If you don’t live in New York, pack your bags and get on a plane. The fall is shaping up to be a very tasty one for hungry kosher diners. In addition to the small plates “global street food,” we’re anticipating at Mason and Mug (check out yesterday’s post), the city will also be getting a new upscale kosher steakhouse in mid-October.
Albert Allaham, the owner of an upscale butcher shop in Brooklyn and the cousin of Joey Allaham who owns the The Prime Grill, will open Reserve Cut. The restaurant will take over the 300 seat restaurant space at the Setai Wall Street which most recently hosted the award winning SHO Shaun Hergatt.
The menu —which according to Allaham is still being finalized — will feature Asian-French fusion dishes (appetizers from $14-$28, entrees from $32 to $95). Among the specialties will be glazed veal sweetbreads with fava beans, chestnuts and turnips; salt-baked Mediterranean branzino, prime-aged cote de boeuf and prime rib with a marrow bone. The menu will also offer a number of other meats from his butcher shop The Prime Cut, including wagyu angus ribs, Colorado rack of lamb and a kosher version of filet mignon. “We take the center cut of the rib (like a prime rib), and make it into a filet mignon,” Allaham explains.
The Prime Grill, the fine dining kosher steakhouse New York Magazine calls “the go-to spot for the city’s kosher-observant movers and groovers,” is pulling up stakes on East 49th St. and moving to the west side of Midtown Manhattan.
Owner Joey Allaham promises that the new space, which will seat 360, boasts a wood burning oven and “more menu options.” No details yet on what those options will be, but regulars are certainly hoping that their favorites — like a dozen varieties of dry-aged steaks, a full sushi menu and appetizers like Crackling Duck Salad — make the move over to West 56th street.
Diners will be able to wash down the new fare with rare vintages of Herzog kosher wine, and will be able to arrange tastings and pairings with a Herzog sommelier in a private dining room.