by Gypsy L. on
Fantastic beats, great drinks, yummy food, down-to-earth party people - It just doesn't get much better than 222 Hyde. I especially love the live DJ sets - they are innovative and booty shakin, and always leave me wanting more! If you haven't enjoyed a night at this great spot yet, you are missing out! See you on the dance floor...
by Maryjo Chaim on
Zahav was very good, but I'm still questioning whether it's deserving of the Philly Mag's "#1 Restaurant" slot. My party of three arrived at 7:30 on a Saturday night, so we (clearly) had to wait. After about 45 minutes, we were seated at the counter, which is neat because you can watch some of the chefs cooking. The restaurant is very nice- it's quite casual despite the prestige, but the ambiance is lovely. The food is great, but the portions are even smaller than would be expected. I started off with the hummus & chickpeas (served with DELICIOUS laffa). It was some of the best I've had, and at 8 bucks was well worth the price. Next up came the Sabra, which was incredibly tasty chicken with onions and couscous. The $8 price tag seemed like a bargain until the dish arrived- there were literally three miniscule pieces of chicken and a few spoonfuls of couscous. Then came the Farsi, which was super-tender lamb (again, just a few bites), which at ten dollars was delicious but probably not worth it. I know it seems ridiculous to complain about portion sizes at a small-plates restaurant, but I've been to lots of "tapas"-style places and these were the smallest I've seen. The fried cauliflower was SO SO GOOD! It was just $5, and was a much larger portion than the others. Perfectly crispy, and the accompanying yogurt sauce flecked with dill was incredible. The fried kibbe was definitely my least favorite dish- it was very dry and fairly bland. The service was good, but my waitress seemed a bit disengaged. Michael Solomov (chef) was behind the counter and expediting the orders, which was nice to see. All in all, the restaurant was good, but don't underestimate the amount of food you need- generally, you should order at least three plates per person.
by ruggy j. on
This is a sports bar? Really? Seemed more like fine dining that happened to have the Dodgers game playing in a tiny nook over by the front door. When I think of sports bars, I expect to see foods and drinks you'd find at a stadium... but without stadium prices. Unless I wasn't looking in the right area of the menu, I didn't see one appetizer for under $9. Huh? Just give me some nachos and a Bud Light... I'll give you $7 and we'll call it a day. Umm, not so much. Gotta give 'em love for showing the debates, though. That was a cool skate. Listening to John McSame reprehensibly use a mentally disabled child as a campaign puppet never sounded so crisp.