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American Colony Hotel Arabesque Restaurant

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American Colony
Middle Eastern, Contemporary
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Nablus Road, Jerusalem, Israel
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a lovely dinner in Arabesque. Good service and a decent wine list at reasonable (for hotels) prices. The food was well prepared and the waiter was helpful with our choices.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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116 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

it is a place where the old meets the new ... the historical place meets the new kitchen and the modern service ... just lovely

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Aurora, Colorado
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This was close to our hotel and also the story behind the facility made us want to try out the service and food.

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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

It is very historical, elegant athmosphere. Taste very was very good. It has delicious and rich menu. Especially, sea food plates are great. But, service time is terrible. I have never seen a service that slow. They had lots of apologies but it is not acceptable while they are serving only 2 or 3 tables. Extremely sucks service.

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176 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I really like this place. The atmosphere, service, food served, drinks and even coffee if you pass by during morning time.

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Los Angeles, California
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88 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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.

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Essex
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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278 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 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 

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Varese
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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502 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?