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“Overpriced supermarket food”
Review of Bertie - CLOSED

Bertie
Price range: $25 - $55
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Service is fine, atmosphere is fine.
The food is no good.

Green leaves: not chopped, room temperature, small plate of green vegetables. Seriously?!

Sambusak: pretty much the normal, standard, market bought, sambusak. The inside was creamy and a little interesting, but it was under seasoned, and not dominant enough to compete with the (standard) thick pastry.

Lentil soup: this was actually alright. Seasoned well with a good amount of dried crushed garlic.

Bread: wasn't as soft on the inside as I have come to expect from restaurants. The spicy spread was good though, so I put it on everything.

Burekas: this was the worst. It was a burekas. Nothing more, nothing less. This one, you really could find in the supermarket. This cannot be a main dish at a restaurant, and not any dish at a supposedly high-end restaurant. The inside was spinach and feta, very standard for this pastry. It came with sliced cherries, having spent a tiny bit on the grill. They were cold, which made their slight grilling bad for them.

Price: it is expensive. These dishes cost around 50 shekels each (except the soup).

I reckon it's more for tourists who would like to eat street food, but not on the street. I'm shocked at the popularity of the restaurant here, as I've spent the last hour confirming with cuisine-experienced (or something) friends that this place is no good. It's just too bad I didn't confirm before going.

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Thank mastershin
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

I was there and they served food that was not fully heaten up. I got rare meat.
So i got really sick from the germ: campolybactus.

Its a shame- cause it shouldent be so hard to heat up meat to 65 degrees(where all the germs die), espessially if cooking is your profession.

It destroyed part of My trip to get sick!

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5  Thank Atraveler2013
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Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Lunch was very good!! Food was unusual, Service was pleasant, price was reasonable.I enjoyed so much - I thought I should let you all know.

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Thank Keren3
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Ate there with my kids and granny. No good selection for kids. Some dishes very good (skew of chicken - Pargit, and the meat ), and some mediocre (Squid in cheek pees). Service fast, attentive, but very amateur.
Over-whole, nice restaurant, but certainly not amazing. Sorry,

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Thank YA_from_Kent
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

AMBIENCE: fun, busy, young, energetic, not too loud to have a conversation
SERVICE: the very best. main courses took too long, but who cares? Waitress kept giving us appetizers on the house, after dinner drinks on the house, we never even thought to complain. She could not have been nicer or more attentive, plenty of good recommendations.
FOOD: not a destination restaurant, but solid and memorable. Best was the marinated sirloin appetizer, but the boureka entre was also quite special. Friend loved the mussels and the squid.

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Thank MarkInCabinJohnMDUSA
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