Along with its magnificent decor it offers a very nice environment, because along with its terrace it gives a calm air that make it seem that it is in a different zone than in one of the central streets of Tel Aviv. It is usually quite busy because the atmosphere is great but can be a bit noisy. The cuisine is excellent and it has a variety of wines and beverages.
I never tire of recommending this restaurant so I will tell you something very clearly: GO. The Humus restaurant is in the main part of the Carmel market. To be more specific, closer to Rothschild Avenue then the Neve Tzedek neighbourhood. If you walk towards the centre, you will see it on the left. Do not miss it. Maybe this is a somewhat lacklustre introduction to what is one of the best memories of my trip to Israel. After eating at good places, less good, decent, posh, normal ... we found this little place, with a sign at the entrance that left no doubt in our minds: HUMUS. This is a great place, the amount of tables and chairs suggests that it's usually more crowded than on the day we went. Very clean, so if you have high standards (I don't!) you won't have a problem eating there. Surely there is more on offer than humus, but with the language barrier and being incapable of reading the menu, we just made gestures and signs to the owner to ask for what we wanted (humus and chickpeas). He indicated for us to sit down and wait. Simple and authentic food: hummus and pita bread. With a refreshment, we didn't pay more than 25 to 30 shekels per person. I loved this place, and I will find it again when I return to Israel. For now, I recommend it. Have I not said yet? GO! ;)
Tel Aviv boasts one of the best nightlifes. It´s full of bars and restaurants so even if you´re very tired after spending all day touring the city and hanging out on the beaches, you still have to give it a try and get out for some drinks. One of the most popular areas for going out is Rothschild Blvd and Lilienblum St which are almost right next to each other. Cafe Europa on Rothschild Blvd is an elegant option for both drinks and dinner. You enter through a terrace full of tables just before going into a three-story building with a bar on each floor. The terrace though on warm nights is definitely the best and most comfortable option for enjoying and sampling some of their cocktails.
For a quiet breakfast or brunch, this cafe is a great choice. The eggs benedict should be compulsory - absolutely delicious! If the weather permits, there's a terrace for outdoor dining, but the interior is also very welcoming.
Simply the best pitta in the entire city. Miznon is another place devised by Eyal Shani, famous Israeli chef (and star of the local Masterchef). He interprets street food with high quality, and fresh ingredients. Although prices are not low end (about 15 euros per person), it is incredibly successful, and there is always a queue until closing time (around one). The King George is the second Miznon in the city (the first is at Ibn Gvriol, 23). With vegetation decorating the room. Another advantage is the fish! You must try the chicken liver with cauliflower, contour pittas with ice cream pittas for dessert, apparently inspired by the ice cream tried by Shani in Sicily. The menu is also in English.
Port Said is a spectacular place, a Spanish style tapas bar with a great, if not a little hipster, atmosphere. There's always a DJ mixing and hundreds of vinyl on the walls. Here summer is very long so people eat outside in front of the Great Synagogue or in the nearby gardens. The menu includes a variety of dishes that combine Mediterranean flavours with European or international dishes (carpaccio with ratatouille and hot spices, for example) served with plenty of bread in a Spartan environment. The place was born from the idea of the great chef Eyal Shani (judge in the local masterchef), which has also opened Miznon. In an expensive city (or rather overpriced) like Tel Aviv, the price is a shock. The menu is only in Hebrew, then you better ask for suggestions, but I recommend the carpaccio and ratatouille. On Friday, it closes at 19 to respect the Sabbath. The rest of the week, it opens at 12 until late.
Lovely restaurant in a shared courtyard on the side of Jaffa street, And despite it's intimacy Barood wouldn't go unnoticed. The restaurant is tastefully decorated with warm and inviting colours with an air of disorder, without ever becoming irritating. It features live music next to a menu of Mediterranean flavors and a good selection of wines (and beers). It is low cost, but it is worth considering that the place is really very cute, and you can eat well. Apparently it is well-known in Jerusalem, as the clientele is mostly local.
Tel Aviv is one of the most relaxing places i've visited, especially the beautiful beach. We were lucky to find Tsfoni, bar-restaurant on the beach to eat all day long: local and international cuisine and wine, all very simple as you would expect from a place on the beach, but well made and tasty. All this at a prices (nothing is given in Tel Aviv), but certainly more than correct for the city. The ocean view (having the horrible block of flats behind) and the beauty of being able to eat or drink anything on the beach are priceless. Definitely recommended, too, because although there are many places like this one, there aren't as many as expected. You have the menu in English (undiscounted) and a Wi-Fi connection for the guests.