Recommended by : Amanda Freitag (Chef, Empire Diner), Andrew Carmellini ( Chef/Owner, The Dutch), Ilan Hall (Chef/Owner, The Gorbals), Doug Quint (Co-Founder/Co-Owner, Big Gay Ice Cream Truck)

Cuisine:Israeli, Mediterranean. Price: $$$. Location: .

In a calm space inspired by Jerusalem’s courtyards, Zahav offers upscale Israeli fare served onto hand-carved tables. The menu is a tour through the culinary influences of Israeli cuisine, with the baked to order laffa bread as the star. Elements of Persian, North African, and Eastern European cuisine shine through in both Zahav’s traditional and more adventurous dishes. Make a Reservation

“I’m eager to get back there [Philadelphia] for another meal at Zahav.” – Doug Quint (Co-Founder/Co-Owner, Big Gay Ice Cream Truck)