Rosh Hashanah dining: local restaurants offer menus, takeout options for Jewish holidays


With Hurricane Irma throwing local calendars off track, who has had time to make elaborate plans for the Jewish holidays

Hopefully those who observe the Jewish New Year, which arrives Wednesday night and runs through Friday night, have found ample time for family and community celebrations. If that’s not the case, fear not – several local restaurants are cooking Rosh Hashanah meals. 

Rapoport Restaurant Group 

Two of Burt Rapoport’s south county restaurants are offering a mix of prix fixe and a la carte options for the Jewish holidays. 

Henry’s: The southern Delray spot will serve a four-course Rosh Hashanah dinner for $42 per person on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The menu kicks off with a classic apples and honey plate, a choice of soup (matzo ball or split pea), various appetizer options, entrées and a dessert. Reservations are a must. 

If you’d rather do takeout, Henry’s is offering a “Rosh Hashanah To Go” menu featuring holiday dishes complete with reheat instructions. Options include matzo ball or “Magical Split Pea” soups, chopped chicken livers, roasted chicken with caramelized thyme jus, first cut brisket of beef, plus challah rolls, wild rice, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies and apple strudel. 

“To Go” orders must be placed by 6 p.m. Sunday for pickup at Henry’s on Wednesday or Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 


Burt & Max’s: This suburban Delray restaurant will offer a special New Year’s a la carte menu as well as its regular menu on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Special menu items include an apples-and-honey salad ($9), matzo ball soup ($7), slow-roasted brisket ($28) and apple cake ($7). 


Pavilion Grille 

This Boca Raton restaurant will host a special Rosh Hashanah dinner for singles (of all faiths) on Thursday night, sponsored by “Stepping Out Florida.” 

The four-course dinner, which costs $45 per person ($36 plus tax and tip), kicks off at 6 p.m. On the menu: matzo ball soup with challah, house salad, a choice of braised brisket, herbed roasted chicken or salmon with orange-ginger butter sauce, plus roasted potatoes, glazed carrots, dessert and a glass of holiday wine. Coffee, tea or soft drink are included. Bonus: There will be live music by the Paul Anthony Band. 

Dinner for children ages 6 to 10 costs $23 plus tax and tip, while kids age 5 and younger dine free. 

To reserve a spot, visit the Stepping Out Florida site here


TooJay’s

The locally based deli chain is offering a traditional menu of Rosh Hashanah dishes for dining in or takeout. On the menu, expect entrees like grilled London broil, baked cod with potato stuffing, brisket and herbed roasted chicken. Entrees are served with matzo ball soup, gefilte fish or chopped liver, carrot tsimmes, mini latkes, a glass of kosher wine, a holiday dessert, plus coffee or tea.

The holiday meal will be served Wednesday and Thursday. Reservations are recommended. 

To find a TooJay’s location near you, visit TooJays.com.


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