by Kimberly L. on
Zahav is a great experience to share with friends. Delicious food and great service. But bring your fat pants. You'll need them. We enjoyed the tay'im tasting menu. You start with salatim and hummus and let me explain that salatim involves eight (yes I said eight!) different salads. And you will want to try them all. With the fresh hot bread. Let the gluttony begin. Then get ready for two mezze, one skewer and dessert. And that's per person. Holy cow, you're gonna need some time to digest that. Woof. But I don't want to mislead you by giving you the impression that this restaurant is all about the quantity...oh no. In fact I typically avoid any place that has reviews that say "the servings were gigantic and we had enough for three days." No, this is not that kind of place. Complex flavors, tasty new things to try, lovely service. What are you waiting for?
by Erline Arras on
I think rateclubs should add another 5 possible stars, just for this restaurant. As we ate, I tried to figure out how I could possibly add to what the rateclubsing community has already said about Kevin Gillespie & company's house of culinary goodness. All I can say is this: My lovely wife took me there for my birthday last night, and we decided to throw caution to the wind and let Kevin dictate what we ate. The 5-course tasting menu is the way to go. I ate foods I never would've ordered, and had to restrain myself (and said lovely wife) from licking the plates. Each plate that arrived became my favorite. Yep - out of 5 dishes, I had 5 favorites. How can you go wrong with garlic-honey glazed quail or beet-cured salmon tartar? You can't. Not as long as the food is in the capable hands of the Woodfire team. The service was beyond impeccable. Food came flying to us like clockwork, with just enough time for our systems to settle between courses, but not enough time that we ever wondered when the next course would arrive. Aside from the flawless food and superior service, the only other item to compliment would be the atmosphere. It was truly a revelation to eat fancy food in a place where you can wear jeans! Why has no one thought of this before? Sure, most sites say it's a dressy restaurant, but there wasn't a single dressed up table in the joint. I'm not sure I'd roll in there in sweatpants, mind you, but it's absolutely ideal to be able to enjoy my lamb loin, my beautiful pea salad, and copious amounts of pork belly while not worrying about pantyhose cutting off all circulation to my taste buds. Bravo, Woodfire. Bravo, indeed.
by Evita Dinovo on
Not really feelin this place. I was hanging out with the family one day in Atlantic Station and I told them that there was a bowling spot here and decided to go. It was on a weekend around 6ish. At the entrance there were to men at the door. One was this bouncer lookin dude (at a bowling alley?!) and the other guy looked liked he wanted to be in a VIBE magazine photo shoot. Well that guy told me that the younger person I was with couldn't get in because everybody had to be 21 (at a bowling alley?!) then he told us about the dress code (at a bowling alley?!) My boyfriend was really irritated and asked the guy why does someone have to be 21 and look fly just to bowl in one of the lanes. All I remember hearing is the guy saying "Well 1st of all this is a bowling alley not a bowling lane".....I grabbed my boyfriend and we walked away before anything popped off. Came back another night with ADULTS (and w/o the boyfriend) and was impressed with the decor. I have to admit the place is really nice, they put allot of money into it. Now, if your in the mood to bowl, this is not the place for you. For an hour its $70-$90 (WTF?!?!). Since it was a weekend ALL of the lanes were full (I think they had like 6!) The lounge and the little sitting areas were empty and that wasn't surprising to me because usually when I come to Atlantic Station this place always look dull and empty. Go to Ten Pin Alley if you dare!!