Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.03mi
  2. Distance: 0.06mi
  3. Distance: 0.06mi
  4. Distance: 0.08mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.03mi
  2. Distance: 0.06mi
  3. Distance: 0.06mi
  4. Distance: 0.08mi

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.

1623 Sansom St
0
Philadelphia, 19103-5121
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
16th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:

Website:
http://abefisherphilly.com/

Parking Details:
We offer a discounted rate parking voucher for the parking garage located at 1616 Sansom Street.

Executive Chef:
Yehuda Sichel

Additional:
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Abe Fisher Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (52)
Creative Cuisine (43)
Special Occasion (38)
See All
Good for a Date (33)
Tasting Menu (28)
Authentic (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Fun (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Tapas (15)
Romantic (14)
Casual (14)
Cozy (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Business Meals (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Sort by
S
781 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

We went with friends for Restaurant Week 3 course dinner. Each dish was more delicious than the last one. Glad they didn't make you have dessert as part of the three courses. Would highly recommend the restaurant0

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Went for Restaurant Week with a friend who had never been to AF. We both loved it. Everything was so good. Portions were more than adequate. And a big round of applause for whoever came up with such a clever way to prepare food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Very creative cooking, great service and pleasing ambience. It’s our second meal there and it’s been very consistent. We plan to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Alison was great responsive server.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fun, Tapas
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Loved everything we tried from the Restaurant week menu. We will definitely be back for more!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

We ordered the Montreal Short Ribs and they were amazing. We sat at the chefs counter and

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

We had the tasting menu which was fantastic. It provided many small plates in addition to the main course which were all incredible. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on January 13, 2018

Interesting tapa-like plates; more gimmicky than wholesome

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value2

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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!

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing meal! Best latkies and chicken liver mouse we have ever had and the duck was to die for! Will totally be back!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on January 6, 2018

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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Short rib was amazing as was the chicken liver. Normally, I cannot stand chicken liver, or any liver, but this was terrific. With one exception, the tasting menu was excellent. We could to even finish everything.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Everything was excellent.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service4
value3

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Another great dining experience! Food and service were fantastic! Love the schnitzel tacos!! We will be back soon!

Tags: Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The Montreal short ribs are beyond belief. No hype here. It's hard to explain, but it's like nothing I've ever had before.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a wonderful time as always. The chicken liver mousse, the veal tacos and the chocolate bacon egg cream are a must when you visit!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Amazing food! Great service! The chicken for two was great ! Family loved the short ribs! The desserts were incredible. Definitely worth visiting regularly as the menu changes frequently.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fantastic food and service. Menu seems small but everything on the menu is amazing. Service is excellent. It’s not cheap, but it is really good for a special occasion

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value2

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Outstanding meal, great place to try new things as all dishes made to be shared.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was good, but everything was very salty. Not as good as we remembered from two years ago.

Cocktails excellent, very pricey $17 old fashioned cocktail

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Took three cadets to this restaurant. We did the Prix Fix menu. Was enough food for the boys. Very tasteful and a great variety.

Tags: Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 5, 2017

we had 6 different tastings from the pre-fee menu....all fabulous...

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food is amazing.. would definitely go back just for food - a bit pricey but worth it

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was great. They put the 4 of us in the booth next to the bar which was not great. The people at the bar were loud and at times blocked us from getting out of the booth. It definitely made our time less fun but other than that everything was great.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value2

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food and drinks.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Short rib tasting menu was fantastic. Highly recommend

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This was my fist business dinner at Abe Fisher and it impressed! My colleague from abroad couldn't believe the quality and creativeness.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.