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njkosher Aug 13, 2012 09:23 AM

Is Talia's the only option for a prepaid Friday night dinner in Manhattan.

Prime KO looked like they offered something, but they just told me they are not doing it.

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    AdinaA Nov 1, 2012 03:37 PM

    PrimeKO is opening pretty often, They are open this Friday, Nov. 2, but not every Friday.

    Prime at the Bentley, MeatMe and Talia's open every Friday

    Solo is fruther south than most Shomrei Shabbat live

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      AdinaA Sep 6, 2012 02:06 PM

      Prime/Solo appears to be building an empire

      PRIME AT THE BENTLEY Beached on the 21st-floor rooftop with a sweeping skyline and river view, this kosher restaurant is from Joey Allaham, who owns Prime Grill and the Prime Butcher Baker market. It will have 140 seats indoors, 100 more on the terrace. The chef, David Kolotkin, will serve up grilled Mediterranean fish, some meat dishes, sushi and a crudo bar. The restaurant will also offer Sabbath dining via a special elevator and reservation system. (Sept. 30): Bentley Hotel, 500 East 62nd Street (York Avenue). http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/05/din...

      also. Prime KO is open for shabbat again this week

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        DeisCane Sep 6, 2012 03:07 PM

        Think it's just an oversight that they didn't include Solo?

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          cheesecake17 Sep 10, 2012 11:25 AM

          Prime ko wasn't mentioned either. Seems like the most well known restaurant and the latest venture were mentioned

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        AdinaA Sep 4, 2012 06:19 PM

        Like Prime KO, Jezebel only oppens for Shabbat sometimes. including This Friday Sept. 7

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          craigcep Sep 5, 2012 06:19 AM

          Interesting that they do this for Fashion Week. OTherwise, I'm not sure their location would be conducive to being open for Shabbat. Not many shomer shabbat people in Tribeca/Soho, or people who would otherwise care about such a meal.

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            DeisCane Sep 5, 2012 07:03 AM

            There's a decent chunk of shomer shabbos folks at/near NYU, which is just a ten minute walk.

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              GilaB Sep 5, 2012 07:05 AM

              But how many of those can afford Jezebel's prices?

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                DeisCane Sep 5, 2012 07:29 AM

                Some...and not all people living there are actually NYU students.

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                  craigcep Sep 5, 2012 08:06 AM

                  I don't think the "decent chunk" downtown could support more frequent than annual or semiannual. There are far fewer religious Jews, and far fewer non-students than on the UWS. Granted, it's getting bigger. I used to live down there. It was a lonely Shabbat existence.

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                    avitrek Sep 5, 2012 08:16 AM

                    Business travelers staying downtown; Parents visiting NYU students who want a nicer dinner Friday night; Non-kosher keepers who want a shabbat dinner; The growing observant community downtown; Regular diners who like Jezebel and want to go out for dinner Friday night regardless of if the restaurant is kosher/shomer shabbat.

                    And those are just off the top of my head. Maybe the mixture can support Friday night dinners, maybe it can't even support a kosher restaurant in general. Jezebel will never know until it tries. We just need to remember Jezebel is not looking to attract the typical frum crowd, so we shouldn't limit the thinking about shabbat to the typical frum crowd either.

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                      DeisCane Sep 5, 2012 08:32 AM

                      Nice post, avi.

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                        craigcep Sep 5, 2012 06:21 PM

                        I would love for Jezebel to find being open Friday nights to be profitable. Don't think I'm rooting against it. I'm just not as optimistic as you are.

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            meateater Aug 15, 2012 12:48 PM

            I believe I saw that MEET ME two blocks from Talia' s was also open on fridays for prepaid dinner.

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              PotatoPuff Aug 13, 2012 02:02 PM

              If you are just in need of a meal, as opposed to a culinary experience, a local shul may help you find a family to eat with. Or shabbat.com

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                AdinaA Aug 13, 2012 12:58 PM

                Prime KO opens to the public only on Friday evenings on weeks when someone books a large group. There is not always much advance notice. but you can get on their mailing list and they will notify you when they open.

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                  GilaB Aug 13, 2012 09:34 AM

                  I believe that Jezebel is offering a prepaid option.

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                    LA Hungry Aug 13, 2012 11:38 AM

                    In the past I have gone to Chabad of Midtown on 5th avenue and 43rd for Friday Night dinner. It was pre-paid.

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