Kosher Restaurant Citron And Rose Announces Opening Date

Michael Solomonov's kosher restaurant will open in Merion Station within the week.

Citron and Rose, the latest restaurant venture of Zahav's Michael Solomonov, will open on Nov. 7, the restaurant announced Friday in a press release.

The restaurant focuses on glatt kosher cuisine, but will "transcend tradition" with "genre-defying kosher dishes," the release states.

Solomonov, of Philadelphia restaurant Zahav, will open the restaurant with Zahav co-owner Steven Cook and David Magerman of the Kohelet Foundation, who will be the restaurant's official owner. Chef Yehuda Sichel, who is trained in kosher cuisine and has worked with Chef Solomonov at Zahav since 2010, will be the restaurant's chef on a day-to-day basis.

Citron and Rose has been a highly anticipated addition to Merion Station, with the restaurant receiving catering requests since at least late summer, a restaurant representative told Patch in August.

"At Citron and Rose," Solomonov said in the press release, "we will be reinterpreting the dishes from our Jewish ancestors with modern techniques and fresh ingredients.”

Citron and Rose "will follow the every tenet of kosher cooking, including being overseen from open to close daily by a mashgiach and not serving on Fridays and Saturdays, as work is forbidden between sunsets on Shabbat," the release states. 

The restaurant’s menu is dairy-free and focuses on meat-centric dishes.

Entrees include: 

  • Chopped Liver with sour cherry, chocolate and pumpernickel
  • Mushroom Knish with smoked kasha, tsimmes and carrot-mustard
  • Salmon Gravlax with everything bagel spice, walnuts, radish and smoked bagel
  • Baked Whole Fish en papillote, parsley potatoes, sweet peppers and Riesling
  • Roast Chicken, featuring honey-paprika glaze, schmaltzy potatoes and baby arugula
  • Pecan Praline Challah French Toast with non-dairy coffee ice cream, fried pecans and maple syrup

The full menu is attached to this article.

The restaurant seats 75 and features a central open kitchen, along with a chef's counter and a bar serving kosher wines, craft beers and an extensive list of scotches.

Appetizer prices range from $9 to $12, entrees from $14 to $28, and desserts are $9, the release states.

Citron and Rose, located at 368-370 Montgomery Ave. in Merion Station, will be open for dinner Sunday through Thursday beginning Nov. 7, and will also cater events. For more, visit the restaurant website and follow them on Twitter. The restaurant can be reached at 610-664-4919.


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