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Last-minute Rosh Hashanah dinners

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Rosh Hashanah starts on Wednesday night, traditionally with a big dinner. If you find yourself in need of a brisket, a kugel or an entire meal for either Wednesday or Thursday, here are some restaurants (all non-kosher) that may be able to take care of you last minute.

At Thyme in Roslyn, dinner reservations are still available both Wednesday and Thursday nights. Holiday specials include chopped liver, matzo ball soup and brisket, among others. You can also order dishes to serve at home from the restaurant’s catering menu. Thyme is at 8 Tower Pl., Roslyn, 516-625-2566.

Mara’s Homemade in Woodbury is still taking catering orders for chopped liver, gefilte fish, chicken soup, matzo balls, tzimmes brisket and kugels. Mara's Homemade is at 236 W. Jericho Tpke., Syosset, 516-682-9200.

At The Savoy Tavern in Merrick, you can still get brisket, kugel, matzo ball soup and more for your at-home holiday dinner. In the restaurant, holiday dishes — like brisket served with apple noodle kugel — will be featured as specials. The Savoy Tavern is at 16 Merrick Ave., Merrick, 516-506-7717.

At West East All Natural Bistro & Bar in Hicksville, a four-course Rosh Hashanah menu, at $39 a person, includes stuffed matzo ball soup and coffee-rubbed beef brisket, among other classic dishes given a twist. Reservations are available both Wednesday and Thursday nights. West East All Natural Bistro & Bar is at 758 S. Broadway, Hicksville, 516-939-6618.

An unconventional choice might be to order a slow-smoked BBQ brisket from Maple Tree BBQ in Riverhead. Maple Tree BBQ is at 820 W. Main St., Riverhead, 631-727-2819.

Farther east, Smokin’ Wolf BBQ & More in East Hampton has an extensive takeout/catering menu that includes either smoked or traditional brisket, roasted chicken, poached (or house-smoked) side of salmon, noodle kugel and potato latkes. Call ahead. Smokin' Wolf BBQ  & More is at 199 Pantigo Rd., East Hampton, 631-604-6470.