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Modern Restaurant Jerusalem

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11 Derekh Ruppin | Israel Museum, Jerusalem 9543500, Israel
+972 2-648-0862
12:00 - 17:30
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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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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great staff- very polite and generous, great food- i loved the tappas and the desserts but also the main courses are tasty, the tables are spread out in a comfortable way, the decore is simple and relaxing,easy to get there by car and comfortable parking! Highly recommended!! I was there for a family celebration and it was a perfect choice!... More 

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

Mazal Ton Inbal, thank you for your lovely event at "modern events". we hope to see you with us again soon, for a regular day lunch :-) have fun- Avital More 

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

So I didn't order the dumplings and had a serious case of order envy. My son got them instead and, if he could of, he would have licked the bowl dry. I had the salmon appetiser instead, which was lovely, and the Jerusalem mixed grill. The latter was ok - a very generous portion but it needed a bit more... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a kosher/meat restaurant within the Israel Museum. I thought it was excellent. Very good quality food, good service. The atmosphere is, well, "modern" and felt good. Food portions were large and a good value. There are a lot of good menu selections, including several more casual selections. Although I didn't order wine, they seemed to have a pretty... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious dinner at this wonderful restaurant, the perfect supplement at the end of a visit to a must-see museum in Jerusalem. The sofrito, with meat and chestnuts and potatoes, was an amazing winter meal. Made me very happy. Excellent wine list as well.

Thank EK10000
Tel Aviv
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

What a chance to have this new great restaurant at the Israel museum! The service is very professional and generous and the food was very delicious - for reasonable prices. We ordered a table before we started our visit at the museum, which was a wise thing to do, since it was full at 14:30. The business menu is a... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

Tried the Modern Restaurant when we visited the museum and was blown away with the wonderful friendly greeting and then friendly and courteous staff. Even the food was great!

Thank djhm
Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

A resturant's service starts with the management. Modern Resturant's management has trained the servers to introduce themselves by first name and ask the first names of the customers. The service was very personal and was a special treat that accompanied the great food that was served.

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

thanks s for your kind words. we are looking forword for your next visit happy Hanuka More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We stumbled into this restaurant - tired from walking through the extensive museum, and quite hungry. They seated us quickly and provided us menus. As a sample, they brought us out a small glass of tomato soup - immediately, we were glad that we had found this gem of a restaurant. It was very fresh. The menu was very varied,... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Yesterday, my wife and I had lunch at Modern Restaurant, in the Israel Museum. This was not the first time we have eaten there. Yesterday was not exception, we were not disappointed. We had the lunch special, both were very well prepared. I would recommend this restaurant, both for the food quality and price.

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Reviewed 17 December 2016

The food was delicious, and the service very pleasant and friendly in this museum restaurant. We finished every drop!

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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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