Accolades

  • Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
    James Beard Foundation
  • 1st Place, Top 50 Restaurants
    Philadelphia magazine
  • 10 Best New Restaurants
    Esquire magazine
  • 101 Best Restaurants in America
    The Daily Meal
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Philly

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef Michael Solomonov reviews  at post.venue.name
"Shabbos Chicken taking a shmaltzy bath by superstar @sharkhuda. Go on down to @abefisher_philly... Where the food tastes like Shabbos e'ery night!"
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Chef Michael Solomonov reviews  at post.venue.name
"I will eat all of this without breathing."
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Chef Michael Solomonov reviews  at post.venue.name
"Kibbe Naya, fermented Schug, brined Spring Onions, Plenty of Chutzpah 🐗"
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Chef Michael Solomonov reviews  at post.venue.name
"Asparagus over the fire, asparagus baba, fried shallots, cured egg yolk @zahavrestaurant @ach5124 crushes spring menu like I crush Roy Rogers on the New Jersey Turnpike."
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From My Menu

Chef John Taus reviews Crispy haloumi at Zahav
$$$ | Mediterranean
Society Hill
"This dish changes seasonally but Mike Solomonov always serves it in some form. Crispy and seared on the outside and hot and gooey on the inside, it's always on point! It has a perfect combination of textures without manipulating the ingredients."
Chef David Ansill reviews Fried cauliflower at Zahav
$$$ | Mediterranean
Society Hill
"Michael Solomonov's highly addictive cauliflower is the essence of elegant simplicity. It's just raw, deep-fried cauliflower, so good I stole it for my menu with a different sauce. I told Michael one day when he came in for Korean tacos. He just laughed."
Chef Han Chiang reviews Grilled duck hearts at Zahav
$$$ | Mediterranean
Society Hill
"Chef Mike Solomonov can give me the 'wow' effect that I crave and rarely get elsewhere. His skewered grilled duck heart over caramelized onion purée has so much flavor from its marinade, which includes onion juice, garlic and baharat, Turkey's version of pumpkin pie spice."
Chef Joey Baldino reviews Hummus-tehina at Zahav
$$$ | Mediterranean
Society Hill
"I just love being in Zahav. Sitting down and starting the meal with something as buttery and smooth as Mike Solomonov's hummus with warm laffa is the perfect beginning to a meal that is always delicious."
Chef Lou Campanaro reviews Macaroni & cheese at Percy Street Barbecue
$$ | Southern | Barbecue | Modern | Traditional | American
Bella Vista
"The mac and cheese from Percy Street Barbecue epitomizes comfort food. It's the perfect compliment to that sweet, smoky aroma that fills the room."
Chef Jeremy Nolen reviews Salatim at Zahav
$$$ | Mediterranean
Society Hill
"This appetizer is an assortment of vegetables and salads. There are so many great things here, like pickled cucumbers, tabouleh, a beet salad, and more. This is a great example of what you can do with summer vegetables."