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Spectacular outdoor brasserie dining, with magnificent panoramic views that stretch across Jerusalem's majestic Old City. With a large and varied menu for dinner, the RoofTop features fresh natural ingredients infused in simple Italian cooking. Chef: Cobi Bachar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Israeli
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has the most stunning panoramic views across the city, it’s worth a visit for these mega vistas alone. Thankfully food was also superb as well as beautifully presented, & service from the young, trendy team was efficient & friendly enough. The restaurant is...large, with glass on all sides & has a hip, buzzy ambiance. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place in an exceptional location and is highly recommended for special occasions when the cost of dinner is not an issue. It is a meat restaurant with good appetizers and salads and not a great option for vegetarians or vegans who need protein,

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 9 December 2022

The place is very well located, with a great view over the city. Food is good, but best part was the kindness of Shav (hopefully, written correctly, it mean autumn in Hebrew): she was very customer-centric and made our stay very pleasent and nice.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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MamillaManagement, RoofTop Management at Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2022

Dear Rooftop Guest, Thank you for taking a moment to share your utmost enjoyment of your evening in our venue. We are grateful to learn that our location enchanted you, the food was good and that Stav, from our service staff contributed greatly to the...More

Reviewed 17 November 2022

We stopped in here for dinner based on a recommendation from another restaurant. Two of us had the lamb chops. This was good but not great. Meat was a little chewy and the portion size was small. My sister had the Market Salad and thought...it was good. They brought out bread with our meal and the bread was soft. The Cabernet they recommended was very good. Service was also good. We had a great view of Old Jerusalem.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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MamillaManagement, Other at Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2022

Dear Mamilla Hotel Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine at the RoofTop, which was recommended to you. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal on the whole: the recommended Cabarnet was very good,the salad was good, the bread was soft, the lamb was...More

Reviewed 16 October 2022 via mobile

Our family had our best meal in Israel at Rooftop. We happened to eat there on Tu B’Av (Israeli Valentine’s Day)- cocktails were balanced and refreshing as an aperitif and the salmon sashimi appetizer was vibrant with the sweetness only super fresh fish can give....My flank steak skewer was the special, impossibly tender with a pure, expansive beefiness. My wife’s goose breast was juicy with complex game notes; my son’s entrecôte projected the both quality of the meat and touch of the chef. The food was paired well with local wines from a carefully curated and reasonably priced list (we had a white from Galilee and Golan Heights Cabernet). When factoring in the view of Old City, gentle evening breezes, and soft music, the meal made it a nearly perfect evening.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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MamillaManagement, RoofTop Management at Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2022

Dear Rooftop Guest, Thank you for your elegantly written and elaborate review of your special Tu beAv meal at the Rooftop. We will cherish your endearing review, and already look forward to welcoming you back! Sincerely, The Rooftop Team and the Mamilla Hotel Management

Reviewed 31 August 2022 via mobile

Unique dining experience at the top of the Mamila hotel . View , especially at sunset is magnificent and restaurant had a very open feeling . Food was great . Particularly enjoyed lamb chops and entrecôte main . Service quite good as well .More

Date of visit: September 2022
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MamillaManagement, RoofTop Management at Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2022

Thank you for describing your unique RoofTop experience so well. Great food with a magnificent sunset and an open feeling are entrancing images to envision. Tripadvisor followers from all over the globe, on the search for such an enticing and entrancing blend of Jerusalem wonder,...More

Reviewed 10 August 2022

Firstly - the place does have a stunning view of the Old City, which makes up for a lot. The restaurant itself, on the rooftop of the Mamilla Hotel, lacks charme, tables seem to have spread around at random - the part of the Bar...is nicely done though. The food was ok, not quite Chef restaurant as advertised, but well above average. The service - well, if one can call it that, had a lot to answer for. I ordered a Gin and Tonic, which came in a glas filled to the rim with ice and Gin, the tonic on the side, but alas no space to add it to the gin. We sat in front of our dirty dishes until we actually paid. On the way out I met the manager, and pointing out our misgivings about the service I was told that he actually noticed the poor service our table received. That really took me aback, and I must admit I was too flabbergasted to ask him why he did nothing to rectify the situation. The poor service was explained with the recent Covid situation, and not being able to employ trained staff. I would suggest you go up there, sit at the bar, enjoy the view with a good drink, and go eat somewhere else.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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MamillaManagement, RoofTop Management at Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine on our rooftop, and thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We thank you for pointing out the charming view of the old city visible from our terrace. We regret, however, that your experience was not...More

Reviewed 8 August 2022 via mobile

Spectacular! Food was delicious, service was impeccable,and the view was “Devine” (Biblical and breathtaking at the same time).

