Happy new year! Restaurants prepare Rosh Hashanah specialties for dine-in or take-out

For those celebrating Rosh Hashanah, now is the time to plan to bring your family and friends together for a festive meal for the Jewish New Year holiday, which begins at sundown on Sunday, September 25. Here are some sweet and savory specialties that diners can find this year in suburban restaurants. Happy new year!

From Pescara

2124 Northbrook Court, Northbrook, (847) 498-4321, di-pescara.com/events/celebrate-rosh-hashanah-with-di-pescara/

This year, Di Pescara is offering early and late dining reservations—from 4-5:15 p.m. and 7:15-8:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, September 25 and 26—for the Rosh Hashanah multi-course dinner. For $54.95 per person, dine on apples and honey, challah and butter, matzo ball soup, orchard salad, ground beef liver, gefilte fish, whitefish crusted with almonds, Black Angus beef brisket, roasted Brussels sprouts, potato pancakes, kasha glazes, kugel noodles and apple crostata. Reservations are requested.

Matzo Ball Soup is part of the special multi-course Rosh Hashanah dinner available Sunday and Monday, September 25 and 26 at Di Pescara.
– Courtesy of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises


3061 Dundee Road, Northbrook, (847) 205-2200, eatgrillhouse.com/

Grill House offers a special Rosh Hashanah food menu to make your life easier, especially if you’re feeding a group. Options include apps (sweet and sour meatballs, matzo balls, round challah), salads, entrees (braised brisket, panko-crusted whitefish, roast chicken), sides (potato latkes, almonds green beans, oven roasted potatoes) and more.

The Happ Hostel

305 Happ Road, Northfield, (847) 784-9200, thehappinn.com/upcoming/

Available for dinner from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, September 25 and 26, The Happ Inn will serve a special a la carte Rosh Hashanah dinner featuring dishes such as chicken matzo ball soup, braised beef brisket , roasted dishes with herbs. Chicken, Herb-Crusted Whitefish, Potato Pancakes, Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, and Flourless Chocolate Cake. Reservations are requested. The same dishes can be ordered for take-out 48 hours in advance for Sunday pick-up only.


L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge

7110 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood, (847) 677-3350, lwoodsrestaurant.com/events/rosh-hashanah-at-l-woods/

Gather family and friends to celebrate Rosh Hashanah from 4 p.m. until closing on Sunday and Monday, September 25 and 26, with a family meal starting with apples and honey, vegetarian chopped liver from Suzy Friedman, homemade chopped liver, fish gefilte and the ball of matzoh the soup. As for entrees, choose from Rosemary Brown Butter Chicken, Potato-Ccrusted Lake Superior Whitefish, or Beef Brisket, all served with Honey-Glazed Carrots, Kasha Varnishes, Green Beans and potato pancakes. Finish with a sweet treat of gooey chocolate cake or caramel apple cheesecake. It’s $51.95 per person. Reservations are requested.

At Max and Benny’s

461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook, (847) 272-9490, maxandbennys.com/

Max and Benny’s facilitates Rosh Hashanah with take-out catered vacation packages that include a choice of sweet and sour meatballs or minced liver; a starter of lean breast, half roast chicken or a combo; plus, matzo balls, green beans and baby carrots, baked brown potatoes, and a round holiday challah. Packages for four are $119 and for eight are $219. Or choose from a variety of à la carte dishes and sides. Order by Thursday, September 22 for pickup between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday, September 25 and 26. Dinner will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday and Monday.

Max’s Charcuterie & Restaurant

191 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park, (847) 831-0600, maxs-deli.com/

Plan now to dine on Rosh Hashanah, which will be available until 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, September 25 and 26. The special holiday dinner, which costs $36 for adults and $18 for children, includes a choice of slow-roasted brisket, baked Amish chicken, matzo-sesame whitefish from Door County, grilled salmon from ‘North Atlantic, sweet and sour meatballs or Israeli couscous with grilled asparagus. . The meal also includes challah bread, chopped liver, matzo dumpling soup, gefilte, latke, and sesame roasted vegetables. If you’re celebrating at home, Max’s offers an abundance of take-out options, including matzo balls, kreplach, minced liver, latkes, noodle kugel, slow-braised brisket, grilled salmon, kishke, honey cake, banana fudge cake and more. Order ahead for pickup from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

The Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook will be open for Rosh Hashanah dinner on Sunday, September 25.

The Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook will be open for Rosh Hashanah dinner on Sunday, September 25.
– Courtesy of Monica Kass Rogers

Prairie Grass Coffee

601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, (847) 205-4433, prairiegrasscafe.com/

Prairie Grass will be open for Rosh Hashanah dinner on Sunday, September 25, but reservations are required. If you plan to celebrate at home, Northbrook Restaurant offers a Rosh Hashanah dinner package for two for $98. It includes a mixed green salad, slow-braised all-natural BBQ brisket, roasted cauliflower, and sticky caramel date cake. Add sides such as Chicken Noodle Soup ($20), Ground Chicken Liver ($12), Honey Glazed Carrots ($12) and Bennison’s Bakery Round Challah Bread ($9).

from Saranello

601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, (847) 777-6878, saranellos.com/events/celebrate-rosh-hashanah-with-saranellos/

Leave the cooking to Saranello this year. The multi-course prix fixe menu, at $54.95 per person, includes a first course of orchard salad, freshly baked challah bread, sliced ​​apples with honey, gefilte fish with beetroot horseradish and chopped liver. Then, dine on a soup of homemade matzo balls before moving on to the main course of beef brisket with onion, pistachio-crusted whitefish, noodle kugel and roasted Brussels sprouts. Finish with a chocolate mascarpone tart, raspberry rugelach and spiced honey cake. It will be available from 5 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, September 25 and 26. Order your tickets at explorestock.com/. The meal can also be ordered for takeout before 3 p.m. on Friday, September 23.


1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, (847) 657-6363, and 235 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, (847) 279-7900, wildfirerestaurant.com/events/rosh-hashanah-8/

For on-site dining on Sunday and Monday, September 25 and 26, order traditional Rosh Hashanah dishes such as Chef Joe’s Noodle Kugel ($6.95), Grilled Atlantic Salmon with Lemon Caper Sauce ($32 $.95), braised beef brisket ($34.95), roasted green beans ($7.95) and apple streusel pie ($8.95). If you are dining at home, a la carte options will be available as main courses for four to five or side dishes for 8 to 10 people. Pre-order is required.

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