19 Best Restaurants For Passover In NYC

Passover is a special time of celebration for Jewish people around the world, and New York is no different. As such, Passover dishes and traditions from around the globe have made their way onto the menus of more than a few restaurants in the city that never sleeps. Grains like wheat, spelt, rye, barley, and oats are forbidden for members of the Jewish diaspora who observe Passover. Any grain that leads to leavened bread is not allowed, which explains the symbolic reason matzo is eaten on Passover. The flatbread harkens back to God's instructions to the Israelites' before their escape from Egypt and is why you shouldn't expect standard dinner rolls at any restaurant observing Passover traditions.

When it comes to a typical Passover dinner party menu, also known as the traditional Seder meal, which is made with flavors and textures that symbolize different elements of the story. Expect standards like matzo balls and gefilte fish alongside some outside-the-box menu ideas that still fall within the guidelines for a traditional Passover Seder.

Nat's on Bank

Nat's on Bank is a neighborhood favorite in the West Village named after the founder, Natalie Freihon. As known for its colorful, arty interior as its community-forward vibe and food, Nat's on Bank is one restaurant in New York that is a must for anyone looking for a Seder dinner with a twist. This year diners can expect a four-course, prix-fixe menu of modern twists on Seder dinner classics on Wednesday, April 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Beet-pickled deviled egg with whitefish, and bitter herbs with horseradish, add the classic elements to the menu. Charoset — wine, nuts, and apples — comes in the form of duck confit with red wine poached apple and toasted walnut, while a NY striploin in a veal demi-glace stands in for zeroa, the roasted bone, with a side of kugel fries.  


Upper West Side gem Dagon is a Mediterranean forward restaurant named after a Phoenician god with the motto "somewhere in the Mediterranean," a catchphrase from the Middle Eastern radio show "Voice of Peace" that perfectly describes the direction of the menu. The show had a popular 20-year run, and the nostalgia of that radio show is a major inspiration for the restaurant in both the food and decor.

Dagon's Passover menu extends over two days, April 5 and 6, and offers a pretty impressive Sedar spread. For $75 per person, you can enjoy a traditional Seder plate with Parsley tabbouleh, boiled organic egg, charoset, salad, matzo bread, and lamb bone marrow with matzo crackers and sea salt. It's not Passover without matzo ball soup made with roasted duck, and you have the  choice of roasted salmon, braised lamb, and harissa spiced bbq chicken. Dessert ends the meal with your choice of flourless chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream, whip cream, and chocolate sauce, or matzo crumbled over ice cream with the aforementioned chocolate sauce. 


According to the Tribeca Citizen, even celebrity entertainers John Legend and Jimmy Fallon's house band "The Roots" think Bubby's is a blessing to New York's food scene. Now you can count the Tribeca-based Seder as an extension of that blessing, but you'll have to bring your own book of Passover rituals.

This $75 Passover prix fixe isn't exactly chopped liver; although you can get that with matzo in your starter, alongside pickles and traditional offerings like matzo ball soup. Nothing will remind you of your bubby like pot roast with roasted vegetables and potatoes, along with tsimis, a sweet root veggie casserole. A three-berry pie made of matzo brings the Seder to a saccharine close while staying true to the tenets of Passover. A meal at Bubby's is always a blessing, but it's even more so when the meal is actually marking a divine intervention.

Mark's Off Madison

Mark's Off Madison isn't one of those restaurants trading in obscurity behind hidden doors and alleys. Mark's Off Madison is literally just off Madison Avenue and brings Chef Mark Strausman's Jewish heritage together with European cuisines from Italy and elsewhere. From April 4–6, $20 will get you set up with a Seder plate before jumping into the rest of the offerings on the menu.

Chef Strausman's homemade gefilte fish and chopped chicken liver continue the Passover dinner alongside roasted proteins like salmon with salsa verde and lemon and herb-stuffed chicken. A whole pound of brisket accompanied with baby carrots, asparagus, and, of course, mashed potatoes is enough for a duo or trio of diners. Matzo pops up here as a chocolate-covered dessert, while coconut macaroons, which qualify as unleavened, come dipped in vanilla or chocolate in a dozen or half a dozen.


