New York’s Best Seders

Monday, April 10, 2017
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Are your parents stuck in Scarsdale? Did Bubbe cancel? Or are you just a goy looking for some brisket? Well, whatever your story, if you’re looking for a last-minute seder, look no further.


Russ and Daughters Café

127 Orchard Street

The deli’s chic Orchard Street café is holding a second Seder on April 11 led by talk show host Catie Lazarus. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Lower East Side Girls’ Club.


Sammy’s Roumanian

157 Christie Street

The boisterous, iconic Sammy’s Roumanian is celebrating with two seatings tonight and tomorrow. In lieu of regular lounge singer Danny Love, a cantor will be on hand, along with Haggadahs and their famous chopped liver.


Mile End Delicatessen

53 Bond Street

The upscale delicatessen will be doing a family style service on both nights. Led by Nathan Philips, author of The Unorthodox Hagadah, this seder is “not kosher,” and includes dishes like Special matzo ball soup with duck fat matzo ball, roasted chicken stock, fennel, dill & duck confit.


Talia’s Steakhouse

668 Amsterdam Avenue

The Kosher Upper West Side chophouse is doing two seatings the first two nights. Led by a Rabbi, Cantor or Yeshiva graduate, the service will be in Hebrew, and feature Haggadahs, a Seder plate and more.


James Beard House

167 West 12th Street

The James Beard House is celebrating the second night of Passover with a Mexican-Jewish fusion menu featuring dishes like an “Epazote and Jalapeño–Flavored Broth with Matzoh Balls, Pulled Chicken, Avocado, Cilantro, White Onion, and Serrano Chiles.”



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