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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While visiting the Israel Museum, be sure to take in Modern! Home-made hummus with chickpeas and pita make a good starter. Their "Business Lunch"--served until 17:00--includes soup or salad and lemonade. Jackson's Chicken and Nuts Kadaif is very tasty. The Kadaif crispy threads are nice, but the chicken, onion and walnut stuffing is even better!

Thank efassett
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

While on a visit to the Israel museum we were pleasantly surprised by the caliber of Modern Restaurant. What started as a quick coffee fix ended up being a delicious tapas and wine break before heading back into the museum. Quality of food and service were great. More 

Thank Elana-Morris
About Restaurant's Favourite Review
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We planned to stop here after the fantastic Israel Museum closed, but we had the times wrong and the restaurant had just closed when we arrived. Thankfully the staff were kind enough to offer us two generous portions of delicious lentil soup with tasty bread and drinks anyway, which was greatly appreciated! So, while didn't try the full menu this... More 

Thank danwilkie777
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This does not seem as the place to look for gourmet food, and the Kosher sign rarely bodes well, taste wise. Yet the Suffrito, a Sephardic beef casserole, was one of the best dishes I have ever had in an Israeli restaurant. Here it was served with potatoes and chestnuts, and was absolutely sensational.

Thank Kotler
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are visiting from New York City and had the pleasure of having the most delicious lunch. We shared a starter of Mediterrain Carpaccio which was big enough to share and delicious for the main course I had Beef Asado my friend Had Apricot Kebab portions were big we could have shared one we ended with Dark Chocolate Tartlet. I... More 

Thank Zahava R
Jerusalem, Israel
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106 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant is inside the Israel Museum and is a pleasant addition to the visit in the museum. The place is quite full and it is better to reserve a table. VIP visitors prefer the place too so better check if the place is closed to the public, so again check it. Saying so the place is not so expensive... More 

Thank Massoud010
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Fresh, tasty tapas with super friendly staff. Great way to reenergise after wandering around museum.

Thank Monika T
Jerusalem, Israel
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127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

What makes Modern happen is the spaces, both interior and exterior. In contrast to most cramped Jerusalem restaurants, the restaurant is so big you have your privacy. The museum setting also contributes to this sense of exclusivity. As to the food, the selection is not wide, but what we had was fine. The business lunch is ample enough for two,... More 

Thank dberis
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent, the waitresses very helpful and the place itself pleasant with soft enough background music to allow easy conversation

Thank Michael O
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant. Even if you don't tour the museum - which you should - you should eat at Modern. Excellent food, atmosphere, & service!

Thank Susan G

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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
USD 15 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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