My wife and I went one evening last week--late, so it was not crowded.
The restaurant is beautiful, spacious and comfortable.
We both ordered soup. The beef and wild rice was way oversalted. The
wild mushroom soup was delicious.
I ordered sliders from the appetizer menu which arrived on rolls that
weren't too fresh (as were the very mediocre rolls put on the table
when we sat down). The accompanying fried potatoes were scrumptious.
The sliders were less than mediocre, also tasting not fresh, with a
My wife ordered vegetarian sushi. Beautiful to look at, but bland and
Finally, we had ordered french fries which failed to arrive with our
food. The waiter, when we finally got his attention, was very
apologetic and asked if we wanted them now--we were pretty much
finished eating--or to take home with us. No charge. We tasted them
as soon as we got into the car. Not great.
I would like to think that had we ordered steak, my report would be
One more thing: the water served at the table was room temperature.
Some ice please.
We will try one more time
Went on a Thursday night with 7 PM reservations and got seated immediately. The service was exceptional. Ambiance is very nice. The one minor thing about the setting that isn't great is that the walls facing out to the street are glass and though that can be nice, Union Turnpike isn't all that attractive to look out on.
Appetizers we chose weren't so great but I don't think we chose the best options for us anyway (some fancy sushi roll and French Onion soup). Both our steaks were very good and made exactly how we ordered. Prices are slightly lower than Manhattan and the meal was comparable to one at Prime Grill.
Will definitely go back again.
I had an enjoyable meal there. Got the Steak Au Poivre. It was as good as anything I'd get in the city from Le Marais or Prime Grill. Price was comparable too, the good steaks will run around $40. The appetizers we had were good, one standout was the short rib spring rolls. We didn't have any sushi, but I was sitting next to the sushi counter and everything coming out of there looked beautiful. I'm going to try that next time.
The decor is nice and the place is pretty big. There's a bar area with some TVs. We watched a game during the meal.
If you're looking for high-end kosher dining and aren't in the mood to travel to the city from Queens or the Island, this would be a great alternative.