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Mar 17, 2013 02:26 PM

Boston South End or Copley, pasadika dinner

We have theater tickets on 3/30 and realized that it's Pesach. We would like to be able to eat near the Calderwood. We are not very observant, so the restaurant doesn't need to be rabbinically supervised, but should follow general Ashkenazic principals.

Any suggestions?

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  1. You should try posting on the Boston board.

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    1. re: cheesecake17

      I already did, but noticed someone suggested to someone that they post on Kosher.

      1. re: jira

        I don't believe there are any kosher restaurants in South End or Copley (not that I'm super-knowledgeable about Boston, there just aren't too many kosher restaurants there in general.) As such, I doubt anybody on the kosher board would be able to help, I'm sorry.

        Are any of these Chabads conveniently located to your theater? However, they'll be doing a full seder, not just a short service plus dinner, so I don't know that they'd work well with your schedule, anyway.

        1. re: GilaB

          The night in question, 3/30, is not the night of either of the seders anyway.

          As far as the OP's original question, I can't imagine any restaurant that isn't rabbinically supervised keeping to any sort of Pesach observance; the restrictions are so severe, it would probably be hard to stick to them for a regular meal. Now I have heard that some restaurants in some places do do a sort of kosher-style meal for seder night, but I would be beyond surprised if any would do it on one of the intermediate days of the holiday.

    2. If you are open to eating slightly further away, there are a number of kosher restaurants in Brookline near Coolidge corner. From Calderwood, it would probably be a 10-15 minute drive (parking is relatively easy) or you could take the green line C to Coolidge Corner.

      I'm partial to Rami's for a quick bite.

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      1. re: Klunco

        I don't know Boston at all, but in NY, a much bigger Jewish community, there will be almost no restaurants open at all on Pesach, because there will be so few days that are not shabbos or yom tov, and it probably won't be worth it for the restaurants to kasher for the few patrons that might want to go out. It would surprise me if many, or any, in other cities will.

        1. re: queenscook

          Thanks for letting me know. I am not kosher but will keep this in mind when suggesting in the future and I will make sure to call ahead to check if I get the hankering.

      2. I don't see why any restaurant can't make fish and vegetables, or meat and vegetables if you don't care if the meat is kosher.

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        1. re: magiesmom

          It really depends how careful the OP wants to be about pots and ingredients.

          1. re: avitrek

            well, (s)he said not very observant,not asking about a Kosher restaurant, so I think (s)he just means no bread, rice, legumes. which is relatively easy.

        2. I don't know of any kosher restaurants in Boston that are open during Pesach, possibly the Milk Street Cafe.

          If you are not observant, go to any steak or fish restaurant and order grilled something with plain baked potatoes and a salad with dressing on the side or ask for lemon juice and olive oil.

          1. Give a call to Legal Seafood. They used to have a Passover menu. Not kosher, but it sounds like it might work for you.

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            1. re: Maxinella

              I dont think that Milk Street Cafe is not kosher for pesach.
              If you dont care about the kashrus supervision. I assume many restaraunts may have Gluten Free options that should suffice, such as Legal Sea Foods.

              1. re: Maxinella

                I should elaborate. In addition to leaving out breading, Legal's used to bring matzo to the table instead of bread. So it's basically the gluten free menu with matzo on the side.