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237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936 (Dock Street at Walnut (Between 2nd & 3rd))
+1 215-625-8800
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was great but menus on here on trip advisor and there web were not what was in restaurant the fried lamb tongue standard in dinning in the middle easterner food. Waiter was great. I give a 3 because of missing items on menu.

1 Thank Paul S
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Impeccable service and strong execution from the kitchen. The lamb shoulder, hummus and duck hearts were high points in my opinion but honestly everything we ordered was great. A nice opportunity to experience flavor profiles that you may not encounter every day.

Thank time2travel13
Miami, Florida
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98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What can I say for a world renown chef, go here! The food is delicious and vast, the cocktails are out of this world. Buy his book and experiment at home. The chef was there and sat with us. Really incredible experience. If we lived in Philly we would be there all the time!

Thank infernocouture
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hummus and laffa is both a staple and a star. Really, really wonderful! The salatim (selection of six vegetable salads) is quite interesting but heavy on cilantro. Haloumi (fried cheese) is delicious. Don't miss the fried cauliflower either; it's a standout. We also enjoyed seared bronzino fillets with tzatziki. Desert was a small chocolate covered coffee custard which provided... More 

Thank italiano17
Corpus Christi, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The popularity of Zahav, while well deserved, resulted in over an hour nursing an otherwise exceptional red wine from Bekka Valley. Dinner happened at the bar. The duck hearts were exceptional. Mezzeh were also yummy. Main courses were very good as well. Overall, I think booking a reservation is an absolute must to get a proper experience of this place.... More 

Thank Tomasz W
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Never knew Israeli cooking could be so good. My daughters took me here and they ordered. I didn't ask any questions, just ate. Fabulous. If I had asked questions I may have missed out on really great food.

Thank David D
New York City, New York
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183 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A fabulous restaurant on all levels. There is a reason it won the James Beard Award for Best Restaurant in the USA. I suggest getting the chef's choice and be done with it. Not only do you get all the tastiest dishes on the menu you also get the signature lamb shoulder which is only available if you get this... More 

Thank GrillMeisterNYC
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter got reservations a couple of months in advance. She'd been previously with friends and couldn't stop raving. Now I can't stop. Got the set menu and with four of us we got to try almost everything on the menu. The salads are interesting and delicious and the humus is to die for. Forget any humus you've ever had... More 

Thank Ajaxtol
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this restaurant. Great food, fun atmosphere, and when the chef is in residence you're in for a treat! Not inexpensive, but definitely worth it. If you just want to see what it's all about, try a happy hour. They're small plates are not to be missed.

Thank Ellen N
Philadelphia, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chef Michael Solomonov amazes with new and exciting dishes to match the season. Everything is prepared and served flawlessly. Staff is knowledgeable and courteous. Fabulous dining experience.

Thank danielsV49TJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
    (Dock Street at Walnut (Between 2nd & 3rd))
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-625-8800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?