While veganism is still all the rave amongst the hipsters and Tel Avivians (and with good reason), sometimes you just want a good hearty steak – no frills, no flowers, no fakes. These meat-heavy restaurants in Israelgive you the ‘thumbs up’ to thumb your nose at your parents’ request to “eat your vegetables.” Dig into the juiciest, most succulent cuts of meat this side of the Mediterranean with our carnivore’s bucket list of meat restaurants in Israel.
A meat eater's guide to restaurants in Israel
Venture down a dark alleyway to this Middle Eastern retreat, and make sure to arrive hungry. One of the top meat restaurants in the city just happens to be this unassuming, tavern-style eatery in the shuk. Featuring one-of-a-kind Israeli dishes, with fresh meat taking the spotlight, carnivores can rejoice in the deliciously juicy flavors, and a menu that changes daily.Prep your appetite and get your steak knifes at the ready - these thick cuts of meat are cooked to utter perfection.
Carnivores should come running, as Makom Shel Basar is the place to get the best meat plates in all of Israel. Set in a charming old-world building faced with Jerusalem stone, this was one of the first houses built in Neve Tzedek. The restaurant's name reveals everything – it's the place for discerning carnivores. There's a meat-aging room plus a butcher's room in the restaurant to assure that every cut of meat has been professionally handled. As well as the magnificent meat, Meat Place offers a varied wine-list. From the restaurant's windows, you can see the new modern highrise towers of Tel Aviv beside the classic red-tile roofs of old Neve Tzedek. Inside the restaurant, the space has been classically designed, providing a warm and welcoming ambiance.
Winner of the 'best meat restaurant in Tel Aviv' in Time Out Tel Aviv's 2017 food and drink awards, Hudson lives up to its carnivorous reputation. The steakhouse not only takes its inspiration from America, it surpasses it with the finest dry-aged steaks, succulent burgers and unique twists on other classic dishes. The chefs at Hudson let the ingredients 'speak for themselves', while selecting the best Israeli cows and treating their produce with the utmost of care. Drop by for a business lunch, or bring the family after work for dinner. You'll be making your next reservation before the night is even over.
Chefs Nadav Natsar and Elad Levi are masters of their craft, bringing artistically presented, generous portions to diners. The restaurant has an elegant, modern atmosphere, making it a gourmet gem great for date nights or special occasions. The dishes are well crafted, with prime cuts of meat cooked to perfection. Compliment your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Meat Kitchen’s menu also includes specialty desserts, including a mouth-watering chocolate mousse. Perhaps the best Kosher meat restaurant in Tel Aviv, Meat Kitchen is a must-visit.
Little Brazil is a carnivore's dream, serving up a churrasco-style, lavish barbecue of all-you-can-eat meat, all on gigantic skewers. The Pasador (carver) slices from the abundant array of meats right in front of your eyes. Taste from a large selection of meats like flank steak, entrecote, lamb and more with endless refills of side dishes like the popular“feijoada,” smoked meat stew with beans. A lot more than just a restaurant, this is a dining experience and a fun and hearty way to end a day at the beach.
The international burger craze has produced many a high-quality hamburger, but the wine burger at Meat Bar is in a class of its own. Top-quality beef prepared with wine and bone marrow, this mouth-watering sandwich is the ideal blend of high-end and comfort that cannot be denied. Their uncompromising focus on providing diners the highest quality doesn’t end with the meat, extending to their seafood, vegetables, wine list, and more. Whether you’re looking for spare ribs, a porterhouse, or veal gnocchi the “meat adventure” has been a staple in Tel Aviv since its opening.