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End of 2006 NY metro area Kosher Restaurant Survey

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I was thinking that as we approach the end of 2006, we should have a Chowhound survey for the best Kosher restaurants in the New York metro area (Five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester, and Northern New Jersey).

Kosher Categories
Best Pizzeria
Best Deli
Best Dairy/Fish Restaurant
Best Israeli/Mideastern Restaurant
Best Upscale/Gourmet Restaurant

I am casting my vote.

Best Pizzeria- La Pizzeria(Great Neck) for pizza, Levy's for falafel
Best Deli - Tradition's in Cedarhurst
Best Dairy/Fish Restaurant - No Preference
Best Israeli/Mideastern Restaurant - Colbeh
Best Upscale/Gourmet Restaurant - Sushi Metsuyan

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  1. Kosher Categories
    Best Pizzeria - Pizza Time (BKLYN)

    Best Deli - gotta go with Essex, b/c there's no one left

    Best Dairy/Fish Restaurant - Tea for 2

    Best Israeli/Mideastern Restaurant - (Famous levy's in Hollywood Fla, the place is filthy but the food is fantastic.) But in NY it's Island Grill in Brooklyn.

    Best Upscale/Gourmet Restaurant sushi metzuyan - even their lunch wraps are amazing.

    1. Okay, I'll play, but I can't answer in several categories:

      Best pizza: Can't say, I'm not a real fan of kosher pizza.

      Best deli: I haven't had deli in ages

      Best Dairy/Fish Restaurant: Va Bene for fancy. Madras Mahal is my favorite dairy ethnic (Indian). Just had it last night -- yum.

      Best Israeli/Mideastern: Chickpea. I also recently had wonderful shwarma from a place in New Jersey but I don't know the name.

      Best Upscale/Gourmet Restaurant: I once had a really nice meal at Tevere, but haven't been in a while. I do really like Va Bene, which was my answer in the Dairy category.

      1. Best Pizzeria- Pizza Time (Brooklyn)
        Best Deli - Essex on Coney (by default - given lack of alternatives)
        Best Dairy/Fish Restaurant - Makor Cafe
        Best Israeli/Mideastern Restaurant - Azuri/Olympic Pita NYC
        Best Upscale/Gourmet Restaurant - Mike's Nistro (based solely on quality of food), Tevere (combination of food and ambience), Solo (ambience)

        BTW - this was a great topic

        1. Here are my votes:

          Best Pizzeria- Don't really care for Pizza, but my wife likes Sabra's on Central Ave.
          Best Deli - Tie Tradition's in Cedarhurst and Essex with a little edge to Essex.
          Best Dairy/Fish Restaurant - Va Bene
          Best Israeli/Mideastern Restaurant - Darna( has gotten better, lately.)
          Best Upscale/Gourmet Restaurant - Mike's Bistro, by far!!
          Best Hero's- Subsational on C.I. Ave
          Best Burgers- Burger Bar on C.I. Ave

          1. Best Pizzeria -- Judaen Hills in Riverdale

            Best Deli -- No vote; I don't eat deli enough

            Best Dairy/Fish Restaurant -- Corner Cafe in Riverdale

            Best Israeli/Mideastern Restaurant -- Nargila (2 locations in Manhattan)

            Best Upscale/Gourmet Restaurant -- No vote; I don't eat upscale enough

            Also

            Best Chinese -- Buddah Bodai (2 locations, in Queens and Manhattan)

            Best Indian -- Chennai Garden in Manhattan

            Best Japanese -- Sushi Metsuyan in Teaneck (pareve)

            Best Moroccan -- Galil

            1. Best Pizzeria- still looking
              Best Deli - Traditions in 5 Towns- for deli only
              Best Dairy/Fish Restaurant - I rarely dine out for this cuisine
              Best Israeli/Mideastern Restaurant - Shishkebab Palace in Oceanside
              Best Upscale/Gourmet Restaurant - Sushi Metsuyan in Cedarhurst and Abigael's

              1. Best Deli- Gottleib's in Williamsburg/ G&M Best Pizzeria- Pizza Time, Shalom Chai Best Israeli- Olympic Pita/ Ali Baba Best Dairy- La Bagel/ Shalom Chai Best American and Haimish Fast Food- Kosher Deluxe Best Chinese- Buddah Bodai

                1. Kosher Categories
                  Best Pizzeria - Pizza Professor in Kew Garden Hills
                  Best Deli - Essex
                  Best Dairy/Fish Restaurant - Tea for Two
                  Best Israeli/Mideastern Restaurant - HaPisgah
                  Best Upscale/Gourmet Restaurant - Prime Grill, Le Carne, Solo, Abigaels
                  Best Japanese/Sushi - Kyo in Monsey
                  Best Chinese - Kosher Chinese Express in Manalapan