Preparing a Passover seder is a major undertaking: There’s the seder plate to prep, the bitter herbs to rinse, the salt water to make, the matzah to buy, and of course, an entire meal to cook.
But if the idea of a no-fuss, no-muss, and super delicious Passover meal sounds appealing, then this is the list for you. Here are seven of the most interesting restaurants around the country hosting their own Passover seder. Just bring yourself, your Haggadah, and your appetite.
1. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Washington, DC and Chicago, IL
Who would believe that this swanky surf-and-turf restaurant would prepare food for Passover? But it does. You can start with vegetarian chopped liver and a traditional matzah ball soup. Choose between herb-roasted chicken, braised brisket, or wild Alaskan halibut as your main, served along side potato pancakes and ginger-glazed and flourless chocolate cake to finish off the meal. (You can also just order the crabs from their regular menu if that’s your thing). $45.95 per guest and $19.95 for children 12 and under.
Washington, DC: 750 15th Street, NW, tel: 202-489-0140
Chicago: 60 East Grand Avenue, tel: 312-379-5637
Beverly Hills, CA
The flagship restaurant of Wolfgang Puck is hosting its 34th annual seder dinner on Saturday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m. benefiting Mazon — The Jewish Response to Hunger. Rabbi Rachlis of University Synagogue and Cantor Braier will lead the service, and even the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir will serenade you. $195/per person and $80 for children under 12. At the end of the evening, you will receive Spago’s home-made matzah and macaroons!
176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA. Tel: 310-385-0880
3. Café Boulud
New York, NY and Palm Beach, FL
Chef Aaron Bludorn is preparing a Passover dinner on March 30 and 31, complete with the most elegant, minimalist seder plate ever. You can chose between roast chicken or brisket for the main courses, accompanied by a horseradish potato kugel and a tzimmes stew. $105/per person. $55 for children under 12.
The Palm Beach location of Café Boulud will be hosting Passover meals, too. $95/per person, $45 for children under 12. Seder plate not included.
New York City: 20 East 76th Street in Manhattan. Tel: 212- 772-2600.
Palm Beach, Florida: 301 Australian Avenue, Palm Beach. Tel: 561-655-6060.
4. Fred’s Restaurant at Barney’s
New York, NY
Located on the top floor of Barney’s flagship department store in New York, Fred’s is going all out for Passover. For $115 per person, you get Chef Mark Strausman’s seder plate, homemade matzah, chopped liver, chicken soup, gefilte fish, and more. The location is posh but the food is “heimish.” Dinner will be served on March 30 and 31.
660 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor, in Manhattan. Tel: 212-833-2022.
5. Per Bacco
San Francisco, CA
World-renowned chef and cookbook author Joyce Goldstein knows good food. Chef Staffan Terje will be collaborating with Chef Goldstein on an Italian-themed Passover meal at San Francisco’s Per Bacco’s 11th annual Passover seder on Monday night, April 2.
230 California Street, San Francisco, CA. Tel: 415-955-0663.
New Orleans, LA
The James Beard award-winning restaurant in New Orleans makes Passover food look so good that who needs hametz? Wood-fired matzah with sea salt? Haroset with apricots and figs? Bitter green salad with roasted peppers and tomatoes? And that’s just a riff on the seder plate. $65/per person, $35/for children under 8. The Passover-friendly menu will be available from Friday, March 30 to Friday, April 6, every night after 5 p.m.
4213 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA. Tel: 504-891-4213.
7. L’Oca D’Oro
Deep in the heart of Texas you can find a family style seder at L’Oca D’Oro on Monday, April 2, filled with Italian specialties made from local produce. Think lamb belly confit with spiced citrus haroset and romaine on house-made matzah. It will be hosted by co-owner Adam Orman and led by Rabbi Neil Blumofe. $75/per person, $25 for children under 12.
1900 Simond Avenue, Austin, TX. Tel: 737-212-1876.