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“Cosmopolitan in Jaffa”
Review of Fleamarket

Fleamarket
Ranked #14 of 98 Restaurants in Jaffa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Bar
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Cosmopolitan in Jaffa”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

Nice restaurant in the new and trending Flea market neighborhood in Jaffa. No longer just a place for second hand furniture and bric-a-brac, the "Shuk HaPishpishim (Flea Market) is being gentrified and there are many nice boutiques, cafes and restaurants for tourists and locals, alike. Fleamarket Restaurant is one such place. The cuisine is "world-metro-current" with a local twist. The food is good and the ambience is very nice - no noise-level problems. Took colleagues from California and Tel Aviv for a social business dinner. Salmon bruschetta, orange sashimi, mushroom risotto, entrecote w/roasted marrow, hangar steak and "Fleamarket Shwarma" among the appetizers and entrees; only one fell short. Desserts were cheesecake in small mason jars and "Ferrero Rocher" chocolate bombs. Good after dinner coffee. The wine list is incredibly short with very few Israeli wines to choose from. Our waiter was pleasant, but erratic. Still, a good time was had by all and the shortcomings were taken care of by the manager before we were presented with the bill. So no complaints to register and kudos to Fleamarket for attending to same in such a great way. Hopefully, they will enlarge the wine list and work through the minor kinks in the menu. Recommended. About USD 50 including wine per person w/out tip

  • Visited January 2014
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent food, perfect atmosphere!”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

A few of my friends and I went to this resteraunt last week and I can honestly say we all had the perfect dining experience. This is one of those places you remember, everything about it is perfectly executed.

It's located in the amazing Jaffa flea market area and is right on the edge of one of the busier pedestrian streets packed with cafés, bars and resteraunts. The atmosphere here is excellent. We sat outside, enjoyed the music and being right in the middle of everything. This bistro has a hip vibe to it but still holds on to that "flea market" feel.

The food was excellent! We ordered so many things off the menu and shared everything (recommended!). We were all amazed with everything we tried. The service was also great with friendly service and great reccomondations.

I will definitely come back, with friends and with just my wife.

  • Visited November 2013
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Austin, TX
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent in every respect”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

I had an excellent meal here with business colleagues last night and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it!

The restaurant is on an attractive side-street in the Jaffa market, with an indoor-outdoor seating arrangement with several tables outside in the style of a European cafe, a small bar area, a showplace kitchen and some indoor tables. The style is interesting, they have acquired interesting antiques and other objects (like a pommel horse!) to use for seating, tables, and general decor, to create an environment that matches the local area around the restaurant.

On a Monday night out of tourist season, all the outdoor tables were full and most of the indoor tables were taken also, it appeared to be all locals, which was a good sign when some of the other nearby restaurants were almost empty.

A small but diverse menu provides both eclectic and familiar options. We had mostly fish-based appetizers. A ceviche of raw fish that was recommended by the chef was one of the tastiest dishes I have eaten in a long time, with exactly the right balance of flavors and textures. The cooked calamaris Livnat were very delicious and had an attractive presentation.

We chose more traditional main courses, my colleagues had the surf-and-turf and the grilled lamb, which were both cooked perfectly. One other colleague and I had the "shawarma" composed of lamb osso bucco and some kind of means (or maybe lentils?) that was a really good combination of flavors and textures throughout the dish, crispy in some areas while tender in others, salty in some areas and creamy in others, and very tasty throughout.

Service was professional, friendly and attentive.

Overall, highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“So good.......”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

This place is top notch! Everything was absolutely fabulous, the food, the staff, the atmosphere, all of it! Hidden gem. The price was very reasonable considering the quality and experience. We had heard good things about the restaurant fromTripadvisor and it certainly exceeded our expectations.

  • Visited November 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
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“A Night to remember!!!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

we arrived to the fleamarket restaurant after we received a very good recommendations from our friends in Spain. in one word- amazing!!! we set on the high bar table which , I must say- Beautifully designed, the food, the atmosphere, the service and of course the shots on the house!
we ended the meal with grate dessert by sitting outside with the grate breeze and atmosphere of wonderful Jaffa!
coming back as soon as possible!!!

  • Visited October 2013
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