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Jerusalem Garden Cafe

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78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315 (College St)
+1 828-254-0255
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Right in the heart of downtown Asheville across the street from Pritchard...
Right in the heart of downtown Asheville across the street from Pritchard Park, and next to Asheville Discount Pharmacy. We offer lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, and small tapas plates. We have traditional floor seating in our "tent room", outdoor seating, and a more typical dining room as well. We have daily and nightly specials, with live music and belly dancing on Friday and Saturday nights (reservations recommended.) Check our our menus on our website, and call for reservations!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing service and food!

We arrived literally 10 minutes before closing after a long drive and walking through a rainstorm with two kids! Not only did they agree to seat us, the whole staff was generous and never caused us to feel rushed, accommodated the kids, and made our dining experience memorable. And the food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
lizren67
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived literally 10 minutes before closing after a long drive and walking through a rainstorm with two kids! Not only did they agree to seat us, the whole staff was generous and never caused us to feel rushed, accommodated the kids, and made our dining experience memorable. And the food was DELICIOUS!! Thanks for a warm welcome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Asheville is extremely popular during the weekends from the long walk to the shops, to the constant traffic it can feel kinda chaotic. Jerusalem Garden is the haven from the chaos. As soon as you walk through the door, you feel relaxed and welcome. You can even sit in the back under the tent even further from the chaos right... More 

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Somerset, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The food was awesome. We each had a different dish and shared. The fall of the bone lamb shank was excellent. I would order this particular dish again.

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Brevard, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic lunch at Jerusalem Garden Cafe, both of us had the Lamb Shawarma. The lamb was better than a good steak and the caramelized onions added to the flavor. It was beautiful to look at and tasty. The price was very reasonable also.

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Bristol, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was very accommodating to our family. They allowed us to share dishes. We sat on the floor and had a fantastic experience. Everyone loved the traditional belly dancer. Although it was not the best Middle Eastern food that I’ve ever had, it was good and reasonably priced. If you are looking for a unique dining experience in downtown... More 

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Baldwin, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were in the mood for some light fare and stopped in to this lovely spot downtown.Our server Seisha was knowledgable, attentive, and very professional. I was thinking falafel but ending up ordering one of the specials, braised lamb shanks, and was I ever glad. Succulent, falling off the bone goodness, with attendant veggies and rice. My wife had a... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A piece of heaven when you're in the mood for Middle Eastern food. From the homemade hummus, warm pita bread, stuffed grape leaves and so much more, everything was truly delicious. Come on a Friday or Saturday night and you'll be entertained with live music and a belly dancer who did a really great job! I can't wait to go... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Found out cooks were not of mideastern descent but were from El Salvador only the owners are from Jordan but they weren't at there. Food had a great presentation but not an authentic flavor

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

For over 20 years we have enjoyed the dishes prepared so marvelously with fresh ingredients. The homemade hummus, baba ghanoush, falafels, tabouleh, tahini salad, and stuffed grape leaves, are simply superb and delicious. The server today, Sally, gave us helpful, informed, cheerful service with attention to our needs. The decor is also quite beautiful with the warm woods and colors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Our server Morgan was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. We started with the hummus app which was creamy and tasty. The Turkish Pilsner was good and so was the Turkish wine. Our entrees were the lamb and the kabob special. Both were superb. We shared on piece of baklava and it was the best we ever... More 

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Additional Information about Jerusalem Garden Cafe

Address: 78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315
Phone Number: +1 828-254-0255
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
Cuisine: American, International, Mediterranean, Pub, Middle Eastern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315
    (College St)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-254-0255

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
  • Cuisine: American, International, Mediterranean, Pub, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Right in the heart of downtown Asheville across the street from Pritchard Park, and next to Asheville Discount Pharmacy. We offer lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, and small tapas plates. We have traditional floor seating in our "tent room", outdoor seating, and a more typical dining room as well. We have daily and nightly specials, with live music and belly dancing on Friday and Saturday nights (reservations recommended.) Check our our menus on our website, and call for reservations!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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