Passover Friendly Restaurants in NYC

A wooden table set with gold utensils for a Passover meal.

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During the week of Passover (which falls from March 30th through April 7th this year), there are plenty of New York City restaurants near Glenwood buildings who prepare special meals to commemorate the occasion. Whether you’re looking for a place to make your Seder so you don’t have to cook, or you have no idea what a Seder even is, fear not! Passover is all about welcoming people of all faiths to share thoughts on freedom and peace, so anyone and everyone can get in on the foodie fun!

The Russian Tea Room in Midtown East

Glenwood residents living in Midtown East will be thrilled to know that the legendary Russian Tea Room is offering a special Passover meal this year. The menu will be offered March 30th and 31st, and includes appetizers, entrees, and desserts, with the option to pair with kosher wine. Traditional staples such as Gefilte Fish, Lamb, and Charoset Strudel are some of the options. The meal will be served with a Seder plate, which is a special plate containing room for symbolic foods traditionally eaten during the holiday. Haggadahs, which is the book that guides participants through the ritual-rich Seder meal, indicating when and how each rite is performed, are available upon request. The meal will be $125 for adults and $50 for children.

Residents living either in The Bamford or The Bristol will find this Passover meal to be easily accessible, as it is just down the block.

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Dining on the Westside: The Jewish Community Center

Glenwood tenants in the Westside of Manhattan should look no further than the legendary Jewish Community Center – a staple in the neighborhood for all residents, no matter your religious affiliation. They will be hosting Seder Shabbang, which is four unique seder experiences complete with fascinating and entertaining facilitators, beautiful song and ritual, and gourmet food and wine. At the end of the meal, you can join one of two parties:

  • An adult soiree (for those without little ones in toe)
  • A family celebration, suitable for all ages

The Seder will be happening on March 30th, and prices range from $75 to $150. You can reserve your space on their website ahead of time. Hawthorne Park residents will be happy to know that this Seder is just a few blocks north of their luxury building!

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Downtown Residents: The Bouley Test Kitchen

Glenwood residents living Downtown will be thrilled that the famous David Bouley will be hosting his Bouley Seder at Bouley Test Kitchen. The event is a biodynamic Passover celebration of freedom and liberation, complete with the traditional Seder ceremony led by a Jewish thought leader, featuring both a custom haggadah and a ritual feast created by Chef David Bouley.

The Seder will take place on March 30th, kicking off with a 30-minute reception featuring passed canapés and klezmer music. The complete multi-course Seder will then be served, with an optional kosher wine pairing, curated by Bouley’s Beverage Director. Prices are $197, which include tax and tip.

Residents living at Barclay Tower will find this a quick (but totally worthwhile!) Uber trip to get to.

A dish of Passover friendly food from Whole Foods.

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Wherever You Live: Catered Passover Meals by Whole Foods

If you’re super observant, it may be hard to dine out for Passover. Even though there are restaurants catering to the traditional meal, they may not be kosher the rest of the year. That being said, if you want to celebrate Passover while observing all the rules, but don’t feel like slaving away in the kitchen, consider a catered meal from Whole Foods. They’re offering a Passover Dinner for 8 people at $119. In addition to saving money, you’ll be able to enjoy the meal from the comfort of your Glenwood home!

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