Maraboo is just outside Tel-Aviv, near the diamond district in Ramat-Gan. It's easily accessible with a parking arrangement, quite an advantage in the cramped business area.
The restaurant made its name when they won the Israeli version of Iron Chef several years ago. The chef, Yoav Bar, came from the hotel industry, and his standards are extremely high.
It shows in both the comfortable setup and decor of the place, and the meticulous balance between presentation and quality of every course that comes out of his kitchen.
The place is packed during lunch hours, better make reservations at least a day in advance.
As for the food, it's excellent:
I highly recommend the glazed pate for first course, it's perfectly made and the complementary onion jelly is excellent. My wife ate the seafood toretellini, an original dish pf crabs with a crust of breadcrumbs.
For main course, my wife ordered the red Drum, one of the best local salt water fish, oven-grilled and served on a bed of lentil ragu. I ate a lamb stew prepared in Merlo and and sweetened with silan (date extract).
All courses had excellent presentation and were served at the proper heat, and were very tasty.
As for dessert, if they serve the pear Tarte Tatin, grab it and run - it's amazing.
The staff is very professional and polite, and the overall ambiance is quiet and pleasant.
The private room sits a dozen people easily if you need to host a more secluded gathering. Be sure to order well in advance.
The prices are on par with the quality of the food and the place, not cheap but markedly lower than of the posh places near the seashore in Tel-Aviv or the old harbor.
Overall, an excellent restaurant for a good business lunch or a memorable dinner. You can hardly get better dining in central Israel, at least without going bankrupt,
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