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“So disappointed”
Review of Norma Jean

Norma Jean
Ranked #248 of 1,636 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Cuisines: Brew Pub
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“So disappointed”
Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Having read the reviews on here I was very excited that we were staying just a stones throw away from Norma Jean. So much so as soon as we has unpacked, we headed straight down there.

We ordered a few beers and food. The beer selection was very good if not expensive, but the food was awful. Greasy and very unappealing to the eye.

But the biggest problem was the service. The bar maid was very pushy and cheeky. She bought us some shots which she claimed were on her. Then she joined is for a beer which she claimed had been bought for her by other customers.

When it came to us getting our bill, these shots and her drink appeared on our bill. Therefore we took the cost of these drinks out of the tip we were going to leave her at which point she started arguing that we were basically denying her wages. We weren't being cheap, but honest something she had failed to do. We paid our 400 NIS bill, but weren't going to tip her.

Maybe if the place had been busier it would have been better, but it was dead, and sorely lacking in atmosphere.

We didn't bother to go back, having felt and been ripped off.

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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“great place for beer”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

awesome place if you're a beer lover! make sure to make a reservation on the weekends. ofers a beer garden if you're a smoker..

Visited December 2012
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Thank didsbox
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“this bar has really good food”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

i went there to see a one-man play, which was unique and cool, and was very pleasently surprised with the great food platters they have there!

Visited September 2012
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Thank rona_z
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Jerusalem
2 reviews
“amazing atmosphere”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

The steak & ribs were the best that I had in Israel.
Very good value for money.
The waiters were friendly & helpful
Great alcohol selection - one of the best in Israel

Visited October 2012
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Thank gnoy
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food and an amaizing whiskey selection”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Between Florentine (the coolest neighborhood in Tel-Aviv) and Jaffa, good food, good music large beer menu and a huge whiskey selection.
friendly service and a good choice for a big meal or just a snack and some drinks.

  • Visited October 2012
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