Starters Baby beet leaves with walnuts
Red bean with walnuts Eggplant with walnuts -Sliced Eggplants rolled up in walnuts
Chicken salad with walnuts, fresh herbs and spices Cabbage Salad-Cabbage, carrots, cucumber, red onion vinaigrette Marani sampler -a choice of three - Spinach with walnuts, Green beans with walnuts, Baby beet leaves with walnuts or red bean with walnuts. Beets with tkemali -Sliced beets dressed in tkemali sauce Adjapsandali -Eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and fresh herbs. Portobello Mushroom and Beef Salad -Grilled Portobello mushroom with caramelized onion and beef Satsivi -Chicken in walnut sauce (served cold) Dressed herring-Potato salad with carrots, beets, green peas, boiled egg
Herring with Potatoes Assorted pickled plate -Pickled green tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers
Hot Appetizers Lobiani -Imeruli style bean bread Kubdari -Imeruli Style meat pie Blinchiki -Blintz rolled up in a beef filling Potatoes with mushrooms -Sautéed mushrooms served over home style potatoes. Soko Ketsze -Baked mushrooms in a clay pot Pelmeni -Fried beef pelmeni
Soups Harcho -A tomato base soup with rice and lamb Chicken soup - Chicken broth soup with noodles, chicken and vegetables. Borsch - Beet soup with potatoes, cabbage and herbs. Pelmeni Soup -Beef broth with vegetables and beef pelmenis Mushroom Soup -Chicken broth with mushrooms, vegetables and herbs
Entrees Chicken Tabaka -Baby chicken fried over a bed of fries Chakapuli -Lamb braised with tarragon, mint and olives Khinkali -Georgian style dumplings with lamb and beef Chanaxi -Beef braised with eggplants, potatoes and tomatoes served in a clay pot Ostri -Beef braised in tomato sauce Lobio with Mjadi -Kidney bean stew served with corn latka Ojakhuri -Pan roasted lamb and potatoes with and grilled vegetables Lamb Fillet -Served with caramelized onions and Portobello mushroom. Lamb chops entree -Three lamb chops served with sautéed vegetables and mashed potatoes Fish - Catch of the day - Served with a side of rice and sautéed vegetables
Marani is New York’s first authentic kosher Georgian restaurant. In 2013 the owner, Ana, realized that the New York kosher scene was sorely lacking some variation. She knew how delicious Georgian cuisine is, so she decided to share it with the world.
While you may not be able to pronounce some of the names, every dish on their menu is expertly crafted to ensure your experience with Georgian cuisine is an unforgettable one. Start your meal off with the Pelmeni, a Georgian fried beef wonton topped with onions and vegetables or the Marani sampler, a choice of three Spinach with walnuts, green beans with walnuts, baby beet leaves with walnuts or red bean with walnuts which goes perfectly with the Shotis Puri, a Georgian bread. Move on to the Khinkhali, Georgian style dumplings filled with lamb, beef and herbs. Another entrée to try for an authentic Georgian taste you just can’t get anywhere else is the Chanaxi, beef braised with eggplants, potatoes and tomatoes, served in a clay pot. And you simply cannot leave without trying their homemade Napoleon for dessert. Since “marani” means “wine cellar” in Georgian, Marani has a wide selection of wines, as well as beer and specialty cocktails
Located in Rego Park, a neighborhood in Queens that has a significant Georgian and Russian Jewish population, Marani is a must-try. The simple but elegant blue and wooden décor is as aesthetically pleasing as their beautifully plated food. Marani also has a small dairy section in the basement, where they serve Khachapuri, a cheese-filled bread, and other Georgian dairy delights.
Check out reviews from our Great Kosher Restaurant Foodies Facebook Group:
Wow! First time tonight, & we'll be back - - Real food for real people. 'Looked as good as it tasted. Reasonably priced, and, the service was warm & professional (minus the obsequiousness found too often in Manhattan establishments). The plan is, to keep coming back till we've tried everything on the menu - and then, to start over again. Bravo, Marani Georgian!