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JS69 May 15, 2007 07:23 AM

Jerusalem steakhouse (The Old Pizza professor) will become a Grill Point of Queens in the near future. The sign is in the window.

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    brunodavid May 15, 2007 07:45 AM

    I love how that place turns over once every few months. What's up with that, yekke?

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      MartyB May 15, 2007 12:35 PM

      i never went into them, It was enough for me to see that they were charging $33 for a steak! More than Sushi Metsuyan,Chosen or virtually any of the 5 towns restaurants. This from a tiny location off the main drag. This location needs something special to bring people over away from the heart of Cedarhurst. Either a place that has "something different" or real cheap.

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        jeterfan May 15, 2007 01:47 PM

        I didn't care for The Jerusalem Steakhouse in Cedarhurst's schwarma. Grill Point has much better schwarma in my opinion. I like the fact that Grill Point has both baby chicken and turkey schwarma instead of just having one choice.

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          JS69 May 15, 2007 02:39 PM

          I agree with MartyB that this location is probably destined to fail unless something special draws people there.

          Jeterfan, I agree that grill point has excellent schwarma but can this town really sustain another Israeli joint?

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            jeterfan May 15, 2007 03:55 PM

            I believe so. I think that Grill Point's schwarma is better than all of the existing Cedarhurst restaurants. In addition, the location is less congested than other existing places. I really don't think that these new places can be successful unless they do a lot of takeout and/or catering.

            What I found interesting at Grill Point in Queens is that they have a Shabbos takeout menu that I find more appealing than the typical Shabbos takeout available in the Five Towns. However, I don't recall which specific shabbos dishes sparked my interest,.

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      EricRosen May 16, 2007 06:28 AM

      Interesting, I heard Grill Point is coming to Great Neck very shortly as well?! A welcome addition IMHO :)

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        inky May 19, 2007 07:14 PM

        hope it has sit down area without waiter service like it does in Queens.

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          jeterfan May 20, 2007 05:53 AM

          What I like about Grill Point is that they bake their own pita and laffa. Their salad bar is very ordinary, however.

      2. berel Jun 18, 2007 05:56 AM

        had planned to go last night to the Glatt Deli in New Rochelle after we had we spent the day at the Bronx zoo with our Kids/grandkids from Waterbury Ct,

        they were closed with a big sign saying Grill Point would be opening at the New Rochelle location

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          MartyB Jun 18, 2007 10:28 AM

          Did it open in Cedarhurst yet? If not any ETA on when? Lots on new choices now! With Burger Bar open and Subway to follow.

          I am curious, what are the hours of the Queens location? The 5 towns has lots of places to eat, but not too many after 10pm+. Burger Bar which just opened has awsome hours - hope Grill Point will follow, it needs it to be on people's radar screen.

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            havdalahclub Jun 18, 2007 01:41 PM

            I also saw the sign. I hope that they don'r only have waiter service. In Queens, you can order and eat on these long tables that have stools to sit on.

            By the way, has anyone been to Burger's Bar in Cedarhurst?
            Is the food good?

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              MartyB Jun 18, 2007 07:10 PM

              I have been there twice, I had the Burger Salad - tasty. My daughter had the Chicken Burger that she liked and the wife had the Steak Salad, not bad. Service takes a while, but that is because they were busy. First time I went was on their opening day (thanks to a heads up from a fellow "Hound") Secound time was 11pm during a thunderstorm - they were busy!

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                JS69 Jun 29, 2007 11:04 AM

                I passed by yesterday and it looked as if work was being done inside. We may sit it open in the near future.

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                  jeterfan Jun 29, 2007 02:21 PM

                  I am looking forward to the opening of Grill Point. We haven't had really good turkey schwarma on the South Shore of Nassau County since Shishkabob Steakhouse (Oceanside) closed.

                  As much as I enjoy Grill Point's (Queens location) turkey schwarma, I still think that Shishkabob Palace's (Great Neck) is a bit better tasting.

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                    jeterfan Sep 30, 2007 05:42 PM

                    According to their ad, Grill Point's grand opening in Cedarhurst will be on
                    October 23rd.

                    http://www.5tjt.com/pdfs/20070928_Iss...
                    (pg 42)

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            MartyB Oct 22, 2007 09:26 AM

            Any ETA on when Grill Point will open? Will it open tomorrow as per their ad in the 5 towns jewish times?

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              MartyB Jan 1, 2008 05:41 AM

              >> Jerusalem steakhouse (The Old Pizza professor) will become a Grill Point of Queens in the near future

              "... in the near future ..." That was back in May! Any ETA on their opening? Makes no sense to keep paying rent month after month with no activity at location.

