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“Good but could do better”
Review of Raphael - CLOSED

Raphael
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Recent family dinner
The welcome from Reception staff was warm and helpful and the view from the table over the waterfront was outstanding . Menu was varied with plenty of choice and all selections we made were delicious and well presented.,Wine menu also was extensive with a choice of some really good Israeli wines .
Table service was bit haphazard
It was some time since I had been to Raphael (about 15 years) and my impression was that it lacked "atmosphere" (we did dine early so that may explain this )but Raphael was still reliable . the food ranging from good to eexcellent and reasonable value .Would return

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Thank newmarket18
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have been to Raphael many times. Something has changed, the place was empty. Most disappointing was the couscous, which was our favourite, way too much salt and very dry. Despite complaining they refused to remove it from the bill. Instead we were offered another side of puree?? Other favourite dishes we had ordered were over cooked. Sadly we will not return, nor will be recommending this restaurant to anyone else going forward.

2  Thank SteveMorley
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Atmosphere, facing the sea, Mediterranean-style food uses excellent ingredients
There is a very relaxed atmosphere there, and the prices are very affordable afternoon time (best meal in Tel Aviv at ,unch time- about 120 NIS per meal)

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Thank adidagan
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have been to this restaurant a few times; 3 times in the past year. Last year I had a great business lunch there, the restaurant was full, food was good and so was the service. A few months ago we returned, 5 of us for a birthday dinner. The food was ok, not more than that, service too, but we felt it was pricey for what it was. Last I went was for a business lunch a couple of weeks ago, before the military operation in Israel started, so it was "normal" times here, but the restaurant was just about empty. The food was actually very good, though we only had mains, 2 of us had fish and 2 had steak. The service was awful, unprofessional and embarrassing. This place is going downhill.

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Thank Danifinn
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

I absolutely loved this restaurant, right in front of the beach in Tel Aviv with an amazing view!
The restaraunt is quite fancy and the food follows it. The service was really good, the waiter checked if we liked the food or if we needed anything else.
The food was just delicious! I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a quiet time enjoying a great view and really delicious food.

Thank Priscila S
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