Over on the Upper East Side, sustainable Mediterranean restaurant, Amali, has been making its presence felt since 2011. Amali influences come from Southern European regions within Greece, France, Spain, and Italy. Sustainability is practiced through respect for natural ingredients sourced from local, independent producers, including fishermen and farms.

Although the $75 "Easter brunch" menu isn't an obvious nod to Seder, starters like gem lettuce and mains like lamb chops with walnut pesto and potatoes make for Passover-adjacent options. The dinner special, a roasted leg of lamb complete with peas, asparagus, and carrots, remains respectful of the Passover season. Due to its vegetable-forward menu, Amali's a la carte options, like garlic-chili mint roasted eggplant, Moroccan spiced lamb saddle, or carrot labneh spiced with za'atar and cilantro, also work for the occasion.

Le Marais

We consider Le Marais to be one of the best kosher restaurants in NYC because of its unique focus on French cuisine with a fine dining flair that still adheres to Jewish culinary customs. The kosher steakhouse offers its own family-style Seder menu on April 5 with 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. holiday hours. Meant to be shared with groups of up to four people, Le Marais' Passover meal makes the grade.

Starters include matzo ball soup for up to two people, a classic Seder platter with Charoset, a chicken wing, hard-boiled egg, and bitter herbs, an artisanal garden salad, and a smoky gravlax platter. As far as the entrees are concerned, you're covered with a braised brisket for four, coq au vin braised in red wine with onions and mushrooms, or a whole roasted chicken. The steakhouse offerings like ribeye and tenderloin roast are spectacularly good and kosher. A root vegetable-heavy option for sides stays away from grains and ensures the sanctity of your Passover meal. 

Miriam Restaurant

As a testament to Miriam Restaurant's popularity, it boasts two locations: one on the Upper West Side and another in Brooklyn. Chef Rafael Hasid's specifically Israeli menu is proficiently executed and is one important reason why the establishment has been around for close to 20 years. At Miriam, the Passover dinner on offer is available for pick-up or delivery from April 4–6.

This epic dinner packs enough sustenance for four diners, which is great because it makes the $340 price tag that much easier to swallow. Start with the gefilte fish and horseradish beets, chopped liver with onion marmalade, or matzo ball soup. Meezze in the form of garlic, tahini, and parsley dips makes a wonderful accompaniment for butternut squash. Your choice of brisket, braised lamb shanks, or grouper in a pomegranate chimichurri round out the mains. A plethora of veggies and spices add heft to your meal as hearty sides while traditional charoset shows up as dessert.

Talia's Steakhouse

Talia's Steakhouse has been making fantastic kosher meals for New Yorkers in the know for 21 years. The romantic mood-lit restaurant offers Jewish holiday meals for special occasions like Shabbat, and Passover is no different. With two Sedar seatings at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Talia's is offering diners a great opportunity to leave the Passover dinner preparations to them.

Salmon filet in a Moroccan peppery tomato sauce or your choice of garden or quinoa salad set things off right. The ever-present matzo ball soup has a competitor with potato leek soup as the soup of the day. Entrees get really interesting with prime beef brisket, chicken marsala, whole branzino, or lamb stew for carnivores. Aside from the salads and soup, vegetarians can rely on a cauliflower steak served with mashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables as a proper stand-in for steak. Fruit salad is the healthy dessert option, while sorbet and chocolate mousse address your sweet tooth.


Sadelle's on Broadway is an award-winning restaurant named after the great-grandmother of co-owner Jeff Zalaznick. It has shoutouts for its brunch menu and boasts half a dozen outposts located across the United States, specifically Miami, Boca Raton, Las Vegas, Dallas, and, of course, New York, and Paris, where the restaurant's reputation has preceded it across the Atlantic.

