Machaneyuda is one of the city’s more expensive establishments, where the food is primarily Mediterranean. Owned and run by well-known chefs who source their ingredients from the market close by, you can expect seasonal, creative dishes. Although the menu is a little pricey it’s still possible to find some tasty cheaper options. The unpretentious décor and open kitchen mean that you can watch the chefs preparing the dishes, which often makes for good entertainment. The restaurant is extremely popular so advance booking is recommended.
The 1868 Restaurant is another fairly pricey restaurant in Jerusalem. The kosher establishment gets its name from the fact that it's housed within the first stone house to be built outside the Old City walls, in 1868. The menu is influenced by classic French cuisine, where you can choose from light meals, three course meals or taster menus which include a vast number of dishes.
Moderately expensive restaurants in Jerusalem
Eucalyptus bases its dishes on foods from the Bible. Renowned chef Moshe Basson uses seasonal ingredients sourced locally to create gourmet menus. Dishes include traditional Jerusalem artichoke soup flavored with almonds, chicken stuffed with figs and the famous ‘Seven Vegetable Couscous’, a recipe dating back to the time of King Solomon. As well as serving up delicious food, the waiters will happily relate the history behind each of the dishes, making a visit here a more than simply a dining experience.
The Te’enim is a favorite among vegetarians, serving a wide range of vegetarian and vegan dishes. The restaurant is located in a charming suburb and is spread over three floors which offer delightful views of the Old City. Food is healthy and hearty, with everything from main dishes to huge breakfasts on offer.