A Cut Above

Albert Allaham opened Reserve Cut in Manhattan’s Financial District five years ago with a lofty goal: to redefine the kosher dining landscape and encourage non-kosher guests to explore and enjoy the cuisine.

The 200-seat dining room evokes a contemporary steakhouse atmosphere with black leather chairs, gray banquettes and imported silk tapestries. The restaurant also features an elaborate wine cellar complete and an extensive wine list, with nearly 100 different bottles from Israel, Australia and Italy. Allaham is a master butcher and owner of The Prime Cut in Brooklyn, which serves customers throughout New York.

In this MRM profile, Allaham and Executive Chef Michael Sullivan discuss how the restaurant operates under OU Glatt certification, the ambience and the unique menu.