Kosher 5

Max and David's, Elkins Park, PA

Bashful3 | Feb 25, 200805:15 PM

Our 10th anniversary treat for our daughter and son-in-law was a hit all around. Gracious service; lovely decor, hard-to-choose from menu. I have to say this is the best upscale Kosher food I have eaten, including some lovely places in N. Y . C. The appetizers were unbelievable. Hubby and I shared the homemade chopped chicken liver with caramilezed onions, ($6.75) and Turkish mini Lamb Meatballs with Pomegranage & Pine Nuts ($8) OUr daugher so enjoyed her duck Confit with Kumquat Marmalade ($12) that she let her main dish grow cold while she polished off every crumb.

My main dish of Pan Seared Bronzino with Romanesco Sauce ($24) came with wonderful roast vegetables and apricot almond rice--it was excellent. Our son-in-law relished his choice--Steak Frites with M& D mixed fries ($23,50), medium rare just as he wished. My hubby was so full after his additional soup appetizer ($5)--spicy Southwestern Chicken Soup that he only ordered veggie side dishes for his main--chard, yukon gold mashed, and Moroccan carrot confit. I got tastes, and enjoyed each of them.

Desserts and coffee just fine, but we were pretty full after the meal, and only shared a couple of them. Relatively small place that does not take reservations--I would suggest coming early on a weeknight to be sure of getting a table. It was pretty full by 5:30. Oddly enough, we met close friends of ours from Elkins Park, and our daughter met a work-colleague from Philly who was there with her family. Our friend told us they had come the day before, early, on Sunday, and could not get in--there was a mob outside the door. So, be warned: this place is great. 8120 Old York Road, 215-885-2400. Use your GPS, it's a tad hard to find, tucked in a small shopping plaza.

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