A Tel Aviv Port mainstay, Shalvata offers a laid-back restaurant by day and steaming dance-bar by night, all on a massive deck overlooking the Mediterranean. White couches and lounge chairs lie under straw sunshades, offering the ideal break during the day’s excursion through the port, or a perfect perch from which to enjoy the sunset before the night’s fun.
On weekdays and weekend brunches, expect Shalvata to be dominated by families enjoying the large breakfast menu, as well as business people impressing their out of town colleagues. The food isn’t anything unique, but the atmosphere more than makes up for it. By night, Shalvata gets quite full with attractive, smartly dressed locals and tourists. The crowd ranges in age, so no one will feel out of place. On weekend nights, the venue gets immeasurably packed, with out-of-towners and tourist groups marking the venue as their destination for the night. To avoid the lines, arrive early or reserve a table ahead of time.