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American Colony Hotel Arabesque Restaurant

Nablus Road, Jerusalem, Israel
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“meze starter” (2 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Middle Eastern, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Nablus Road, Jerusalem, Israel
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1 - 10 of 159 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good and service was good. We ate on our own and with large pilgrimage group. When eating with group tables were too large and acoustics were poor it was loud and noisy could not hear anyone talking. Breakfast was buffet for group and...More

Thank mlkenyhercz
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

One of the best restaurants in town! Great food! Most of the year you can eat in the pleasant garden!

Thank Luiz C
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Went with ten people served us warm pita bread was delicious but little refill Majority ordered pistachios covered lamb taste was good but tough Took recommended wine from waitress not so good

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the American Colony Hotel and enjoyed our breakfast here during our visit. The staff was very professional. Fast and reliable service with a wonderful selection of fresh food. We also had our Christmas Eve dinner here. A perfect evening also. I would...More

Thank rgnoble57
Reviewed 19 December 2017

I cannot stress just how much we LOVED this hotel. By car from the route 1 this was a very easy find! Almost unbelievably easy to reach. Luckily another hotel we chose fell through last minute and we chose this one. Free onsite parking. Excellent...More

Thank coconutugly
Reviewed 30 November 2017

I spent over two weeks in this hotel and grew very tired of the decor and food during my time there. They have mismatched, colorful and patterned materials throughout. The garden grounds have an unkept, wild and overgrown look, which I think is deliberate. If...More

Thank Fiona A
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Sat in the courtyard on a November evening, and it was perfectly magical. The setting alone is hard to beat, and the food kept up the standard. Superb meze starter, so many dishes it hardly left room for our mains; mine was chicken with sumac,...More

1  Thank paulandozzie
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I've visited this restaurant several times over the years. This past visit was abysmal. A host seated us quickly and gave us menus. The two waiters serving a dining room that was half empty ignored our family for more than 10 minutes. We got up...More

Thank Lawrence G
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This place is quite with a calm atmosphere and great food. My friend and I had coffee and desert enjoying the view of the Hotel and restaurant.

Thank Charles F
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

A beautiful and historic hotel with good rooms, excellent service and a lovely swimming pool (especially good in August when we visited as the old city is very hot and sweaty). The service is better than most hotels in Israel. On the downside, the hotel...More

Thank James S
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Questions & Answers
29 August 2017|
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Response from Mike-YorkshireUK | Reviewed this property |
No theres no formality required for any of the restaurants. Of course the standard no bathing clothing applies. But that's it. You won't be disappointed.
11 December 2016|
Response from Lev V | Reviewed this property |
No, in most cases you don't need a reservation for the lunch, 972-2-6279777
11 December 2016|
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Response from Betina | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you need to make reservations. Phone (972) 02-627-9777. They have several dining options. The main restaurant is the Arabesque.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nablus Road, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem>  > American Colony
  • Neighbourhood: American Colony
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