This year, the restaurant scene in Jerusalem continues to impress with new and upcoming places to eat around the city. Along with its historical gems and must-visit destinations, tourists coming to Jerusalem in 2024 have great eateries to choose from. Whether you’re a true foodie or just want to experience fine dining, there’s something on this list for everyone. Hungry yet? Read on to find the best restaurants in Jerusalem of 2024 and prepare yourself for scrumptious dishes, exquisite flavors, and unmatched service.
1) The Eucalyptus
The Eucalyptus is a kosher restaurant in Jerusalem which focuses on traditional cuisine with a contemporary twist. Set within a beautiful stone building in the Artist’s Quarter, The Eucalyptus is an idyllic place where guests can unwind over a glass of fine wine. Each item on Chef Moshe Basson’s tasting menu is attributed to a biblical character, like the Queen of Sheba Feast. Alternatively, you can opt for seasonal figs stuffed with chicken or the Jerusalem Siniya – comprised of minced lamb, vegetables, and tahini. Those who wish to dine at The Eucalyptus should book in advance, especially if you would like to sample their tasting menu.
Felt St 14, Jerusalem
With a location close to the iconic Machane Yehuda Market, visitors to Machneyuda can expect fresh ingredients directly from the shuk. This restaurant is not only notable among the locals, but has even served as the inspiration for two restaurants which opened in London. Established by a friend group of chefs – all of whom have grown up in Jerusalem – they’ve each implemented their own unique blend to Machneyuda. The restaurant is designed around an open kitchen concept, where diners can watch these masters put together Mediterranean meals, from seafood delicacies to lamb mansaf.
Beit Ya’akov St 10, Jerusalem
Adom is a high-quality restaurant set within Jerusalem’s old railway station, among the hub of the city’s arts and culture. Adom prides itself on its historical setting and chic atmosphere. Foodies will delight in the array of tasty options, from rich pasta dishes to grilled meats. The flat iron steak and shrimp-stuffed calamari are just two of their best-selling dishes. Adom also caters to a vegan-friendly crowd with their Redefine burgers as well as vegan raviolli. Heading to dinner at Adom after a day of experiencing the best of Jerusaelm will make for the perfect evening.
David Remez St. 4, Jerusalem
Mona, the garden restaurant which combines beautiful ambiance and equally beautiful food, offers guests a delicious experience. Whether sitting beside the fire in the winter or reveling in the outdoor setting in the springtime, enjoy Mona’s atmosphere all year round. The rustic charm is only enhanced by their incredible menu, ranging from eclectic salads and flavorful soups to hearty steaks and sandwiches. End your evening with an exquisite vanilla mascarpone or wash down your meal with one of their fine drinks from the bar after taking our half-day tour of Jerusalem’s highlights.
Shmu’el ha-Nagid St 12, Jerusalem
Nestled in the Israel Museum, Modern serves up traditional Jerusalem cuisine overlooking the Valley of the Cross and the Knesset. The modern atmosphere mirrors that of the museum’s, offering a great ambiance for diners. Their specialty dishes are sourced from local ingredients that are regional to Jerusalem. One of the most popular places for business lunches, Modern’s daytime selections are just as classy as their evening menu. If you make reservations for Tuesday night, be prepared to be wowed by unique delicacies. Indulge in Jerusalem tapas – complete with Sofrito chesnuts and Jerusalem artichoke – as the chef curates the perfect dinner experience.
Ruppin 11, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
A rendezvous with tantalizing tastes awaits you at Piccolino. One of the most celebrated kosher restaurants in Jerusalem, Piccolino tops every foodie’s list for their excellent service and delectable foods. You’re invited to indulge in gnocchi bathed in luscious cream sauce and taste some of the city’s best gluten-free pastas. Perhaps try the house salad – adorned with seasonal fruit – and pair it with a rich dessert of your choice. Unwind after a long day of touring with an assortment of both international and local wines. Their events space is also available to book for special occasions.
Yo’el Moshe Salomon St. 12, Jerusalem
Rooftop beckons with its chic interior and breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem’s Old City. Sitting above Mamilla Hotel, this exceptional setting provides the perfect backdrop for an exquisite culinary journey accompanied by savory dishes. Rooftop’s extensive menu is suitable for both lunch and dinner, showcasing the art of infusing fresh, natural ingredients with aesthetic cuisine. From succulent grilled meats and seafood delights to colorful salads and delectable pastas, be taken on a gastronomic journey like never before. Shabbat dishes are also available and follow strict kosher regulations for those that request in advance.
King Solomon St. 11, Jerusalem
8) Black Iron
Another great kosher restaurant near Machane Yehuda Market is Black Iron, boasting some of the best steaks in Jerusalem. A carnivore’s haven featuring beef raised in northern Israel, paired with a selection of distinctive varieties. Your memorable dinner will be packed with rich flavors and sustainable meats, expertly cut and grilled to perfection. Complimented by innovative side dishes that ingeniously match your entree, like asado coleslaw and rump tartar, be sure to make your reservation in advance.
Agripas St. 80, Jerusalem
If you’re still not satiated, consider taking one of our exciting food tours, catering to every kind of foodie, like our Levinsky Market tasting experience or our Carmel Market food tour. Also, see this list for Tel Aviv’s best restaurants to find even more scrumptious options.