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“Authentic Cuisine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jerusalem Garden Cafe

Jerusalem Garden Cafe
78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315
+1 828-254-0255
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Ranked #35 of 644 Restaurants in Asheville
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, International
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: College St
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!
Trussville, Alabama
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Authentic Cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was such a fun dinner. For the full experience eat on the short tables in the back dining room while sitting on pillows. This was an adventure with everyone trying each others food. I liked it so much that I'm going to try to find something like this close to home. We will definitely come back again.

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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Bachelor Party Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We spent the weekend hiking in Asheville and was looking for a great place for dinner for eight guys. We had an awesome time with a wonderful dinner and a great floor show by an extremely talented belly dancer.

We were led to the back to a cloth draped room and was let to the very back corner. We all set on the floor which I wasn't use to doing and had to adjust my legs several time during the meal. The food was great, well prepared. The entertainment was fantastic. We missed the band playing as we got there as they were leaving but a belly dancer came thru the restaurant several times, once with a vase, once with a sword balanced on her head. We really enjoyed the evening and have referred several friends and visitors since. It will be at the top of my list on my next visit to Asheville. Highly recommend for anyone wanting something a little different. Avoid the lines you see at other places, this place is worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Brunch - YES! Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Don't overlook this place for Brunch. Both visits here were because of long lines elsewhere and became a pleasant surprise. Its a perfect option in the center of town. Service was fast and friendly. Plates came out quicky.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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“Excellent Restaurant In Asheville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had an excellent experience at the Jerusalem Garden Cafe. The staff was very knowledgable and provided us with great recommendations. The roasted lamb is a must. The restaurant was extremely clean. When you visit, make sure to ask to be seated in the back for the full experience. Will definitely visit again on our next visit to asheville.

Visited June 2014
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“Great food and wonderful atmosphere ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We really enjoyed the lamb. Also great atmosphere in back with authentic decor and great relaxing music - an overlooked jewel

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