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Jan 23, 2012 09:17 PM

Hot Kiddish Club Food Restaurants

I'm with this group of non-jewish Ethnic food tasters
and want to introduce them to Traditional Kosher fare
NOT modern pastrami knishes lox & bagels, rather;
Ashkenazi/Sephardi Shul Hot Kiddish club foods like;
cholent, kishka, kugle, tzimmes, challah, burekas,
stuffed peppers/cabbage, herrings, gefilte fish etc.
the place must be able to reserve 8 punctual people
x3 tables(24), be easy walking distance to the subway,
have very clean and friendly counter or table service.

I've heard such places get very busy late Thursdays,
yet Thursday&Fridays have the best food freshest.
I need to book 7-9pm any day Sunday-Thursday.
I will probably go on foot to double-check these
places myself, but first wanted to ask what venues
I should check out in Boro Park and Williamsburg
where such foods are most popular and authentic,
by establishments that may cater the local shuls.

what I would really like to do is;
actually "throw a Kiddish" inside the Restaurant,
meaning; prepay for them to setup a buffet for
24 people to share, so they can each sample
as many different Traditional foods as possible,
and can refill... this is not an "all you can eat"
group that wants to stuff themselves, rather they
are a "chefs table" breed of food tasters.

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  1. you might want to try traditions, if youd be willing to shlep out to the five towns, they are very close to the LIRR, if youre ok with that

    1. I have never been... but Gottlieb's in Williamsburg might what you are looking for.

      1. why not have it catered in someones house? You could call Mieisers or any of the Brooklyn caterers and they could set up steam tables. The other alternative is to find a place with a party room I do not know too many places in Brooklyn that do.

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        1. re: mrmoose

          Gottlieb's would probably offer the most "authentic" experience in terms of menu items and preparation, but don't think they can accomodate 24 person buffet in house (though it never hurts to ask)

          Noah's Ark (on the Lower East Side) has a party room and should be able to accomodate your menu requirements -

          Same for Mendy's Flatbush (

          1. re: bigredesq

            mendy's flatbush is now "essen" and they have the room. Agreed that Noahs ark is probably the best bet

            1. re: pitagirl

              Cheskel's Shwarma King in BP has an outdoor, covered back room, which we once reserved for a Chulent party about 4-5 years ago.

              1. re: abu applesauce

                It has since changed its name to VIP Grill, after an unfortunate incident of a worker bringing treife hot dogs into the place.

                But yes, I was going to suggest it too.

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          1. use dovid malka, while he is no longer physically here, the cuisine is excellent, authentic & affordable, & they have a room upstairs for partys.

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            1. re: Moishefrompardes

              Great idea. (He may have been Moroccan but he could cook Polish food with the best of them.) I hadn't known about the party room; I thought he was purely take away and catering.

              1. re: zsero

                i think you basically pay 250 to the yeshiva for the room & whatever for the food. its heimish but whatever when i ate treif the most undecorated places in china town always had the tastiest food, i think it the same holds true here.

                1. re: Moishefrompardes

                  Moishe - this is a very compelling idea.
                  about how many can they sit in this "room"?
                  not sure i can pull this off with a $30pp budget.

                  1. re: Joe Berger

                    atleast 50. its definately within budget.