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237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
+1 215-625-8800
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
237 Saint James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3936
Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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...More

Thank Tomasz W
Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 days ago

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...More

Thank GrillMeisterNYC
Reviewed 5 days 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...More

Thank Ajaxtol
Reviewed 5 days 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...More

Thank Ellen N
Reviewed 5 days 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
Reviewed 5 days ago

It took a couple months to get a table (if you just appear, the bar seats are unreserved), but the wait was worth it. We had the Chef's Tasting menu and each dish was astoundingly better than the previous. One of the best restaurants in...More

Thank Melissa E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Israeli/middle Eastern food in a beautiful setting. Great service. Prices are reasonable for the quality.

Thank PhillyTraveler230
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate here for our 30th Anniversary. The service, food, atmosphere and general treatment that we received here was everything and more than we expected. Cannot wait to eat here again when we are in town for a visit.

Thank MaryPat33
Reviewed 6 days ago

Food was excellent. Enjoyed trying new and different foods. The six course salad starter is amazing. Was underwhelmed by the service. Very blah.

Thank hbtravels
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
My husband has celiac disease. Is the rice pilaf gluten free?
15 April 2017|
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Response from agwi7 | Reviewed this property |
nancycarp - don't think there are noodles in the rice. in fact, i just checked the zahav cookbook - three recipes for rice pilaf, none of them have any gluten, from what i can tell. base is jasmine rice with nuts, veggies or... More
I've heard nothing but great things about Zahav. How expensive is it, say for a party of 2.
26 March 2017|
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Response from 491rajeshv | Reviewed this property |
$90-$120 Upper limit depends upon drinks you order.
Deborah T
What is the average cost of dinner for two?
27 November 2016|
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Response from Rob E | Reviewed this property |
Depending on how much you are going to drink, you are looking at around $125+ before tip. Worth every penny.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail