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“A nice place to eat during a museum visit”
Review of Modern

Modern
Ranked #16 of 736 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $55
Cuisines: Israeli, Grill
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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
Reviewed May 8, 2013

The chef has obviously gone to great pains to reinvent Israeli cooking. We ate there in the early evening, and had a light meal of tomato soup, kubbeh, and fritters. You can see their somewhat unusual menu at "modern restaurant jerusalem complete menu". The tomato soup was a full, "meaty" soup with lots of tomatoes, and the kubbeh had a much higher percentage of meat than any other kubbeh I've tried. The food was delicious, the prices reasonable, the atmosphere nice.
I am not giving the restaurant full marks because of two things which happened which had nothing to do with the food.
Parking outside the restaurant is in the free museum parking lot, and you don't need a museum ticket to eat.
We arrived at the museum around noon, and asked if we could eat in the restaurant. We were told that is was open from noon until 21:00. Nobody told us, and there was no sign, to the effect that on that particular day there was a private event going on, and nobody could enter the restaurant before 17:00. When we came back at 15:00, we ended up eating in the dairy cafe next door - not bad, but not at all what we had planned. Eventually, we came back to the restaurant in the evening, but by then we were no longer hungry enough to order a full meal.
When we got the check, we asked to pay by Visa. When the Visa card didn't return after 10 minutes (!), the waitress said that the staff was "dealing with it". This sounded a bit ominous to me, so I went to the person in charge of the cash register who told me that his credit card machine posts all receipts to the bank periodically, a process which takes over 10 minutes, during which time no one can make a credit card purchase.
I told him that if someone had told us what was now 15 minutes earlier, that there was a problem, we would have simply paid cash, which is what we finally did.
These two incidents detracted from our dining pleasure enough that I can't give the restaurant a top rating.

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Thank Daveed S
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

We ate at Moderne a few months ago and throughly enjoyed it - food and service excellent. However, this time was a disaster.
First seating. Admittedly, the place was busy and they had to seat us at a temporary table. That shouldn't have been a problem, except they promptly forgot about us and seated diners who arrived after us. When we finally managed to get the staff's attention, they set up the temporary table we were at. Service continued at a snail's pace.
We ordered from the same menu the same portions we had the last time and eventually the food arrived. However, the stuffed vegetables looked different, were tasteless, dried out, or undercooked. The goulash in a pan was more edible, but uninteresting.
Service continued to be bad and we had to remind waiters a number of times to bring additional beverages.
Can't say what happened, but we'll have to give the place a pass in the future.

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Thank Eli G
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Its a great restorant. Excellent food, great service. Nice atnosfere
Would recommend to anyone, all tastes. great mediterranan food

Thank satamar
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Food was ok. Again, we were the only people there--makes you wonder.....but it was a good place to rest and get something to eat while visiting the Museum

Thank PikesvilleTraveler
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Very good value, good food, and the burger was great, great service too, and the owner was very attentive

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