During the pandemic, many of Philly’s most beloved restaurants expanded onto the sidewalks, building outdoor “streeteries” and comfortable patios for diners to enjoy meals al fresco. Even in the winter, brave Philadelphians bundled up beneath the warming glow of patio heaters to eat a good meal that they didn’t have to cook at home.
Summer is just about here, though, and with it comes news of a more long-lasting change to the restaurant scene in Philly: after a successful foray into patio dining this past year, award-winning restaurant Zahav in Society Hill will make its covered patio an official part of the restaurant beginning on Tuesday, May 4. The change will add 50 more seats to the 30-seat space.
Indoors and out, Zahav will offer a five-course prix fixe menu, with three new menu items: a carrot schnitzel with carrot amba, English pea schug, and carrot top tehina; asparagus with marinated preserved lemon, poppy seed and dried mustard spice, fresh mint, and a Bulgarian feta avocado puree; and grilled radishes with anchovy, Kashkaval cheese, and grapes.
Reservations for between two and six people for tables on the restaurant’s covered patio will be available to book on Resy starting today, April 20 at 11 a.m., and will open up every two weeks at the same time.