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“Incredible food and atmosphere”
Review of Claro

Claro
Ranked #96 of 1,838 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$100
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Dining options: After-hours, 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 20 June 2018

It was on my to do list while visiting Tel Aviv and it so happened to be right next door to my work/hotel. There were four of us who ate here, the other three were locals whom also had not eaten there before

First the restaurant, it was a stand alone building next to the Sarona Market (which in itself is awesome as a place to grab a bite or drink). The building looked amazing in that it was both old and contemporary at the same time. It definitely had the same design as some of the other "templar" buildings in the area but modernized.

The service was fantastic! While the restaurant was slowly getting crowded, the friendliness and efficiency was great! They also commented on our food choices which I always love as it connects the eater with the experience.

The food was fusion Israeli with hints of Mediterranean. We ordered the calamari, octopus, fish tartare as appetizers which were all delicious!

The mains had some many choices especially in fish vs meat arena. Ultimately I had the Grouper fillet, but there was this beef dish which looked incredible (smoked for 12 hrs). Something to try for next next trip there.

Afterwards, there are many things one could do, including heading next door to the Whiskey bar/musuem, another similar vibe/style place with tons of people but yet still not have that touristy feeling!

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Fabyan B, Public Relations Manager at Claro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The place is very beautiful and i thing thers a good atmosphere on the bar . The waiters was super professional. BUT the food was a bit not tasty. They sould improve . Becouse this place have a huge potential.

Thank ravit69
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Highly appreciated the well-prepared food at Claro. We had a beautiful fish tartare starter with tomatoes and okra served with chollas. Then some seared tuna with smoked aubergine and a seafood pixie dish. All faultless.
Service began badly when our waiter referred to us as ‘you tourist guys’. Not acceptable in this class of restaurant. We had not wandered into some tourist joint off the street but had researched and booked this restaurant a long time in advance. ‘Guys’ is a very familiar and totally inappropriate way to refer to customers (except maybe to Americans). Then the ‘Greek’ part of the meal started with first a glass then a plate smashed immediately behind us. We were also rather put out by the lack of wine knowledge. Rather than bluff it out, our young waiter should have maybe called over the sommelier? Anyway, from our own experience we alighted on an excellent organic oaked Chardonnay from the Golan Heights (though we were assured it was unoaked!).
Lovely surroundings and excellent food. We really enjoyed the meal. Felt the level of service did not quite match.

Thank UKtraveller077
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Fabyan B, Public Relations Manager at Claro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

The food was as impressive as the restaurant looks. The family enjoyed everything ordered (which was more then half the menu). A little pricey, but worth the money. Lovely service, great drinks!

Thank Tsublime
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Fabyan B, Public Relations Manager at Claro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

I was really impressed with the preparation of my entrecôte steak. The chef knew his meat. Thank you!

Thank Mja198
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Fabyan B, Public Relations Manager at Claro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

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

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