Nechama- 11/02/14 On Succos we had the pleasure of enjoying a full meal at Uppercrust. We especially love all the pasta dishes and our favorite was the gnocchi. We also really enjoy the mac n cheese balls appetizer with the creamy dipping sauce. The ravioli is pretty good and the serving size was pretty fair (not the 4 or 5 pieces form a fancy restaurant but maybe closer to 8 or 9 pies). Our final pasta dish was the tortellini which was tricolored and had an alfredo sauce. The mini calzones are probably one of the better items on their menu. The pizza is made in a brick oven so if you like that kind of pizza they have many interesting flavors and toppings. I personally like doughy underbaked pizza so brick oven pizza is not my taste.
Nechama- 11/02/14 This is definitely my kids favorite fast food "flaishig" place on Long Island. The chicken fingers are the juiciest and best in town by far! If you order before 3 there are great lunch specials that include fries and soda. Our all time favorite wrap is the Cedarhurst wrap with sizzling pastrami and chicken and the best sauces in the world. There are more private tables off to the left side or you can sit bench style in the center of the restaurant. They even serve a Mexican chulent. Our favorite dipping sauce is the avocado ranch. It's definitely not the most diet friendly place but you can order a salad with grilled chicken pieces which is a lot safer than the sumptuous sandwiches and wraps.
Nechama- 11/02/14 This new French restaurant that opened recently in Cedarhurst is quite elegant. The ambiance is wonderful and the lighting is quite different with its purplish hues. Last time we dined there we sat up at the bar as my daughter chose the seating. The staff is very friendly and the surroundings are comfortable. The lamb lollipops are definitely one of the best appetizers on the menu. We also enjoyed our mains duck two ways and French cut chicken breast. The presentation is very impressive and the portions are not big enough to make you feel too full. The prices may be a bit high but the service is great and its a higher caliber place. Definitely for a special occasion. They even have a party room for sheva brachos and other smachot.
#gkrmhunt #hochmaniacs Coffee Bar Lawrence NY
Nechama Schechter- 11/02/14 It is always pleasant walking into the new coffee bar. Now that it is redone you can lounge on the comfy black sofa chairs while waiting for your friends to show. There is plenty of seating and I've hardly ever had to wait for a table. The place is usually pretty full and somewhat noisy. They serve starbucks coffee and have loads of different syrups they can blend in. I enjoy omelets and they usually fry them to perfection. One time they had given me a well done omelet and when the waitress brought it over and she saw the look on my face she immediately asked how she could help. She brought it back and within a few minutes I had a new "runny" omelet which is the way I like it. Heather is my favorite waitress there and we always feel very comfortable when she's around. I can't leave out our favorite pasta sauces!! We generally pick up a container of the Alfredo sauce before a yom tov as it really is so good and creamy with the best flavor.
Review of Pardes #hochmaniacs #GKRMhunt
Rivka Weinberger - 11/02/14 Having been to Pardes a bunch of times, I have to say I am always impressed with the food and service. The food always showcases the best offerings of the season. Seasonal produce is offered with regular proteins elevating the gastronomic experience. The portions are small and mostly appetizer sized. There are few entrees and they are rather expensive. But for a special occasion it is a great place located in Brooklyn where we can drive and find free parking. Not a place for a plain old dinner out but worth the price for a special evening.
Varda- 11/02/14 Having attended the Yemenite shul - Tiferet Yisrael for the 2 years I lived on the UWS, I have tasted my share of delicious home cooking. so when I heard that Moshe and Rikki Damti opened a restaurant...wow ! We went straight for the good stuff. Nothing will help clear your sinuses but not burn your tongue like a nice bowl of Yemenite Soup with meat. Rich, tasty and a meal in itself. Make sure you ask for the kubana !!!! Like challah on a cloud ! The malawach was hot, crispy and fluffy, and we had to ask for more crushed tomato it was so big. The falafel were not too spicy, a problem in other places, they were very fresh tasting. With some nice mint tea to relax after the great food, it was a pleasure to enjoy this "homestyle cooking ". Can't wait to go back on a Sunday and try their Jachnun special !
Hochmaniacs down South
Varda- 11/02/14 Where oh wher has my little dog gone ? he is part of the decor at House of Dog Boca. We had the pleasure of eating in their sukkah. I have always wanted to taste corn dogs and borrowing a nibble from the corn dog and fries appetizer hit the spot. You need to know the ordering instructions ahead of time so you can get right to the eating !!!!! You pick your base hot dog, hamburger, meats, chicken even veggie burger option. decide whether you want wrap, baguette and then good luck, there about 300 permutations of toppings to add on or pick from regional combos like the Big Apple with apple cured facon, onions or the acapulco........why we ordered 2 fries ? Who knows ? They were so flavorful they filled us up immediately. And free refills on the fountain drinks ! Just remember to wear comfy eating clothes ! anf for all you KISS fans, there is a surprise behind closed doors !!!
Palace Cafe #Hochmaniacs review
Varda- 11/02/14 Where to go with kids : put Palace Cafe at the top of the list. After a fun afternoon at the museum a nice warm and quick meal was our next stop. Who wouldn't. Love a place that serves breakfast all day. My picky eater took 5 minutes deciding from the myriad choices of pizza, before settling on broccoli. What to do when you are on a calorie and carb restricted health plan, a yummy omelet full of veggie and house salad. the staff was helpful and patient and every question was answered with a genuine smile. We even brought home the soups of the day for dad ! They were good as Kosher Palace, but now they are GREAT !!!! clean, friendly, quick and tasty ........
