186 Franklin St., Tribeca
Status: Certified Open
Kutsher's, the new Manhattan ode to a historic Borscht Belt resort from the original Kutsher family and restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow, opened to the public last night after quite a bit of build up over the past year. The 140-seat Tribeca restaurant is serving old Jewish classics with a modern twist, with dishes including matzoh ball soup, potato latkes topped with caviar, a "deconstructed borscht" salad, and schmaltz-rubbed bone-in rib eye steak ($58 for two). There's a kids menu, most dishes are under $30, and Chef Mark Spangenthal cures all his own meats, including deckle and duck pastrami and veal tongue, in house. So, a potential win.
They serve dinner seven nights a week and will soon launch lunch and brunch. Check out their site for some close up food porn.
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