphere in short a great experience

Jerusalem Glatt Kosher Restaurant
Dena W- 07/29/14

Wonderful hosts and fresh and delicious food. The lunch special was particularly affordable and worthwhile.

Grill Time North Miami
Alice- 07/03/14

Made my Mom's 80th birthday party at Grill Time NMB earlier this month for 45 people. I do not have one complaint. The food was delicious and plentiful and the service was great. I was planning this event from up North. The owner allayed all my concerns about being so far away and I was right to trust him and leave everything in his hands. Kudos to Grill Time!

Brooklyn Steak Co
Vampiro01105- 06/30/14

I went in just to see who the place was, I was greeted with the most courtesy and respect . I didn't go in to eat but smelling the food from kitchen gave me an appetite. I was seated and I ordered a burger with fries. Surprisingly the service was very good. when the burger came it was spread very well, the burger was nice and juicy not dry and the fries was perfect not hard or to soft. Now I can eat at least 5 burgers but with just one I was full.. Complements to the Chef's...

HOUSE OF DOG: Dogs n'Beer Boca Raton
Leah- 06/30/14

Great service; small but clean; good hot dogs. If you want pas Yisroel or Chabad SHECHITAH you must ask and request them.

Sushi Tokyo (Kings Highway)
Michelle- 06/14/14

The kings highway sushi tokyo is a beautiful restaurant and amazing down to earth waiters and amazing sushi

Prime at the Bentley Hotel Rooftop
Barbara Wieder- 06/11/14

Service was Spectacular as was the view. The wait staff and personnel were VERY ACCOMODATING. Our friend was too cold, they adjusted the air. The music was a bit loud, for me, they turned it off. The atmosphere lent itself to being able to have conversation, comfortably quiet, much appreciated. The dishes we ordered were delicious except for one...VERY PRICY but we spent a wonderful three hours in uninterrupted conversation in a magnificent setting. Barbara Wieder

HOUSE OF DOG: Dogs n'Beer Boca Raton
Sensible Consumer- 06/11/14

I assume they make there own hotdogs and sausages...one would expect that from a restaurant called "house of dog"...do they?

The Kosher Taco
Sheila, Riki, & Annie- 05/26/14

Don't miss the fabulous french fried onions -- the food at TKT is plentiful & delicious--they do a lot of takeout, but have roomy booths seating groups up to six people. Their fries are real potatoes thin sliced into rounds -- again, a delicious side. We had an order of 4 sliders that fed us amply & we took home 1. We'll definitely go again.

The Loft Steakhouse
David Mosberg- 06/11/14

It was last minute on a Thursday evening and I remembered hearing of the change over of Bistro 1310 to The Loft located in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn which i don't normally frequent. After hearing that the quality of food ambiance and service was as good as the Manhattan steak house but at a slightly less expensive price we decided to try it out.

The restaurant gives a very old world feeling, with exposed brick walls with a very eloquent but not over powering ambiance.

The Menu is what I would say is classic American Steak House with a slight flair. For appetizers we had the chicken soup, and gnocchi sweet breads.  The soup which was not $19 might have been $7 and was definitely tasty with a little emphasis on salty which I enjoy.  The sweet breads were just delicious and savory coupled with gnocchi brings me back to the duck gnocchi at Mike's Bistro.

For our main dishes my wife had the skirt steak which was cooked to perfection, flavored nicely and a very generous portion for the non Manhattan pricing. I had the short ribs which for me is my go to, tell all dish about whether I give my blessing the on the food, and the restaurant gets my blessing!  The short rib was a tender as possible with a classic bbq sauce set on top of mashed potatoes and crispy onions on top.

Now what is the big winner for me and honestly most important was the service.  I can't find any faults it was just perfect.  The restaurant was busy and had plenty of attentive staff, they were knowledgeable, water glasses were always filled, and food came out in a timely manner.  Id like to make a note here this was in a busy restaurant while a Bar Mitzvah was beginning in the party room upstairs.  I give the Owner/ management a lot of credit for having numerous waiters and bus boys and prepared for a busy evening, to often I am in high end restaurants and service is lacking due to short on staff and a real restaurateur/ chef knows this is just as important as good food.  To show you how happy we were with service we tipped extra on top of the 18% that was included.

Last but not least as I hinted too earlier, this restaurant gave me a feeling like I was sitting in Mike's Bisto just in Borough Park.  In my opinion that is a great compliment because Mike's Bistro to me equals a perfect balance of American cuisine coupled with great service ambiance and even better food.

Dave Mosberg

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