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Best Kosher Restaurant in Great Neck

katiegalls Apr 14, 2007 07:50 AM

I want to give a restaurant gift cetificate to a family moving to the Great Neck area and I am not sure where I should get it from. It just has to be a Kosher restaurant and it should be in Great Neck or the immediate vicinity. Any ideas???

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    MartyB RE: katiegalls Apr 14, 2007 07:09 PM

    Haven't been to Great Neck, but here in Woodmere there is a most wonderfull restaurant called Bistro Grill. They have a location in Great Neck as well. If it is anything like the Woodmere one then you can't go wrong.

    Check out http://www.greatrestaurantsmag.com/KO...

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      MartyB RE: MartyB Apr 15, 2007 03:14 PM

      This link may help


    2. jeterfan RE: katiegalls Apr 15, 2007 03:06 PM

      In addition to Bistro, Colbeh (Persian), Chosen Village (Chinese) are also good selections. For a family, I think that Chosen would be the most appreciated.

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        koshercook76 RE: katiegalls Apr 15, 2007 09:45 PM

        I've lived in geat neck my whole life, i know all about kosher here.
        Chalav Israel Pizzas- Great Neck Kosher (aka Royas), La Pizzeria, Elite, And King Kosher.
        Glatt Chinese- Cho-sen Village, Wok Tov II( currently closed for renovating), and K Roasters(Chinese and American)
        Glatt Meat- Bistro Grill and Deli, Shish Kabob Palace, Danny's and Colbeh(both persian), Caspian Glatt( for events)
        Ice Cream- Cold Stone, Carvel, Haagen Dazs(i think)
        All-kosher Supermarket- Everfresh
        Dairy- Kafe Kriza, La Gelato
        Breakfast- Bagel Mentch
        Butcher- Great Neck Glatt, Eilat(not glatt)
        They're all good places

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          EricRosen RE: koshercook76 Apr 16, 2007 06:52 AM

          FYI, I'm pretty certain Kafe Kriza hasn't been certified kosher (at least not by the Vaad of Queens) for well over a year now. You should check to confirm before eating there.....
          Also, there is a new Bagel place opening this week in the Waldbaum's shopping center, as well as a new Chinese place (believe it or not) right next door to Bagel Mentch, which is also evidently opening this week. You also forgot Chattanooga, the Persian restaurant, as well as Natali's Dairy (excellent!), Tasti-DLite ice cream, Strauss Bake Shop, and of course Kandi King :)

          Great Neck is NOT lacking in kosher culinary choices, that's for sure!

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            jeterfan RE: EricRosen Apr 16, 2007 05:58 PM

            With all due respect, the person, who posted the original question mentioned that they wanted to give a restaurant gift certificate to a family moving to the Great Neck area. I would assume that because they mentioned a restaurant gift certificate that they would exclude Great Neck's pizza establishments, bakeries, butcher shops, and fast food establishments from their wish list.

            I don't know if I would recommend Wok Tov in Great Neck because their Cedarhurst establishment in my opinion is not that spectacular. Chosen, while it is more expensive has much better Chinese food than Wok Tov.

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          peanutgallery7 RE: katiegalls Apr 16, 2007 09:21 PM

          Cafe Kriza is under the Vaad of Queens, and has been for some time. I just went there today. It is a small dairy caferestaurant. The food is good, and service is OK. Bistro Grill is very elegant. Colbeh is a popular persian restaurant, and there is a more expensive persian restaurant called Chatanooga. Any of these would be very nice.

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            EricRosen RE: peanutgallery7 Apr 17, 2007 07:03 AM

            Knowing what you wrote about Kafe Kriza to be incorrect, I just called them to cofirm that they are NOT under the Vaad of Queens, but rather someone named Rabbi Ben Chaim from Queens, NY. I am not familiar with him and do NOT know of his reliability, but I distinctly remember announcements about them having lost Vaad of Queens coverage, at LEAST a year ago.

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            mggn RE: katiegalls Apr 17, 2007 05:59 AM

            as mentioned in another reply, the new Chinese rest. (Shangai Grill) has opened next door to Bagel Mentsch, I believe it is under OK supervision.

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              azcohen RE: mggn Apr 17, 2007 08:14 AM

              Gee, no one wants to recommend K-roasters?

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                EricRosen RE: azcohen Apr 19, 2007 01:36 PM

                Don't even get me started...........

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              mggn RE: katiegalls Apr 23, 2007 05:48 AM

              A new kosher bagel cafe opened this past week in the Waldbaum's shopping center. Their bagels are superior to Bagel Mentch's.

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                EricRosen RE: mggn Apr 23, 2007 08:43 AM

                They'd BETTER be to rationalize charging those exorbitant prices. For the $1.75 I paid this am for a bagel and cream cheese at the new place, I'd have walked out with $.36 in change at the more "Mentch-lach" priced original establishment. Without having any real strong opinion as to which is better, I doubt I'll plan on paying up. But hey, it looks like a nice place and they had some interesting stuff in there, so who knows?! Best o' luck to both of them :)

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                kosherkat RE: katiegalls May 2, 2007 07:24 PM

                planning a fathers day BBQ in the North Shore, Where can i get the best meat. I need someone to run the grill and cater the rest of the event. Any Suggestions?


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