If you want to sample plum dumplings, now is your chance at the Uk Natl Home Rest (e. side of 2nd Ave between 8th and 9th, ent next to the affiliate Sly Fox bar. Definitely haimish, served 5 large dumplings to a plate in a pool of melted butter. Just lightly sweet.
I recommend this place right now. Very comfortable and unchanging. Combo plate is a good pick, and as I recall the boiled beef with horseradish sauce is good, as are the apple pancakes and the soups. Bread has gone downhill over the years, however, what happened to those hearty ryes and challah?