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Tel Aviv & Jerusalem with expense account

spacesasha Jul 22, 2009 01:29 AM

I am going to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem right after Tisha b'Av for business. I want to eat in outstanding classy restaurants (don't care about a specific hescher). The only place I have booked so far is 1868. Suggestions are greatly appreciated. I know tons of inexpensive good eats but for this trip I would the experience to be elegant and refined.

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    critical_mass Jul 23, 2009 08:58 AM

    In Jerusalem, go to Hess. It's right downtown, off Ben Yehuda and close to the police station. Best kosher steak you're likely to ever eat. And there's a giant Bernese Mountain Dog who belongs to the owner and comes around looking for attention. Very laid back and casual but great food.

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      koshergourmetmart Jul 23, 2009 08:15 AM

      food and wine recommends Jerusalem:
      Scala, at the David Citadel Hotel
      At this new Piero Lissoni–designed restaurant, chef Oren Yerushalmi (an alum of NYC’s WD-50 and Tel Aviv’s Catit) gets the balance of creativity and tradition just right in Mediterranean dishes meant for sharing. Yes, all are kosher.
      We loved: Onion stuffed with lamb, bulgur and herbs.

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        JudgeMaven Jul 22, 2009 01:00 PM

        In Jerusalem:
        Noya (lots of lamb dishes)
        Darna (Moroccan)
        Hess (decor not that great but boy is the menu pricey and the food great)
        La Guta
        Anna Ticho (dairy, lovely garden)

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          DebbyT Jul 22, 2009 07:54 AM

          Darna in J'lem is fantastic as well. Try the 6hr lamb...

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            njkosher Jul 22, 2009 05:59 AM

            All the places I have recommended are meat and kosher.
            Tel Aviv
            Meatos - do a google on them they have a web site. One of the best in T.A
            Bruno's - Top of Azrieli, also outstanding, but it has been several years since I was there.
            Gabriel - Supposed to be excellent
            La Boca - Argentian steak house, a little more upscale than El Gaucho
            Buffalo Steakhouse - Very Good
            If you're willing to go up to Herzeliya (30 minute drive), you may want to try Bistro 56. Very good and beautiful view overlooking the marina.

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            1. re: njkosher
              spacesasha Jul 22, 2009 06:09 AM

              Thanks so much! I have actually been to Gabriel about three years ago and it was fantastic. Perhaps I should pay them another visit.

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