688 Central Avenue (off Grove Avenue) Cedarhurst, NY 11516
(516) 374-HOLY (4659)
STARTERS / SALADS Chicken Lils- Crispy chicken on a brioche roll dipped in your choice of Buffalo, honey BBQ or sweet chili Sabich in a Pita- Roasted eggplant, egg, hummus and Israeli salad Cigar Platter- Spiced beef wrapped in crispy filo with a side of tahini Kung Fu Salad- Shredded carrots, napa cabbage, bok choy,mushrooms, Asian sesame dressing Fire Salad- Mesclun mix, red and green peppers, jalapenos, roasted corn, tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, lime zest, cilantro lime dressing
SANDWICHES / WRAPS / BURGERS
The Franky Schnitzel- Crushed garlic and Italian seasoned breading Shwarma Sandwich Baby chicken with shwarma seasoning
The Tony Special- Marinated grilled chicken, sauteed onions, peppers, garlic mayo, jalapeno mayo, spicy mayo
The Big Sister- Kung fu schnitzel or grilled chicken with sauteed mushroom, spicy peppers and Asian sesame dressing
The Holy Toasty- Crispy chicken topped with grilled pastrami on a flat toasted baguette with honey mustard, holy sauce and your choice of toppings
The Maurice- Grilled chicken topped with grilled pastrami, sauteed onions and honey mustard Panini & Veggie Sandwiches
The Cali Love- Marinated grilled chicken breast, avocado, sun-dried tomato, marinated eggplant with a creamy pesto sauce
The Rosie Special- Baby spinach, avocado, egg, red onions, tomato, garlic mayo Shimmishuka Three eggs in Shimmy's
special tomato sauce served in pita or baguette
Pepper Steak- Sauteed steak served with sauteed onions and peppers
With a location each in Staten Island (opened it 2008) and the Five Towns (2011), Holy Schnitzel manages to take the art of Schnitzel to the next level. With its American menu splashed with a touch of Mediterranean, you can't really go wrong. The chain was started by Ofeer Benaltaba and family, who after growing up in Staten Island felt kosher was missing this type of cuisine done right. What started off as a childhood joke, grew into a favorite menu with a name that can make anyone smile.
You are greeted with a modern, contemporary ambiance with the color schemes of a bright autumn day. Holy Schnitzel is a young, hip and fun restaurant where you have the opportunity to customize and build every meal to your liking. They make everything from scratch, and offer something for everyone. Sivan Benaltaba, the face behind the dishes, learned to cook the old fashioned way, in her own kitchen. She furthered her studies and received her Bachelors in restaurant management, and certification in Culinary Arts. Meanwhile, the restaurant offers a hearty array of items, from starters such as sesame or Buffalo chicken fingers, falafel, soups and hot dogs to a wide variety of salads, schnitzel, sandwiches, paninis, burgers, wraps and more.
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Be sure to try some of their many signature dishes, including: "Cali Love" a baguette topped with grilled chicken, avocado, roasted eggplant, and a creamy pesto dressing; "The Big Sister" an Asian inspired baguette, includes panko breaded schnitzel with a sesame dressing, sauteed mushrooms and spicy peppers and "The Holy Toasty" consisting of corn flake battered schnitzel, grilled pastrami, and vegetables on flattened toasted baguette with "Holy Sauce" and honey mustard. For dessert, the Croissant Panini and home made Chocolate Cigars are highly recommended. They are open late during the week and offer delivery, so if you craving a snack after 9, you know who to call. They serve by their motto "Do everything from the heart, and give people what you would want. Give 110% with everything you do and serve, no cutting corners." Those are some “holy” words to live by. Amen.