Our History

Our Corporation, R.Gross Dairy Kosher, has been in operation since 1922.  In the late ‘60s R. Gross, named after its founder, was a thriving dairy restaurant and bakery occupying over half of a block at 1372 Broadway. It was a landmark which many of our customers remember visiting with their fathers and grandfathers.

In 1985 the concept was changed from a kosher dairy establishment to a full Mediterranean Glatt Kosher restaurant under the name of Chez Lanu, Mr. Broadway. A delicatessen section, along with a Chinese line, was added and in 2000 we were the first midtown kosher establishment to offer a full Sushi menu.

In 2011 we underwent our most significant transformation and reestablished ourselves as a staple in the NYC Kosher dining community. While other kosher restaurants around us have either closed down or relocated, we rebuilt our entire dining room from the ground up, adding an 18 seat full beer and wine bar bringing it in line with modern NYC eatery establishments.

Throughout the years, we have always believed in using the freshest ingredients and relying on home made cooking. In our 5000 sq foot, split level kitchen, our team is working from the very early hours of the morning preparing everything from scratch – from our famous Shawarma, to the daily variety of soups, fresh ground in house beef burgers and much more.

As we enter the next phase in our evolution, we strive to build upon our diverse history and continue to modernize our menu to bring you new and exciting twists on traditional Jewish Mediterranean dishes.

With over 50 years in business, we wish you all the best and consider it a ‘Mitzva’ to serve you and your family.

Thank you,
The Owners