Where We’re Eating: Tel Aviv, Minneapolis, New York City

Travel Blog  •  David Farley  •  03.11.09 | 1:47 PM ET

Find yourself in Tel Aviv, Minneapolis, or the Big Apple and not sure where to eat? Try these restaurants:

Montefiore, Tel Aviv
Set in a restored 1930s building (on the ground floor of the hip new boutique hotel of the same name), this Tel Aviv eatery infuses Mediterranean ingredients with Vietnamese dishes to mouthwatering success. The consome with silky foie gras ravioli is a must.

Koyi Sushi, Minneapolis
Sushi in Minneapolis? That’s right and it’s as fresh as anywhere. There’s not much new or creative on the menu—they don’t try to reinvent the wheel (or roll, as it may be), but it’s well-prepared for a sushi spot in a landlocked city.

Olana, New York City
Taking its inspiration from the Hudson Valley, this Murray Hill eatery serves up locally sourced Nouveau American dishes like roasted pheasant with a sweet potato puree and potato gnocchi paired with buttery scallops.

David Farley

David Farley is the author of An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Church's Strangest Relic in Italy's Oddest Town and co-editor of Travelers' Tales Prague and the Czech Republic: True Stories. Hes a contributing writer at AFAR magazine and his writing appears in the New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler, and Gadling.com, among other publications. He teaches writing at New York University.

2 Comments for Where We’re Eating: Tel Aviv, Minneapolis, New York City

Janelle 03.16.09 | 4:32 PM ET

Just checked out the Montefiore hotel this week - can’t vouch for the restaurant menu - but the bar is great (open 24 hours) and the rooms are quite beautiful, and quiet given all that’s going on downstairs.

Tom 03.27.09 | 8:50 AM ET

I would be glad for example if I could eat in the city like Tel Aviv, really an exotic city. Tom

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