One of the Jewish religion’s most sacred and widely observed holidays, Passover commemorates the story of the Israelites’ departure from ancient Egypt. This year, Passover will be from sundown on April 10th to April 18th.
Here are five excellent Manhattan restaurants that are perfect for anyone looking to get something tastier than stale matzah.
Bedford On Park
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Boasting an open kitchen and a chic decor, Bedford on Park is one of the coolest kosher diners, and also one of the newest. The Manhattan location opened this past November and has done well, carving out a niche following. Two standout dishes to try this Passover are the tender 22oz bone in rib-eye steak and the hunger inducing maple glazed lamb bacon.
This Persian restaurant, situated right by Times Square, brings some flair to the typically conservative kosher restaurant decor. Upon walking in, you may think you’ve wandered into a nightclub. Not to be outdone, the food is similarly bold with dishes that will have you wishing you were Persian too. If you head there this Passover, make sure to try out the duck a l’orange, a crispy duck lightly brushed with a sweet orange sauce.
Russ & Daughters
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Russ & Daughters offers delicious renditions of classic Kosher dishes that are worth their high price. The New York Times wrote a full-page story about this Lower East Side establishment, so it’s a must-try at some point, regardless of whether you choose Russ & Daughters as your Passover eatery.
Prime Grill, located in the foyer of the Sony Building, is an American eatery offering inspired kosher fare (steaks, sliders, and sushi) in an extraordinary setting. Be sure to try the prime reserve cut steak, which is USDA approved beef that gets dry-aged on site.
The famous purveyor of the $29 steak will be open this Passover to save your tastebuds from matzah and maror. If you don’t get the classic steak deal, you’ll have to try the Roti de Veau aux Champignons, a veal roast slathered in delicious mushroom sauce.