Zahav

Middle Eastern

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Overview

Since 2008, Zahav has served authentic Israeli cuisine in an airy-chic dining room marked by limestone floors and walls, lofty ceilings and rustic lighting fixtures reminiscent of an Israeli courtyard. This iconic Society Hill restaurant from James Beard award-winning chef Michael Solomonov, turns out wood-fired laffa bread and hummus, mezze (small plates) like grilled haloumi, charcoal-grilled lamb and beef kofte. Drink offerings include wines from Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Turkey and Morocco as well as house cocktails like the Lemonnana (bourbon, muddled mint, lemon, verbena).

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Accolades

  • Semi-Finalist: James Beard Foundation, Outstanding Chef 2015-2016
  • Nominee: James Beard Foundation, Outstanding Service 2016
  • Number 9: 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia 2016 - Philadelphia Magazine
  • Essential 38 Restaurants 2015 - Eater National
  • 50 Best Restaurants 2015 - Philly Magazine
  • Top 50 Restaurants 2014 - Zagat

Menu for Zahav

Drink Menu

Cocktails

  • Lemonnana jim beam, muddled mint, fresh lemon, verbena
    Glass $10.00
    Pitcher $36.00
  • Marble Rye pumpernickel & caraway-infused jim beam rye, celery
    $11.00
  • Sunset View rum, aperol, avéze, lemon
    $12.00
  • Both Sides of the Line barrel aged gin, pear, calvados, amontillado
    $12.00
  • From Puebla, with Love smith & cross, ancho, pomegranate, mezcal
    $12.00
  • The Z&t gin, za'atar, byrrh
    $12.00

Wines by the Glass

  • Cava, Portell Brut, Penedès, NV
    $12.00
    $54.00
  • Riesling Kabinett Trocken, Darting, Durkheimer Fronhof, 2015 (1.0L)
    $12.00
    $66.00
  • Melon De Bourgogne, Vincent Caille, Muscadet Sur Lie, 2014
    $12.00
    $54.00
  • Chenin Blanc, Mother Rock, Swartland, 2015
    $12.00
    $54.00
  • Grenache Rosé, Ken Forrester, Stellenbosch, 2016
    $12.00
    $54.00
  • Gamay Noir, Chateau De Pizay, Morgon, 2015
    $12.00
    $54.00
  • Cabernet Franc, Domaine Guion, Bourgueil, 2014
    $12.00
    $54.00
  • Merlot, Dom. De La Patience, Coteaux Du Pont Du Gard, 2014
    $12.00
    $54.00
  • Ull De Llebre, Azimut, Penedès, 2013
    $12.00
    $54.00

Beer

  • Hardywood Park Pilsner, Richmond, VA
    $6.50
  • Victory Headwaters Pale Ale, Downingtown, PA
    $6.00
  • Einstok Toasted Porter, Akureyri, Iceland
    $7.00
  • Wyndridge Farm Cranberry Apple Cider, Dallastown, PA
    $7.00
  • Brooklyn Sorachi Ace Saison, Brooklyn, NY
    $7.00
  • Bell's Two Hearted Ale, Kalamazoo, MI
    $7.00
  • Draai Laag R2 Koelschip, Millvale, PA
    16.9 Oz $11.00
  • Brooklyn Tripel Burner, Brooklyn, NY
    25.4 Oz $32.00

Non-Alcoholic

  • Mint Lemonade lemon, verbena, mint
    $5.00
  • Sour Cherry Iced Tea pomegranate, mint
    $5.00
  • Turmeric Lime Soda cucumber, cilantro
    $5.00
  • Pear Ginger Soda pear shrub, ginger root, clove
    $5.00

Wines of the World

Sparkling

  • Chardonnay, BK Wines, "Pet-Nat", Adelaide Hills, 2016
    $67.00
  • Chenin Blanc, Monmousseau, Touraine, NV
    $60.00
  • Macabeo/parellada, Juvé Y Camps, "Gran Reserva", Penedes, 2009 (1.5L)
    $119.00
  • Chardonnay/Pinot Noir, Contadi Castaldi, Franciacorta, NV
    $67.00
  • Pinot Meunier/Pinot Noir, Lelarge Pugeot, 1er Cru Champagne, NV
    $104.00
  • Pinot Noir/Chardonnay, Forget Brimont, 1er Cru Champagne, NV
    $126.00
  • Malbec/Merlot Rosé, Croix De Roche, Fronsac, NV
    $57.00
  • Barbera Frizzante, Cordani, "Magia", Gutturnio, 2012
    $64.00

