By COLlive Reporter
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Well done guys!
Shmulik Levy and Nati Abukasis, owners of the bustling Mendy’s Delicatessen on the ground floor of the Jewish Children’s Museum in Crown Heights, are going upscale.
In keeping with the Mendy’s brand which has been famous since the 90’s, the Mendy’s on Eastern Parkway and Kingston Avenue will open an extension like their original counterpart in Midtown Manhattan.
Levy and Abukasis are leasing the adjacent room to their eatery – previously a Judaica store – for full-service dining with waiter service for those looking for an elegant steakhouse experience.
“Our customers were always asking us to open a nice, upscale place, where they could enjoy fine dining and elegant atmosphere,” Levy told COLlive.com, ahead of Sunday’s opening.
“Our customers love to order our food to go, but not everyone wants to sit down and eat in a cafeteria style-place. They wanted more,” he admitted.
The menu will offer items such as short ribs, Roumanian tenderloin and honey glazed tongue. They will also offer all kinds of burgers, shwarma and grilled and Israeli fare along with their original deli.
In the near future they will offer wine and beer as well.
“We want to create an enjoyable place to eat out with family and friends or to get together with business associates,” Levy says.
He said they are hoping to become the go-to restaurant for the many visitors to the neighborhood – home to Lubavitch World Headquarters located right across the street – as the now closed Esther’s Deli was.
“No need to go out of the neighborhood. We’ve got it right here in Crown Heights.”
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