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11 Derekh Ruppin | Israel Museum, Jerusalem 9543500, Israel
+972 2-648-0862
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas platter” (5 reviews)
“tartlet” (4 reviews)
“kadayif” (5 reviews)
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International, Israeli, Mediterranean, Grill, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Derekh Ruppin | Israel Museum, Jerusalem 9543500, Israel
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Reviewed 3 days ago

3 of us ate at the museum restaurant yesterday 22/2/18 This was wonderful. Although the place was full the food was presented beautifully tasty and the service was excellent.we haven*t eaten such interesting tasty food in Israel for a long time. May they continue for...More

Thank Vera A
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've taken my family and guests to Modern a couple of times and was disappointed. Amazing location and the interior design captivates Israeli High Culture. I love the environment. But the staff seems untrained and unaccountable. Unacceptably long waits for water, additional setups, extra bread....More

Thank Lawrence G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good, service was a bit chaotic. The museum is so incredible you will not want to stay long eating. Food was interesting but the place is a bit like an upmarket canteen. Soup with Jerusalem artichoke pushed up my rating.

Thank JNWSuisse
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is strange to have such a restaurant in such a unique location missing on the little things such as "we ran out of Chardonnay ,... so we asked for what they have and the white wine arrived WARM !!! Three persons were served and...More

Thank Elizur
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most museums have nice restaurants. Israel Museum Modern restaurant is more than simply nice. It is a gastronomical experience. Fantastic food, tasty, creative. Super falafel. Very special stuffed onions. Delicious salads. And a gentle service. Enjoyed my meal there.

1  Thank geraldocoen
avital g, Owner at Modern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

dear mr Geraldo, thank you for your lovely review, I am happy you enjoyed Modern experience. we hope to see you again soon. have a nice weekend

Reviewed January 1, 2018

Came without a reservation, okay my fault. We waited for about 20 minutes for a table to be ready. Menus brought after 10 minutes, but order taken in a timely manner. After ordering an item 3 times, after one waiter after another said they didn't...More

Thank VisitIsrael
Reviewed December 26, 2017

We went to the museum on a rainy day in Jerusalem. After several fabulous hours within the complex, we found ourselves very hungry indeed! We returned to the main entrance and had a choice between the cafe next to the Modern, or the the Modern...More

1  Thank TravellingVolup
avital g, Owner at Modern, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

This is a great way to close a beautiful year. Thank you for your really amazing review🌸 Please call me next time you are in jerusalem. I will be glad to host you by myself Have a great new year 🍷- Avital

Reviewed December 23, 2017

We went to celebrate our anniversary at Modern after a few friends of us recommended the place. The atmosphere is cozy, and the service start immediately with a small glass of soup, which was delicious. We decided to take the lunch menu with a small...More

Thank Michael J
avital g, Owner at Modern, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2017

Dear Michael, Thank you soooooo Much for this lovely review. we are happy you enjoy Modern experience happy new year and come to visit us soon. regards Avital

Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is in the israel museum. It's a chill and relax place. The tapas platter is a great introduction to Israel food. Love the falafel. Lots of tourists here but the service is still good and staff are really nice and friendly.

Thank itsalltim
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

Went to modern for the first time at the recommendation of a friend, who is also a tour guide. We were very impressed the portion sizes were nice, the presentation was beautiful and the food was extremely delicious. We had "Jackson's chicken" and the Jerusalem...More

Thank Faune
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Philippa S
October 11, 2017|
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Response from avital g | Property representative |
Sorry we are not. Sunday to Friday only. Thanks and See you at modern .
July 22, 2017|
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Response from avital g | Property representative |
Yes. We have Jerusalem kosher certificate
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $55
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:45 AM - 5:00 PM
11:45 AM - 5:00 PM
11:45 AM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 5:00 PM
11:45 AM - 5:00 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
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
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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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