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022

We had dinner here with our friends. The service was great and the views are fantastic. I had the chicken and it was delish. They have a nice wine selection. They were very busy so I recommend making a reservation.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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MamillaManagement, RoofTop Management at Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2022

Dear Rooftop Guest, Thank you for choosing our RoofTop! Your appreciation of our staff's service, and the fantastic views our terrace offers on lovely summer night is appreciated in return. To top that, we also made sure to let Chef Simone and her wonderful team...More

Reviewed 3 June 2022

First, this restaurant has a great view of Jerusalem and is open air this time of year. At sunset, you see everything in golden light and then the lights come on. Magical. Second, my husband and I had fish dishes as our mains for dinner....I had the salmon for my main and it was perfect. The desserts are great and (since I am a "modifier"), they substituted coconut ice cream on my chocolate dessert (as opposed to the ice cream described on the menu. Wonderful. Finally, on the second night, we did not have a booking, but we thought we would take a chance. We told the receptionist that we were returning for a second night, because we liked the restaurant so much. (She said she would tell the chef.) To our surprise, the chef sent out a complimentary salmon and citrus starter--which was beautiful and delicious. I love this restaurant and highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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MamillaManagement, RoofTop Management at Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2022

Dear RoofTop Guest, We are delighted to know of your two-night-in-a-row sensational RoofTop evenings, in which you were embraced by Jerusalem's golden light, and enjoyed a twice-in-a-row-delicious-in-every-way meal. What a thrill it is for us to have had the privilege to offer you the pleasure...More

Reviewed 21 May 2022 via mobile

This restaurant is the proverbial tourist trap. Nice room and breathtaking view. But from there it’s a steep fall. Food: limited selection and mediocre preparation. To critic the 4 dishes we had a waste of time. Not great. I noticed the steak a fellow at...another table had. The meat must have been tough and stringy. Half surgically removed in a pile and not edible. From there we go down another steep hill: service! terrible. Barely present. Perfunctory. Lots of reviews here that are mesmerizing by room and view. But that’s all there is. Have a glass of wine and then go somewhere else to eat.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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MamillaManagement, RoofTop Management at Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2022

Dear Guest, We thank you for taking of your time to describe your experience. Opinions are important, always : that's how we live, we learn and we grow. We are truly disappointed to learn that your experience does not garner the high appreciation our team...More

Reviewed 1 May 2022

great view of the old city and some parts of the modern neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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MamillaManagement, RoofTop Management at Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2022

Dear RoofTop Guest, Thank you for loving the Rooftop Restaurant on the 8th floor of Mamilla Hotel. Your review will certainly attract the attention of all who admire the singular views of Jerusalem, from up high. We will be delighted to host you again soon....More

Reviewed 30 April 2022 via mobile

The Rooftop has the best views of Jerusalem, with excellent food, really well presented and very refined taste. The service was good, but what made it excellent was the Hostess Keren who went above & beyond to get us a table with amazing view of...the Old City, and checked on us periodically to make sure we were having a good time! I give this Restaurant a 10 for great food, setting & service!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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MamillaManagement, RoofTop Management at Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2022

Dear RoofTop Guest, Our thanks go out to you for, first of all, choosing to dine at the RoofTop, and, to top it all, for your magnanimous review, which goes to great lengths to describe in fine detail, your personal excellent Rooftop dining experience. Thank...More

Reviewed 22 April 2022 via mobile

Accommodates large & small groups! Don't miss the cheese fondue or salads galore! No family hold back here... We are going returning for 2nds!!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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MamillaManagement, RoofTop Management at Rooftop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2022

Dear RoofTop Guests, Thank you for dining in our venue, and thank you for your flavorfully written review! Our team values our guestsw opinions immensely, and it is always heartwarming to receive such wonderful compliments for our honest efforts. Your very own wonderful words make...More

Reviewed 27 February 2022 via mobile

The restaurant has nice views overlooking Jerusalem and the food was adequate. Unfortunately service is non-existent. We had to ask the waiters to seat us. Then we had to ask them to take our order. Once the food has arrived, staff will ignore you. Several...other parties around us during the evening stood up and left because they were not served. Waiters don‘t do their job or they do it very slowly and reluctantly. I do not understand how management can tolerate such a situation in a 5-star hotel. To put the cherry on top, they charged us too much, listing a wrong price for a glass of wine on the bill. I will never return to this place.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Response from Mary-Clare A | Reviewed this property |
I saw families with children dining in the evening when we were, so the answer is absolutely yes. The Rooftop restaurant is family friendly. Staff extremely obliging.
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Thank you for your question. The anwer is: absolutely, YES! With pleasure.
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They have an enclosure in the winter, so we were perfectly comfortable. If you leave the enclosure and go to a different spot on the porch, it can be colder.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5