White/Rosé/Orange

  • Elbling, Matthias Hild, Upper Mosel, 2015
    $50.00
  • Gruner Veltliner, Weingut Martinshof, Austria, 2015 (1.0L)
    $56.00
  • Doña Blanca/Godello, Armas De Guerra, Bierzo, 2015
    $54.00
  • Moschofilero, Semeli, Pelopennese, 2015
    $52.00
  • Viura/malvasia, Bodegas Ostatu, Rioja Alavesa, 2015
    $52.00
  • Sylvaner, Stefan Vetter, Franken, 2014
    $72.00
  • Garnatxa Blanca/Macabeu, Partida Creus, Catalunya, 2014
    $69.00
  • Chardonnay, Domaine Creusserome, Viré-Clessé, 2015
    $72.00
  • Riesling, Julian Haart, Mosel, "1, 000l", 2015
    $66.00
  • Chenin Blanc, Leo Steen, "Saini Vineyard" Dry Creek Valley, 2015
    $68.00
  • Riesling Spätlese Trocken, J.b. Becker, Rheingau, 2001
    $101.00
  • Chenin Blanc, Intellego, "Skin Contact", Swartland, 2015
    $68.00

Red

  • Trousseau/Poulsard, Domaine Rolet, Arbois, 2009
    $70.00
  • Pinot Noir, Jed Steele, "Writer's Block", Mendocino, 2013
    $58.00
  • Pinot Noir, Domaine Deliance, "Clos De La Servoisine", Givry 1er Cru, 2014
    $108.00
  • Groulleau, Les Sablonettes, Anjou, 2015
    $74.00
  • Lagrein, Praxis Cellars, Central Coast, 2008
    $66.00
  • Pinotage, Ken Forrester, "Petit", Stellenbosch, 2015
    $51.00
  • Négrette, Château La Colombière, "Coste Rouge", Fronton, 2012
    $58.00
  • Carignan, Broc Cellars, Alexander Valley, 2014
    $82.00
  • Syrah, Domaine Pradelle, Crozes-Hermitage, 2013
    $72.00
  • Syrah, Domaine Michelas St Jemms, Crozes-Hermitage, 2015
    $94.00

Wines of Israel & Palestine

White/rosé

  • Assaf, Sauvignon Blanc, Galilee, 2014
    $84.00
  • Cremisan Cellars, Dabouki, West Bank, 2013
    $72.00
  • Pelter, Unwooded Chardonnay, Galilee, 2014
    $92.00
  • Somek, Chardonnay, Shomron, 2013
    $84.00
  • Tzora, Chardonnay, Judean Hills, 2014
    $122.00
  • Clos De Gat, Chardonnay/semillon, "Chanson", Judean Hills, 2015
    $82.00
  • Golan Heights Winery, Chardonnay, "Katzrin", Galilee, 2013
    $129.00
  • Shvo, Barbera Rosé, Galilee, 2014
    $68.00

Red

  • Golan Heights Winery, Pinot Noir, "Yarden", Galilee, 2013
    $96.00
  • Cremisan Cellars, Baladi, West Bank, 2013
    $72.00
  • Golan Heights Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon, "Gilgal", Galilee, 2011
    $67.00
  • Golan Heights Winery, Merlot, "Gilgal", Galilee, 2012
    $64.00
  • Meishar, Cabernet/Syrah, "Goliath", Samson, 2010
    $98.00
  • Golan Heights Winery, Syrah, "Gilgal", Galilee, 2012
    $62.00
  • Pelter, Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc, "Trio", Galilee, 2014
    $106.00
  • Tzora, Cabernet/Syrah "Judean Hills Red", Judean Hills, 2014
    $112.00
  • Somek, Syrah/Carignan, "Adom", Shomron, 2012
    $82.00
  • Clos De Gat, Syrah/Cabernet, "Chanson Rouge", Judean Hills, 2015
    $85.00
  • Shvo, Grenache/Barbera, Galilee, 2011
    $112.00
  • Clos De Gat, Syrah, "Har'el", Judean Hills, 2012
    $89.00
  • Flam, Syrah, "Reserve", Judean Hills, 2013
    $142.00
  • Kadita, Cabernet/Merlot Galilee 2008
    $138.00
  • Tzora, Cabernet/Syrah, "Misty Hills", Judean Hills, 2013
    $182.00
  • Ein Teina, Syrah/Petite Verdot , "Ghail", Galilee, 2014
    $110.00

