by Leah G. on
I'm so perplexed by zahavs loyal following of devoted fans. I brought my father here as israeli food is not often found in southwest Virginia. I found nothing spectacular about it . I returned again this year to see if I was shortsighted in my earlier visit. I found my waiter impolite and the food to be fine. The cocktails are fun and tasty . . . But this is just not a restaurant I would ever select for dinner. There is nothing particularly inventive about anything else on the menu. I'm placing Zahav in the same category as chicken salad . . . I don't like it, but I will continue to try it simply because everyone else seems to love it so much.
by Eyv R. on
Went here for NYE and had a great time. The DJ was friggin awesome, played old skool Michael Jackson and other "hits." Drinks were on point, not too much tonic with the bombay (yaaayyy!) Bartenders here are HOT and the burlesque was a treat. Pretty low key and small, perfect for a grown up night out. Minus 1/2 star for the bathroom; in a place like that I would expect the great attention to detail lead into the loo. And 1/2 a star for the cover, boooo!!!!
by Clifton Puffenberger on
Adventures with an Expense Account (part III): STK. 530. No earlier. Ok, we get it. Just make sure the lady who was at the door, being a b!atch, isn't there kissing our a$$#s when we come back at 540! Not that we want or need people to kiss our a$$#s, but she sure seemed to enjoy doing it and frankly it was tactless. So was her coat check behavior when we departed. Anyhow. That's not the point of this review. This review is about the food and a lot of the food was pretty darn good. To break it down, this is what we ate (mind you there were 3 men and hungry little ol' me): Appetizers: - Shrimp Rice Krispies, Blue Iceberg, and Lump Crab Mains: - (2) 20oz Bone-In Rib Eye: one with the bold STK sauce and one with the red wine sauce - (2) 16oz Sirloins: one with the blue butter (that was me!) and one with the STK Sides: - Sweet Corn Pudding, Creamed Spinach, and Parmesan Truffle Fries Dessert: - Gelato and Chocolate S'more My Drinks: - Tea Time Fix Up, Spanish Tempranillo, and Grahams 20 yr port (w dessert) My Likes - the shrimp rice crispies, the sweet corn pudding, the parmesan truffle fries, Chocolate S'more (had peanut butter in it!), the port and the sirloin with blue butter and Bold STK (you really can't do just one). Pretty much in that order, although it's hard to decide... My Dislikes - The steak was good, really I liked it, and cooked the way I wanted (medium rare), however, the exterior had that burned meat grizzle, which is a taste I abhor! Additionally, my coworker who ordered the Bone-In Rib Eye medium rare said that his was raw around the bone. Ouch. Isn't the forte of a steak joint perfectly prepared steak? I digress. The Tea Time Fix Up cocktail, which was recommended by a waiter, was WAY too sweet and not good at all. If you don't have any taste whatsoever and don't like yourself very much order this drink. And far be it from me to hate on blue cheese (I would never), but the Blue Iceberg was just egh. Pricey meal at around 450 plus tip, but that's why this was brought to you once again by an expense account! Yeah! I probably won't be returning to this fine establishment again though... Side note: the ambiance is very meatpacking district, which I expected, and I think this steakhouse intends to make a lot of its revenue in drink sales.