Steven Cook and Michael Solomonov Opening Two New Restaurants


Photo by Steve Legato

Photo by Steve Legato

Steven Cook and Michael Solomonov who have gifted us with Federal Donuts, Percy Street Barbecue and Zahav have two new restaurants planned for early 2014. Both will open opposite Federal Donuts on the 1600 block of Sansom Street.

Dizengoff, a casual hummusiya will offer varieties of hummus with fresh pita, condiments and pickles. The 25-seat space will offer a select beer list and be open seven days a week. The restaurant is named for Dizengoff Street, a major Tel Aviv boulevard and the restaurant will be modeled after the hummus spots found all over Israel.

Abe Fisher promises to be “an approachable restaurant serving the cuisine of the Jewish diaspora.” Solomonov says the food will be inspired by “the foods and dishes found in the Jewish communities outside of Israel, from Montreal and New York, to France, Hungary and Italy.”

Abe Fisher’s menu will offer small plates with the option of a tasting menu. The restaurant will have 50-seats and a full bar.

Both Dizengoff and Abe Fisher are aiming to open in early 2014 at The Sansom, a new apartment building by Pearl Properties. The Sansom was originally to house Medium Rare, a steak frites operation out of Washington D.C. That deal has fallen through and according to Michael Klein, it is now in the courts.

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  • LeeAnne

    I love this news. The hummus is no fail. As for Abe Fisher, I can only hope there will be smoked meat closely resembling the glorious offerings in Montreal.

  • Gabriel

    A hummus bar!!!! This post has made my year; seriously though, NYC has been doing hummisiya’s for years now.. Bravo Solo, Bravo!!

  • Alice

    Will either be kosher?

  • James

    Oh man, anywhere I can get some more of that unreal hummus and laffa is GREAT news

  • OldBlueEyes

    Just spotted Felicia D. Posting a picture on Yelp for Abe Fisher, any updated 411?