I will be in Israel in less than three weeks!!! Thanks to all of you, I feel I have done just about everything that I need to do in advance. I just need to arrange for scooter rental now once I figure out the best way to call Israel, since they are not responding to emails.
I have not selected any restaurants yet. There certainly are enough suggestions and opinions. In fact, I find that there are so many, that it is really difficult for me to decide. I realize different people have different tastes.
I do not need to have every restaurant picked out in advance. However, I am thinking about making a list of restaurants that sound good near places we will be visiting. I would like one or two really special restaurants, several good restaurants that will not require us to take out a loan, and a few holes in the wall that I would never go to if they had not been recommended. Of course, I want to try the best falafel and hummus in the country but understand that there is no general agreement on what is best.
I do need a restaurant close to our hotel in Tel Aviv, since we will be arriving close to dinner time and I do not want to have to start hunting for something as soon as we get there. We are staying at The Savoy. I would like something close by where we will comfortable going after a long flight; nothing fancy. It does not need to be kosher. We will be arriving on Saturday night. Please let me know if I should make a reservation.
Other places we will be are Dan Panorama in Haifa, where I think I would like to eat somewhere in Germantown; Acco; Pastoral Hotel Kfar Blum, where I am thinking of having most evening meals right there to avoid driving at night; Crowne Plaza at the Dead Sea; and finally Jerusalem. We will be staying at the Harmony Hotel in Jerusalem. I would like a few good casual restaurants that are close by and also restaurants in other parts of Jerusalem that we should not miss.
We are not going to Israel to eat, but feel we are better off with several recommendations than just picking places blindly. Thanks again for all your help.Edited: 8:24 am, September 20, 2012