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Dec 21, 2006 09:29 PM

End of 2006 NY metro area Kosher Restaurant Survey

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.

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          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