This charming restaurant in a 19th century converted house on the corner of Shabazi, Neve Tsedek, oozes sophistication and style, alluring its customers through it's delightful little courtyard and into the reception, before choosing where to be seated.
Friendly staff will help you decide whether you wish to sit inside or outside of this beautiful restaurant, be it an informal lunch in the open sky bar, an 'executive' dining experience in the simple décor of the dining room or a magical brunch with friends in the wonderful internal courtyard.
Dallal's chef Golan Garfunkel, delivers a menu of fresh local produce, influenced by the restaurants prime position in between Jaffa and the Mediterranean seas. His eye for presentation and the perfectly executed dishes in beautiful ceramic plates and bowls, makes this restaurant a pleasure to dine in.
The food is of an excellent standard using simple ingredients, packed full of flavours that marry well together. Artichoke hearts in a warm tomato vinaigrette with parmesan shavings was quite delightful and served with fresh wholemeal bread to mop up the delicious juices. The black lentils, still with a slight bite to them, came in a ceramic bowl with soft, roasted aubergine, labaneh and diced tomatoes and fresh herbs for garnish.
Dallal is a must for all who pass through Neve Tzedek, for together with this reasonably priced restaurant comes a bakery serving excellent coffee and scrumptious pastries to match. Open all day, one can pleasantly while away the day eating and drinking.....just be careful if watching the waistline....