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What's Open for Passover in Midtown?

stevorino Apr 22, 2008 08:17 AM

I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive place to go to for dinner in the West 30's or 40's in Manhattan during chol hamoed. Any ideas?

  1. weinstein5 Apr 22, 2008 12:49 PM

    check out - http://www.chowhound.com/topics/509261

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    1. re: weinstein5
      mrmoose Apr 22, 2008 01:54 PM

      Mendy's has a burger for $19.95 and a can of coke for $2.50. a happy Pesach to you too

      1. re: mrmoose
        Dovid Apr 22, 2008 03:29 PM

        The places that you mention as being closed would have special challenges in providing meals during Pesach. The dairy places like J2 and Milk N Honey would have to find a substitute for bagels and pizzas. I think Milk N Honey's daytime clientele is made up of people working in Midtown. Since a lot of their regular customers would not be working chol hamoed (I'm not), they would have reduced traffic for their salads and soups. There are frum shoppers, it is true, that frequent Milk N Honey but perhaps not enough to take up the slack. Mr. Broadway, as a fleischig restaurant, could offer a menu similar to Mendy's. I would think that their location would be more favorable towards staying open than Menday's is on the 34th. Kosher Delight is probably so geared to fast food that it would be hard for them to retrain their people for a new menu.

        1. re: Dovid
          Dovid Apr 23, 2008 04:34 PM

          Taam Tov in the Diamond District is closed for Chol Hamoed as in past years but Dougie's is open. They had a menu marked as a Passover menu. I go there every other month, but the prices seemed to me the same as before Pesach.

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      janethelen Apr 22, 2008 10:42 AM

      I work for a Jewish Foundation on East 39th Street and called around to all the inexpensive places that I could think of: Mr. Broadway, Ben's, J2, Kosher Delight, Milk N Honey, etc. and they are all closed. Colbeh and Abigael's are open, but they are hardly inexpensive. Mendy's is open on 34th Street and I'm not sure if their Grand Central location is open also. Mendy's just sells deli by the pound during Passover and not much else.

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      1. re: janethelen
        DeisCane Apr 22, 2008 10:54 AM

        I've had meals at Mendy's during Pesach in the past.

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