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Kosher, 50 people, 5 Towns Recommendation?

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alsomama Jul 10, 2008 12:47 PM

I'm putting on a casual dinner for maybe 50 people the night before my son's wedding in Lawrence. I live on the West Coast so I can't easily visit the area to plan. I want a good, clean kosher restaurant that can accomodate 50 people and that won't charge a fortune. (We're spending enough on the wedding itself.) Even pizza/pasta would be fine. Most of us are staying in Lawrence, and will not have cars, so that area is best. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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    shoelace RE: alsomama Jul 10, 2008 02:59 PM

    Define not a fortune. If you're saying casual, I would have suggested Dougie's but the one in the 5-towns just closed. And, the pizza places are all kinda small. I have a hard time picturing 50 people being there, and being able to actually hear eachother, and being comfortable. I'd suggest Chosen Island, which isn't expensive, but also isn't cheap.

    Can you be a little more specific about your budget

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      jeterfan RE: shoelace Jul 10, 2008 03:14 PM

      Wok Tov in Cedarhursr is expanding and might be able to do it.

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      MartyB RE: alsomama Jul 10, 2008 04:14 PM

      Traditions has a room on the side where they host small events. Don't know if they hold 50. Give them a call. (516)295-3630

      http://www.thefivetowns.com/Images/Me...

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        alaninf RE: alsomama Jul 11, 2008 06:56 AM

        You can try Tea For Two on Central Ave, they have party rooms.

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          MartyB RE: alaninf Jul 11, 2008 02:08 PM

          Tea For Two in Cedarhurst is open? Since when!

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            alaninf RE: MartyB Jul 15, 2008 06:57 AM

            Only open for parties right now.

        2. berel RE: alsomama Jul 11, 2008 08:28 AM

          King David or Traditions might be your best bet

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            havdalahclub RE: berel Jul 11, 2008 12:44 PM

            Try K Roasters. They should be much cheaper than the other meat restaurants already mentioned. They can probably set up a buffet for your guests.

            K ROASTERS
            72 Columbia Ave. Cedarhurst NY 11516
            791-5100
            791-4042

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              moonlightgraham RE: havdalahclub Jul 11, 2008 03:43 PM

              Hapina Restaurant in Cedarhurst recently expanded and should have room for fifty people.

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                midasgold RE: havdalahclub Jul 14, 2008 01:47 PM

                K Roasters was the first restaurant that came to my mind as well. Relatively inexpensive, decent food... including a Chinese menu.

                K ROASTERS
                72 Columbia Ave. Cedarhurst NY 11516
                791-5100
                791-4042

                Good luck!

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              alsomama RE: alsomama Jul 14, 2008 01:26 PM

              Thanks for all the suggestions. Chosen Island has been suggested by several people, and it sounds good, but at $32 or so per person, it's a little higher than I'd like. I guess my goal would be to stay around $20 per person. I don't want traditional Jewish food--I'd like to go somewhere a little more "innovative" if possible. Of course the main thing is to be together with friends and relatives, so as long as the food is reasonable good that would be ideal.

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                MartyB RE: alsomama Jul 15, 2008 08:53 AM

                K Roasters seams to fit the bill. They have two menu choices, American http://www.thefivetowns.com/Images/Me... and Chinese http://www.thefivetowns.com/Images/Me...

                Between the two you should be able to satisfy everyone.

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                alsomama RE: alsomama Jul 15, 2008 08:40 PM

                K Roasters does seem to fit the bill! Very friendly on the phone, reasonably priced and flexible with lots of menu options. I think it's the one! How do I know if the hasgacha is acceptable to everyone?

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                  berel RE: alsomama Jul 16, 2008 05:18 AM

                  K Roasters is under the Vaad of the 5 Towns

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                  bestjackie RE: alsomama Jul 16, 2008 12:55 PM

                  have you tried Ruthie's for dairy
                  Off the grill, meat
                  coffee bar, dairy
                  central perk, dairy

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