By formal definition, Brasserie is a type of French restaurant, which implies about the food and beverages that are served there. However, in Tel Aviv, the meaning is much simpler. Whenever people mention that term in Tel Aviv, it’s most likely that they refer to the one of the most classic and famous local restaurants.
The Brasserie, which is located right next to Rabin’s square, on Ibn Gabiroll street, has a mixture of sex appeal, meticulous food and good vibes, which attract all sorts of people: Celebrities, unknown artists, students, couples and so on. The place is open 24/7, which I mostly use to order a glass of wine and a Carpaccio at 03:00, but you can have a business lunch at noon as well, all is acceptable.
During the 24 hours there are 3 different menus (including a late night menu after 01:00 with special prices), and every day has its own specials (my favorite, coq au vin on Wednesday). I’ve found that the Brasserie is much more magical late at night, when the city sleeps, while in the Brasserie it’s all full and alive, but at any time it should be a fantastic choice.
P.S.: The Brasserie is usually busy, so I highly recommended to reserve a table in advance.