Options for Seder, Dining Out During Passover
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Options for Seder, Dining Out During Passover

Jewish Atlantans looking for dining and seders options during Passover this year have plenty of choices.

Rachel Fayne

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The General Muir will provide a Passover breakfast and lunch special, as well as a curated menu for diners to enjoy seders at their own tables at the restaurant.
The General Muir will provide a Passover breakfast and lunch special, as well as a curated menu for diners to enjoy seders at their own tables at the restaurant.

Cooking might not be on your menu this Passover, even though avoiding chametz during the holiday provides particular challenges for eating out.

Here are three restaurant options for authentic (though not kosher) Passover eating, either for a seder or for another meal, between Monday night, April 10, and Tuesday night, April 18.

Looking for a place to go for seder? We also have a list of synagogues hosting open seders April 10 and 11.

Goldberg’s Bagel Company & Deli

While many of the items on the catering menu are also available to diners at the restaurant, Goldberg’s concentrates its Passover efforts on customers who order ahead and have food brought to their homes.

Brisket and charoset are among the most popular dishes on the deli chain’s Passover menu, but nontraditional offerings are available as well. Broccoli and cauliflower with lemon and fresh herbs, squash casserole, and veggie farfel kugel are standouts.

Customers also have the option to order a full seder plate from Goldberg’s, as well as individual items for it, such as the shank bone and the bitter herb. Call 404-256-3751 for catering.

Goldberg’s can be found in six metro Atlanta locations: Alpharetta, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Buckhead, Toco Hills and West Paces Ferry Road.

The General Muir

The intown deli offers a Passover breakfast and brunch special in addition to the traditional dinner favorites. The special runs from April 10 to 16 and features matzah brei as well as grilled pastrami and cinnamon sugar with roasted apple charoset.

The restaurant also is serving seder dinners on the first and second nights of Passover. Diners are encouraged to bring haggadahs, follow their own traditions and conduct seders at their tables.

The full menu and a la carte items are available for catering.

Chef Todd Ginsberg, who catered last year’s Black-Jewish Seder, will prepare a traditional six-course seder meal that includes house-baked matzah, gefilte fish, red-wine-and-shallot-braised brisket, celery root and parsnip puree, and flourless chocolate cake.

Bakery offerings and seder plates with symbolic elements are available.

Dinner is $48 or $68 with a wine pairing. The full menu can be found on the website. The deadline for dinner reservations and catering orders is Tuesday, April 4. Call 678-927-9131, or email shelley@thegeneralmuir.com for reservations.

The General Muir is at Emory Point, 1540 Avenue Place, B-230, Atlanta.

Haven Restaurant and Bar

Haven, which usually is closed on Mondays, will open April 10 to serve a first-night seder for the first time.

Chef Stephen Herman’s menu includes such traditional items as matzah ball soup, brisket, charoset and tzimmes, as well as some fresh takes, including sweet Vidalia kugel, matzah popovers and Brussels sprouts latkes.

The family-style feast will start at 6:30 p.m., and the chef will lead the seder himself.

The cost is $65, and reservations are required at 404-969-0700 or through the website, where you can.

Haven is in Village Park Place at 1441 Dresden Drive, Suite 160, in Brookhaven.

Atlanta Congregations Hosting Seder


First seder. Chabad of Cobb, 4450 Lower Roswell Road, East Cobb, holds an interactive, mystical seder at 7:30 p.m. after services at 6:30. Tickets are $56 for adults and $8 for children ages 4 to 12; www.chabadofcobb.com.

Chabad Intown will hold a community seder on the first night of Passover at 7:30 p.m.

First seder. Chabad Intown, 928 Ponce de Leon Ave., Midtown, holds a community seder at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children; chabadintown.org/community-passover-seder.

First seder. Chabad of North Fulton, 10180 Jones Bridge Road, Johns Creek, presents a gourmet seder at 8 p.m. RSVP by April 5. Tickets are $50 for adults and $20 for children over 3; www.chabadnf.org.


Second seder. Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Drive, Sandy Springs, holds a family-friendly seder at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under for members, $5 more for nonmembers; templesinaiatlanta.org/worship/passover.

Second seder. The Sixth Point holds its community seder at Heritage Sandy Springs, 6110 Bluestone Road, Sandy Springs, at 6 p.m. RSVP by April 7. Tickets are $50 each or, subsidized by the Sixth Point, $30 for adults and $20 for children; thesixthpoint.org.

Second seder. Congregation Ner Tamid, 1349 Old Highway 41, Suite 220, Marietta, holds a home-cooked community seder at 6:30 p.m. Registration is $10 for members and $18 for nonmembers by April 4 and $15 and $15 after that; www.mynertamid.info/getting-involved/event-registration.

Second seder. Congregation Bet Haverim, 2074 LaVista Road, Toco Hills, holds a seder with a focus on freedom at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by April 4. Tickets are $25 for member adults, $30 for nonmember adults, $15 for children, with a $100 maximum per family; www.congregationbethaverim.org/event/passover-seder.html.

Second seder. Congregation Beth Shalom, 5303 Winters Chapel Road, Dunwoody, holds a community seder led by Rabbi Mark Zimmerman at 7 p.m. RSVP by April 4. Tickets are $54 for adults, $26 for children 10 and under; bit.ly/2o0TnSa.

Second seder. Congregation Or VeShalom, 1681 N. Druid Hills Road, Brookhaven, holds a seder at 7 p.m., right after services. RSVP by April 3. The cost is $40 for adults and $25 for children for members, $60 and $35 for nonmembers; office@orveshalom.org.

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