Israeli and Middle Eastern street food is gussied up and polished at this modern, Tel Aviv-inspired stunner from the masterful team behind Doris Metropolitan and Rice Village neighbor, Bādolina Bakery & Cafe. Starting with a mosaic of salatim (Israeli snacks) and small plates—think Lamb Hummus, Moroccan Matbucha, and Arak Mussels—is absolutely the way to go here, followed by larger selections like Lamb Spare Ribs, Grilled Branzino, and the za'atar butter basted Beef Skewers pierced by a miniature sword. Those looking for an extra special experience can book the “Yalla Yalla” six-seat chef’s table, which offers a prime view of the brick oven and chef-curated selection of plates.
So an Israeli feast may not be the very first thing you think of when it comes to Christmas, but maybe should be. This modern stunner from the crew behind Doris Metropolitan steakhouse is exactly where you’ll want to be this year. Start with the salatim, each flavorful small plate a gift of its own with choices from tangy matbucha to fiery carrot harissa; do not sleep on the silkiest hummus on the planet; and choose from mains like grilled branzino, lamb spare ribs, and tenderloin skewers dripping in za’atar sumac butter. The dining room will be open from 11:30 am to 8 pm.
Cost: A la carte, with salatim for $5 a plate ($20 for five, $32 for all) and mains from $25 to $50.