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MGofMD Mar 20, 2007 08:14 AM

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.

  1. famdoc Mar 20, 2007 10:45 AM

    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:

    http://zoerest.com/page/1b26h/Upcomin...

    Not kosher, but kosher-style. You can do your own "seder," but there is no formal Seder conducted.

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    1. re: famdoc
      janie Mar 20, 2007 01:43 PM

      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
      Friday 9AM-3PM

      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

      1. re: janie
        deepyarn Mar 21, 2007 03:29 PM

        Add Telepan to the list doing a Pesach menu

    2. janie Mar 20, 2007 10:01 AM

      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

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