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Philadelphia Area, but Cherry Hill area ok also: Brunch/Lunch on a Sunday?

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Bashful3 Jan 22, 2013 01:14 PM

Any suggestions for 'nice', some atmosphere, quiet? Family occasion,
7 of us, would travel a bit for something special.

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    kgg123 Jan 22, 2013 01:56 PM

    The Mansion at Main Street in Voorhees, NJ (quite close to Cherry HIll) does a very nice brunch buffet in a "special occasion" type setting.

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      GilaB Jan 22, 2013 02:13 PM

      This is not a kosher establishment, FYI.

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      Bashful3 Jan 22, 2013 04:45 PM

      I know the Mansion is pleasant, but I do need a strictly Kosher
      place, as opposed to even 'Kosher style". That's the first
      priority; some element of quiet would be the second. Fancy
      isn't where it needs to be: great bagels and lox would be a good start.

      All suggestions welcome!

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        barryg Jan 22, 2013 07:13 PM

        Unfortunately, Citron & Rose, the nicest Kosher establishment in the area, is not open for lunch. Another place with a nice atmosphere is Su Xing House, vegetarian Chinese, but they are closed on Sundays.

        Burger.org's new location in Elkins Park is pretty nice, they changed very little from when it was Max & David's. Not 100% on the hours but probably open. The food however is mediocre at best.

        Mi Lah Vegetarian is open with a brunch menu. I haven't been there so can't vouch for the food or atmosphere, but the place and menu look nice. Too bad it is vegan so no real eggs.
        http://www.milahvegetarian.com/
        Mi Lah is under IKC hashgacha, not the strictest around (the restaurant is open on Saturday) but accepted by many.

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          ThePrettypoodle Jan 22, 2013 07:44 PM

          I wasmtalking to my husband and I came up with two more ideas:
          Espreso Cafe on Castor in Philly http://philadelphia.menupages.com/restaurants/espresso-cafe-sushi-bar/menu - never been there, but the menue looks good and New Harmony http://philadelphia.menupages.com/res... - vegan Kosher Chinese - excellent food, we've eatten here many times. Located in Chinatown, looks like the other places but this one fits your needs:) We LOVE the all you can eat dim sum which would IMO be a yummy brunch:)

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            Bashful3 Jan 22, 2013 08:43 PM

            We've been to Espresso Cafe many times; it is fine, but
            I was hoping for something different for this special occasion.
            Can you tell me what the supervision is for New Harmony?
            Our daughter is very strict when it comes to supervision.

            Me, I love Mama's vegetarian, but it is far too crowded and noisey for this occasion.

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              ThePrettypoodle Jan 22, 2013 10:41 PM

              I am not 100% sure if who does the supervision of New Harmony. I think it is one of the O groups but which one I dont know, sorry:( If it is ok with your daughter I promise the food is fabulous!

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                barryg Jan 23, 2013 04:34 AM

                New Harmony is dingy and I think the supervision is conservative, I doubt your daughter would accept. I might be mixing up the supervision with Singapore restaurant though.

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                  ThePrettypoodle Jan 23, 2013 07:27 AM

                  I am pretty sure New Harmony USED to have a C supervision and now is under some O supervision. Yeah it is not as pretty as other places, but hey it is Chinatown and it is no better or worse thasn your typical Chinatown place. Plus the dim sum is super yummy and everyone can eat the pork buns (which are super!)

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                    Bashful3 Jan 24, 2013 08:45 PM

                    What I need to do is have her check out the supervision at New Harmony. Our grandchildren have led a deprived childhood, with subminimal exposure to Chinese food.

                    Aside here: how would children react to seeing 'pork buns' on the menu in a Kosher vegetarian restaurant?

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                      ThePrettypoodle Jan 24, 2013 08:48 PM

                      They'd probably find many amusing things on the menue. While the food is all vegan the names are all of the foods they mimic- so they serve a chicken and brocclli dish that is all veggie, etc:)

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