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“Nice place”

Social Club - Modern Bistro
Ranked #70 of 1,635 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Social Club Tel Aviv represents the meeting place of good food in a lively, happening atmosphere.The restaurant is located in a beautiful piazza on Tel Aviv's historic Rothschild Boulevard, in the heart of the city center and offers a modern bistro menu made from local ingredients. Managing the kitchen is one the country's most highly-regarded chefs, Michael Gartofsky, educated at London's Cordon Bleu and formerly a sous-chef of Gordon Ramsey. Alongside the menu unique cocktails made by the restaurants's mixologist bartenders are served as well as a variety of local and imported wines.The restaurant has a main dining room, a large bar area, a private room for up to 20 diners and more informal outdoor dining in its lively piazza area.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed August 31, 2011

31st of december 2010 first time in this restaurant we managed to get two places sitting @ the bar , tables where fully booked buth great way to enjoy this very young modern restaurant and have very nice interaction with people sitting next to you as the barman or lady. Food was very well made but do not expect 3 star michelin rated food but just good food in a restaurant that truly deserves its name will be back soon.

  • Visited December 2010
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed June 6, 2011

This is a cute and cosy restaurant/bar with inside and outside seating. It fills up after 11pm and has good music. Great place.

  • Visited June 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good food, Outstanding service”
Reviewed April 14, 2011

A treat! A great place for a nice dinner out in Tel Aviv.

Atmosphere & Decor
The restaurant is set up in a very Manhattan style, but still maintains a summery beach vibe, which reverberates in the mood of its clientele. We found this place behind Max Brenner (the chocolate place) on our first night in Tel Aviv, and decided to make reservations there the next night since it seemed to be trendy and very bustling.
Sure enough, the next night was just as bustling, so if you do decide to go, it might be good to make reservations for anything beyond 8:30 pm (Tel Avivians hit the town pretty late generally). The atmosphere was very relaxed---people were getting a little tipsy and really enjoying themselves (but in no way was it rowdy!!)

For the appetizer, we ordered the tuna sashimi with grilled eggplant & yogurt. This dish was definitely the star of our meal; the fusion of japanese and israeli palates was unique and worked very well. Highly recommend it! Our mains (the two parpadelle dishes) were good, but nothing special (my parpadelle with duck confit was also a bit on the salty side). I think it would have been better to go for a seafood or meat main, since seems to be the restaurants' forte. For dessert, we were given the warm chocolate cake, on the house!!! The cake was also very well executed, but again, nothing unique to set it apart from another good quality chocolate cake....but I'm very reluctant to say anything negative since it was a gift.

The highlight of this restaurant is its service. Literally the best service I have had in a restaurant while on travels. Our waiter was attentive, genuinely nice and very friendly (this may have been because we were probably around the same age, and also tourists), doing shots with us (on the house--we tried to buy him a shot at the end of our meal, but he refused and gave it to us on the house again), giving us free dessert, and recommending some really nice bars to go to afterwards (which ended up being very good recommendations as well). It was a great welcome to Israel, and the staff at Social Club definitely left me with a good impression of Israeli hospitality.

The service alone drives me to highly recommend this place to anyone coming to Tel Aviv. Sure, it might be a bit pricey, but if you are looking for good food, a happy atmosphere, and a great start to your first night out in Tel Aviv---go to Social club!

  • Visited April 2011
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