Passover in New York
Our family will be travelling to New York and will be in the the Forest Hills area during the first sedar night. We are hoping to find a restaurant that provides for Passover dinner without too much detailed traditon. My father-in-law is too old at this point to sit for a good old fashioned 4 hour sedar. I guess the key words for us are 'homey' and 'casual'. Any suggestions would be truly appreciated.
I had a remarkably well-presented Passover dinner at Zoe, in SoHo, last year (uh-oh, there we go, we'll get redacted and moved to the Manhattan board by the chowhound police).
They are doing the same again this year:
Not kosher, but kosher-style. You can do your own "seder," but there is no formal Seder conducted.
also found this on web....perhaps going into Manhattan is an option for you...
Restaurants open during Pesah
All the restaurants listed here serve meat dishes, unless otherwise noted. Other establishments may also be open - this is not meant to be an exhaustive list, and you should contact the restaurants to verify that they will be open. Some restaurants open for Pesah will also host seders; call in advance for details.
Abigael's 1407 Broadway (212) 575-1407 reservations required
Darna 600 Columbus Avenue (212) 721-9123
Le Marais 150 W. 46th Street (212) 869-0900
Levana 141 W. 69th Street (212) 877-8457 large groups only - contact in advance
SCHEDULE FOR CHOL HAMOED:
WEDNESDAY, 04/04/07, FIRST RESERVATION 9:30 PM
THURSDAY, 04/05/07: NOON-9:30 PM
FRIDAY, 04/06/07: NOON-3:00 PM
SATURDAY, 04/07/07: FIRST RESERVATION 9:30 PM.
SUNDAY, 04/08/07: NOON-3:00 PM
Mendy’s Restaurant 61 E. 34th Street (212) 576-1010 this location only
Thursday: 10-AM-10 PM
My Most Favorite Dessert Company 120 W. 45th Street (212) 997-5130 Dairy
Park East Grill 1564 2nd Ave. (212) 717-8400 reservations required
Prime Grill 60 E. 49th Street (212) 692-9292 reservations required
Most of the places in this area close for Passover (the Bukharian places, as well)--although I recently called Knish Nosh and they will be doing a Passover Menu that you could pick up stuff the day before and then just serve it at home, doesn't get more homey than that...and their Matzoh Ball soup is great