It is an interesting concept, Jewish food in upscale tribeca. Kutsher's prices are certainly upscale.
They are a new restaurant and have to get the kinks out, so for one thing the service should get better.
The gefilte fish is made with halibut, which to me is tasteless and very dry. Carp, Whitefish, pike is traditional, but my mother had even made it with fresh caught perch, bass and pickerel and it was delicious. The varnishkas lack kasha and onions which is what I was in the mood for, however, they made what they call varnishkas with quinoa and mushrooms. Not exactly what one should call varnishkas. The red wine glazed flanken/shortribs were good and were $24. They were served with shmaltz ( chicken fat) mashed potatoes which were cold when it was served. The potato latkes were fluffy and not bad. I do not recommend the option of getting it with caviar, it gives it the wrong taste. Personally I prefer apple sauce with my latkes, I understand sour cream with them and have even had sugar on them. But caviar and sour cream together on them doesnt do it for me. The matzoh ball soup, has very good matzoh balls. The amount of broth you get is limited. There is no chicken in the soup . It has some diced carrots and celery in the soup. Falafel crusted salmon sounded interesting, I heard it was good.
The place is packed, every night. That is amazing. I will check it out again, to try some of the dishes I havent tried. Hopefully, they will do some traditional dishes and not try to get too "fancy".
186 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013