While there isn't a specific Passover prix fixe like other establishments on the list, there are more than enough regular menu items on the list to make a Seder brunch more than possible. Seafood is covered by options like smoked salmon, sablefish, sturgeon, and salads where whitefish and salmon roe are the focus. Matzo ball or tomato soup warms us up for the main event that includes any number of brunch-y egg specialties, just nix the leavened bread.

Edith's Eatery & Grocery

Edith's Eatery & Grocery is the best of both worlds, where you can grab your Passover meal ingredients to-go or dine in and let someone else do it for you. Another "great" relative is the inspiration for Edith's, which is named after the great-aunt of owner Elyssa Heller. Located in foodie trendsetting Williamsburg since 2021, Edith's menu allows you to pick and choose your Passover meal path.

Starters like the Israeli salad, smoked labneh, and Khorasan tabouli with summer corn, hawaij spices, and mint-and-chive oil make sharing easy. Brunch offerings include the house-made pastrami steak and eggs with smashed fingerling potatoes. The house fish plate with smoked salmon, arctic char, and mackerel falls within Passover guidelines — as long as you hold the bagels. Romanian steak takes you from brunch to dinner.


Gertie is one of the most popular establishments on the list, being covered extensively in a variety of New York media outlets. Community-focused in its Brooklyn location, the restaurant has also been giving back through the launch of a nonprofit community kitchen for marginalized communities in the area. Another eat-in or order-out establishment, Gertie is also offering a unique four-course Passover dinner on April 20 in partnership with pop-up restaurant Dacha 46.

With a $100 per person ticket, expect your Passover to be shaken up a bit with beet-pickled egg with latkes and chicken liver as your first course. The second course ensures you eat your veggies with a Caesar salad and cauliflower root vegetable kugel. Mains include lamb kebabs and matzoh-crusted whitefish. We don't know how kosher this is for Sedar, but there's almond cake and buttermilk lavender cheesecake for dessert.


This national home Ukrainian restaurant is a New York City classic in the East Village. With an origin story going back to founder Irene Sawchyn's 98-year-old grandmother, Veselka has been pumping out authentic pierogies and borscht for over 50 years. This lengthy experience is probably why It's one of the absolute best Ukrainian restaurants in the U.S., with a brand new location launching in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood this year. Veselka has also been doing its part to support Ukrainians displaced by war by offering work visas and $300,000 worth of borscht to aid Ukrainian war efforts.

While there's no obvious Passover dinner special, the daily menu items offer much in the way of Passover-friendly options. Cabbage stuffed with rice, sauerkraut, and mushrooms, or beef and rice with mushroom or tomato gravy works well within limits. Chicken breast, several omelets, matzo ball or split pea soups, or a veal goulash all make the grade. 


From April 5 to 9, Barbounia's Sephardi and Ashkenazi-focused Mediterranean menu will tackle Passover with a three-course dinner. Executive Chef Amitzur Mor leans into his Israeli upbringing to create a traditional Seder meal with modern updates.

Sea bass steps in for the gefilte fish offering with jalapeño, cilantro, and labneh, while pacific yellowtail is served as a crudo with marinated beets, toasted nuts, horseradish, and herbed salad. Together with an artichoke soup, the appetizer portion of the meal is covered. Grilled lamb chops with wild nettles and black rice or roasted halibut with fava beans, peas, and broth make up the difference as far as mains and proteins go. A nod to French cooking enters the chat as a matzo-encrusted napoleon with hazelnut mousse and candied pecans or flourless coconut peanut cookies.

Morso NYC

Perhaps the most unlikely restaurant on this list, Morso NYC is a classic Italian restaurant helmed by Chef Pino Luongo, a Tuscan transplant with several restaurants under his belt. The menu relies heavily on the Tuscan influence which makes it a little surprising that there's a whole menu specially curated for Passover.

