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“Best meal on the trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mona

Mona
Ranked #15 of 697 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Israeli
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Nachla'ot
Allentown
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194 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Best meal on the trip”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Our family of five was on a private tour of Israel and dinner at Mona was our favorite meal here. This was a total package of great food served in a charming historical building, good people watching, and attentive service. It was rather expensive, but for this quality it was worth it. Highly recommend it!

  • Visited March 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Jerusalem, Israel
1 review
“The best restaurant in israel!!!”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

The most beautiful place in israel.
The service was perfect. The food, ohh the food .The food was served in a perfect way, we ate the chef meal with 7 courses!!!
Very recommended....

  • Visited June 2013
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Millburn, New Jersey
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Overpriced and Pretentious!”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

We dined here on the recommendations I read on this website and also from our guide. We were very disappointed to say the least! Our waiter seemed to be training a new staff member who was following him around but unable to actually do anything helpful. Service was very erratic. The waiter acted like this was a fancy french restaurant but the food and service did not live up to it's billing. The caesar salad was drenched in a thick dressing that tasted like mayo. No lemon or garlic flavoring here. The asparagus and beet salad was slightly better but the cheese that came with it was a tasteless blob on the plate.

Our main courses were worse. The coq au vin was fatty and the wine sauce was tasteless. There was so much sauce, that it looked more like soup with a small piece of chicken sitting in the middle than anything else. The beef was also fatty and tasteless. The real finale to our meal came with the waiter in training was given the task of removing our plates. He clearly did not know what he was doing when he removed all the silverware from each dish, holding the dripping silverware in one hand, and then tried to stack the dishes with the other hand. In the process, he was dripping red wine soup (sauce) all over the table and chairs. When I saw what he was doing, I informed him that he was dripping red wine all over our table and the chairs, he ignored me and continued on his tasks. The end result was that red wine sauce was dripped all over my husband's sweater which was on the back of the chair. Obviously, we were upset! When we pointed this out to the head waiter, his response was that people make mistakes. My husband's sweater is now ruined.

I have eaten in many fine french restaurants and many wonderful casual french restaurants and I can tell you that this place is neither!

  • Visited June 2013
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Jerusalem, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“best dinner in the city”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

the restaurant in beautiful and located in the artist house very europain atmosphere.
wee had the tasting menu 7 dishes an it was amazing!
the place is always full defiantly the best restaurant in town

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Maayan L
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1,273 reviews
919 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 633 helpful votes
“Really good food in an interesting museum atmosphere”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

A wonderfully creative menu, well served, although a little on the pricey side. It was an unseasonably cold night, and customers kept going out to smoke between courses, opening a door right next to where we were sitting. The management locked the door to no avail. Smokers just unlocked it, and went out to smoke anyway. It really ruined the dinner, although the food and service were good.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Mark W
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