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“Amazing Atmosphere, Great Food, Pretty Good Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Armenian Tavern

Armenian Tavern
79 Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate Rd | Armenian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel (Givat Ram)
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Ranked #112 of 474 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Cuisines: Armenian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Givat Ram
Jerusalem, Israel
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Amazing Atmosphere, Great Food, Pretty Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The Armenian Tavern is a beautiful restaurant. The decorations, the stone walls, the fact that it's underground make it a great place to take guests. My husband and I enjoy the food very much, but if you're looking for drinks and are getting used to the fresh-squeezed juice everywhere, don't order juice here. It does say that it's bottled juice on the menu, but it seems even more disappointing then usual after you've had fresh-squeezed juice down the street.

If you can go on a Friday night, you should try the Armenian dish that's only served that night (If I remember it correctly, it's Shumey or Shimey). The service was okay and got friendlier the longer we were there. Not as expensive as some of the other restaurants around Jaffa Gate, but will still cost you a little bit. Definitely a place we like to take people visiting us!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santiago, Chile
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Awesome Place, Service and Food!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I liked everything, nice people, beautiful place and excellent food, the decoration is like to be in a Indy Jones movie, a real trip for the history, you need to visit it!!!

Visited June 2013
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Boca Raton, Florida
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“Wonderful Antique in the Armenian Quarter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Generally very good standard middle eastern menu downstairs from the main street out of the Armenian Quarter toward the Jaffa Gate of the Old City. Fabulous atmosphere, good service, reasonable prices. Minimum meal per person order required.

Visited April 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, friendly service, good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

This is a really cool setting for a meal. You walk down into the tarvern from street level. It is filled with old paintings and antinquities. It's like you stepped back in time. The Armenian brothers who own it are weloming and our waitress Abir (A Beer) was wonderful. The food was good and the Israeli beer good as well. They have a nice wine selection and full bar. You won't find a place like this just anywhere. Unique and delightful experience.

Visited June 2013
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Palo Alto, California
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“We loved this restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This restaurant was our favorite in Jerusalem. Every dish was tasty and the service was excellent. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

Visited May 2013
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