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Modern Restaurant Jerusalem

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11 Derekh Ruppin | Israel Museum, Jerusalem 9543500, Israel
+972 2-648-0862
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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New York City, New York
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682 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely. Good food. Pleasant background music (we had a group of family ages 25-90, not an easy task! Everyone was happy). Good service.

Thank Shuli_Noy
Stanhope Gardens, Australia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Today, me nephew celebrated his Bar Mitzvah (13th birthday celebration) at the Modern restaurant. There were about 50 guests at the event that was held outside on the veranda. The agreement with the restaurant was that in case of hot weather, we would all be seatted inside, and although it was over 32 degrees, they only left one vacant table... More 

Thank yuvaltirosh
avital g, Owner at Modern Restaurant Jerusalem, responded to this review
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1. זה לא היה אירוע בר מצווה. 2. בעלי האירוע שכרו את המרפסת לארוחת צהריים צנועה של 40 איש. לא... More 

London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

The Modern Restaurant is set within the Israel Museum. You can cut your Museum visit and pop into this restaurant and then go back and continue your Museum visit refreshed. I had the "Business" Lunch which was a fine Green salad followed by a Main Dish of choice and a refreshing pure Lemon juice. The Main Course was Chicken Breasts... More 

Thank Anthony K
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

the busyness lunch is well balanced and proposes a good choice. We even organised there our wedding anniversay 3 years ago. On every occasion we have received a warm welcome that we really appreciated.

Thank Helene G
Merzhausen, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

After visiting the well recommended museum we were hungry and went into the restaurant, friendly welcome from the nice manager, fast beer from the tap, fantastic Jerusalem platter, nice interior, every thing fine! Three German professors

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

Thank you for your kind words. please let me know in your next visit about this 5 stars review. Best regards and Shalom More 

New York City, New York
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

We visited the on Museum and wanted to get lunch. This is NOT your typical museum restaurant. It is Incredibly Delicious and the Service is GREAT! I have tried many different Humus dishes all over the world, but the Humus here is simply the BEST! In addition, this restaurant has been ranked TOP 10 Recommended by "ZAP-REST". This is a... More 

Thank RR1111
avital g, Owner at Modern Restaurant Jerusalem, responded to this review

wow!! Thank you for your excellent words. we put in the recipe of our Humus love. please let me know in your next visit about this 5 stars' review. Best regards and Shalom More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

The food was pretty good, but the service was terrible! The waiter took our order. Someone else delivered the food, and then no one ever came back to the table. We asked for water, and he took away the empty carafe and never brought it back. It took an extra 10 minutes for someone to come by so we could... More 

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

first I'm happy enjoy the food. But I'm soooo.... sorry about the rest. We make best efforts to give lovely service to our guests. There are reviews attest to that here at TripAdvisor. Sometimes there is a fault. This rare condition probably happened to you. Taking the criticism seriously. And promise you that next time you will come to us... More 

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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Someone had recommended this restaurant, so when we were finished visiting the Israel museum, we set out to look for it. We didn't realize that it is actually at the museum. It is definitely not your typical museum restaurant. It is a beautiful, airy space with a very large, varied menu. The food was delicious and the serving sizes were... More 

Thank sdbrick
Staten Island, New York
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55 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

I had a wonderful time here. The delive r you was seamless and timely. The meals wee quite good and delicious.

Thank Ftenny F

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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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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