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About Zahav

Zahav showcases the Israeli-Mediterranean cuisine of Chef/Owner Michael Solomonov. In 2008, Zahav was named one of Esquire's Top 20 New Restaurants in America and Philadelphia Magazine selected Zahav as its Best New Restaurant.

237 Saint James Place
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Middle Eastern

Hours of Operation:
DINNER: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cross Street:
Dock Street at Walnut (Between 2nd & 3rd)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 625-8800

Website:
http://www.zahavrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet service available at Sheraton Society Hill on 2nd and Dock Street. Bring Zahav receipt for discount upon leaving. Public lot also available on 2nd Street between Chestnut and Sansom.

Executive Chef:
Michael Solomonov

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Rehearsal Dinners, Cocktail Receptions, Wine Tastings, Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs.

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Zahav Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (101)
Special Occasion (93)
Tasting Menu (92)
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Creative Cuisine (90)
Good for a Date (85)
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Good for Anniversaries (65)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Tapas (52)
Hot Spot (48)
Worth the Drive (46)
Fun (45)
Healthy (40)
Romantic (39)
Notable Wine List (35)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Good for Groups (30)
Bar Seating (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Casual (23)
Vegan (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Business Meals (19)
Cozy (17)
Scenic View (16)
Local Ingredients (13)
Seasonal (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Spicy (10)
People Watching (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Organic (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazon g food, better service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was good, what you’d expect, but the service was absolutely outstanding.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was excellent

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Zahav never disappoints! Just wish we could get reservations easily.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Zahav is the standard we hold every other restaurant experience to. This time wasno exception. The food, service, and experience was not to be forgotten—the reason we kept going back time and again. We have been to every Cook n Solo restaurant and not once been disappointed. We are massive fans!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

From start to finish, just a delightful dining experience! Food was great. Service was great! Drinks were great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

I haven't been to a restaurant in a long time that had any more Creative menu. Our server Lindsie gave us great recommendations do not miss the bronzino, skirt steak or chicken.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Once again Zahav did not let us down. Everything was beyond amazing. We enjoyed every dish. Some of the highlights that we loved besides the salads, hummus and bread was the fried cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, caramelized fennel and the kebabs. The chocolate cake tonight was outstanding! I will be dreaming of that cake for days. Fantastic food, service and atmosphere!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2018

A+. Would recommend. Every. Single. Time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Go for your birthday!! But also just go, because Zahav is amazing!!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Went for my friend's birthday. Food and service were stellar. Love this place and would go back more often if I could get reservations more frequently.

They just went the extra mile in making my friend's birthday extra special by putting her name and "happy birthday" on the menu, sparkling wine, candle on her dessert, a complimentary course, and just being really attentive.

Tipped our waiter well because he deserved it!

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2018

This place was amazing. It is well worth the wait if you are able to get a reservation in advance or grab a spot at the bar.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing. Went for sisters birthday and they even had personalized menus that said happy birthday with her name on It

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything was delicious and the price was right (under 200 for 4 people)! Favorites were the tehina hummus, cauliflower, flank steak, and the squash konafi for dessert. Will definitely return!

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 (Glasgow)·Dined on February 11, 2018

You can probably enjoy this restaurant by ordering a la carte, but to get the most out of your Zahav dinner try the Tayim option. You may find it is too much food, but I assure you the leftovers will be great too! Do save room for dessert. The four we tried were great. We were lucky to get seated in the more quiet back area, which meant we could hear each other talk without difficulty. Service was awesome too.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Made the reservation 60 days in advance as you need to. Worth the wait. Have been going to Zahav since it opened and have enjoyed every meal. Our wait staff was pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful throughout the meal. The wine he recommended was liked by all.
I appreciated being able to have a taste before ordering the bottle. We always get the tasting menu so we can try everything. The food was excellent. It was a great way to spend a special birthday with my family. Zahav had no issues using my opentable gift certificate which I had never done before. The whole evening was memorable from arrival to departure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Best dining experience ever.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was our first experience dining here and it was amazing!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was great, but the staff really made this dinner memorable! They were really attentive, friendly and helpful.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Zahav never disappoints. We had the lamb shoulder which is just delicious. We can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Zahav never disappoints. The special touches (name on menu, candle in dessert) made my son's birthday celebration even more special.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I honestly can’t put in to words how delightful my evening at zahav was. Everything was absolutely fantastic! Each dish was different, well thought out, and perfectly balanced. Every one was as beautiful as it was flavorful! We even loved the crazy music selection!

When the bill came and was significantly less than we expected I knew zahav just went from special occasion restaurant, to my new Everyday favorite!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We had a 5pm reservation and had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. There was already a long line just to get into the restaurant, I would recommend getting there early. We were promptly greeted by a friendly hostess. The waiter was incredible, he was knowledgeable about the menu and offered many great suggestions. The food was delicious , portions were small, fair value for the cost. All in all, we would return, just not right away.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Just incredible - from the wait staff to the hostess and the food itself - an amazing experience and taste of israel and the Middle East

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great food and an even greater wait staff Cannot wait to go backn

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Everything from making the reservation to arriving at the restaurant to paying the bill was a pleasure.
The food is excellent and the service was even better.
A great evening!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was fabulous and experience was nice . Slowest service we have ever experienced outside of Europe

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was just great. The food was delicious and the service outstanding.
Can't wait to return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was my absolute pleasure to dine at ZAHAV restaurant for my birthday!
Words cannot describe how fabulous an experience it was... from the sitting, the impeccable attention to details all the way to an amazing Israeli food!
The service was on point, always friendly and courteous! Thank you Julie for all your kind help and knowledgeable menue suggestions!
I wish I could give ZAHAV 12 stars .. you are all truly GOLD 💫⭐️💫💫😌👍🏻👌🏻💋💋⚱️

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Absolutely Amazing. You will not be disappointed. Everything is thought out and impeccable, the service is top notch, and the food is exceptional. Highly recommend the chefs tasting menu! You will leave stuffed.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent dinner. Second trip here. Will be back for a third! Hint:get the chef's tasting. You're welcome.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We did the Chef's table and it was incredible. The food was delicious (though I liked the apps more than the main) and the service was AMAZING. It definitely lives up to the hype.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Got the reservation for my parents for Christmas. They said, “Every plate was completely different, every taste was different, and they were all excellent! Wait staff was exceptional! They cannot wait to come back!”

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 30, 2018

This restaurant blew me away. It has very authentic and different food than what I was used to. The custard was incredible and it is a must to get that one if you are there. All the other food was great as well.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

I loved how cozy it felt even though there were people everywhere it felt intimate. The Hummus was great and the fried cauliflower was Amazing. We were split on the eggplant but everything else was excellent. We can't wait to return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Our server was fantastic, the food was to die for, the drinks were on point, and we left there happy and content!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Bradly was helpful with understanding the items on the menu and outstanding waiter. The flavors at Zahav for a first timer were amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Awesome food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Enjoyed the lamb shoulder special meal. It’s always a challenge to not be full for the main event. The staff is always responsive and well trained. A superior dining experience even in a full restaurant

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