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                moegreene Jan 1, 2008 12:53 PM

                MartyB, it doesn't look good from what you say. Maybe they are trying to sell the location. Someone on Chowhound a while back said that maybe they ran out of money because they were trying to open 2 new locations at once.

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                  MartyB Jan 1, 2008 03:04 PM

                  Would have been interesting to see how they would have fared. Location is a little off the beaten track, but the food options could have worked. Burger Bar on Central Ave is very successful, big surprise to me considering that a Glatt Kosher Subway opened right next door, at the same time. Also their prices are quite high. A Burger Salad, one burger on a bed of lettuce goes for $10, but hey, this is the five towns.

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                    moonlightgraham Jan 2, 2008 03:03 PM

                    Just a suggestion. Call Grillpoint in Queens (718) 261-7077 and ask them when they plan on opening in the Five Towns.

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                      kosherram09 Jan 23, 2008 02:03 PM

                      The delay at the New Rochelle location was because of the extremely poor state the building was in. It's actually opening tomorrow evening, around 5 pm. If you want to actually call the Cedarhurst location during the day, the # is (516)792-2010 and usually someone picks up.

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                        KosherKing Feb 13, 2008 06:53 AM

                        Actually, the real story is that the owner deviated from the building plans approved by the city. He was then forced to redo his plumbing work.

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                MartyB Feb 13, 2008 03:47 AM

                Does anyone know when (or if) Grill Point of Cedarhurst will open? Last time I called they said sometime in January, we are in mid Feb. Why would they continue to pay for the lease month after month and do nothing to the store in the interim? Their grand opening was supposed to be October 23rd!!! All their ads in the local 5 Times Jewish Times have ceased.

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                  berel Feb 13, 2008 04:57 AM

                  you missed the grand opening Marty. they closed and went out of business already.

                  just kidding

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                    inky Feb 14, 2008 02:38 PM

                    perhaps they should put out an ad about when, and if, they are opening. too many rumors flying. also, I am losing my enthusiasm for its grand opening.

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                  MartyB Mar 3, 2008 03:13 PM

                  Passed by this evening, noticed that all the papers were removed from the door and windows. Hopefully they will open before pesach.

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                    berel Mar 4, 2008 05:57 AM

                    maybe they'll first open chol Hamoed Pesach before the place becomes chamitzdik. Scharmwa on matzah, I can hardly wait ;-)

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                    MartyB Mar 19, 2008 10:10 AM

                    Passed by last night, doesn't look like much happening there, anyone have a more updated information as to when they plan on openning. Peasch, after Pesach?

                    I wonder who will open first, Grill Point (Aug 2007) or Tea for Two (Spring 2008)?

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                      MartyB Apr 1, 2008 01:08 PM

                      Passed by yesterday, lights were on and door was open! There was a worker there, I asked him when it will open. He said around three weeks. That puts it at the pesach time frame, so I assume that it will open right after pesach. So instead of a post succos opening we have a post pesach opening. Well, better late than never!

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                        berel Apr 2, 2008 06:06 AM

                        unless the open for chol hamoed and just don't serve bread.

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                          MartyB Apr 27, 2008 10:22 PM

                          Well, no pesach grand opening, swarma on a matzo would have been cool. Anyway, we have passed the half year point since their advertised "grand opening" does anyone have any ETA on when they plan on opening?

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                            berel May 8, 2008 08:11 AM

                            my wife drove by today and they were working on the store. we'll see.

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                              MartyB May 8, 2008 09:12 AM

                              I hope so. I need more eating options. I gained too much weight over my Israel trip and then Pesach, so I am back on Atkins.

                              Burger Bar, where I used to go once a week just raised their prices so I am stopping to go there. They used to charge $10 for their burger salad. One burger on a bed of lettuce - I did not find that filling so I order the double burger salad, two burgers on a bed of lettuce. For that they charged an extra $2.50 so the total was $12.50. Now the Burger salad is $12 and the extra buger is $3 so the total now is $15. For two burgers on a bed of lettuce! Might as well go to Chosen Island and buy for the same money something better or to Yossi's Grill for cheaper swarma/chicken options or even the HUGE Turkey Extravaganza for the same money at Traditions. Let us also not forget, that for $1 more I can get two whole bbq chickens and two pounds of sides from Brachs!

                              I decided to make my own burger salad. One head of Romaine lettuce ($1) a few cut up pickles, two spoons of mayo w/garlic powder (I usually choose the garlic mayo dressing) and three burgers (approx $3, bought frozen packages of burgers from Supersol $2.50/lb) and voila! double burger salad for less than $5. Is Burger Bar's better, you bet, but mine isn't too bad at all for 1/3rd the price. I forgot to mention that they were charging $2 for a small bottle of Coke - I pay $1 for a two litter bottle.

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