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Dougies (finally) opens up in Great Neck

We are proud to announce Dougie’s has finally opened up in Great Neck!


105 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, NY

Popularity: 5% [?]

Shiraz restaurant opens up in Great Neck

Had a chance to check out the new Shiraz Restaurant (formerly Danny’s) tonight in Great Neck.  The renovations look great (we hope to see more kosher restaurants renovate their places as nice as this place) and the food is nice, tasty and authentic Persian style.  In addition to that they have a full menu that includes fresh sushi, steaks, Italian food and more. They did have some kinks that need to be fixing but that always happens at a new restaurant and we are sure they will have everything squared away shortly.

Shiraz Persian Cuisine
770 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, NY 11023


Popularity: 5% [?]

Dougie’s to open location in Great Neck

It looks like Dougie’s is planning on opening up a location in Great Neck where the short-lived 2012 Cafe once had their shop.  Good luck to them!  We will let you know more details as they come to us.

[Via Achshav]

Popularity: 3% [?]

Are you a professionally trained chef with Persian cooking experience? There is apparently a $100k a year private chef job waiting for you

I can think of a few thousand women in Great Neck who qualify for this job without the professional experience.  $80-110k averages to about $275 a day, meaning someone could grab a few combinations for you from Colbeh and still pocket about $100 a day if you really need persian food that badly.   I don’t even get why someone would want to pay for this – why not just eat out every night it would be cheaper and much more enjoyable?

Also – if this is your add and you have any daughters please leave a comment below – we need to talk!

[Thanks to my brother for sending this in]

Popularity: 2% [?]

Kosher Certification Pulled from Tel Aviv Restaurant in Great Neck

According to this story from Vos is Neias, VHQ certification has been pulled from Israeli-ish restaurant Tel Aviv in Great Neck.  After reading the article + comments the story looks like this.

  • Executive Chef Amos Hayan bought the restaurant via monthly payments.  If he left before full payment, ownership would revert back to the original owner, which is Michael Ginor.
  • Michael Ginor also owns a non-kosher restaurant in Great Neck – Lola.
  • Hayan left.
  • The day after, the Va’ad Harabonim of Queens pulled the certification.  Reasons for this appear to be that they do not allow someone to own a kosher and non-kosher restaurant in the same town.  Reasons being for one that it is too easy tempting to cheat their kashrut.
  • Although according to Ginor, they are still following kosher laws, they still do not have certification.

We will keep you updated if we hear any, well, updates.   It would be a shame to lose this restaurant, their patatas bravas were my favorite!

Popularity: 3% [?]

Geulah Pizza in Great Neck?

Does anyone know anything about the new “Geulah Pizza and Sushi” set to open in Great Neck at the old King Kosher Pizza location?  Is it just as the sign says or will they be offering anything else (a renovation would be nice awesome)!

If you do please drop us a line in the comments!

Popularity: 4% [?]

Cafe 2012 now open in Great Neck

Cafe 2012 is now open in Great Neck as of March 8, 2010.  My cousin stopped by there on Sunday and said that it “has too much on the menu” and took over an hour to get food to some customers, prompting them to leave before ordering.  Any one else been there and care to let us know how it was?

Cafe 2012
105 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, NY

Popularity: 4% [?]

Roya Kosher Pizza

Roya Kosher Pizza

Rating (out of 5): 

In continuation of my boycott of La Pizzeria (horrible service, overpriced menu, sub-par food), I decided to grab a quick bite to eat tonight at Roya Kosher Pizza in Great Neck.  This hole in the wall pizzeria somehow continues to survive however anyone’s guess as to how is still a mystery.  With the except of Saturday Night and after Yom Tov’s (when they are smart enough to open) this place is usually pretty dead.  Being tucked in the back of an outdated shopping center doesn’t help their case either.

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Popularity: 4% [?]

2012 Cafe in Great Neck?

Does anyone know anything about this 2012 Cafe in Great Neck?  This awning has been up for a while but I can’t seem to find any more information about it other than the rumor that it is going to be a “bootlegged Carlos and Gabby’s”.  If you know anything please drop us a line in the comments!

PS.  The awning has a picture of a burger, fries, and a pita so we will assume it is a burger joint.

Popularity: 3% [?]

Betty’s Glatt Kosher Restaurant

Rating (out of 5): 

All the buzz in Great Neck lately is to go try the Persian food at Betty’s.  After years of Colbeh I would have to agree with everyone that someone has to be able to make Persian food better so this time it’s Betty’s turn.

Located in Great Neck off of Middle Neck Road Betty’s is a totally new restaurant.  The decor is typical of a Persian restaurant with its Persian tapestries and paintings around the place.   We happened to go on a Tuesday night with a large crowd (approximately 20 people – it was my wedding “rehearsal” dinner).

With the size of our crowd being said, and them probably not being ready to accommodate for us (although they should be able to get it done – no excuses!)

There was a small Persian band playing, I am not sure if they have these guys regularly however the acoustics were not so good in the room which caused our ears to hurt while the played because the music was so quiet loud.  Funny though that no one asked them to turn it down.  Some of our group got up and danced around which drew stares from the other patrons but we did not mind because of the occasion.

Like most new restaurants they tend to lack in some areas (hence the negative review, see below) – especially for large crowds and Betty’s was no different in terms of service and food.

We started off with some beers which WE had to ask for.  I don’t get why kosher restaurants don’t put more emphasis on beverage purchases and be more pro-active in getting people to order them because that is where your biggest profits are in the food industry. The guy was slow to bring the drinks out and didn’t push us to get drinks like they should be doing.

We ordered combination’s (if you don’t know, a combination at a Persian restaurant usually consists of a few different types of rice, Persian salad, and a few types of kebabs) for everyone to ease the ordering process.  Although the waiters service was good they were understaffed and one side of our group would get food while the other would have to wait a few minutes till they got theirs which is not fun.  While the portions were good the kebabs were all just OK (too salty) and nothing special.  I actually think Colbeh is better and that is not saying much.

Yes, it’s a new restaurant and yes we had a large crowd and some new restaurants cannot cook to par for large groups.  But that is part of the food business and I hope they can get their act together in these areas of they plan to last, especially since they are trying to do catering as well.

Overall, I wasn’t satisfied with eating here, however I will try to make it back again (if they are still around) with a small group to see if they can do any better.

Price: $$
Betty’s Glatt Kosher Restaurant and Catering
451 Middle Neck Road
New York, NY 11023

Popularity: 3% [?]