Nestled in the heart of Surfside, Neya is a kitchen and bar concept showcasing modern Israeli fare in a sleek convivial atmosphere. Open daily for dinner service, the new restaurant was designed to bring a singular gastronomic experience to the neighborhood, a cozy spot to sit down for cocktails and an array of shareable, craveable dishes.
Neya’s culinary team embraces both the ancient and modern flavors, spices, and seasonings of the dynamic Israeli gastronomy. The restaurant’s unique non-kosher interpretation is influenced by the rich legacy of Spain, North Africa, and the Levant.
Neya’s menu opens up with starters like Shishbarak with wild herbs and tomato concassé and a dish of Crispy Brussel Sprouts bathed in turmeric tahini, toasted pine nuts, and chili. A list of inventive mezze options is next, including Matbucha with roasted goat cheese, feta, and coriander pesto; signature Shashuka with foraged greens and halloum; and the Neya Hummus, made with tahini, fava, and fresh cilantro zhoug sauce.
Crudo options such as Tuna Carpaccio with sesame pistachio mix layers of well-balanced flavors, and from the Josper charcoal oven, Neya serves hearty entrées like Roasted Lamb Cutlets, grilled Tiger Prawns spiced with harissa, TLV Seafood Paella with bottarga and fennel, and Grilled Branzino, accompanied by Jerusalem artichoke puree.
Neya’s 2,700-square-foot sleek dining room, accented with natural wood furniture, matte black fixtures and wraparound windows, offers a warm, inviting atmosphere, enhanced by dimly lit romantic nooks. Guests can also take a seat at the vibrant bar, which faces the open kitchen.
A curated wine list and innovative list of libations complement the sensory journey with offerings such as the Neya martini with vodka, pineapple infused honey, basil, and lemon. Another standout is the Netanya, a refreshing mix of Sipsmith gin, elderflower, lemon, and cucumber.