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“Lively Cafe-Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Noir

Cafe Noir
Ahad Ha'am 43, Tel Aviv 65794, Israel
+972 3-566-3018
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Ranked #66 of 1,052 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Cuisines: Café, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Café Noir is a long-established bistro in the heart of Tel Aviv's city, strategically placed between the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and Rothschild Boulevard. It's considered aninstitution by Tel Avivians, and our regular customers are business and media people, artists and in fact anyone who appreciates a terrific atmosphere and good food.Cafe Noir extends over two levels, offering a choiceof intimate sitting areas and spacious seating that's equally suitable for businessmeetings or family celebration. The décor comprises dark wood furniture in classicstyle, a spacious and inviting bar, with oil paintings on the walls and art objects arranged on surrounding shelves. Soft lighting effects create the perfect dining atmosphere. On fine days we have outside seating so guests can watch the bustling life on the streets of Tel - Aviv.Café Noir is busy throughout the day and until the small hours – some enjoying a hearty breakfast, others dropping in for a business meeting, and later evening drinks at thebar.We offer a rich menu – such as our lunchtime starter of liver pate with pear confit, sirloin Carpaccio, and chilli shrimps. For main courses, it's a tough decision choosing between our renowned Café Noir schnitzels - chicken breast, pork, or milk-fed veal - and the meat dishes, lamb kebabs, hamburgers, entrecote. Fish, salads and seafood are always reliable options.
Tel Aviv
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“Lively Cafe-Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

We go here on a regular bases. The location is nice, near Rotchild blvd. The design of the place is nice, not too crowded, with good bar selection. The breakfast is great, with delicious fresh breads and the usual selections of eggs, salad etc. also tasty. The dinner and lunch menus are good as well an not expensive for what you get. Service is always friendly and efficient.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Over priced Shnitzel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2010

This place is famous for their over priced shnitzel (which is very good).
If you want an overpriced shnitzel - go to this place.
Service was pretty good and the place is located in a nice area.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lazio
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“A shnitzel place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2010

A very nice restaurant, full of people in every hour of the day and with a lovely atmosphere! All the staff is ready to answer all your requests and to give you a satisfactory meal.
They have a great variety of shnitzel, with veal, chicken and also with pork, a real rarety in Israel!And it is not very expensive!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Snobish attitude, go somewhere else”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2010

We made reservations for lunch on Saturday at 1215, we arrived on time but the waiter and the manager insisted that they serve only breakfast since the, lunch starts only at 1245. At no point of time they indicated that lunch couldn’t be served at noon. The manger was not flexible and had a very “snobbish” attitude. I really do not care how good their food is, they should be abler to accommodate their guests from out of town. We left and went to eat at Sofia restaurant, a Bulgarian place, it was Great, food was fresh and excellent and the service was accommodating.
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    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Michigan
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“Outstanding Food, best of our trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2010

Our final dinner at Cafe Noir was a huge success and a great way to end a wonderful trip. The food was, quite simply, amazing; we ordered a wide variety and enjoyed every dish served. I had pasts with shrimp and vegetables, the pepper notes were perfect, bold flavor but the dish was not overpowered. The shrimps and vegetables were each done to perfection. My companions had parpadelle pasta (again done perfectly) with livers, which was outstanding, well seasoned and cooked correctly. The sauce of that dish was tasty and suitably thick without going over the edge. The appetizers were excellent. The child in our group is a very finicky eater and pronounced her burger "perfect", high praise from the kid who reordered every meal. Desert was too much to contemplate, but based on the meal, we forced ourselves. Do yourself a favor and have the banana torte.

Overall, the atmosphere is great, very relaxed, the wait staff is outstanding and makes one very comfortable, but its the food that will make me fly across the Atlantic to eat here again. This is what good food is all about - good flavors, excellent balance, perfect combinations and each ingredient cooked to the correct state.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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