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Motzai Shabbas restaurant in Teaneck...?

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KosherVeg May 8, 2011 03:03 PM

What's the best restaurant for Motzai Shabbas this time of year in the Teaneck area? I'm going to be in central NJ, so I suppose southern NJ isn't out of the question either...

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    vallevin RE: KosherVeg May 10, 2011 09:32 AM

    Kosher Veg....if you are leaving Central NJ Motz. Shab you won't be getting to Teaneck until about 9:30 (earliest!...) ...I'm just not sure what your options are at that hour.

    If it were me, I'd find a nice local place to walk around with the husband and get some ice cream.

    Also, you could wait until Sunday morning and then go for brunch in the city.

    Just my 2 cents

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      DeisCane RE: vallevin May 10, 2011 09:42 AM

      Unfortunately neither Mosaica nor Fumio is open MS.

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        KosherVeg RE: DeisCane May 11, 2011 09:35 AM

        So what is???

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          azna29 RE: KosherVeg May 11, 2011 11:15 AM

          Most fo the places don't open saturday night this time of year. I think Chickies in Englewood is open until 3am, but they are more of a take out place. There is a nice park behind their building though so you could sit outside and enjoy the sandwiches. Their food is very good.

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            vallevin RE: azna29 May 11, 2011 11:54 AM

            I wouldn't be in that park at 9:30 at night

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              azna29 RE: vallevin May 11, 2011 01:05 PM

              Ha! I didn't really think about that but yeah that's probably right!

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              teachermom RE: azna29 May 11, 2011 05:33 PM

              Chickie's is on West Englewood Avenue, but in Teaneck.

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        marissaj RE: KosherVeg May 11, 2011 11:55 AM

        Sammy's is open- not a gourmet experience, but AMAZING mozarella stix and semi-decent pizza (im not a huge fan, but i know of others who are). The Chinese restaurant in Elizabeth is open- I hear they have re-done it, and also the pizza place in Elizabeth is open.
        The ambience at Sammys is the best of these choices IMVHO, but that's not really saying much.

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          vallevin RE: marissaj May 11, 2011 03:44 PM

          Sammy's? For a date night? I'll still campaign for Sunday Brunch in the city.

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            marissaj RE: vallevin May 11, 2011 03:51 PM

            I totally agree with you, but perhaps Sunday isnt an option. Therefore, with the very, very limited options I would have to say Sammy's is the best choice for a Sat night out in Teaneck ;)

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              DeisCane RE: marissaj May 11, 2011 06:00 PM

              Is Noah's Ark not open on Saturday nights? I could have sworn I met friends once there MS when we still lived in NYC.

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                vallevin RE: DeisCane May 12, 2011 05:39 AM

                Yes, but it's summertime now. Some restaurant only do MS hours in the Winter.

                I suppose the OP could just call the various restaurants and ask. My suggestion would be ETC then.

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                  marissaj RE: vallevin May 12, 2011 11:06 AM

                  IIRC, I do not believe any of the meat places open Sat night in the Summer. If I were OP, and it HAD to be Sat night, I would just brave mocha bleu. IMVHO, it isnt that terrible that noone should ever venture there again.

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                    KosherVeg RE: marissaj May 18, 2011 12:23 PM

                    Ok - stay tuned. We're going sat pm.

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                      marissaj RE: KosherVeg May 23, 2011 05:33 PM

                      Reviews KosherVeg?

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                        KosherVeg RE: marissaj May 23, 2011 09:12 PM

                        Just got back from NJ...got I hate EWR. Anyhow, you know what? It was pretty good. The atmosphere, I thought, was fantastic. IT was hip, crowded and a great energy on a Saturday night. There were a few misses -- teriyaki portabello appetizer; fried mozarella puffs were a bit large (which was great) but that meant some of the cheese didn't melt (not so great). Otherwise, everything else we had, from sushi to creme brulee was scruptious -- and the service was fantastic, contrary to other reviews. Two notes: the miso was the lowest note, I felt. And the waiter did say he preferred real shrimp over the "kosher kind." Well, to some, that means it's a much more mainstream place -- to others, it's ill-informed. Nevertheless, I would return. It was a welcomed middle-tier milchig place--something you don't find so often. It seemed like it was a hipper version of what Dougie's Dairy (UWS) tried to be way back when.

                        All that said, if the place is a risky hit or miss -- I lucked out. I'd give it a 4 out of 5...

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                          vallevin RE: KosherVeg May 24, 2011 07:54 AM

                          Kosher Veg... how was the service?

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                            KosherVeg RE: vallevin May 24, 2011 08:05 AM

                            Just restating what I commented above: " and the service was fantastic, contrary to other reviews."

                            Really, we were taken care of prim and proper.

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                              marissaj RE: KosherVeg May 25, 2011 01:07 PM

                              Good- I am so glad you enjoyed; I thought maybe I was going nuts ;)

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                                KosherVeg RE: marissaj May 25, 2011 07:14 PM

                                Thanks for pushing me!

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