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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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Dundas, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is the main restaurant at the Israel Museum. We have been there for lunch numerous time, and never disappointed. It can be busy, however, we never had trouble getting a table. The business lunch is very worth while.The food is very good, and the servers attentive. Its a nice way to spend a day in Jerusalem, when combined with... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

OK. We came as a group and had a fixed lunch, but that doesn't have to be bad. In this case - it wasn't good (and that is not to offend the place). The starters were OK. No more. Weak in taste. The focaccia was tasty and hot, and the olives were good. As a main course we had a... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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458 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

On the main gate of the Israel Museum,quite bussy place limited menu,tentative service,fair prices,try to come on evenig thats much more quiet

Thank airport2015
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

While visiting the Israel museum, we decided to have lunch in this wonderful restaurant. The food is incomparable, and so very tasty. I loved the salmon, while our friends enjoyed hamburgers or chicken all prepared wonderfully.

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

Dear Will, Thank you for your positive review of you and your guest recent stay at Modern restaurant Jerusalem I am thrilled to know you like our Jerusalem cuisine. Our staff were meant to inspire feedback such as this, appreciate your good comments , be assured that I will share with chef Alexander and His them your such positive remarks.... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This nice restaurant is in the entrance of the Israel museum in Jerusalem. It has indoor and outdoor sitting places. Very good service and a variety of dishes. Nice place to spend the time before or after visitting the museum. One should book a place if it is lunch time. Children may enjoy the burger with chips or a large... More 

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Ness Ziona, Israel
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141 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Modern is situated in the Israel Museum entrance. It is a kosher restaurant but a very good one! Interesting dishes, very tasty, very nice environment!

Thank Meir G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Great food very unique and original food Special atmosphere do to museums in the background . Very fresh food

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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This restaurant is a game! The food is fantastic with a very comfortable and casual dinning.The menu is large we had one veggie, one child, one excellent f fish with grilled vegetables and very delicate lemon sauce. My husband had the Jerusalem Sofritto- huge and generous portion all of that with 2 very cold Israeli Rose wine. They have a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

service was poor it took the waiters over an hour to get our drinks. the food took another half hour, and the dishes didn't come for all of us at the same time. the food was really bad, steaks and hanburgers were burnt on the outside and raw inside, the chicken was very sweet. the only good dish was the... More 

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New York City, New York
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678 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

It was a lovely day and we went for lunch to Modern restaurant in Jerusalem next to the entrance to the Israel museum of art. The food was delicious, We started with their version of small hamburgers , houmous with chickpeas and olive oil with vegetables. Them we had the " Mixed Jerusalem " it had pieces of entrecote, chicken... More 

Thank Karen S

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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
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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