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“3 weeks ago I sent you a review of Elba Restaurant and I am still waiting to see it published for your”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Elba - CLOSED

Elba
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Israeli, French
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
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“3 weeks ago I sent you a review of Elba Restaurant and I am still waiting to see it published for your”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Is this some form of censorship?

Is there any other reason?

I understand you have thousands of reviews to check … but 3 weeks? It's ridiculous!

Roby Buzaglo
Freelance Journalist

Visited February 2013
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English first
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The way a bistro should be”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

I visited Elba twice during my last visit to Tel Aviv and had terrific experience. The first time, I was there on a date. The atmosphere was excellent; very bistro-like... good music, lighting and attentive service. I had the french-burger, which would put up a fight to any of New York’s “best” burgers. My date had the pasta and she seemed to like it. Good deserts, very wide wine selection and a very knowledgeable sommelier.
Second visit was for a business lunch two weeks later. Similar good experience (it is nice to recognized)... and for a smaller price. Fresh tomato and calamari salad is highly recommended; lamb schawarma in a way i have never tasted before and very reasonably priced wines by the glass. Good products make great food.

JZ - New York

  • Visited December 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Expected more. Disappointed.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner there with a group of 15 people so it's easy for me to grade the dishes based on each person's satisfaction.
The poor dishes:
Bread salad; Seasonal vegetables with bernaise sauce; The special lamb shwarma (too greasy). 48 hours roasted chicken.
The good dishes:
Tuna tartar; Charred calamari; Sea bass with tomatoes reduction, semolina and grilled onions (the only excellent dish)
Bottom line: there are much better restaurants in Tel Aviv for similar value. Won't come back.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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306 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“great decor, rest rather mediocre”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

We had a business lunch in the posh-looking restaurant Elba.
The service was very friendly, but slow and the food - although it sounded eclectic on the menu - was rather mediocre.
There is huge room to improve or several better places in walking distance.

  • Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Boring”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Do not go here. It looks great from the outside but the food is dull and tasteless, lacking imagination and any sort of style. I watched the chef munch away on some piece of meat while he was working at his station. Dishes for diners came out with gaps, and food was literally thrown on the plate with no thought. Avoid.

Visited December 2012
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