Tel Aviv Restaurants
New Yorker Eytan White has brought the buffalo wings concept to Tel Aviv and offers them, kosher, from noon till 2am with at least a dozen different sauces. Spice-fiends will enjoy "Chicago" style with sriracha, honey and thyme, but there are lots of options that are milder and sweeter. Extras include sweet-potato fries with dipping sauce and onion rings with ranch dressing.
12 Herzl |
03 670 8010 |
This basic-looking caff on the edge of Carmel Market has been rated one of the world's top 101 restaurants by celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Not quite as "simple and utilitarian" as he describes it, the emphasis is on super-fresh seasonal fare and the menu includes delectable raw-fish tapas and a white pizza with black truffles. Open from late morning till the early hours, Sunday to Friday.
4 HaShomer Street, Carmel Market |
03 516 9234 |
Given Tel Aviv's reputation as a city that never sleeps, Benedict is a boon for its hungry party people. As well as classic eggs Benedict, there's a midnight-special version featuring ground beef instead of ham, and Sunday is pancake day.
171 Ben Yehuda Street |
03 544 0345 |
Chef Benny Arbel's buzzy late-opening rooftop bar-restaurant is a great place for skyline-viewing now that Tel Aviv's nightlife has moved away from the beach towards the city centre. Expect great cocktails and a substantial bar menu, which includes sashimi, fried calamari and exceptional pizzas. Evenings only from 8.30pm (6pm Saturdays). No reservations.
24 Se'adiya Gaon Street |
A huge house once occupied by the German Templar community before the birth of Tel Aviv is now the pride of the Sarona Centre, where several Templar buildings have been moved to create an exciting new dining and entertainment complex in the heart of the city. Outstanding dishes at Claro include a red wine and beef risotto with marrowbone and egg yolk, and a fabulous beef tartare with avocado. A great wine list and enormous open kitchen help fuel the nightly buzz.
30 Rav Aluf David Elazar |
03 601 7777 |