Abe Fisher

4.8
1254 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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, cholent pot pie, 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 an almond cake, apple tart, or the bacon and egg cream. There is also a full bar and a wide selection of amari.
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C
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, wildly knowledgeable staff who clearly love their work, great atmosphere. Love coming here.

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HO
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic. We had a tight timeframe and he made sure we got our food and drinks without making us feel rushed. The caesar salad was unexpectedly interesting and delicious. The other dishes were good but they all tasted like they had way too much salt in them which reduced the impact of the flavor of the interesting food. And I love salty foods. I will try again and might just ask for less salt because drinks were amazing and it was a comfortable and the atmosphere was really nice. And of course, stellar service that was polished. It was a really pleasant place to be.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dining experience. So impressed with everyone, especially the extra care that went into our meal. I am allergic to nuts and they not only asked when confirming our reservation but also provided a “nut-free” menu. The duck was perfect. The virgin cocktails (we don’t really drink) were so good!! Went home with a fully bell and full heart

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect experience!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Abe Fisher lived up to expectations. We did the short rib tasting menu which we decided last minute after feeling the pre fixe may not be enough food based in servers recommendations. It was very good, the spreads and breads, the beef tongue, the short rib and desserts were phenomenal! The rye bread was out of this world good...like can I just buy a loaf of it!? Anyway will be back! Great experience!!!!

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our server. was. amazing. don't ask me her name but I bet y'all can figure it out. brown hair , knowledgable, friendly, funny. We were in the southwestern-most booth from 7ish ---> .

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m
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service excellent. Good price, good value. Would definitely recommend and come back again.

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c
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good was very good and diverse, service was above and beyond. The cocktail list is interesting / offbeat and fun. Would definitely recommend.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Abe Fisher four times over the last two years and have always enjoyed it. But this most recent visit the food was the best we’ve had there. We liked the small plates and with five guests we were able to try many of the offerings. The service has always been friendly and helpful. The noise level is on the louder side but not to the extent that it was difficult to have a table conversation.

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MD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

Great food - poor service as it was my birthday and the waiter focused only on my partner. Very dark- couldn’t read the menu and very loud horrible music. If you don’t mind all that, then go just to eat and run. This restaurant is a new twist on Jewish food served in small tapas portions. Went to Zahav last year for my B-day. More food there ( we had enough leftovers for another meal at home) and wait staff went out of their way to make me feel special. Most likely will not return.

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CR
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, dessert, service, drinks and ambiance!

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S
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come here every time I travel to Philly. Absolutely love the food and staff. Be back soon!

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D
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just superb!!!

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F
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

unique fresh food that is served by a knowledgeable wait staff well versed in ingredients subtle flavors and wine paitrings A delightful experince

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Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic as always, though it exceeded expectations this time and this was our fourth visit here. But beyond that, the staff and service were simply outstanding. We were so well attended to, making it an amazing experience. We chose to come here because we were in the neighborhood and knew the food would be very good, but it was even better than we expected and the service was just the best.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing creative food , create service . Music was very strange taste and a bit too loud , too many different genres in one playlist

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BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent array of interesting new dishes and flavors. The menu is somewhat limited and may not appeal to everyone, but we thoroughly enjoyed nearly every dish (and we shared many dishes family-style, which is the vibe of the restaurant). Excellent service as well.

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SW
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, good service - but 2-4 employees often just standing around. Mediocre and expensive wines by the glass.

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L
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FABULOUS - everything from the service, food, drinks!

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LW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious. Amazing flavors. Beautiful presentation. Friendly staff, just attentive enough and not too much. And generosity! What a lovely evening.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding on all aspects. Chef Sichel also came to chat and deliver drinks and plates on the house. Such a warm welcoming atmosphere and terrific food. I can’t wait to return!

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O
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love grabbing a meal here. The staff is great and the food is always amazing

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MO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing top to bottom, most underrated place in the city, playlist was 🔥too.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Passover menu was interesting - but probably didn’t need to be Mexican. Starters were not great. Soup was excellent. Lamb was cold - but good.

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AS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good, service was excellent, very interesting Passover menu!

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! They were very knowledgeable about dietary restrictions and very accommodating.

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SC
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dynamic and bustling space. Friendly staff. Food good, but not the greatest. Cannot complain for the price - very reasonable.

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New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG. This was a fantastic meal start to finish. Keep in mind, the place is small, and quite loud. Not a place for quiet conversation. But the food is amazing. We had the tasting menu, and chose the duck 3-ways option. At $60 per person, this is a great deal! Large portions, and totally delicious. You also get to try many of the highlights of the menu. I must mention that the “bacon and egg cream” dessert is spectacular - one of my favorite desserts of the last few years. The service was terrific and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Overall, a must go in Philly. I wish they would open a branch in NYC!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent personal service and delicious food

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a
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very interesting but mostly just not amazing. The price was very high for the pris fixe. The service was just plain trying too hard: could barely have a conversation because of frequent unnecessary interruptions to ask how thing we’re going., and they spoke too quickly and softly for the moderately high noise level.
This place is trying to be both hip and elegant, and it did not work for me.

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TJ
Louisville
35 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It has been several years since dining st Abe Fisher and was very pleased that the quality is still high

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Top notch service with an approachable and down to earth feel. Intriguing dishes, high quality evening.

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MM
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed the inventive take on traditional European Jewish cuisine, but found there to be too much fat and salt in the menu items. Grateful for the experience but not hurrying back anytime soon.

The crowd in the bar were so loud that it distracted from our enjoyment of the meal.

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A
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best meals I have had in a long time; really enjoyed the borscht tartare and the pickled herring dip. Servers were outstanding, engaging and really well-versed on the food and drink menus!

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SG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My dinner at Abe Fisher was excellent. The service was superlative and the food was fresh and freshly prepared. Borscht tartare was fun and full of texture. Roast chicken was so tender and succulent. And the mint cake topped the meal off with just the perfect level of sweetness.

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AB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Abe Fisher, part of the growing Zahav food empire, is a wonderful restaurant . The menu is based around dishes echoing Jewish-American staples, but reinvented to haute cuisine levels. The prix fixe menu results in a round of shareable small plates, each one offering an amazing and different taste—from the borscht (beet) tartare to the sweet potatoes to the corned beef tongue and on. A great dining experience.

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b
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pastrami short rib we ordered for six people was as big as Fred Flintstone’s dinosaur rib that knocked his car over. It was perfectly cooked and delicious. The small plates created by the chef were excellent. One of the best restaurants in Philadelphia.

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LC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails and food were fantastic. Could have been more happy hour options but really enjoyed the variety of drinks and snacks. Very flavorful.

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d
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great take on Jewish cuisine. Execution of the food was excellent. The only lacking dish was the latkes, which was good just underwhelming. Asparagus never tasted so good.
Service was attentive and quick but not overbearing.

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