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The Best Hotel Restaurants in Jerusalem

No hotel is complete without a great restaurant – it enhances the staying experience for the guests and attracts exceptional crowd additionally to the visitors of the hotel itself. Every restaurant requires an excellent chef and unique design to express its outstanding style. Moreover, a beautiful restaurant speaks volumes about the quality of the whole establishment, so this is great for maintaining a good name.
So when you stay in one of Jerusalem’s grand hotels and consider to check out the restaurant in it, the chances are that you won’t be disappointed.
These dining places are great for all kinds of occasions, to grab a bite, to have a romantic dinner or close the deal for your business while you’re in town.

These restaurants are suitable for big family gatherings. If you’re visiting to celebrate a particular date, these are great for reuniting with relatives and friends. To help you choose the perfect hotel/restaurant package, here’s a review of the best places in town to wine and dine and spend the night as well.

The dreamy Courtyard restaurant at the American Colony Hotel

The patio at the American Colony Hotel (Photo courtesy of the American Colony Hotel)

The enchanting and intimate Patio and courtyard in the ancient building of the American Colony Hotel is the perfect refuge from the heat and the bustle of the big city. The wide-branched strawberry trees and the fountain create a refreshing and pastoral atmosphere.
During the heated noon hours, you may enjoy a light, and rejuvenating menu, as well as from business offers served at 12:00-15:00.
The diners are an interesting combination of Mediterranean Cuisine and elements from all around the world, including dishes such as lamb kebab cooked with yogurt and eggplant, a minion fillet served with mushrooms and asparagus, Mediterranean seafood and varied, delicious vegetarian meals.

This is a wonderful combination of magnificent atmosphere, spectacular design in Jerusalem style and amazing service that makes the Patio Restaurant the perfect choice for small events for family and friends, as well as business events for up to 60 guests.

Where? American Colony Hotel, Louis Vincennes 1

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Chill out at the lounge restaurant at Inbal Hotel

The Lounge restaurant at the Inbal Hotel (Photo: Jonathan Ben Haim).

The Lounge is an extremely elegant and serene restaurant, located in the beloved and well-known Jerusalem hotel – Inbal. Here you’ll find a dairy-based menu offering the most known tastes of Jerusalem. Plus, there are many European guest appearances from Paris and Rome.
Here at the Lounge, you’ll enjoy all kinds of pasta and rattles, fine, velvety soups, fantastic fish dishes and a variety of unusual salads.

The warm Jerusalem atmosphere, along with the meticulously made meals, will make this experience truly unforgettable.

Where? Inbal Hotel, Jabotinsky str. 3, Jerusalem

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O2 restaurant: best modern Jerusalem cuisine at Inbal Hotel

O2 restaurant at Inbal Hotel (Photo: Afik Gabay).

In addition to the Lounge, in the Inbal Hotel, you’ll also find the O2 restaurant. As its name suggests (the local phone code of the city), it is a purely local vivid restaurant, based on a friendly, family-like atmosphere. The menu is truly unique Jerusalem experience, including a wide variety of local dishes, such as the Freekeh, fine farm vegetables, fish and meat on the grill, all defined by precision during the cooking and exquisite taste. The charming concept of a shared meal placed in the center of the table contributes to the warm and fun environment of the place. This is the perfect option for families, groups, or couples.

At O2 you’ll enjoy a great lunch and diner alike. Additionally, you can reserve the restaurant and its staff for private events for personal and business purposes, in the elegant and impressive halls of the hotel.

Where? Inbal Hotel, Jabotinsky str. 3, Jerusalem

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The Scala restaurant at the David Citadel Hotel – the best location in Jerusalem

Scala restaurant at the David Citadel Hotel (Photo: Daniella Laila).

The Scala restaurant at the David Citadel Hotel is perfectly placed – right beside the Mamilla Avenue and near the Old City. The carefully crafted design of the place ensures a pleasant and welcome atmosphere. The chef Avi Turkman brought together a menu that combines the street-food culture of Jerusalem, that is on the rise lately, with high-class gourmet cuisine in Mediterranean style.

The appetizers pamper you with hummus, and fine eggplant served with garlic and lemon, along with warm Lupinus grains. The main courses include skewers (turkey, chicken or lamb) served with grilled vegetables, fish dishes and traditional Jerusalem dishes, such as stuffed peppers, mixed meats, lamb patches and shawarma made from beef, lamb, onions and spices.

The chef and the staff of the restaurant will be happy to host private events, such as birthday, anniversary, Brit, wedding or a business event, such as launch party, dinner with colleagues and more.
The restaurant is suitable for 80 guests, and the menu can be adjusted to the purposes of the event. The technical equipment is quite impressive as well.

Where? David Citadel Hotel, King David 7, Jerusalem.

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Villa Brown Hotel – an amazing brunch

Brunch at Villa Brown Hotel Jerusalem (Photo: Asaf Pinchuk).

Villa Brown is an upscale boutique hotel set within a 19th-century building that previously was a meeting place for the Jerusalem social elite scene. Now you can also feel like the aristocratic persona you are and enjoy brunch at the hotel, taking a close look at the collision between the East and the West and the influence of past eras on Israel: from the Ottoman period to the British Mandate and modern-day elements.

The Brunches are served in the pastoral villa yard, and it includes a selection of fresh bread, freshly squeezed juices and the excellent, ever-changing menu created by the chef of the hotel.

We urge you the reserve your spot in advance!

Where? Villa Brown Hotel – Haneviim 54, Jerusalem.

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The Rooftop restaurant in Mamilla

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Photo courtesy of Rooftop Restaurant

Such a list wouldn’t be complete without the Rooftop restaurant that has become a Jerusalem local icon.
The Rooftop is located on the Mamilla, overlooking the breathtaking landscape of the Old City walls.

Here you’ll find fine meals from the chef’s kitchen, pleasant music and the famous and distinguished mountain breeze you’ll inhale only in Jerusalem. The menu will dazzle you with a variety of dishes made of fresh ingredients, combined with Italian-style cooking, plenty of grilled meats, fish, kinds of pasta, salads, sandwiches, and desserts.
For those of you who need a drink after a long day, the place offers numerous cocktails and drinks that’ll go perfectly with the sunset over the mountains’ tops.

The place has limited sitting spots, reservation is recommended.

Where? Mamilla Hotel, King Solomon 11, Jerusalem

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