With a locations in Staten Island, Brooklyn, The Upper West Side, and the Five Towns, 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.