KOSHER IN ATLANTIC CITY
ANY INFORMATION ON KOSHER FOOD IN ATLANTIC CITY?I'VE HEARD OF SHARI'S AND JERUSALEM, ALTHOUGH I HAVE NOT HEARD MUCH ABOUT THEM. IS THERE ANY DAIRY FOOD AVAILABLE IN THE AREA? THANKS .
I was in the area at the end of August, and the hasgacha situation for those two restaurants was not reliable enough for us. I do not recall what the situation was with Shari's. For Jerusalem Restaurant, the certifying rabbi was in Connecticut and he had a worker acting as the mashgiach. The Atlantic City Chabad website give you a phone number where you can get their take on the situation. http://www.chabadac.com/templates/art...
The Ventor Pathmark has a small selection of kosher items, Empire packaged stuff as I recall.
I was at Shari's this past Sunday to have a nice dinner with my family. This restaurant is the only kosher one in Atlantic City. My experience was horrible: let's start with the prices and finish with the food. My salmon was so dry I had to put ketchup on it, my husband's ribs were so bad he could barely get them off the bone, my doaughter in law's soup was swimming in grease and her salad was pitiful. Never again! I strongly recommend never to visit this place.
Hashgacha is O-K for Jerusalem Restaurant with machgiach tmidi, contact Rabbi Levy at OK (718) 756-7500. Jerusalem Restaurant has a very friendly atmosphere with tasty food and matz ball soup to die for. As for sharis, they lost their star-K priveleges due to some dairy incident. The manager Moish is very rude and service was terrible.
There is a new Pizza/Falafel place called Shalom Pita located at 6514 Ventnor Ave. Ventnor NJ 08406. 609-385-4785. Its open in the sommer months. Cholov Yisroel Hashkacha.
This place is horriffic: inexcusably overpriced with shockingly poor cuisine. The restaurant is "decorated" in what looks like early 1980's thrift shop furniture and there is little attention paid to anything except making a profit. Sample: hotdogs on the "kid's menu" are 9 dollars. Schnitzel is $29.00. We ordered the cigars ($8.00) and they tasted as though they had been defrosted from a box. Felafel ($8.00) was 8 balls on a plate with a tiny disposable plastic container of thin tehina. Matza ball soup ($6.00) was thin and matza balls were clearly from a mix. To add insult to injury there is a mandatory 18% tip for service. Save yourself the aggravation and avoid this dump.