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14 Places To Dine For Passover in SF and the East Bay

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Passover kicks off this Monday, April 14, and as usual, SF's Jewish community has no end of great dining options for the holiday. (With one exception: Wise Sons is already completely sold out for their festivities.) Whether you're going the distance on keeping kosher for Passover, want to cater an at-home seder, or are interested in multicultural Mexican and Italian takes on the holiday, this list of 14 Passover-celebrating spots in SF and the East Bay is here to address your every Pesach-related need. You're on your own for hiding the afikomen, though.


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1. Baker & Banker

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1701 Octavia St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 351-2500
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B&B is cutting down its Passover menu to just one night this year: this Monday, April 14. The $55 prix fixe includes matzo ball soup, braised brisket with spring vegetables, and chocolate truffle cake. Call for reservations.

2. Palio D'Asti

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640 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 395-9800
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An Italian twist on Passover is part of the festivities at Palio d'Asti, which is offering a $45 prix fixe featuring Jewish-style artichokes, braised red snapper, matzo ball soup, and almond pudding. It's available nightly from Monday, April 14-Friday, April 18.

3. Rosa Mexicano

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30 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 874-4300
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Mexican Passover is a thing at this upscale chain, which is offering matzo-ball pozole, matzo-breaded chicken breast, kugel, and even matzo-meal tortillas. Order á la carte, or do a four-course prix fixe for $42, with a seder plate on request. More info here.

4. Perbacco

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230 California St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 955-0663
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Culinary legend Joyce Goldstein is on the scene for an Italian Passover at Perbacco on Wednesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 17, featuring Jewish-style artichokes, leek soup, lamb stew with green garlic, sea bass with rhubarb sauce, walnut cake, and many more options. Tickets are $52, and kosher wines are available separately.

5. Shorty Goldstein's

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126 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 986-2676
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Cater your at-home seder with a $65/pp spread from Shorty Goldstein's, featuring arugula and charoset salad, gelfite fish, matzo ball soup, and a choice of brisket, chicken, or stuffed cabbage, with macaroons and apple-cinnamon pate de fruit for dessert. They'll also provide matzo and seder-plate items on request.

6. Delfina

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3621 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 552-4055
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Craig Stoll has been hosting Passover dinners since Delfina opened, and for each day of the holiday, he'll offer á la carte options like an edible seder plate with egg salad and matzo crostini, brisket, and toffee and caramel-covered matzo for dessert.

7. Firefly

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525 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 821-7652
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Another long-running tradition, Firefly's Passover menu has been going strong for 20 years. Every night of Passover, they'll offer á la carte options like chopped liver, housemade gefilte fish, matzo kugel, and griddled garbanzo-quinoa cakes for vegans. Matzo will rule the bread basket, too.

8. Marla Bakery Kitchen Communal

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613 York St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-2253
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Amy Brown is doing housemade matzo all week ($8 for a two-pack), with or without a TCHO dark-chocolate dip and a sprinkle of Maldon salt. Order those, and her coconut macaroons and flourless chocolate torte, online for pick-up.

9. Mission Pie

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2901 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 282-1500
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The Passover essentials are all on hand at Mission Pie: matzo ball soup, chopped liver, horseradish, charoset, and macaroons with the tasty addition of cocoa nibs. Order ahead to ensure sufficient quantities. More info here.

10. Saul's Restaurant & Deli

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1475 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 848-3354
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Saul's is a hotspot for ad hoc seders during its four-night Passover menu stint-- they even have haggadahs on site, or you can bring your own. Expect a full seder plate, regular and vegetarian chopped liver, brisket, poached salmon, and macaroons. More info here.

11. Comal

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2020 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 926-6300
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It's a Mexican Passover at Comal on Monday, April 14 and Tuesday, April 15, as chef Matt Gandin serves up tequila-cured salmon, goat birria quesadillas, and caldo de pollo with jalapeño matzo balls. There are only 44 seats ($60), so jump on it fast.

12. Beauty's Bagel Shop

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3838 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 788-6098
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Matzo baked in a wood-fired oven, charoset, chrain, gefilte fish, regular or chocolate-dipped macaroons: Beauty's has all the Passover takeout bases covered. More info here.

13. BayWolf

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3853 Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 655-6004
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The last night of Passover, Monday, April 21, will bring a $35 prix-fixe at BayWolf with matzo ball soup, roast lamb with horseradish mashed potatoes, and charoset for dessert. (Given that it's the final night, you can also cheat and order the chocolate cake; no judgments here.)

