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Le Marais, one of New York's few kosher steakhouses, takes its name and inspiration from the historic, artsy neighborhood in Paris. For its clientele of religious Jews, tourists, and theater-goers, the restaurant recreates a Gallic bistro atmosphere, with dark wood paneling, antique advertising posters, Parisian maps, and life-sized lamp posts. Starters include charcuterie selections, smoked salmon and herring, a vegetable napoleon, and, in a nod to Morocco, a couscous salad spiked with spicy merguez sausage. Still, the main attraction is the meat—a working butcher shop at the entrance and on-premise aging room signal that these folks mean business. Cuts of succulent ribeye and prime rib are all ably prepared; shallot and bearnaise sauces add further perk. Fabulous fries complete the picture. Other specialties range from steak tartare to slow-cooked veal, and from beef burgundy to chicken fricassee. There's more to kosher than pastrami, after all.Delivery Charge
There is no free delivery area; delivery charges range from $5 to $15.Recommended Dishes
Onglet à l'echalotte, $26