Tel Aviv offers varied options for fine dining. The traditional and gourmet cuisines offered at these restaurants are quite delicious. Most of these are absolutely filled up with people on weekends, so you need to book your tables in advance. Here are some of the best restaurants in the city which you should consider visiting. These include The Dining Hall, Tapas Ahad Ha’am, Social Club, Raphael, Herbert Samuel, Catit, Brasserie, Abraxas Tzafon and Montenegro. An insight into some of these restaurants is absolutely important to know about their fabulous offerings.
The Dining Hall
The Dining Hall is situated at 23 Shaul Hamelech Street in the city. This is a modern and vibrant eatery located within the premises of the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center. Chef Omer Miller is renowned for his fabulous menu which is complete with many fantastic starters such as fried cauliflower with purple onion, oregano and lemon tahina; shrimps with tomato butter and Jerusalem artichoke cream; and labne cheese dumplings with nigella seeds and hyssop oil. You can look forward to some really delicious main dishes, including spicy Moroccan-style fish stew; and blackened chicken confit with spring onion and mashed potatoes. The restaurant also offers an impressive list of 20 Israeli wines. You will love the food and look forward to visit here more often.
Tapas Ahad Ha’am
The Tapas Ahad Ha’am is located at 27 Ahad Ha’Am Street. It has evolved over the past decade and carved a niche for itself in Tel Aviv’s happening dining scene. It has gained fame as one of the best tapas bar and restaurant in the city. Chef Jonathan Roshfeld is highly appreciated for his amazing creations such as patatas bravas, Iberico ham on pan de tomate, and seafood paella. All these dishes are freshly prepared and served until 1 am. Don’t forget to order for the signature ice cream sundae. Whether visiting the restaurant or bar, you need to make your reservations in advance as it is mandatory.
The Social Club is situated at 45 Rothschild Boulevard. It resembles a midtown Manhattan steakhouse with contemporary Mediterranean zest. The rib eye steak served along with potato puree and green beans or a solid grilled pork chop served along with tomato salsa and sage, are quite delectable. Apart from these specialties, you can also look forward to savoring gnocchi with parmesan cheese and mushrooms, and mint shrimp kebabs.
The crazily good Raphael restaurant is situated at 87 Hayarkon in Tel Aviv. Chef Raffi Cohen is famous for creating traditional Israeli cuisines. Some of the famous dishes available here include gnocchi with roast parmesan, and gazpacho with white nectarines. The restaurant also offers some amazing desserts and seafood dishes.
The Herbert Samuel restaurant is located at 6 Koifman Street. It is considered as among the best restaurants for fine dining in Tel Aviv today. Chef Jonathan Roshfeld is the man behind some of the amazing creations here. In fact, Roshfield is widely seen as Tel Aviv’s uber-hot it-chef. The restaurant is famous for its dishes such as filet of drum fish with charred eggplant cream and green onion mutiaf or Tomato salad with fresh oregano and Turkish cheese.
The Catit restaurant is situated at4 Heichal Hatalmud in the city. It is housed in a beautiful renovated house in Neve Tzedek, which is one of the oldest parts of the city. Chef Meir Adoni is highly acclaimed for preparing delicious dishes with local produce and giving it a French or Italian twist. Fetching surroundings and spectacular taste, makes this restaurant all the more special. The prices are a little high, however keeping the quality, taste, ambiance and attractive dishes in mind; it is not something you would get bother about. The restaurant also offers excellent business lunch options. Icing on the cake is the menu which keeps on changing as per season and as per the chefs caprices. So be prepared to eat a total new selection of dishes every time you step in here.