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it's my Birthday! Kosher restaurant for dinner

RosaSharon Nov 7, 2011 08:13 AM

it's my birthday today and a girlfriend who keeps strictly kosher is taking me out. Where shall we go? Anywhere in Manhattan would be good, but reasonable in price...she's basically vegetarian and i eat everything. Not Noi Due as last time we went we felt terribly rushed.

would love some suggestions, thank you!

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    avitrek RE: RosaSharon Nov 7, 2011 08:44 AM

    How about one of the Indian restaurants? Either the vegetarian ones if she'll eat there(the certifications are not universally accepted), or the meat ones where she can still order vegetarian.

    If she eats fish, maybe Sushein all the way downtown for conveyor belt sushi?

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      GilaB RE: avitrek Nov 7, 2011 09:42 AM

      Fish isn't vegetarian, although kosher-keeping folk tend to assume it is because it isn't fleishig.

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        avitrek RE: GilaB Nov 7, 2011 10:09 AM

        Yes, but the friend is "basically vegetarian", not vegetarian. Plus since the friend is the kosher one, she could be the classic kosher vegetarian who eats fish. It all depends on the friend. If she eats fish then Sushein could work, if not then it's probably worse than Le Marais.

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          marissaj RE: avitrek Nov 7, 2011 01:09 PM

          'classic kosher vegetarian'--- my family and i have been vegetarian all our lives. never ever touched fish, nor have any veggies i know ;)

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            RosaSharon RE: marissaj Nov 8, 2011 06:17 AM

            Marissaj - i can attest to that..having eaten at your home in N. London. This is Sharon...

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              marissaj RE: RosaSharon Nov 8, 2011 11:09 AM

              sorry- not 100% sure who u r???!?!

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      tantesheri RE: RosaSharon Nov 7, 2011 08:48 AM

      Le Marais in midtown is wonderful for steak

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        GilaB RE: tantesheri Nov 7, 2011 09:42 AM

        And not at all wonderful for vegetarians.

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        GilaB RE: RosaSharon Nov 7, 2011 10:22 AM

        There's a sad shortage of decent dairy restaurants in Manhattan. There's pizza, bagels, Noi Due, U Cafe, V Sandwich Bar, Va Bene, and some vegetarian, Indian, and hummus places without universally accepted supervision. I'd look at U, V, or Va Bene were I in your position; they're all on the UES. Va Bene is both nicer and more expensive than the other two.

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          RosaSharon RE: GilaB Nov 7, 2011 11:00 AM

          great suggestions. yes, she does eat meat on occaision but prefers veg/daiy cuisine. i'm not a fan of U - seems terribly overpriced and when i have eaten there it tasted like everything was from a can...i will suggest va bene to her :)

        2. pitagirl RE: RosaSharon Nov 7, 2011 11:41 AM

          Cafe K?

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            RosaSharon RE: pitagirl Nov 7, 2011 11:46 AM

            we've decided on Ozu. Thank you for all your suggestions - this board is really a wealth of knowledge.

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