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Aug 16, 2010 02:52 PM

60th anniversary dinner suggestions

So, it is the in-laws 60th anniversary. The folks are staying in Massapequa with brother and sister in-law (who is a pest and will only eat murdered dry chicken breast) we are staying at a hotel in Plainview. Parents keep kosher, but will eat fish and vegetarian dishes out. We are foodies as is nephew, but will have pesty sister in-law and a few teenagers in tow. Where to take the parents for a special meal with all of our crazy needs in mind?

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  1. I can't tell exactly how big your party is, but I suggest one of the larger tables in the basement wine cellar at Convivium Osteria. Beautiful room, great food, not overly loud.

    The food is great, though possibly a bit of a tricky menu for picky teenagers... And another concern... the stairs. How able are these 60th anniversary celebrants?

    Hmmm, maybe not such a good suggestion.

    Convivium Osteria
    68 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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    1. re: Peter

      I think Convivium would be difficult for Kosher (even flexible Kosher) people and quite a long trip in from Massepequa. My suggestion would be for the OP to go to the NYS board as I think he is looking for something in Nassau or close in Suffolk which is covered by that board.

      1. re: bobjbkln

        thanks Bob - I have no concept of NY geography or what is covered by which board

    2. We love King Umberto's in Elmont, LI..for Italian, make a reservation in the dining doesn't look like much from the outside, but the dining room is lovely inside, the service is great, and the food is wonderful and priced reasonably. We eat here often, sometimes in the dining room, or with our little one in the adjacent more casual pizzaria restaurant.

      They were just featured recently on Neighborhood Eats 7 Online,--they have daily specials, many of the appetizers are great (especially the risotto cakes and fried cappelini)--teenagers will be happy, the dry chicken breast will have no complaints, and kosher parents could get fish, or many choices of pasta dishes--We eat here alot and love it, they also have complimentary killer garlic sticks and fresh baked rolls--we were just there on Wed eve--their shrimp dishes are fabulous as are their fresh clams and scallops...

      You could also go to Ravaugh which can be pretty good, it's a persian place on Willis Ave in Rosyln, LI --comfortable atmosphere, persian kebabs, and fish choices...or you could go up the street a bit, for Kosher Persian at Colbeh.