Yehuda Sichel at Abe Fisher

About Yehuda Sichel

Yehuda Sichel is the Executive Chef and Partner of Abe Fisher in Philadelphia. A restaurant from James Beard Award-winning restaurateurs, Chef Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook of CookNSolo Restaurants, Abe Fisher is inspired by the journey of the Jewish people from their ancestral homeland to the Diaspora. Sichel came to work for Chef Solomonov at CookNSolo's groundbreaking Israeli restaurant Zahav in 2010, fastly rising to the rank of Sous Chef. Four years later, he began making his own culinary mark at the helm of Abe Fisher, cooking a menu that speaks to the Jews' movement across Europe throughout the Middle Ages – paying homage to centuries of tradition while embracing the idea that cultural exchange places cuisine in a continuous state of evolution. Abe Fisher has earned a 3-Bell "Excellent" review from Philadelphia Inquirer food critic, Craig LaBan, who sited Chef Sichel’s signature dish of Montreal Smoked Short Ribs as the “Feast of The Year” in 2014. That same year, Food Republic called the dish “smoked meat nirvana," and Zagat named Sichel as one of 30 "Rock Stars Redefining the Industry" in Philadelphia. Abe Fisher was named “Best New Restaurant” in the January 2015 issue of Travel + Leisure, and the restaurant earned a semi-finalist nomination in the 2015 James Beard Award’s “Best New Restaurant” category.

Accolades

  • Essential 38 Restaurants in Philadelphia (2017)
    Eater
  • 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia (2017)
    Philadelphia Magazine
  • Best New Restaurant (2015)
    Eater
  • Top 100 Restaurants in America
    OpenTable
  • Best New Restaurant Semi-Finalist (2014)
    James Beard Foundation
  • 30 Under 30 (2014)
    Zagat
  • Three Bells (2014)
    Philadelphia Inquirer

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