Three stars is high above and in the section below. I would have given this no higher than a
2 and a half.
With a friend for lunch on a Friday, about noon. The restaurant was her choice, as it came recommended to her. It was new to me. Decor was basic, it was clean and spare, not especially attrractive ambience; not a big decorating budget, obviously. The bathroom was large, well stocked, and clean.
We walked right in and chose our own table and found our own menus. The restaurant was not truly crowded, but no one greeted us or showed us to a table. I grabbed our menus from a small table near the door.
There was nothing on the outside or even specifically on the menu that caused me to think we were in a Jewish run vegertarian restaurant. It quickly became obvious that two Gentile women were not the usual clientele. It took awhile for the servers (some who doubled as food preparers) to notice that we had seated ourselves and were nearly ready to order. Since I was deciding on a salad anyway, the vegetarian part hadn't dawned on me yet. I ordered a Spinach Fritatta with a side of fresh fruit.
My companion wanted a deli sanwhich and commented to the server that there were no meat dishes on the menu. He then admited that this was a vegetarian place. All the personnel we saw were men, no women anywhere. The yarmulkes gave the Jewish part away. I have no problem with either of these situations, but it would have been nice to have been aware (from some signage or the menu) that this place was Vegetarian.That day, we probably would have gone elsewhere.
The food was took a bit to come. My fritatta was small and not especially tasty. No chesse on it anywhere. It was just OK; I thought it was too bland. It was fresh and hot. Some diced ham would have been nice and would have helped the flavor, but not in a meatless Jewish restaurant. And it was served very basically, plain white heavy duty restaurant quality plates with no garnishes, or nothing to make it attractive. The fresh fruit was served on the same plate and it was fresh, but the only word for it was boring. Chunks of mixed cantaloupe with maybe one piece of pineapple thrown in. Unimaginative.
My comapnion had a tossed salad with some bottled dressing in a plastic dressing cup on the side, scrambled eggs, and a toasted bagel, with cream cheese and slices of tomato. The salad and eggs came on the same plate. Bagels are supposed to be chewy, but this one was hard, and from the piece she shared with me, the cream cheese and tomato on it didn't improve it any.
We ordered dessert since both of us felt our meals hadn't been satisfying enough. There were no dessert items on the menu that I noticed, but we had seen a cold case by the front door. There were three different kinds of baclava in it. We ordered the phyllo style. It was quite hard and needed a sharp knife to cut through the very small crumbly piece, about two mouthfuls. Again it was nothing special just OK. (Since my friend treated me, I didn't notice the prices, but I don't think we got her money's worth this day).
About this time the restaurant started to get some busier and a nearby table ordered a pizza. It looked much better than what we had had. The menu said there were only two types of cheeses, Mozzarella and Feta, and no meats for the pizzas either.
Two couples, the men with yarmulkes and two dressed up women sat down near us. The server was quite attentive to them and we had to ask a second time for our check. This helped me understand that Gentiles weren't the usual customers there.
So if you are not vegetarian and not Jewish, maybe this is not your best choice.
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