Dining out in Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv: Dallal and Nana Bar serve up good Mediterranean food

If you want to dine in the Neve Tzedek neighborhood, there are two popular restaurants that serve good Mediterranean cuisine: Dallal and Nana Bar.

(1) Dallal

Located next to the Suzanne Dallal center, Dallal is very popular and you have to reserve if you want to dine after 9pm.

  • Vibe: Mediterranean “outdoor” feel meets European brasserie chic; lots of trendy young couples but the place still has a relaxed informal atmosphere.
  • Pros: excellent fresh fish, good pasta, good wine list, intimate, comfortable seating.
  • Cons: need to reserve in advance, can get loud if the place is packed

10 Shabazi Street
Tel Aviv
+972 3 510 9292

(2) Nana Bar

Part bar, part restaurant with a DJ in the later hours, Nana Bar is a good place for dinner with friends. Relaxed and atmospheric at the same time because of the outdoor patio, it is the perfect place for a spring or summer evening out.

  • Vibe: relaxed, fun, informal outdoor seating; feels like summer all the time
  • Pros: delicious fresh unpretentious Mediterranean food, reasonable prices
  • Cons: bar area gets very crowded later in the night

Nana Bar
1 Ahad Haam Street
Tel Aviv
+972 3 516 1915

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  1. Simon Wrigley says

    Sorry to disagree, we dined at Nana bar, the service was terrible, the food over priced and sub standard. For the vegetarians amongst us was a tiny bowl of pasta with a fancy name, which was basically olive oil and a garlic clove with a fancy name and over priced. It tasted so salty that we returned the dish. For compensation we were offered Ceaser salad without the chicken. This consited of 6 lettuce leave a bit of dressing and a few croutons. Must get the recipie for that one !