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About Abe Fisher
Abe Fisher in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia serves up a sophisticated take on Jewish cuisine in a chic and handsome interior.
The menu at Abe Fisher includes classics with a twist, like chicken liver mousse, borscht tartare, broccoli kugel, corned pork belly Reuben, Hungarian duck and veal schnitzel tacos. You can also get family-sized portions for certain items like Montreal smoked short ribs with homemade rye bread and mustard. For dessert at Abe Fisher, choose from pumpkin mousse, chocolate babka or the bacon and egg cream. There's also a full bar and many coffee drinks that you can enjoy.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer a discounted rate parking voucher for the parking garage located at 1616 Sansom Street.
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Abe Fisher Ratings and Reviews
This is part of our Philly empire of Mike Solomonov & Steven Cook - their collaboration really enhanced our city and placed us on the international gourmet map. They hired a fabulous chef - Y. Sichel - who really has taken traditional multi-cultured Jewish food to breathtaking highs. The food was so creative, with unexpected flavors within the sauces, each ingredient on the plate carrying a delicious surprise. Yet none of it was off-putting or over the top. If you like to share you will have lots of fun. The bar has a wonderful selection of wines/beers/mixed drinks. From the moment you enter you receive smiles and warm welcomes - all the staff were fabulous. The bar is small but able to handle happy hours or full service. Really a great treat.
We experienced Abe Fisher’s Restaurant Week menu and each of our choices was delicious. My husband ate the liver pate which he loved. The mackerel dip was so good and we love that it was served with lettuce leaves. We both also ordered fish larger dishes which were cooked to perfection. Our waitress was terrific.
I am glad we waited for Restaurant week to try this place out. We ordered 6 dishes, 2 apps each and one larger plate each. My boyfriend wasn’t keen on the menu selections and really only like one of the 6 plates we had. Me, I liked them all including the braised tongue although that did take a bit of mental maneuvering to actually give it a fair shake. Overall definitely worth a try. I hope I can get back there again, it will just have to be with my gal pals cause I don’t think my boyfriend will go back.
The two of us were visiting Philly during a long weekend, and carefully chose three nice restaurants. Abe Fisher was the best by a wide margin.
The service, from the moment we arrived, was fabulous. Caring and sincere. Stephen took care of us at the table and was very clear and helpful with selling a point of view. He listened closely.
The food was one of the best meals we have had, EVER. We were not alone in this view, as the neighboring table was so enthusiastic about their choices that they fixed a plate of the short rib and handed it to us! We traded food and stories until it was time to go.
We are already planning to return with an armada of friends and family.
I have nothing but love for Abe Fisher. The service was impeccable - prompt, friendly and knowledgeable...what more can you ask for? My cocktail, the Gran Torino, was special. It was bourbon-based and had a wonderful citrus aroma with perfect flavors. I had the prix-fixe with three small plates consisting of a brussels sprouts dish, a sweet potato dish, and the highly reviewed schnitzel tacos. All were absolutely wonderful, but those brussels sprouts won’t soon be forgotten. The combination of the charred sprouts, golden raisins, pine nuts, and pieces of hard cheese was absolutely delightful. It’s the one dish that I didn’t leave a speck on the plate. The peppers on the sweet potato dish were also a high note of the experience. It was an unexpected bite with the sweet potato, and I loved it. I wish that I would’ve left room for dessert, but the three small plates more than overfilled my stomach. I had to take the second taco to go. I went early on a cold Tuesday night, so there weren’t many other diners in the restaurant, but I can’t imagine that this place doesn’t do a great business with the quality of both the food and service. Highly recommend!
Excellent and interesting food with a slight Eastern European feel. Our group of 6 (5 out town guests in town for a conference) selected the Chef's choice with the Montreal ribs. All courses served on shared plates. Eclectic and delicious. The Montreal Ribs were outstanding; best beef I have tasted in years and years. Service was attentive, friendly and non-intrusive. Some of my friends told me later they had been skeptical, but were really impressed and pleased.
I took my girlfriend for her birthday, we have been in the past and enjoyed ourselves. The dessert is her absolute favorite thing. Bacon, and egg chocolate mousse or so.
Food tastes great! Nice and quiet, you do not feel rushed at all. The staff works well together to make sure you are taken care of. Sarah our waitress was the best part of the night. She was amazing! Very good at her job and dedinitely knows her stuff.
Will be returning in a gew months. It is very pricey!
The food here is really fun and absolutely delicious! Your grandmother's cooking might be the inspiration, but this chef does brilliant recreations of those dishes -- surprising and inspired! The place is noisy (lots of people in a small room, with a too-high, thumpy sound track in the background, and the soundtrack had nothing to do with the food theme, either, which is too bad; there's great contemporary klezmer that would be the perfect choice). It was also a cold night when we were there, and the front door opening let in a chilly breeze, often, as we ate. But, not to dwell on the negative, the food and fun outweighed these factors and we really enjoyed our meal. I'd go back, but I'd love it more if the negatives I mentioned were attended to.
We were using a gift certificate and though this is not are preferred food fare we found the food tasty and different from what we normally eat. The service was excellent and very friendly. I was disappointed in the beer selection but my wife found her cocktail perfect.
We are fifty-somethings and made a reservation based on a recommendation from a millennial child. The food was delicious although we were sort of appalled to learn about the $200 bottle of wine they were recommending. Really? This is not a white table cloth spot despite its proximity to Rittenhouse Square. The food is unique and definitely worth a visit. It's very noisy so not a romantic spot. At least for these baby boomers!
Abe fisher never disappoints. If you go get the Monteal Ribs- the whole table has to get them but its served family style with multiple courses including dessert. Its amazing. and they pick for you what they give you for sides, so you will try things you would never order on your own. the service is attentive.
The menu, inspired by Eastern European cuisines, is interesting; at least the smaller dishes are. That said, they might seem pricey to some, at $13 per small dish (you'll need at least 3, if you're just a little hungry). We also had one of what seemed to be a signature dish, the Hungarian Duck "Chinatown Style" ($55 for two) which was just okay; nothing particularly inventive and flavors did not quite work very well together. The service was attentive and excellent all around.
Wonderful! My wife and I came here for her birthday and they surprised us with a delicious rum cake and candle at the end. It was very busy but we got seated right away, and I heard so much about the ribs so we ordered that, and we were not disappointed! We started off with a plate of dips, spreads, and different kinds of breads and chips. We unfortunately got full! The ribs came out and although we wanted to devour it, all we could manage is a couple of slices and bagged the rest. We just finished the leftovers last night and are very happy. We want to come back to try other things on the menu. Lively and energetic, and unique food!
Overall, an excellent experience, from the staff to the food. Loved it all. We pre-ordered the short ribs tasting menu and it was worth every penny. What a fun and unique dining experience!
The staff was incredibly attentive, friendly, down-to-earth, and knowledgeable. The multiple courses of the tasting menu were all superb and nicely varied yet complementary.
I had some real concerns about the noise levels, having read other reviews, but we had no negative experiences in that regard. I've had to leave restaurants in the past because of noise sensitivities. But I really wanted to try those ribs, so we took the chance and went at 6 on a Saturday and it was perfectly fine. Yes, it's a bit loud, but no louder than any other busy restaurant on a Saturday. Maybe it gets louder later in the evening? I don't know. I just know that I am very sensitive to noisy environments and I had no issues here when we went.
This was THE BEST dinner! We had the Montreal short rib tasting menu. From the pâtés, potato chips, mushroom strudel to the potato latkes, to the short ribs to the brownie dessert, everything was outstanding. The service was excellent. My new favorite restaurant!
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