Wines of Lebanon, Turkey & Morocco

White/rosé

  • Chateau Kefraya, Sauv Blanc/Bourbolenc, "Les Breteches", Bekaa Valley, 2014
    $53.00
  • Turasan, Emir, Cappadocia, 2015
    $56.00
  • Pasaeli, Yapincak, Thrace, 2015
    $62.00
  • Chateau Musar, Vermentino/Chardonnay, Bekaa Valley, 2014
    $75.00
  • Vinkara, Narince, "Reserve", Anatolia, 2013
    $82.00
  • Sevilen, Sauvignon Blanc, "Fumé 900", Aegean, 2010
    $140.00
  • Chateau Musar, Merwah/Obaideh, "Blanc", Bekaa Valley, 2004
    $138.00
  • Chateau Musar, Merwah/Obaideh, "Blanc", Bekaa Valley, 2003
    $138.00
  • Chateau Musar, Merwah/Obaideh, "Blanc", Bekaa Valley, 2000
    $198.00
  • Chateau Musar, Merwah/Obaideh, "Blanc", Bekaa Valley, 1991
    $318.00
  • Massaya, Cinsault Rosé, Bekaa Valley, 2015
    $58.00
  • Turasan, Kalecik Karasi Rosé, Cappadocia, 2015
    $60.00
  • Kavaklidere, Calkarasi Rosé, Aegean, 2014
    $54.00
  • Chateau Musar, Cinsault Rosé, Bekaa Valley, 2014
    $75.00

Red

  • Cave Kouroum, Cinsault/Syrah, "Petit Noir" Bekaa Valley, 2013
    $50.00
  • Vinkara, Kalecik Karasi, "Reserve", Anatolia, 2012
    $85.00
  • Pasaeli, Karasakiz/Merlot, "6n", Aegean, 2014
    $72.00
  • Chateau Musar, Cinsault/Syrah, "Cuvée Jeune Rouge", Bekaa Valley, 2013
    $75.00
  • Chateau Musar, Cinsault/Cabernet, "Hochar", Bekaa Valley, 2011
    $94.00
  • Chateau Musar, Cabernet/Carignan/Cinsault, "Rouge", Bekaa Valley, 1998
    $222.00
  • Chateau Musar, Cabernet/Carignan/Cinsault, "Rouge", Bekaa Valley, 1999
    $222.00
  • Chateau Musar, Cabernet/Carignan/Cinsault, "Rouge", Bekaa Valley, 2004
    $152.00
  • Thalvin Winery, Syrah, "Syrocco", Zenata 2012
    $72.00
  • Chateau Kefraya, Cabernet/syrah, "Rouge", Bekaa Valley, 2011
    $77.00
  • Chateau Kefraya, Cabernet/Syrah "Comte De M" Bekaa Valley 2010
    $136.00
  • Massaya, Cabernet/Mourvedre "Gold Reserve", Bekaa Valley, 2010
    $138.00

Dinner Menu

Salatim & Hummus - In The Beginning

  • Salatim daily selection of salads
    $16.00
    $28.00
  • Hummus served with laffa baked in our wood-burning oven; choose one: Tehina - sesame, garlic, lemon, cumin, green tehina; Daily topping - tehina hummus with chef's selection of topping; Turkish - with butter & garlic, served warm
    $9.00
    $13.00

Mezze - Small Plates

  • Fried Cauliflower labneh, garlic, mint, aleppo
  • Sweet potatoes dates, black harissa, tehina
  • Crispy brussels sprouts brussels sprout baba, white anchovy, toasted hazelnuts
  • Chicken pastilla almond, phyllo, muhammara
  • Grilled Duck Hearts pistachio, pear, saffron
  • Haloumi kataifi, date paste, sumac onions, walnuts, apples
  • Kibbe Naya raw lamb, bulgur, harissa, cucumber, lamb bacon
  • Hiramasa crudo pomegranate, red cabbage, bulgur, amba

Al Ha'esh - Grilled over Coals

  • Lamb and Beef Kofte squash, apple
  • King oyster mushrooms couscous, shiitake, pine nut tarator
  • Chicken Shishlik celeriac, carrot, black chick peas
  • Sirloin Shishlik harissa, eggplant baba ganoush, charred leek
  • Spiced Eggplant lentils, garlic tehina, harif
  • Branzino tzatziki, cucumbers