14. Grand Lake Kitchen

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576 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 922-9582
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GLK's evening menu will offer both Passover and non-Passover items, but celebrants will find smoked trout dip, brisket, braised chicken thighs, and "everything" matzo from Beauty's, served with or without schmaltz. The á la carte menu is available nightly throughout Passover.

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1. Baker & Banker

1701 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94109
B&B is cutting down its Passover menu to just one night this year: this Monday, April 14. The $55 prix fixe includes matzo ball soup, braised brisket with spring vegetables, and chocolate truffle cake. Call for reservations.
1701 Octavia St
San Francisco, CA 94109

2. Palio D'Asti

640 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111
An Italian twist on Passover is part of the festivities at Palio d'Asti, which is offering a $45 prix fixe featuring Jewish-style artichokes, braised red snapper, matzo ball soup, and almond pudding. It's available nightly from Monday, April 14-Friday, April 18.
640 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94111

3. Rosa Mexicano

30 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Mexican Passover is a thing at this upscale chain, which is offering matzo-ball pozole, matzo-breaded chicken breast, kugel, and even matzo-meal tortillas. Order á la carte, or do a four-course prix fixe for $42, with a seder plate on request. More info here.
30 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105

4. Perbacco

230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Culinary legend Joyce Goldstein is on the scene for an Italian Passover at Perbacco on Wednesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 17, featuring Jewish-style artichokes, leek soup, lamb stew with green garlic, sea bass with rhubarb sauce, walnut cake, and many more options. Tickets are $52, and kosher wines are available separately.
230 California St
San Francisco, CA 94111

5. Shorty Goldstein's

126 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94104
Cater your at-home seder with a $65/pp spread from Shorty Goldstein's, featuring arugula and charoset salad, gelfite fish, matzo ball soup, and a choice of brisket, chicken, or stuffed cabbage, with macaroons and apple-cinnamon pate de fruit for dessert. They'll also provide matzo and seder-plate items on request.
126 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94104

6. Delfina

3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Craig Stoll has been hosting Passover dinners since Delfina opened, and for each day of the holiday, he'll offer á la carte options like an edible seder plate with egg salad and matzo crostini, brisket, and toffee and caramel-covered matzo for dessert.
3621 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

7. Firefly

525 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
Another long-running tradition, Firefly's Passover menu has been going strong for 20 years. Every night of Passover, they'll offer á la carte options like chopped liver, housemade gefilte fish, matzo kugel, and griddled garbanzo-quinoa cakes for vegans. Matzo will rule the bread basket, too.
525 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

8. Marla Bakery Kitchen Communal

613 York St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Amy Brown is doing housemade matzo all week ($8 for a two-pack), with or without a TCHO dark-chocolate dip and a sprinkle of Maldon salt. Order those, and her coconut macaroons and flourless chocolate torte, online for pick-up.
613 York St
San Francisco, CA 94110

9. Mission Pie

2901 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
The Passover essentials are all on hand at Mission Pie: matzo ball soup, chopped liver, horseradish, charoset, and macaroons with the tasty addition of cocoa nibs. Order ahead to ensure sufficient quantities. More info here.
2901 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110

10. Saul's Restaurant & Deli

1475 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
Saul's is a hotspot for ad hoc seders during its four-night Passover menu stint-- they even have haggadahs on site, or you can bring your own. Expect a full seder plate, regular and vegetarian chopped liver, brisket, poached salmon, and macaroons. More info here.
1475 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709

11. Comal

2020 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
It's a Mexican Passover at Comal on Monday, April 14 and Tuesday, April 15, as chef Matt Gandin serves up tequila-cured salmon, goat birria quesadillas, and caldo de pollo with jalapeño matzo balls. There are only 44 seats ($60), so jump on it fast.
2020 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

12. Beauty's Bagel Shop

3838 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Matzo baked in a wood-fired oven, charoset, chrain, gefilte fish, regular or chocolate-dipped macaroons: Beauty's has all the Passover takeout bases covered. More info here.
3838 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609

13. BayWolf

3853 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
The last night of Passover, Monday, April 21, will bring a $35 prix-fixe at BayWolf with matzo ball soup, roast lamb with horseradish mashed potatoes, and charoset for dessert. (Given that it's the final night, you can also cheat and order the chocolate cake; no judgments here.)
3853 Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA 94611

14. Grand Lake Kitchen

576 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
GLK's evening menu will offer both Passover and non-Passover items, but celebrants will find smoked trout dip, brisket, braised chicken thighs, and "everything" matzo from Beauty's, served with or without schmaltz. The á la carte menu is available nightly throughout Passover.
576 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

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