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Oct 30, 2009 05:40 AM

Miami Beach Pre-Paid Shabbat Meals - update

Hello all,
My husband and I are going to Miami Beach next month (staying at the Eden Roc on Collins). Last time we were there we went to Tower 41 for their pre-paid shabbos meals but when we called they said they were no longer doing it. They said they thought Prime was doing it but the only Prime nearby I could find was a dairy sushi place. Know of any other restaurants in that area that do pre-paid shabbos meals? Thanks so much for your help!!

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  1. They might have meant Prime Grill, but it closed a while ago.

    1. Tower 41 has a new caterer that is starting soon. I would think that when they start they will do Shabbos meals. When you are you going ?

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      1. re: momrn

        also ,what about Rare Steakhouse?

        1. re: momrn

          We'll be going over Thanksgiving. Do you know the name of the new Tower 41 caterer. I'll try there and Rare. Thanks for the advise.

          1. re: melissa7

            The caterer's name is Greenwald. Pls let me know what you find out as I want to make reservations for Yeshiva week. TIA

      2. I'm not sure if they still have it - but China Kikar Tel Aviv in the Carriage Club North Condo (5005 Collins) had pre-paid meals for years. Its pricey but the meals were very good when I went there years ago.

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        1. re: sl96

          I called and China Kikar Tel Aviv still has pre-paid shabbos meals. They said it was $55/person/meal or $100/person for both meals. We left a message for the Tower 41 caterer and I'll let you all know when we hear back. Thanks for your help.

          1. re: melissa7

            Do you have a contact number for them? I have a number that is not working. Would like to order Shabbos meals and possibly rent a condo for the week. Do you know if that's possible?

            1. re: cappucino

              The contact number for Tower 41's restaurant,now catered by Greenwald ,is called Kosher on the Bay. The phone number is 305.535-4101. The price has gone up ridiculously. The meals are now $60 per pp per meal,Friday night or Shabbos lunch. ,35 for kids. The menu sounds nice, they wouldn't commit to an exact menu, but said that last week there was stuffed cabbage or gefilte fish to start,chicken soup with matzo ball and noodles, choice of meat,chicken or flanken, choice of apple strudel or another cake(I forget what the woman said)Lunch is salads,hot dishes carving station etc. In terms of renting a condo, you need to look at the Jewish Press or some other publication. I don't know if you can do it through the bldg.

              1. re: momrn

                Thanks. What about the Carriage Club restaurant and apts. This is for my mom and I don't want her to have to walk too far. Does the Eden Roc have kosher meals?

                1. re: cappucino

                  We tried calling 41 on the Bay (the new Tower 41 place) numerous times but no one ever got back to us. Rare Steakhouse indicated that beginning November 27 they will begin doing Friday night meals only. They are charging $65 for Friday night which seems way more than others. Eden Roc doesn't do any kosher meals (only during Pesach do they have meals as I understand it). The place at Carriage Club is called China Kikar Tel Aviv. Each individual meal is $55 or if you get both shabbos meals it is $100 a person.

                  1. re: melissa7

                    Heading to Miami Beach next week and staying at the Fontainebleau. Anyone have any recent updates about Friday Night Kosher Meal options in Miami Beach and walking distance to the hotel?

                    1. re: LA Hungry

                      Rare steakhouse on 41st street should be open 3055327273

                      1. re: LA Hungry

                        Europa Grill in the Days Inn should be doing Shabbos meals ,from what I know.

                        1. re: LA Hungry

                          Cu Cafe advertises pre-paid Shabbos meals
                          they're at 4747 Collins Ave inside the Mimosa Condo

                          1. re: berel

                            Any new updates on pre-paid shabbat meals in Miami? We may be there in December 2012.

                            1. re: flo220

                              I think that Rare Steakhouse ,now in Tower 41,is doing them. I believe that they may be very expensive. Europa Grill in Days Inn should be reopening soon and doing them. Please let me know what more you know. Thanks.

            2. Anyone have more updated information since the last posting? We're hopefully going to Miami Beach for Shabbos next week. Asi's is booked and Kikar Tel-Aviva said that we need to call the Wednesday before to ensure that they will be open that week (need a minimum). Rare quoted me something pretty high. Is C.U. Cafe in the Mimosa still around? Haven't heard back yet from anyone there. Europa Grill number at Days Inn is out of service. Ae they still around?

              Any other suggestions?


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              1. re: sl96

                Europa was really pretty bad last year. I would not be shocked if they are closed. They may not be open yet for the winter season. Rare in tower 41 is expensive,but good, from what I hear.

                1. re: kosherfoodie1226

                  I did hear back from Europa. They're open for the season 11/1. Difference in price between Rare and Kikar Tel Aviv is pretty significant so I'm leaning towards the latter.

                  1. re: sl96

                    big difference bet Rare and Kikar Tel Aviv is location. It depends on where you are staying.

                2. re: sl96

                  The JCC at 4221 Pine Tree has a pretty great Friday Night dinner. The options are extensive and everything was delicious. Will definitely come back on another visit.

                    1. re: kosherfoodie1226

                      Seemingly endless. They had the standards, matzah ball soup, gefilte fish, salads and sides, sushi, prime rib carved to order, paninis, a lot of hot dishes, sweet and sour chicken, pierogis. A large sweet table with all kinds of cut fruit and pastries.

                      1. re: ferret

                        I am going to spend the shabat with my family on January, 9th and 10th , 2015. We shomer shabat and keep kosher. Any sugestion of hotel and shabat meals in Miami ?

                        1. re: BirmanBrasil


                          I would contact these guys to see if they are still doing this. (this is for Miami Beach, not Miami BTW)

                3. Any updates for places open in December 2014 for pre-paid Shabbat meals? Are there any restaurants that I can order from to be delivered to a hotel on Friday?

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                    1. re: ferret

                      I spoke to the place at the JCC. They hoped to be ready for December. They were not taking reservations as of last week. They will be about $85 per person, 40 for kids. Kastners does take out. I don't know if they deliver. It may depend on where. Will you staying nearby- Collins in the 30's /40's?

                      1. re: kosherfoodie1226

                        Just to follow-up on this: I sent an email to the Danziger Catering group that did the JCC meals and they said they will not be doing Shabbat meals this season due to large numbers of catering events. Bummer.

                        1. re: EllieS

                          Two other caterers will be sharing the work, as of the JCC

                          1. re: EllieS

                            Big bummer. The Danziger spread was huge and great.

                            1. re: ferret

                              What kind of job does Extreme do in Tower 41?

                      2. re: EllieS

                        Just wanted to follow-up on this to give an update for 2014.
                        For shabbos we ended up ordering food from Asi's Grill for Friday night. They were very accommodating, they allow you to order off their regular menu as well as the special shabbos take out menu, and also have challah and grape juice. They made sure to ask if we needed plates/silverware etc. They also offer meals in the restaurant for $65 per person. But we spent less than that for take out food for 3 people. Food we got (grilled chicken, schnitzel, rice, sauteed veggies) was fine but not spectacular.
                        For shabbos day we went to Rare, which is now a bistro instead of a steakhouse. They made sure to tell us how things worked right away - there is kiddush and fish/cake type products at the bar you take yourself and a big salad bar table in middle of the room. You can have as much of that as you want and then they will serve a plated main course with cholent, pastrami, chicken and kugel. Dessert is also plated and served, and they gave a choice of two. Food was generally very good, and if anything there is too much of it. Service was great, which isn't something you can say about all Miami places. But they were very attentive and quick to clear and serve.