Flying High

Amelia, an American-style bistro, has been adapted to its owners’ maturing taste.

amelia 311 (photo credit: courtesy)
amelia 311
(photo credit: courtesy)
It used to be a hip Tel Aviv place for the young crowds – that is, until the owners, four friends who served together as pilots in the airforce, grew up, got married and had kids. Now, already owning several of the wildest night spots in the city, they wanted a place for themselves, so they transformed Amelia, named after the legendary pilot Amelia Earhart, into an American-style bistro.
With a new and extended bar, small private booths and a new chef, Amelia offers everything from breakfast specials – including French toast, egg dishes and baked goods – to business lunches and great dinner menu with excellent meat dishes and fresh pasta and salads.
We tried their entrecote burger, which was very generous, served on an elongated plate with home fries and spinach, onions and salad (NIS 59); a very tasty savory upside down tart with zucchini and red peppers, olive tapenade and grilled goat cheese (NIS 32); and a couple of the salads.
The quinoa and beet salad (NIS 44) was different and filling, and the cider coleslaw (NIS 32) was a welcome change from the standard slaw.
From the dessert selection, we chose the Kadaif with vanilla ice cream and toffee cream (NIS 32), which was not too sweet and very satisfying.
The writer was a guest of the restaurant.

Amelia, 88 Dizengoff St., Tel Aviv (03) 528-3888 Not kosher