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Modern Restaurant Jerusalem

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Mediterranean, Israeli, Grill, Kosher
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11 Derekh Ruppin | Israel Museum, Jerusalem 9543500, Israel
+972 2-648-0862
Sun - Mon 12:00 - 17:30
Tue 12:00 - 22:30
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 17:30
Fri 11:00 - 14:30
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Jerusalem, Israel
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We were pleasantly surprised that the Israel Museum's restaurant was so good: The menu was interesting, the lunches we ordered were excellent, and the service was efficient and pleasant: The restaurant management has clearly put energy and expertise into every aspect. As local Jerusalemites, we will be back!

Thank ilanrubin
Hartford, Connecticut
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I was on a tour. I stayed in ok hotels with good Mediterranean buffet breakfasts and dinners each day. Our tour stopped for lunch each day at a restaurant that typically had two or three items to choose from including Falafel and Swarmi. On our last day we were free for lunch and several of us were desperate for fine... More 

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avital g, Owner at Modern Restaurant Jerusalem, responded to this review

Dear Thomas, thank you very much for the review. Modern was founded to revive the ancient recipes of Jerusalem as created in the centuries between the walls. We do everything to make our guests a contemporary culinary and culture experience of Jerusalem. I 'am happy you enjoyed Modern. Thank you again and please come visit us again soon. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This is situated in the Israel Museum. After an amazing visit there this is superb for lunch, dinner or any meal. The food is fresh, top quality, and excellent value. The waiter, called Ness was the most efficient, charming guy you'll ever wish to be served by. Don't miss this off your trip in Jerusalem,

Thank Grahame S
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Beautiful restaurant in the fabulous Israel Museum. We had excellent food there, high quality (and generous). And very attentive and caring service. Serve excellent food for adults and kids.

Thank Joeri K
Jerusalem, Israel
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have now been to this restaurant twice and have been delighted both times. Everyone at our table (both times) loved the dishes they chose. The presentation, portions and service were excellent! The ambiance is modern yet warm and inviting. We are sure to return again and again.

Thank aviv121k
Lausanne, Switzerland
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We took the business lunch formula. Very good service, thanks to Avital for recommendations on the menu. We took tapas platter, meat flower and arabic sashimi as entry which were very good. The sofrito and apricot kebab were delicious. In all, the price was reasonable but too bad we didn't get to taste the Jackson Pollock dish because it happened... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic Israeli food, best humus and dolmas I have ever eaten. Very friendly staff!!! Coming from San Francisco where we have the best restaurants in the US, that is saying something!!!

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avital g, Owner at Modern Restaurant Jerusalem, responded to this review

dear Teresa thank you soooo much for your kind words. I look forwerd to see you again at the Modern restaurant israel museum Shana Tova Avital More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Located in Israel Museum, Modern Restaurant takes location seriously and offers artistically rendered and creative dishes. Service is attentive but not overbearing. Portions generous and beautifully prepared.

Thank gershonbacon
avital g, Owner at Modern Restaurant Jerusalem, responded to this review

glad to read your kind review.Hop to see you soon with us at Modern restaurant at the Israel Museum. please not-Don't forget to tell us about this 5 ster review next time you do a reservation. happy new year Avital More 

Ra'anana, Israel
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

After spending an interesting tour at the Israel museum, we opted for a late ‘business’ lunch at the Modern. The service was excellent; our waitress Talia was especially attentive and caring. My wife opted for the Jackson's chicken and nuts Kadaif, while I chose the Entrecote steak . We both were pleased with our choices; well prepared and presented. On... More 

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avital g, Owner at Modern Restaurant Jerusalem, responded to this review

thank you for visiting modern restaurant at the Israel museum. and thank you for your lovely review. we look farther to see you with us again soon - avital More 

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66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were two couples for dinner. The food is fitting for Jerusalem with beef and root vegetables and veal or chicken cutlets. It was tasty and pleasantly served. the staff were super nice. The location is in the Jerusalem Museum and the atmosphere was classy. I think that for dinner they only open on Tuesdays so call in advance, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 55
Mediterranean, Israeli, Grill, Kosher
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:30
12:00 - 17:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 17:30
12:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Derekh Ruppin | Israel Museum, Jerusalem 9543500, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
  • Phone Number: +972 2-648-0862
one of 10 best restaurant in jerusalem -2015-2016. Cuisine offers a contemporary, creative and a personal statement. The restaurant's design, its location in the Israel Museum, the Cross Valley scenery and views of the Knesset, Jerusalem ambience unique. MODERN dishes based on old Jerusalem cuisine that evolved outside the walls. Warm flavors of longing for distant lands. Chef episode and reassembled the recipes and created a modern kitchen with local flavors. Great ingredients, according to the season. Menu Business Lunch - noon Sunday-Thursday, MODERN offers business meals include appetizer and main course, the price of the first tranche. Him, and allow special buy wine. Average age - 30 at the wine - beef carpaccio, green pepper grinding Jerusalem market, lamb kebab bulgur salad. Children - like schnitzel and pasta in a tomato. But will try the great food. Drink Home - a wide variety of wine, a collection of special wines and wineries of rare, depending on the preference of the audience and the prices vary. Beer, champagne and alcohol. Happy hour - soon refreshed - MODERN restaurant menus change, renewable and refreshed frequently depending on the season and what's available in the market. In addition, ask about special today. The varied menu, extensive selection of wines, the service attentive, courteous and professional, are a recipe unique character of MODERN. Scroll up Scroll down

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