Tel Aviv

Restaurants in Tel Aviv

The Mal’enkaya Rossiya (Little Russia) delicatessen has everything you need to re-create a serious Russian table in the Middle East.

Overlooks the water in Jaffa and serves simple, beautifully prepared Mediterranean and Israeli dishes.

Despite the name, actually a lively bistro.

An open-air waterfront bar and restaurant named after a well-known Israeli psychiatric hospital. Tel Avivans throng here on weekends under an expansive canopy of woven palm fronds; the setting could just as well be Santa Monica.

A languorous, partly outdoor restaurant that joylessly specializes in dishes like golubets, a stuffed cabbage peppery and garlicky enough to register on the taste buds.

Stop here for shakshuka (a Tunisian egg, tomato, and red pepper stew).

A wide variety of Middle Eastern-inflected seafood, served on a terrace steps from the Mediterranean.

Tel Aviv was woefully lacking in quality kosher restaurants until the arrival of this upscale fish-and-dairy establishment in the city’s industrial center.