9 restaurants for staying satisfied during Passover

You can do better than matzo pizza
Dry-aged ribeye at Kevin Rathbun Steak

Photo by Ian Bagwell

Passover started last night, but before you resort to matzo pizza, hear us out. While Kosher restaurants are few and far between, it is possible to “keep Passover” at many places, if you choose wisely. Below, nine restaurant recommendations for the tastiest Passover you’ve ever had.

There’s no great substitute for a New York bagel with shmear, but if it’s the lox you crave, the General Muir serves a gratifying combo of smoked salmon over latkes with sour cream, apples, arugula, and lemon. For something heavier, head to Ria’s Bluebird in Grant Park for the Bionic Breakfast with skillet potatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, red and poblano peppers, and a spicy tofu sauce. Just don’t think about the biscuits.

Often overlooked, Robert Phalen at One Eared Stag offers an ever-changing selection of no-fail options like the “meatstick and fries” and hanging tender with braised kale and fingerling potatoes. On the Westside, Miller Union’s seasonal vegetable plate is popular for Passover followers and everyday diners alike. And when it comes to chicken, consider Chick-a-Biddy and sister restaurant Bantam & Biddy for breadless, protein-packed dishes such as wood-grilled chicken with sides like mashed potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts.

The evening meal can be a bit trickier, but for Sephardic Jews—who eat rice, corn, and beans during Passover—Tasty China in Marietta packs plenty of spice and heat into their vegetarian options. Look for anything with eggplant. If you’re craving meat, Taqueria Del Sol works as long as you request the corn taco shells. On the higher-end, there’s Kevin Rathbun Steak. Since most steakhouse items are served a la carte, it’s easier to put together a Passover-approved order like filet with garlic spinach and twice-baked potatoes.