Seven Places to Eat Out for Rosh Hashanah Dinner

Because sometimes mom’s brisket just doesn’t cut it (sorry, Mom)

Is mom’s roasted chicken just a tad bit dry, her brisket too chewy? Maybe it’s too much of a schlep to hop on the 405 for Rosh Hashanah dinner at Uncle Marty’s? Today marks a new year on the Jewish calendar, but it doesn’t erase the same questions we ask ourselves each time. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not inconceivable to eat out (and eat well) on Rosh Hashanah in Los Angeles. Here’s a round-up of places for the mishpucha to gather outside of the home.

1. Jar, 8225 Beverly Blvd., $55 per person
Apple Celery Salad with Marcona Almonds, Reggiano, EVOO, Lemon or Kabocha Squash Soup
Pot Roast or Roasted Sea Bass with Shelling Beans, Cippolinis, Challah
Roasted Apple Bread Pudding with Ice Cream or Butterscotch Pudding, Salted Caramel and Creme Fraiche

2. Akasha, 9543 Culver Blvd., a la carte
Fresh Pressed Apple Juice Martini
To Start
See Canyon Apples, Local Honey, Pomegranate
Matzo Ball Soup
Old School Chicken Liver with Challah
Vegetarian “Green Bean and Walnut Chopped Liver” with Pletzel bread
Potato Pancakes
Couscous and Seven Veggie Tagine with Squash, Chickpeas, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Fennel, Carrots, Onions
Slow Roasted Niman Brisket
Braised Chicken with Schaner Farms Onions and Quince Sauce
Honey Chiffon Cake
Cookie Plate: Rugelach, Chocolate Dipped Macaroons

3. Lenny’s, 2379 Westwood Blvd, $27.95 per person

Gefilte Fish or Chopped Liver
1/2 All Natural Roasted Chicken with Kugel or Braised Brisket with Au Jus
Macaroons or Torte Cake

4. Joe’s, 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd., $48 per person
Apples, Honey and Pomegranate
Couscous and Mograbiah or Potato latkes
Chateum Cod with Harissa and Dried Rose Petals or Roasted Chicken Breast with saffron and honey
Poached Pear Pavlova with Basil Ice Cream or Red Wine Concord Grapes and Olive Oil with Goat Cheese Sorbet

5. Brent’s Deli, 2799 Townsgate Rd., price n/a
Chopped Liver
Matzo Ball Chicken Soup
Brisket with Au Jus or 1/2 Roasted Chicken
Roasted Potatoes and String Bean Almondine

6. Art’s Deli, 12224 Ventura Blvd., $30 per person
Chopped Liver or Gefilte
Matzoh Ball
Sliced Brisket with Roasted Potatoes or Roasted Half Chicken
Stuffed Cabbage with Potato Pancakes

7. Bouchon, 235 N. Canon Drive, $48 per person, $20 per child (10 years and younger); also available a la carte
Challah Bread with Roasted Apple Compote and Honeycomb
Matzo Ball Soup with Celery Branch and Tokyo Turnip
Braised Beef Brisket with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Glazed Pearl Onions and Red Wine Poached Prune
Fuji Apple Tart