Where to Eat Out and Order in This Passover

Local restaurants and delis can take the stress out of a seder.

Passover table via Interfaith Family.

Passover table via Interfaith Family.

This year, forget the hassle of cooking an elaborate seder dinner and leave the menu to the pros. Check out these local restaurants and caterers, who are hosting sit down and take-out fixed price menus for Passover.

Eat Out

Thyme
Thyme restaurant in Roslyn is offering a special Passover prix fixe menu in place of their regular dinner and prix fixe menus on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 (the first two nights of the holiday). Dinner comes with a traditional seder plate and chopped liver for the table and is followed by matzo ball soup and main course options like roasted salmon with ratatouille and tomato basil pesto emulsion, or Long Island duck breast with caramelized pear, baby spinach, pine nuts and cassis demi-glace.
8 Tower Rd., Roslyn, NY 11576 | 516.625.2566 | website
The Jolly Fisherman & Steak House
The Jolly Fisherman, also in Roslyn, might not sound like a place that would offer Passover dinner, but that’s part of what makes their holiday prix fixe so fun. For the first two nights of the holiday (April 22 and 23) diners can choose between a 5 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. seating and a five-course meal that includes items like a seder plate, gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, brisket, latkes and flourless chocolate cake.
25 Main St., Roslyn, NY 11576 | 516.621.0055 | website

Order In

Ben’s Delicatessen
The classic choice for Passover (and all holiday) catering, Ben’s Delicatessen boasts the whole array of Jewish culinary favorites. Go for the complete holiday dinner for 10 guests, which comes with gefilte fish, chopped liver, matzo ball soup, turkey or brisket, sides like matzo farfel and sweet potato pudding, and a whopping 1.5 pounds of macaroons. And with multiple locations on Long Island and delivery, Ben’s makes one tempting offer.
Multiple locations | website
Elegant Eating
This Suffolk County catering company offers a variety of options for those looking to bring home a Passover meal. Go a la carte and pick and choose from items like Caribbean spinach salad, chicken breasts stuffed with savory kugel, braised boneless short ribs, charoset and chopped liver. Or go the whole nine yards and opt for the complete Passover dinner for eight people, which even comes with a box of matzo. Last day to order ahead is April 14.
739 Smithtown Bypass (Rt. 347), Smithtown, NY 11787 | 631.360.2211 | website
(Note: Not all of these offerings are certified kosher so be sure to check ahead of time if it meets your requirements)

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Katherine Martinelli is a food, travel, and lifestyle journalist who contributes to publications such as The Atlantic, AFAR, Time Out New York, the Village Voice, CityLab, and more. Born and raised in Manhattan, she now lives in Mineola with her husband and son.