Kosher cooking adheres to a relatively simple set of principles: don't smear food on walls, don't feed your roommate while he is sleeping, and make sure all the food you're cooking is kosher. Embrace the flavors of guidelines with today's Groupon: for $75, you get an upscale three-course prix-fixe dinner for two plus a bottle of wine at Talia's Steakhouse (up to a $174.85 value). This deal also includes a three-month Kosher Advantage membership, which is valid at Talia's Steakhouse as well as more than 200 kosher markets and restaurants.
Talia's Steakhouse artfully crafts a prix-fixe menu of upscale kosher cuisine from land as well as sea. The first course unveils options including homemade hummus and tahini with hot pita or a mosaic of two kibbeh, two moroccan cigars, and two chicken fingers accompanied by a ramekin of tahini. With palates primed, diners delve into an entree and a choice of side for the second course, pairing the succulence of the braised lamb shank with the spunk of sautéed onions or mushrooms, or surrounding a grilled Atlantic salmon with a wreath of steamed spinach. The third course gives teeth a sweet sendoff with such options as a revitalizing mango sorbet and a chocolate cake with vanilla mousse donning a robe of dark chocolate, or a chocolate soufflé served with vanilla ice cream. A bottle of kosher wine stands ready to top off glasses, basting taste buds in the hearty flavors of the Herzog Selection cabernet sauvignon or the fresh vibrancy of the Bartenura pinot grigio.
Customers also get a three-month Kosher Advantage membership, saving them up to 15% at an array of kosher butchers, markets, and restaurants. See the full list of participants here.
New York Magazine has hailed Talia's Steakhouse for its weekly post-Sabbath kosher parties, which, like the rest of Talia's offerings, add a sense of fun and occasional decadence to kosher dining. The menu, which blends contemporary Manhattan offerings with Middle Eastern staples alongside the menu's more traditional steak, fish, and Middle Eastern favorites. Candlelight flickers atop white tablecloths to the beat of live mellow rock on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings, and french doors swing open onto a large sidewalk patio when weather permits. The restaurant has earned many media accolades, and kitchen staff stick around into the wee hours to sate second-shifters and ambitious somnambulists.
Upper West Side
668 Amsterdam Ave.
Manhattan, New York 10025