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“Delicious food, beautiful location high-end prices - recommended!”
Review of Claro

Claro
Ranked #102 of 1,669 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$100
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Chef Ran Shmueli is one of Israel’s most respected veteran chefs , who has led innovative culinary ventures for the last 25 years. Claro (“clear” in Spanish) is chef Shmueli’s first restaurant. Claro is not “just” a restaurant; it’s a place of entertainment, providing an experience that embodies all the knowledge of Shmueli and his staff in hospitality and event planning. It is a relaxed venue for social gathering, offering a warm atmosphere, good music and a superb dining experience. The Kitchen | Med Kitchen - Farm to Table Claro’s Med Kitchen (as in Mediterranean), travels through the Mediterranean countries: Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Lebanon and Israel, and is presented in the Shmueli relaxed cooking philosophy. The menu, taking the “Farm to Table” approach, is rich in fruits and vegetables, featuring seasonal products from the best local produce. All other ingredients in the menu such as meat, fish, and olive oil are also based on Israeli products, with the aim of promoting local industry and environmental responsibility. The menu is updated almost daily with emphasis on generous portions and reasonable pricing. Every few weeks a seasonal vegetable is selected and widely featured in many of the dishes.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Claro is nicely located at the edge of Sarona compound in Tel Aviv with shopping and other attractions around. The restaurant is in a 120 years old Templar building, beautifully restored. It has a state-of-the-art open kitchen surrounded by the bar and the dining area inside and outside in a great balcony. In this setting it is natural that one will enjoy the delicious food even more and enjoy & delight it is! Everything is delicious. We enjoyed the different flavors and the freshness of the food, the professional and personal service and the great wine list (although much too expensive). All in all a great evening that comes with a price but really worth it.

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1  Thank Eficoa
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Fabyan B, Public Relations Manager at Claro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the review.
We'll be happy to host you again:)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is fabulous - what a building for a restaurant! Service was good but we would have liked 5-10 minutes break between starter and mains - they seemd to want us to rush trough our dinner. Food is good, great seafood and fish tartar, mains also good. But it‘s definitely too expensive for what you get.

Thank Christian052
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for a nice long lunch enjoying their beautiful garden, delicious foods and great service.
They offer interesting food combinations and tasty wines from the regions (as well as international ones) - you won't be disappointed.

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Thank flkr313
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Fabyan B, Public Relations Manager at Claro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the review.
We'll be happy to host you again:)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is delicious, overpriced, but very good. Lots of previous reviews said it's great to seat by the bar, but not in this restaurant (usually me and my husband prefer to seat in the bar area). The bar is facing the open kitchen at Claro and they are very loud (the chef was shouting the orders, the team put timer for the food and sometimes don't listen to it immediately or just forget to shut it off) and it's a very hot area. You can see in the picture I took, how one of the cooks is using a mixer (lots of noise) very close to us.
Also, there was only 2 waiters serving the bar and we had to wait a lot to get service (and it wasn't so special, like others reviews state - we had better service in similar restaurants, sitting in the bar area). My husband considered not to pay the tip, but it's not a problem if bad service, but bad management...
If they don't have availability on tables, don't take the bar area in this restaurant unless you like to be focus on other things, instead of your dinner.

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Thank Carol_H_1981
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sarona Market is a must stop in Tel Aviv. The Claro restaurant was a highlight. Gorgeous space, great food and service. Loved our dinner for our last night in town.

Thank JenniferBrooke2016
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Fabyan B, Public Relations Manager at Claro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the review.
We'll be happy to host you again:)

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