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  • Writer's pictureMark Vogel

Eighteen Restaurant: Savoring Chai - Life Through Kosher Cuisine in New York City

Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York City


Eighteen Restaurant in Manhattan
Eighteen Restaurant in Manhattan

I recently had the pleasure of dining at Eighteen, a kosher meat restaurant located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City at 240 East 81st Street. The food was great, and my experience was enhanced by the warm ambiance and attentive service, embodying the spirit of "Chai" - a celebration of life and community.





“Eighteen is a destination that encapsulates the spirit of "Chai" - life. With its wide-ranging menu, commitment to quality, and ability to host and cater for various events, it stands out as a unique spot in Manhattan's kosher food scene.”

The name "Eighteen" is not a random choice; it carries significant symbolism. In Hebrew, the number 18 is numerically represented as "Chai," which means "Life" in English. This reflects not only the restaurant's commitment to kosher dietary laws but also its celebration of life and community through food.

 

Eighteen Restaurant in Manhattan
Eighteen Restaurant in Manhattan

The restaurant itself presents a contemporary ambiance with wood décor, candlelit tables, and a casual yet hip experience. It's often referred to as the "hidden gem" of the Kosher world by its loyal patrons. The menu is a features an abundant of signature dishes that cater to diverse palates. You'll find items like Yemenite soup, Moroccan cigars, and handcrafted beef burgers with various toppings. Their sushi bar, known for its creativity and quality, has garnered a devoted fan base.

 

In line with modern culinary trends, Eighteen also offers non-meat dishes, gluten-free options, and health-conscious choices, ensuring that there's something for everyone. They constantly update their menu with creative nightly specials, pushing the boundaries to stay relevant and refreshing.

 

Apart from their regular dining experience, Eighteen has also built a strong reputation in catering and online ordering, accommodating all price ranges. They take pride in customizing menus for different occasions, be it private, corporate, or nonprofit events. Their popular Shabbat To GO Menu is especially noteworthy for making Shabbat celebrations easy and enjoyable.

 

Eighteen Restaurant in Manhattan

When it comes to hosting private events, Eighteen is well-equipped and experienced. They regularly accommodate a variety of events, including Friday dinners, Saturday Shabbat luncheons, rehearsal dinners, Sheva Brachot celebrations, birthdays, graduations, business events, bridal showers, and fundraisers. Their team works meticulously to ensure every detail is perfect, catering to any group size with a capacity of up to 70 guests.

 

Eighteen is a destination that encapsulates the spirit of "Chai" - life. With its wide-ranging menu, commitment to quality, and ability to host and cater for various events, it stands out as a unique spot in Manhattan's kosher food scene.

 

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