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Aug 27 2009

DECA Restaurant, HaTa’asiya 10

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When you turn onto HaTa’asiyah Street (adjacent to HaMasger) it’s hard to figure out the link between the neglected industrial zone and the rave recommendations I got for the kosher, elegant (meaning expensive!!!) restaurant located there.

But the minute the door closes behind you, everything falls into place. The noise from the street is replaced by a pleasant, well-lit, quiet, intimate and elegant space.

The non-meat menu (with Mediterranean influences) is based on fish, pasta and specialty dishes, and they offer an array of boutique wines. Among the recommended dishes are fish falafel, pumpkin carpaccio and various fresh fish, all of which are served by a very pleasant, professional staff. Don’t miss the bread, pastas and desserts – made on the premises, as the restaurant has a bakery and confectionery.

In addition to the tables spread out in the spacious restaurant, there is a long bar, a yard and private room that can accommodate up to 30 people. The restaurant is also available for private parties that can host up to 150 people.

For those of us with the cash to spend, don’t miss out on this restaurant! The relaxed, elegant atmosphere and varied menu, which is surprising and rich, will make you come back again and again.

DECA Restaurant
Address: HaTa’asiya 10
Phone Number: 03-562-9900

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Aug 27 2009

Shay and Dror – Home Cooked Food – Levinstein Tower

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You’ve probably noticed the phenomenon but haven’t realized that it is actually a phenomenon.

“Office Restaurants” are located in business districts and usually offer business lunches with home-style dishes or salads and basics like schnitzel, chicken breast and other things that don’t require a certified chef.

Lots of these places offer cheap, kosher food… The kind that appeals to everyone, so anyone can eat there every day…

Unlike other restaurants, when office workers go home, the restaurant employees go home as well.

My “office restaurant” is hybrid of a café and restaurant – it’s on the ground floor of the Levinstein tower, in the building’s backyard. In a place that has seen various owners, the past year it has been home to a nice restaurant, with even nicer owners, and a generous, smiling staff. The restaurant is called “Shay and Dror,” after its owners. To those who work in the tower and go out to eat in the heat or rain – don’t!

They really have everything…

They have salads, schnitzel, chicken, hamburgers, pasta and even “special” dishes on occasion. The crown jewel – and my favorite dish – is the salmon skewer. I swear it’s better than those served at the expensive restaurants I’ve eaten at…

Regarding desserts – they recently started selling someone’s homemade cakes and cookies, and the brownies they have are incredible!!!!

The prices are reasonable, the service is great (though slow at times…) and you don’t have to step outside.

For smokers, there’s a backyard, so you can merge lunch and a cigarette break…

Enjoy…

Shay and Dror
Address: Derech Menachem Begin 23, Levinstein Tower

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