My friend Louis and I will be arriving in Tel Aviv on the evening of Friday, October 20. We hope to be staying at the Melody Hotel on Ha-Yarkon across from the Hilton and Gan Ha-Atzma'ut (Independence Park), but may be at the Metropolitan further down Ha-Yarkon if the Melody's renovations aren't done by then.
I have learned the hard way that restaurants that are open on Shabbat tend to be crowded with secular folks looking for a meal out. So I'd like to book our reservations before I go. We probably don't want a really heavy or fancy meal that soon after getting off of a plane, but we like nice food.
So what would you suggest as our first meal in Israel in Tel Aviv that Friday night? Just so you know, we'll probably eat at Orna v'Ella one night, and probably at either Raphael or Manta Ray the other night. So that leaves Friday evening.