Martha Kitchen and Bar, Tel Aviv
Tel: 972 3 696 6843
Concierge.com's insider take:
Martha Kitchen and Bar is notable for its cuisine as well as its prime city-center location. It's on bustling Ibn Gvirol Street (Tel Aviv's answer to Broadway), near the New Opera House and the Nation Theater, and in the Z.O.A. (Zionist Organization of America) House, which is owned by Israeli expat and fashion mogul Elie Tahari. The food is modern Euro-Mediterranean: The chef enlivens red tuna sashimi with quinoa, herbs, and roasted red peppers; rests roasted eggplant on a bed of organic lentils and tops it with a dollop of sour cream; and pairs veal filets with a blend of champignons and portobello mushrooms. Martha's wine listsourced from Europe, the U.S., South America, and Israelis pages long, and there are homemade flavored vodkas, such as cinnamon, vanilla-cardamom, ginger-lemon, or lavender-citron.