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Modern - Israel Museum

Modern - Israel Museum

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Run by Chef Oren Yerushalmi, MODERN Restaurant, at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, offers cuisine from a contemporary and creative Jerusalem kitchen.

A Unique Jerusalem Atmosphere

The restaurant's design, its location inside the Israel Museum, and its view of the Valley of the Cross and the Knesset, all create a special Jerusalem atmosphere. The restaurant's design, its location inside the Israel Museum, and its view of the Valley of the Cross and the Knesset, all create a special Jerusalem atmosphere.

MODERN’s dishes are based on one-hundred-year-old Jerusalem recipes that evolved outside the Old City walls. They have the warm flavors of longing for distant lands. The chef picked apart traditional recipes and reassembled them, creating a modern and seasonal menu with a local flavor and fresh ingredients. Get introduced to a new type of local food. They even have Jerusalem tapas.

MODERN's unique advantages: picturesque views, inspiring location, large and free parking by Israel Museum, modern Jerusalemite kitchen, varied menus, and professional experience in event hosting.


Enjoy a variety of menus at MODERN Restaurant.

  • Business lunch menu: Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 am - 5:00 pm. MODERN's business lunch menu includes a starter and a main course for the price of a main course - starting from 60 NIS. In addition, the restaurant offers vegetarian, vegan, children's, and express menus.
  • Culinary Tuesday Evenings: Every Tuesday evening, the restaurant organizes a culinary experience with a unique and refreshing dinner menu. Perfect for tasting and sharing.
  • Children’s menu: MODERN offers business lunches for children! The meals include chicken nuggets with French fries or a hamburger and an ice-cream dessert with marshmallow. MODERN encourages its patrons to let the kids try some of the adult dishes as well!
  • Wine Menu: MODERN takes pride in its Israeli and kosher wine collection - the largest in the world! Find a rich assortment of bottles from unique wineries from all around the country. The wines vary in price and flavors so that every customer can find their favorite glass of wine. Not into wine? The place serves draft beers, champagne, and all other sorts of great beverages. Cheers!
  • Menu updates: MODERN Restaurant menus are seasonal and based on fresh market ingredients. The menus are frequently tweaked and refreshed and include daily specials so make sure to ask about it!

Events at MODERN Restaurant

You are welcome to plan your private event at MODERN restaurant. The restaurant hosts all kinds of events: bar/bat mitzvahs, birthdays, business events, product launches, and social gatherings.

  • Group events: Museum Tour is optional. From 10-150 guests in the Olive Tree Patio
  • Private events: Summer events - up to 350 guests. Winter events - up to 250 guests.
  • Business events: Summer events - up to 350 guests. Winter events - up to 250 guests.
  • Catering at the Israel Museum: up to 3000 guests.
  • Private Terrace: up to 150 guests.
  • The restaurant can accommodate up to 350 guests in a cocktail party settings. Events at the Israel Museum campus can accommodate up to 1500 guests.
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based on 780 traveler reviews
  • Alexandr Orlov
    Alexandr Orlov
    April 15, 2023

    Small but good restaurant. Dining at the museum I was expecting something simple, the level of a normal cafeteria or a small diner, but I got quite a good and tasty experience here. My wife and I ordered Quinoa salad with...

  • Ryan C
    Ryan C
    October 24, 2019

    Food here was amazing. Came here between the Biblical museum and the israel museum. It is an excellent spot for a fancy lunch. Ordered the business lunch with the hot place and Jerusalem bread. The appetizers were enough....

  • gabe urbanowicz
    gabe urbanowicz
    March 23, 2019

    Fantastic food, to be sure. Service was a bit slow for how not too busy they were, but again, the food was fantastic, pleasantly plated and the staff was super friendly. Would love to go back again and try some other items.

  • Arie Rozichner
    Arie Rozichner
    September 11, 2018

    Good restaurant with quite a slow service. Waiters are not attentive enough. Seabass dish was very good. But chicken salad was barely ok with dry chicken breast pieces. According to quality of food and the service the pla...

  • Iona Szkurnik
    Iona Szkurnik
    July 5, 2023

    We came in a group of 18 people and although the food was good, the hummus was sour, the plates came in randomly and the falafel came when everyone was all done. We asked to cancel and the manager came to the table to arg...

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