Charcuterie: excellent meat dishes, lively outdoor dining in Tel Aviv

Charcuterie is one of the best restaurants in Tel Aviv if you like a lively atmosphere, outdoor dining and excellent meat dishes. The restaurant is located on an alley off the Jaffa flea market, an area that has become very popular for dining and drinking outdoors. Charcuterie specializes in meat dishes (as the name suggests) […]

The Container: restaurant, bar and art space in Tel Aviv’s Jaffa Port

UPDATE: On a recent visit to Container (June 2014), we found it very disappointing (terrible service, so-so food, expensive for what you get) and cannot recommend it anymore. The Container is one of the newest restaurants to appear on the Tel Aviv dining scene. It is located in Jaffa Port in a cavernous warehouse that […]

Machneyuda restaurant: great food, lively atmosphere spice up Jerusalem’s food scene

Machneyuda is one of the most difficult restaurants in Israel right now to get a reservation and when you go there, you’ll understand why. Located on a street that leads up to Jerusalem’s famous Machne Yehuda market, Machneyuda’s cuisine is the latest example of new Israeli “fresh from the market” cooking. The restaurant was started […]

Shakuf: surprising, innovative Mediterranean cuisine in Tel Aviv

CLOSED: THIS RESTAURANT HAS SHUT DOWN. Shakuf is one of the latest restaurants to appear on the Israeli dining scene and it stands out above the others by its unusual combination of ingredients, the surprising way in which the food is served, and the stylish, industrial chic interiors of the restaurant in a very quiet […]

Mamilla Hotel brings luxurious contemporary style to Jerusalem

If you are visiting Jerusalem and want to stay in a five-star hotel, check out the recently opened Mamilla Hotel in the new shopping area along Alrov Mamilla Avenue. The hotel has great views of the Tower of David and the Old City’s walls; it is within walking distance from the Jaffa Gate and many […]

Varsano Luxury Suites: new boutique hotel opens in Tel Aviv

A new boutique hotel called Varsano Suites has just opened in Neve Tzedek my favorite neighborhood in Tel Aviv. Until now, I’ve been sending people to Nina Suites, which is a terrific place to stay and until recently the only boutique hotel in the area, but unfortunately is often fully booked. Now I can point […]

Art + Hotel: boutique hotel merges art with accommodations in Tel Aviv

If you are going to Tel Aviv and want to stay in a boutique hotel, check out the newly opened Art + Hotel within walking distance from the beach. What makes Art + Hotel unique is they feature works of art (video installations, murals) by leading Israeli artists. The retro-style furniture and modern design, the […]