Charles- 11/02/14 As good as the food at the mother ship is, Wolf and Lamb Steakhouse in Brooklyn is the perfect restaurant for many needs. Located at Coney Island Avenue and Avenue M, athe the of Foil store, the ambiance iat Wolf and Lamb makes it great for many needs. The items on the menu work well for both a romantic dinner or a business lunch. The servers are helpful an knowledgeable, offering the perfect wine or beer to pair with your choices. The food however is what keeps you coming back. With a presentation to rival anything you would see on TV the look pales in comparison to the taste. Whether you need a meal with a client, spouse, or friends you will be hard pressed to find a better restaurant in Brooklyn.
Estihana Teaneck #gkrmhunt #rarestakes
Yocheved Temima- 11/01/14 The other day I had the pleasure of dining at Estihana. I really enjoyed every second of my dining experience. From the person who greeted us, to our waiter, everyone was so friendly. We sat down and right away are water glasses were filled. We got the crispy beef and onion soup. The onion soup was really good and the crisp beef was so delicious that I finished it really fast. I can't wait to go back again. Highlights include really friendly staff, great food and pretty decor. If you need a good restaurant recommendation, I would definitely add Estihana to your top ten list. I will be going again next week, I even got a coupon from greatkosherdeals.com.
Bracha komarov- 11/01/14 I recall going to Subsational years back -- it is a shame their other location closed. However, I have been to this location on Coney Island , along with my husband, several times. I like the casual, friendly environment. Their subs are delicious. There are so many choices to choose from -- we'd order two and split so we can try both. The prices are definitely affordable for what you are getting. Some of the items I'd recommend are: the burritos, the health salad, and the Chicken Santiago sandwich. They also have kid specials, which are great for when dining out with little ones, and platters, which are a more elegant than a sandwich (though I usually stick to subs!).
Bracha komarov- 11/01/14 Back in June, my high school class celebrated our 15th year reunion. While I originally suggested a different restaurant, one classmate recommended Cafe Venezia -- and the other agreed -- and for good reason! I don't think I have been there before and now I know to return there when I want elegant dining! It is located right in my neighborhood -- a definite plus! The staff was very accommodating and gave us a nice table with room for us all (plus my friend's baby carriage). The staff was friendly and food was served in good timing. I had a salad (I think it was the Arugula salad) and it tasted fresh and tasty!
Ready to Roll
Bracha komarov- 11/01/14 Conveniently located on East 15th Street off Avenue J, Ready to Roll Sushi is one of my favorite places to get sushi. Their sushi is always fresh and they have a large variety of different types - both vegetarian and with fish. My favorite is the California Roll. I also love kani salad. I once ordered from their salad bar and it was really delicious and the price was fantastic, too! I know that my brother-in-law, a sushi fanatic, often goes there for sushi, so that is enough to prove that it's a great sushi spot. I recommend it to anyone living in the area or visiting!
Yocheved Temima - 11/01/14 The food was absolutely amazing, the workers were very nice and friendly. Sometimes it takes a while for the food to come but when it comes you forget that you were annoyed it took so long because the food is yummy. Its always very fresh because its make when you order it.the Burgers are juicy and filling. The homemade fries are really good. Sometimes i get salads that are huge I can nevr finish it so I have lunch the next day. wow talking about it is making me want to go right now I'm getting so hungry. its a very Nice environment and clean I go there all the time. One of my sibling lives in brooklyn and its his favorite place to dine. I go almost every time I'm in brroklyn which is a lot
LChaim's #gkrmhunt #rarestakes
Serena- 11/01/14 LChaim's Restaurant made my vacation to Scotland this summer all the more enjoyable. Kosher food is hard to come by when traveling, so it was a pleasure to have everything delivered straight to our hotel in Edinburgh. We spoke to the owner Sora on the phone many times before our trip and she patiently answered all our questions. The food all came labeled very clearly and had clear instructions for the hotel on how to keep it kosher and heat up properly. They even sent us a cake for my birthday which was surprisingly delicious. If you plan on traveling to Scotland don't pack your suitcase with tuna and salami, just order food from LChaim's!
Basil #gkrmhunt #rarestakes
Serena- 11/01/14 If there was ever a reason to travel to Crown Heights, than Basil Pizza & Wine Bar is definitely it. It is conveniently located just one block from the 3 train and you can easily to find parking there at night. Basil is head and shoulders above all the other dairy restaurants in New York. While they can be pricy, the food is always worth the shlep. Their innovative menu has a range of dishes that can appeal to anyone - it includes pasta, pizza and fish, but served in a way you would not typically expect. Everything is beautifully plated and tastes amazing too. I normally avoid fried food, but their Basil Fries are worth it, and the Funnel Cake paired with Basil Ice Cream is to die for. I've even made a point of traveling there for breakfast and was not disappointed. If you like delicious food that is easy on the eyes, then go to Basil!
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!
great food! :)
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!!!!!
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!!!!!!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Reply #1 submitted by: Hinda on 01/04/15
Many thanks for your support and this excellent review, Hinda.
I am very happy to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful experience with us, and I truly hope we can expect you back soon.
Regards, Shmuel David
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.