Feb 17, 2012
09:16 AM
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Kosher Plus in Stamford

 

 

With a name like Kōsh, I assumed the new Stamford restaurant was kosher, probably a delicatessen. But when I arrived . . . well, I discovered it’s far more.
        The brainchild of restaurant veteran (and Stamford resident) Glenn Karow, Kōsh is definitely kosher and does have Jewish deli elements, notably a lunch menu featuring house-smoked meats and traditional delights like chicken soup with kreplach, aka Jewish wonton soup. But it’s billed as a “kosher American bistro,” and that’s more accurate. Also, with comfortable seating for 130 in five areas, from a sleek bar with five large-screen TVs to a heated patio, it’s a veritable kosher chameleon: kosher-casual by day, kosher-white-tablecloth by night. So while for lunch you might order “The Smokin’ Joe Lieberman Sandwich” with Montreal-style smoked meat, Romanian pastrami and New York-style corned beef (named for the senator, who lives nearby and is a fan) or Oh My Kōsh Wings (from Plain Jane to Magma, i.e., on fire), by night you might opt for upscale fare like beef short ribs braised with red wine reduction, chicken Florentine or an Asian stir fry. As for desserts, let’s just say it’s amazing what you can do with a little tofutti and a lot of imagination (since Kōsh is a meat restaurant, dairy is not an option).
        Karow is hoping to attract not only those who observe the Jewish dietary laws but foodies from Stamford and beyond. He should have no trouble doing just that.
        For info on Kōsh: Kosher American Bistro, 108 Prospect St., Stamford, call 203/614-8777 or visit itskosh.com

 

Kosher Plus in Stamford

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