Tayim - Taste of Zahav

  • Salatim & Hummus with laffa
  • Two Mezze
  • One AL Ha'esh
  • Dessert

Mesibah - Party Time

  • Salatim & Hummus with laffa
  • Selection of Mezze
  • Roasted Lamb Shoulder with pomegranate & chickpeas
  • Dessert

Wine Pairings

  • Assaf Sauvignon Blanc, Galilee, 2014
  • Kavaklidere Calkarasi Rosé, Aegean, 2015
  • Somek Syrah/carignan, Shomron, 2012

Dessert Menu

Dessert

  • Chocolate Konafi labneh, cranberries, pistachio
    $9.00
  • Apple Sorbet honeycrisp apples, pomegranate, vanilla
    $9.00
  • Almond Crumb Cake pears, whipped cream, cardamom
    $9.00
  • Malabi Custard pomegranate, earl grey, almonds, oats
    $9.00

Cocktails

  • A Wee Saint's Dram scotch, cinnamon, honey, lemon
    $11.00
  • Hadley's Revenge carpano antica, toasted orange, almond
    $11.00
  • Voodoo Dreams fernet branca, ginger, lime
    $11.00
  • Sketches of Spain moscatel sherry, manzanilla sherry, orange juice
    $11.00

Wine

  • Late Harvest Gewurtztraminer, Golan Heights Winery "Yarden", Galilee, 2008 (375 Ml)
    $14.00
    $60.00
  • Moscatel, Bodegas Cesar Florido, Chipiona, NV (375 Ml)
    $10.00
    $48.00
  • Carpano Antica Formula, Turin, Italy
    $12.00
  • Late Bottle Vintage Port, Smith-Woodhouse, Oporto, 2002
    $12.00
  • Sercial, Rare Wine Co., Charleston Special Reserve Madeira, NV
    $14.00
  • Bual, Rare Wine Co., Boston Special Reserve Madeira, NV
    $16.00
  • Verdelho / Tinta Negra, Rare Wine Co., the Library Company Madeira, NV
    $18.00
  • Pedro Ximenez, Dandelion Vineyards, Barossa, NV (375ml)
    $12.00
    $52.00

Coffee & Tea

  • French Press Coffee stumptown holler mountain blend
    $5.00
    $10.00
  • Cafe Botz turkish coffee with cardamom
    $3.00
  • Fresh Mint Tea
    $3.00
  • Harney & Sons Tea
    $3.00

Spirits

Bourbon & Rye

  • Eagle Rare 10 Yr Bourbon
    $12.00
  • Wild Turkey
    $10.00
  • Four Roses Single Barrel
    $12.00
  • Breckenridge Bourbon
    $13.00
  • Knob Creek Small Batch
    $13.00
  • E.H. Taylor Straight Rye
    $14.00
  • Rittenhouse Rye
    $12.00
  • Lock Stock and Barrel 16 Yr Rye
    $28.00
  • Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Rye
    $16.00
  • Koval Oat Whiskey
    $13.00

Scotch

  • Johnny Walker Black
    $12.00
  • Ardbeg 10 Yr
    $12.00
  • Auchentoshan 12 Yr
    $12.00
  • Macallan 12 Yr
    $15.00
  • Balvenie Doublewood 12 Yr
    $12.00
  • Laphroaig Cairdeas 2016
    $16.00
  • Sullivan's Cove Double Cask
    $22.00
  • Lagavulin 16 Yr
    $19.00
  • Suntory Yamazaki 18 Yr
    $42.00

Brandy

  • Boulard, Caldvados V.S.O.P., France
    $12.00
  • Roger Groult 8 Year, Calvados Pays D'auge, France
    $16.00
  • Domaine Séailles, Armagnac Ténarèze, 1974
    $22.00
  • Pierre Ferrand, 1er Cru de Cognac
    $14.00
  • Germain-Robin, Lot 27 Craft Method Brandy, Ukiah, CA
    $12.00
  • Armenac 18 Year, Brandy, Armenia
    $15.00

Arak

  • Askalon, Hulda, Israel
    $11.00
  • Ghantous Abou Raad, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
    $12.00
  • Yeni Raki, Turkey
    $11.00
  • Massaya, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
    $12.00
  • Sari Zeybek Oaked Raki, Izmir, Turkey
    $14.00
  • L'arack de Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
    $16.00

237 St. James Place
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Eclectic, Refined, Rustic
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Hot Spot
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (215) 625-8800
  • Private Dining Room: Yes