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American Colony Hotel Arabesque Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American Colony
Contemporary, Middle Eastern
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Nablus Road, Jerusalem, Israel
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Los Angeles, California
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88 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped by for lunch (even though we didn't stay at the hotel itself). It was incredible. The interior decorations of the restaurant were incredible: Armenian painted ceramic tiles, flower bouquets, and other beautiful decorations. The food was exquisite as well: good Middle Eastern food and friendly service.

Thank obizerokenobi
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food, We had from main menu and also 'oriental buffet' both recommended, if not staying at hotel probably best to book ahead as it was busy and had live music on the buffet night. As we stayed at the hotel also had breakfast buffet which was lovely and included fresh breads.

Thank Shamal
Tel Aviv, Israel
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275 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

"The American Colony Hotel has a unique place in the history of the area, having endured countless challenges and a series of wars. It was the venue from which the white flag—made from a bed sheet from one of the Colony’s hospitals, currently displayed at the Imperial War Museum in London—was taken in 1917 to initiate the truce that ended... More 

Thank Betina
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We've been there on a Friday evening and had the buffet dinner. Great food with a huge choice, very friendly staff, reasonable price for the location and the food.

Thank EleRo
Jerusalem, Israel
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458 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Part of the American ColonyEstablished 1881 by Chicago SPAFFORD family the Pasha Palace bought 1894 serves as the American Colony Hotel,main restaurant Arabesk,serves Middle Eastern and Continental menu,excelent service,costy wonderful food

Thank airport2015
Moscow, Russia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Good service and tasty quality food. On Fridays they have oriental buffet - don't miss it. By the way it's the only place I know where you can eat on Friday evening in Jerusalem. And it's non kosher. Suggest to reserve a table in the patio where is a little fountain surrounded by lush greenery, the atmosphere is calm and... More 

1 Thank Katerinka532
Jerusalem, Israel
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

A American colony is one of the popular places in Jerusalem to eat hummus, but it isn't The Best, even not the mediocre - because of the price

Thank Lev V
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Very good indeed although not cheap. Service attentive and personal. Best to visit in early evening. As the name suggests very colonial, calm and pleasant. Food was excellent.

Thank wageouris
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We came here for cocktails a couple of times during our stay. Beautiful gardens to sit in, very nice staff and a good selection of drinks. Lovely complimentary bar snacks too. If you're a rum fan be sure to have a 'punch in the face' - it's a delight!

Thank Jenni C
Nashville, Tennessee
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1,070 reviews
562 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 700 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

we were a large group that ordered a buffet style meal on the roof top. The appetizers, salads/dips and mains were excellent. The desserts were average. The service was excellent. The atmosphere on the roof is peaceful and relaxing. I look forward to coming back and dining in the beautiful garden area.

1 Thank Ann C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Contemporary, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?