A hybrid Italian Jewish experience awaits, starting with artichokes over fennel or a Florentine chicken liver pate with matzo for spreading. Speaking of matzo, a chicken soup with matzo makes for a worthwhile zuppa. With your choice of two entrees you have to decide between roasted salmon, whole roasted chicken, or a traditional brisket braised quite untraditionally with Barolo wine. Coconut macaroons in chocolate sauce or flourless chocolate cake alongside coconut gelato end the meal sweetly. At $90 per person, it's a steal.

Katz's Delicatessen

Of course, you can't talk about New York's Jewish population and Passover without talking about delis, and if you're talking about delis in NYC, you must talk about Katz's Delicatessen. The origins of Jewish delis in New York have to do with the arrival of Jewish-German immigrants in the 19th Century, who brought the concept of delicacy food shops — called Delikatessens — with them to New York. Katz has been carrying on this tradition in NYC since 1888, and their Passover dinner is an extension of that tradition.

A $180 dinner will include all the classic matzo, brisket, and gefilte fish offerings, with 1 pound of pastrami or turkey breast. Although Katz doesn't typically guarantee all their meat is kosher, they've made an exception for this dinner serving groups of six to eight people.

Sarge's Delicatessen and Diner

Sarge's Deli is another long-standing deli institution with 55 years of service behind it. With a menu of over 200 items, it shouldn't come as any surprise that Passover would be given consideration on it.

Matzo ball, kreplach, and thick split pea soup stay in line with expectations. A Seder plate just makes sense here. Roast brisket, chopped chicken liver, roasted turkey, gefilte fish, Norwegian salmon, and Swedish meatballs make up a good portion of the meats on the menu. Add to that two different types of kugel — potato and noodle — and 10 various dessert items including cheesecakes and macaroons, and this becomes a perfect Passover dinner destination for celebrants who want to spend time eating a home-cooked meal rather than cooking one.

Barney Greengrass

Aside from being a great destination restaurant for Passover, Barney Greengrass is also one of the best NYC restaurants and bars to celebrate Hanukkah. Known for its fish and latkes, the store and restaurant is less of a meat-selling deli and more of an appetizing store — it deals mainly in fish and dairy. The restaurant stays true to that ethos and, even without a dedicated Passover menu, Barney Green grass definitely passes the bar.

With a plethora of smoked fish platters — over 30 to choose from — a number of egg-based dishes, caviars, herring dishes, borscht and matzo ball soups, cheeses, and desserts, Barney Greengrass is a smart choice whether you're ordering your food to go or sitting down in the restaurant. With over 100 years of history, courtesy of the restaurant's founder and namesake Barney Greengrass, Passover meal planning couldn't be any easier.

2nd Ave Deli

2nd Avenue Deli N.Y.C., originally launched in 1954's East Village, relocated to Murray Hill in 2007. Since then, a second location sprouted up in the Upper East Side to the delight of everyone familiar with the kosher caterer and restaurant. A Passover Seder for 12 diners clocks in at $575, which maybe seems steep until you take a look at what a dozen people get for that. Three types of soups, two appetizers including chopped liver and potato pancakes with applesauce, a choice of either six roast chickens or 4 pounds of brisket in gravy, three side dishes, traditional charoset, and maror, two boxes of matzo, and 3 pounds of macaroons. 

We won't do the math on all of that divided by 12 people, but it sounds like it's more than worth the expense for a hungry squad of Passover celebrants.

Mile End Delicatessen

Mile End Delicatessen is a Brooklyn-based establishment that prides itself on making Jewish comfort food for the masses. Co-owner Joel TietolmanIt was inspired by his childhood in Montreal and the restaurant takes its cues from the Jewish delis he grew up dining at in the Mile End Jewish neighborhood located in that Canadian city.

While there is an impressive dine-in restaurant, the Passover items are for pick-up, delivery, or catering only. As such, this isn't really a place to sit down for dinner on Passover, however, we think it's worth mentioning because of the number of great food products on the special Passover ordering menu, and the fact that it's still all food prepared for you by a capable kitchen. All the usual suspects accompany some surprises like cumin-roasted cauliflower, za'atar chicken, and toffee-and-chocolate-covered matzo bark.