When Samuel, Shahar’s long time friend, saw we are mentioning many of our friends & family here in our blog, he simply couldn’t resist. We have set a meeting to have some good food and biting reviews. After making some thinking on where to go, we decided to catch some quality steaks in the argentine steak house opened this year called Butchery De Bariloche (The Butchery from Bariloche).
Bariloche is one of the best destinations in Argentina if not the best one. A combination of steaks, chocolate, ice creams & amazing nature combines to a truly memorable place. The Butchery’s setting is trying to imitate that feeling, with photos of Bariloche’s panoramic views, Argentine wines & a welcome piece of Argentine chocolate when you are seated.
The Butchery, like its other trendy competitors across Tel Aviv, has a cannibal-like way of choosing your courses. You simply go to the butcher’s display, and pick your favorite part of the cattle and it will arrive later to the table on top of a warming grill.
Before going through the grilled section, we started off with some appetizers. Samuel took the Beef Carpaccio, That although suffering from overdose of balsamic vinegar, was very good. The beef itself was fresh & tasty and so is the great parmesan cheese (that he asked to be served aside from kosher reasons). Shahar took the Beef tartar, which was a joy for the eyes, but so-so for the mouth. Although the beef was quite good, the course as whole was quite blend, and missed some sourness & spiciness.
After a while (really, a while – the service was trying but somewhat distracted) we got the order from the butcher. A grill containing two skirt steaks (about 200gr each), an Argentinean Rib Steak (there’s Israeli one as well) and two little veal T-Bone steaks. The skirt steaks, that were a little under cooked, even though we asked for Medium-Rare cooking, were quite good. The beef was tender and tasteful. The Rib Steak was also a good piece of meat, but nothing to write home about (or blog about in this case). The T-Bones were excellent. The grill really flattered them and gave them a smoky taste. I was quite sorry they were so small.
When the restaurant manager saw me photographing, he asked me what it is for. Telling him about this blog, he decided to give us a dessert on the house. Under this proper disclosure, the Jorje’s Banana’s dessert, which is basically burnt sliced bananas with dolce de leche, whipped cream & vanilla ice cream reminded me why I like Argentina that much, even though it is a quite simple dessert.
Concluding the cannibals evening, the dinner in the Butchery was a good one. Yet looking at the prices and comparing it to other steak houses in Tel Aviv in this price range, you would expect more.
The check please (2 people)
Beef Tartar – 34 NIS
Beef Carpaccio – 28 NIS
Entrecôte – Rib Steak (39 NIS per 100gr) – 78 NIS
Veal T-Bone (30 NIS per 100gr) – 45 NIS
2X Skirt Steak (37 NIS per 100gr) – 148 NIS
2X Pepsi -22 NIS
All in all: 355 NIS
The Cizer-Kobrinsky Scale:
Food: Argentine Steak House
Location: Ramat HaHayal
Contact details: Butchery De Bariloche
Address: 4 HaBarzel St., Tel Aviv | Phone: 077-5309700|
Opening Hours: Daily 12:00-00:00
http://www.butchery.co.il/ (No English menu)