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Blintzes in NYC

Grant Tuomino Mar 3, 2003 09:32 AM

Any great suggestion for blintzes in NYC, maybe even a place that has Jewish style deli meats as well?

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    delerium Mar 3, 2003 11:03 AM

    Cafe Edison on 47th between Broadway and 8th serves blintzes. I've never had them, but heard they are good. The diner/restaurant is considered the 'Polish tea room', it is run by Polish Jews, great for soups too.

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      jake pine Mar 3, 2003 11:25 AM

      Vaselka on 2nd ave and 9th? st has pretty good blintzes and some other Russian style sort of Jewish meats.

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        sethy Mar 3, 2003 02:05 PM

        Its definitely not a Jewish nosh type place, but Artisanal, on their brunch menu, has cheese blintzes with pomegranate seeds and quince puree.. an excellent selection at a fine restaurant.

        2 Park Ave (at 32nd St.)

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          AndyK Mar 3, 2003 06:11 PM

          I would have to recomment Diamond Dairy Luncheonette in the Diamond Exchange Bldg. Its on 46th or 47th btwn 5th and 6th. Great blintzes and good view of people haggling over jewelry.

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            teebee Mar 3, 2003 06:16 PM

            It's been years since I ate there but my recommendation for blintzes in NYC would have to be the B&H Dairy on Second Avenue south of St. Marks. It's an authentic lunch counter-style joint and I remember many wonderful meals of soup, french toast, eggs, or blintzes when I frequented the neighborhood in my early 20s.

            Too bad Ratner's closed or that would be the place to go.


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              beef Dec 23, 2006 12:43 AM

              B&H has by far the best blintzes I've ever had, and if you are sitting in the right seat, you can see into the kitchen and watch the pancake made fresh and then filled when you order it.

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              JH Jill Mar 5, 2003 11:50 PM

              The ones at Christine's Polish Restaurant on 1st Ave (12th/13th) are absolute heaven, rolled up and nice and crispy on the ends with various filling and sour cream on the side. Sinful but a gem.

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                tigerwoman Mar 6, 2003 11:44 AM

                There's a restaurant on Queens Blvd in Forest Hills about two blocks east of Ascan Avenue called "Just Like Mothers" which is a slightly upscale version of a Polish Coffee Shop - they make good blintzes, chicken soup, potato pancakes, schnitzle, etc. Polish comfort food. Also perogies etc.

                Another suggestion tho not Jewish is Willamsburg and Greenpoint - there are a myriad of Polish Restaurants and delis there that serve delicious stuff like blintzes filled with cheese and other goodies too (blintzes with sour kraut - really good not sharp either) etc.

                Let us know your results.

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                  dairymaven Dec 12, 2006 08:32 PM

                  I would go to Zabaars behind the counter, they have gourmet handmade blintzes.

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                    kittyboots Dec 12, 2006 10:19 PM

                    It depends on how authentically "Jewish" you want it to be. No kosher restaurant will serve you both dairy & meat; you'd have to either go for dairy (like Diamond Dairy or B&H) or meat (not sure what's kosher now that Second Ave Deli is gone. Katz's? Carnegie?)

                    Your other option would be the Polish/Ukranian places in the East Village or Williamsburg, but while they do have meat, they don't have Jewish deli. I do like Christine's for that, also Little Poland and Ukranian National Home.

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                      Pan Dec 13, 2006 02:31 AM

                      Katz's is NOT kosher: You can get Reubens there.

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                        kittyboots Dec 13, 2006 12:29 PM

                        Oh well. Seems like all the kosher places I remember of old in NYC are gone ...

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                          erica Dec 13, 2006 09:09 PM

                          True. but two good places still exist:

                          Mill Basin Deli in Brooklyn

                          Deli Masters on Horace Harding (service road for LIE) Blvd.


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                      fassforus Dec 15, 2006 04:09 PM

                      Barney Greengrass has good blintzes.

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                        pieman Dec 15, 2006 09:03 PM

                        sarabeths kitchen is not a bad blintz

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                          VINNYFEDOR Jun 24, 2008 08:14 AM

                          For me the ultimate is the rasberry blintz at Vaselka's (9th St./2nd Ave.) It is a light crepe enfolding a delicate cheese filling with a wonderfully bright, whole rasberry sauce. Incidently, the sauce does not contain that cloying, ultra-starch thickened texture commonly found in diners. As Veselka is open 24/7, one need not wait for breakfast to experience the above!!

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                            offthebeatenpath1 Jun 24, 2008 09:52 AM

                            Agreed. I just had these this past weekend and they are so light and really great flavor. Also, as someone else stated, Cafe Edison.

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