Brasserie HaLevi brings a bright touch to dining out in Cedarhurst.
The glatt kosher, primarily New American restaurant, is airy, in light hues, with a stylized, modern look and efficient service.
Better choices include the sriracha-marinated spicy fried chicken, which delivers crunchiness and heat, with corn succotash, red cabbage and mashed potatoes on the side. Also tasty is the sesame-seed-crusted tuna with a ponzu-sauce glaze and sticky rice. But ask for it rare or medium-rare.
Tasty openers take in an endive-and-beet salad finished with an apple cider vinaigrette; and tuna tartare, layered with mango salsa and mashed avocado, topped with wonton chips.
Brasserie HaLevi is closed on Friday and Saturday. Lunch is served Monday to Thursday; dinner, Monday to Thursday and on Sunday.
Brasserie HaLevi, 600 Central Ave., Cedarhurst; 516-218-2190.