8 top wine restaurants in Tel Aviv 2023
If you're heading out for dinner in Tel Aviv and want to drink some really nice wine, you can be sure to find what you are looking for. Star Wine List's Tel Aviv ambassador Omer Dayan has created a guide with his favourite wine restaurants in the city.
Address: Nahalat Binyamin Street 36, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Located in a quiet neighbourhood, Brut Wine Bar is one of the most exciting places to visit in Tel Aviv. It is led by chef Yair Yosefi and chef Omer Ben Gal, and dedicates itself to creating a new Mediterranean food language. The wine list is updated frequently with a big Burgundy focus alongside Israeli wines. The combination of the food and the wine here truly takes you on a new adventure of hedonism.
Phone: +972 3-564-6100
Address: Montefiore Street 36, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Hotel Montefiore in Tel Aviv belongs to the leading hospitality group in Israel (R2M), and the restaurant offers implacable service with a fine dining atmosphere. Food is served for lunch and dinner with various glass selections. And don’t worry, Champagne is always offered! The wine list, offers wine from many parts of the world, including emerging regions such as Georgia and Burgenland in Austria. There is a great balance between natural wines and the more classic, also with a great Israeli selection.
Phone: +972 3 516-9234
Address: HaShomer Street 4, Tel Aviv-Yafo
HaBasta is where all the hustle and bustle are happening, and a place considered the must-go spot for Tel Aviv's wine aficionados. It is located on a side street, just a few steps from the Carmel Market. The menu is changing daily according to what the market has to offer. The Basta team make sure that they are up to date with the latest wine trends, but they also stay classic. Basta has one of the most extensive wine lists in Israel, with rarities from Burgundy, self-imported sherry, a great selection of local and international digestives and more than 30 wines by the glass, changing monthly...
Phone: +972 3-620-6022
Address: Montefiore Street 17, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Oasis is located on the revitalized Allenby Street in Tel-Aviv. Chef Rima Olivera has been leading the restaurant for over a decade together with her husband. The two are long-time wine enthusiasts and decided to put their passion and private collection into the list with some truly aged gems (like the 76’ Dom Perignon, 89’ Hermitage by Chave, and more). Oasis offers a wide selection of wines by the glass thanks to a Coravin program that changes often. Here you find both classics from Bordeaux and Burgundy and more modern top-tier natural winemakers.
Phone: +972 3-644-7441
Address: מוזיאון, Sderot Sha'ul HaMelech 27, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Located near the Statues Garden of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Pastel offers lunch and dinner. Chef Gal Ben-Moshe (from Michelin one-star Prism in Berlin) leads the restaurant with a unique approach to Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant offers both an à la carte menu and a set menu, accompanied by a wine pairing menu curated by the wine team. On the wine list, you find wine from all over the world by the bottle and many options by the glass.
Phone: +972 3 522-5005
Address: Derech Menachem Begin 23, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Taizu is a well-known establishment in the Tel Avivian culinary scene. The restaurant's design is unique, based on the five elements of the traditional Chinese philosophy and drives the food from the same grand region. The team at Taizu work hard to curate the best wines to match the Asian-influenced food. In 2021 they started to import Sake and Japanese wines themselves, and they have also dug deep to create the most extensive Riesling list in the Middle East.
Phone: +972 3-543-5555
Address: Nachmani Street 23-25, Tel Aviv-Yafo
The Norman Hotel is located on a side street next to Rothschild Boulevard. The hotel offers three different venues available to everyone, hotel guests and people just passing by – walk-ins are very welcomed. The wine list is available in all three venues. The Library bar is business-casual and relaxed, perfect for a quick cocktail or sharing a bottle with some bar snacks. If you like your wine with a view, then the Dining Rooftop is your place. Here you can enjoy a beautiful view over the neighbourhood alongside the Asian-Fusion menu. The Elena Restaurant is the main restaurant of the compo...
Phone: +972 3-624-9249
Address: בניין אלקטרה, יגאל אלון 98, תל אביב
Yaffo Tel-Aviv is a long-time establishment in Tel-Aviv, owned by one of the most influential Israeli Chefs, Chaim Cohen. The restaurant is located on the eastern side of Tel-Aviv, with a clean and elegant design. The wine list offers a great selection of local wines, with some self-imports sold exclusively at the restaurant. Chef Cohen is a long-time Bordeaux and Syrah lover, and the wine list reflects that affiliation with some aged, rare Bordeaux and a great selection of Thierry Allman.