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American Colony Hotel Arabesque Restaurant

Nablus Road, Jerusalem, Israel
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“meze starter” (2 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Contemporary, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Nablus Road, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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 charle5428
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
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This is a wonderful place for lunch. The gardens are a great respite from the hustle of Jerusalem. Eat surrounded by nice flowers, with attentive staff. The food was very tasty.

Thank DavidandMary82
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The American Colony is an upmarket hotel, but guests are welcome to dine in an extremely attractive and quiet outdoor area. There is indoor and outdoor dining. There is not a huge amount of vegetarian choice on main courses, and vegetarians need to order focaccia,...More

Thank Pelagius_Redivivus
Reviewed 25 June 2017

My tour group was not staying at the American Colony, but they allowed me to bring my group over one night to see the "It is well with my soul" handwritten copy. They were very helpful and my group enjoyed their visit. Their gift shop...More

Thank WeatherNole
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Popped in to see if they had a table, none vacant till 9pm, too late for us! Told us about the restaurant at the back, different menu same kitchen. Couldn't have been better! Great choice, great service and great taste. Felt very blessed even though...More

Thank lorraine17w
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

we get there at noon and get a very cleanand big room no.5 . but the staff wasn't so pleasant. to expensive for nothing realy. we make reservations for dinner and it was really poor.

Thank Eran G
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Questions & Answers
28 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, Valet Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, 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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